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10 Skills of Highly Successful Hairstylists

Do you like to talk about different hairstyling techniques with your friends? Think you may have some of the skills to become a hairstylist? Attending a cosmetology school will help you build a foundation of skills to become a highly successful hairstylist. Learn what a hairstylist does and the skills to be a highly successful hairstylist. What Does a Hairstylist Do? Hairstylists offer a wide range of hair services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hairstylists manage records of products provided to clients and take payments for services. Hairstylists also keep records of salon products, so the client can continue to
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Five Tips to Help Hairstylists Sell Salon Products

If your hair salon shelves are loaded with salon products that aren’t selling, you might need to change your sales strategy — or better yet, change the focus of your sales pitch so that it’s more about the customer than the product. According to the latest Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study released from Professional Consultants & Resources, US salon services and product sales reached revenues of $63 billion in 2017, representing an increase of two percent over the previous year. The study also said that approximately 257,000 US salons (and barbershops) sell salon haircare products. For many salon owners, however, the most interesting statistics are those that reveal which products
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Stylist Tip: 3 Easy Steps to an Audrey Hepburn Look

Stylist Tip: Classic Hollywood At the Minnesota School of Cosmetology, our students and stylists are always providing stylist tips to their clients.  For that classic old Hollywood look, there is no better icon than Audrey Hepburn.  Try the three easy steps below to give yourself that classic look!  If you’re a stylist, this is a great cheat sheet to have the next time one of your clients wants to try something different. Iconic Hair Audrey loved to keep her hair off her neck to help elongate her features.  Try a simple French twist with a slight bouffant.  Or a classic, neat bun high on the head, like she sported in
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How Dehydration Affects Your Hair & Skin

Staying hydrated is important for optimal health for your entire body including your hair and skin. The average adult human body is about 60 percent water. Skin alone contains 63 percent water. Water is required for our cells to transport nutrients and minerals throughout our bodies. When you don’t drink enough water, you become dehydrated. Dehydration prevents your body from eliminating toxins through your skin, which in turn makes your skin more susceptible to skin problems and disorders, such as dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, discoloration, and even premature wrinkling. Assuming these issues were caused by dehydration, they can be improved over time with proper hydration, according to WebMD. According to
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MSC Grad Places Third in Junior Style Star Competition

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) graduate, Mukhayyo (Maya) Tursunova placed third at the Junior Style Stars National Hair Competition in the High-Fashion Updo division. “We are so proud of Maya!” said Jill Hocking, MSC campus director. “She is a very talented hairstylist and we knew she would thrive in this competition.” A mannequin was shipped to each competitors school and under strict instructor supervision the competitors had to style their mannequin with a high-fashion updo. Once complete, the competitors were required to submit 5 photos to Junior Style Stars to be judged:  One front (with competition number showing), one back, one left side, one right side and Signature photo. (See photo) About Junior Style Stars:
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5 Reasons You Should Get a Cosmetology Diploma

From personal to professional, there are many reasons to get a cosmetology diploma.  If you want to work in a fun environment, love staying current on the latest trends in beauty, and have a passion for helping people look and feel their best, getting a cosmetology diploma is a great first step. Still worried that it may not be right for you? Fear not! Read on to find out why getting a cosmetology diploma is an awesome pathway toward a fulfilling career. Take our quiz to find out if a career in cosmetology may be right for you. You love it! The old saying is true: If you love what you do, you
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Want To Look Perfect For Prom? Check Out These Prom Trends!

With prom season coming up, it’s time to start planning your perfect hairstyle and makeup look! Prom is all about creative updos, hair accessories and glamorous eye makeup. Here are some of the most current trends: 1. Braids/twists in updos are by far the biggest trend for prom. Creative braids can be incorporated into an updo or twisted into a crown. To wear your braid down, opt for a fishtail braid or braid in a colored ribbon for a unique twist! 2. Sleek hair always looks polished and glamorous. Try a sleek bump with straight hair or a slicked back super-polished pony. 3. Loose updos are effortless and stylish. Loose
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WATCH: Christmas Hair Ideas

Stuck on what to do for your do for the season? Whether you are headed to an ugly Christmas sweater party or a family gathering, these styles are easy and sure to be a hit. Watch these tutorials:  

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hair

1. Hair is made up mostly of keratin, the same protein animals’ horns, hooves, claws, feathers, and beaks are made of. 2. When wet, a healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% of its original length. 3. Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth. 4. All hair is dead, with the exception of the hair that’s still inside the epidermis of your scalp. 5. Hair contains information about everything that has ever been in your bloodstream, including drugs, and is one of the most commonly used types of forensic evidence. 6. The only thing about you that can’t be identified
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Carnival Hair and Face Painting at Bailey Elementary

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC)-Woodbury students were delighted to volunteer at the Bailey Elementary Carnival, doing crazy carnival hair and face painting for the kids. Bailey Elementary’s Carnival is the school’s second largest fundraiser that includes all-inclusive wristbands for games, a silent auction,and the raffle drawings. Great prizes are donated by the Bailey PTA and local businesses in the Woodbury area. But the highlight of the carnival for the elementary students was getting their hair colored bright colors with glitter and having their face painted like cute puppies or awesome superheroes! Our amazing volunteer students showed off their cosmetology creativity by doing a variety of hairstyles and , everyoneface painting for the
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