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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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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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10 Tips for Flawless Hair

Are you sick of the never-ending battle against hair breakage and frizz? Ready to conquer that wild head of hair once and for all?These clever tips and tricks will help you score the luscious locks you’ve always desired: Get a haircut Years of blow-drying, curling, and straightening have taken their toll, and now, your once beautiful head of hair is a mess of split ends. The quickest and easiest way to solve this problem is to get a good haircut. A quick trim may not be good enough; if your hair has sustained extensive damage, you may need to have several inches chopped off. Not only will a new haircut
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MSC Partners with 10-year-old Rhuin Eisley to Collect Charity Donations at Night to Unite Event

Hundreds of people gathered at Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s Woodbury and Plymouth campuses for its fifth annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. The idea behind the event is to provide the entire community a safe and fun way for families to come together, meet neighbors and engage with local business owners. Just over 100 people attended Plymouth’s inaugural event and close to 200 enjoyed the fun at Woodbury. There was something for everyone; a bouncy house, face painting, crazy hair dos, games, food and much more. MSC also welcomed special guest, 10-year-old Rhuin Eisley, of south Minneapolis. She has a mission to feed hungry children in the metro. Her story has been shared
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Guide to Skin Tone and Hair Color

A dye job can completely transform everything from your appearance to your perspective on life. The wrong color, however, can make you appear tired, while also drawing attention to any blemishes or imperfections you may have. Ideally, your color selection will be guided by your natural skin tone. Determining Your Skin Tone Determining your skin tone can be surprisingly difficult, as its classification is largely directed by undertones not always evident to the naked eye. If you have very fair skin, freckles, and blue or green eyes with few golden flecks, you probably have a cool skin tone. Cool skin tone is also likely if you burn to a crisp
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Pampering Young People: Shriner’s Hospital Prom

Shriners Hospital for Children®  Twin Cities hosted a very special prom for their young patients, and Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) – Woodbury students were privileged to volunteer as the hairstylists, nail technicians and makeup artists. Forty-four young people had their hair, makeup and nails done by our students at this remarkable event, held at the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington, Minnesota. Shriners Hospital for Children® – Twin Cities focuses on treating children with orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal conditions in a kid-friendly environment designed to help make them feel comfortable. Every member of the Shriners staff is focused on providing the highest quality care for the child and the family. This was the 6th Annual Shriner’s
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Career Advice from MSC: Places to Work as a Cosmetologist

From salons to movie sets, cosmetologists work in a wide array of environments. Due to the versatility of their work, it is imperative that they gain practical experience with a variety of hair and makeup styles. The ability to work efficiently and effectively in high-pressure situations is also a bonus. Detailed below are a few of the bestplaces to work as a cosmetologist: Salons Most cosmetology careers begin in the salon, where cosmetologists tackle everything from manicures to hairstyles, to prom makeup. Salon work can be deeply satisfying, as cosmetologists are able to witness first-hand the confidence boost that their efforts give clients. Mobile services for bridal parties Wedding hair
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