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MSC Donates 500 Dresses to Help Girls in Need for Prom

Minnesota School of Cosmetology is giving a big boost to a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to collecting prom dresses and accessories for high school girls who are in need. In January, MSC’s Plymouth location donated more than 500 prom dresses that they gathered to Operation Glass Slipper. The dresses will go to girls who are otherwise unable to attend prom due to difficult or financial family circumstances. “The partnership we have with Operation Glass Slipper has been great! Each time we do a dress drop off you can tell we are making a difference by the excitement of the director, Pam Philipp, when she sees us and all the dresses that people
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MSC Partners with Toys for Tots for Successful Drive

Both Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) locations (Plymouth & Woodbury) were official donation sites for the 2016 Toys for Tots campaign. Anyone who donated a new unwrapped toy for children received $5 off any one service. Thank you to everyone who contributed for helping us give back to our community! We were able to collect more than 125 gifts and sincerely appreciate your help. We also received a large donation from Woodbury High School as well as many of our MSC clients. These gifts helped out so many families and made children of all ages happy! According to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots website, the goal of Toys for
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Gory Makeup at MSC-Plymouth

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Minnesota School of Cosmetology – Plymouth students got into the Halloween spirit and used makeup to create realistic-looking wounds. These illusions are quick, inexpensive, and a great way to make Halloween a little bit scarier. The supplies we used to create our wounds were: – Liquid Latex (we got ours here) – Makeup Set (red, yellow, purple, and black – we got ours here) – Liquid Blood (we got ours here) – Corn Flakes Directions to create a gory makeup wound: 1. Use makeup to map out an area of where you want your wound/scar to be. 2. Smooth a layer of liquid latex over the
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Your Poor Pores! Skincare Tips for After Halloween

It’s Nov. 1, and you won the prize “Best Costume” as a sexy zombie at the hottest Halloween party last night! Your makeup was on point with piles of paint, fake blood and the longest and lushest falsies at the party! Since a lot of costume makeup is formulated differently than everyday cosmetics, your skin is likely going to need a detox. Your poor pores! Here are some tips for your skin when it comes to Halloween.  Again, don’t forget to use a moisturizer. You had a million products on your face and you did a deep clean to remove it. Time to give your skin a hydrating drink! Get every last
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Tips from Career Services: No. 1 Mistake to Avoid When Job Hunting

At Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC), help finding a career doesn’t stop when you graduate. One of the biggest advantages of going to MSC is the continued help you will get throughout your cosmetology career. Whether is your first job or a transition in between, out dedicated career services staff is there to help you. Our employment assistance starts with our curriculum to ensure students are educated on being professional, job search tools and resources and career-planning strategies. MSC cannot guarantee you a job after you graduate, but we can do the best we can to help you find it. Some of the services we help with include: Finding current job
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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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MSC – Plymouth Helps Send Meals to Ecuador for Day of Service

On Friday, June 17, 2016, from noon-2 p.m., 10 Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth staff members volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids as part of Globe Education Network’s annual Community Service Day. We were very excited to participate in this event and had a lot of fun as we packed nutritious meals for people in need. As a team, MSC-Plymouth staff members were able to pack 25 boxes, each containing 36 food packets. Our volunteer work accomplished: • 25 Boxes Packed • 5,400 Meals • 14 Children Fed For One Year Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit organization that relies on volunteers to hand-pack meals. The meals are
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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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Dress For Success: Creating a Stylish, Professional Wardrobe on a Budget

One of the best things about attending college is that you can wear jeans and a sweatshirt on a daily basis and nobody will bat an eye. Unfortunately, this casual approach to business dress can be a liability in the professional sphere, where employees are judged as much on their attire as they are on their workplace performance. A stylish, yet conservative wardrobe is necessary for securing employment, but for the average, broke student, it’s difficult to acquire. Cheap, professional attire does exist, however; you just have to know where to find it. Don’t exclusively buy designer labels Although some designer labels offer superior style and durability, the name of
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Sunscreen 101: What You Need to Know For Summer

Everybody knows that sunscreen is important, but few apply it as often as necessary. Clinical dermatology professor Neil Sadick claims that only one in five Americans utilizes proper sun protection on a daily basis. The devastating long-term consequences of poor sunscreen application can include wrinkles, age spots, and more alarmingly, cancer. Fortunately, a basic understanding of safe sunscreen practices and a commitment to sun protection can help you avoid a whole host of cosmetic and health problems. Clueless about safe sunscreen? Everything you need to know is outlined below: Decoding SPF Sun protection factor (SPF) measures the extent to which various types of sunscreen protect the skin from UV rays.
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