Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s (MSC) primary mission is to produce employable graduates for the cosmetology industry. Since we are a career college, our number one goal is for all graduates to be successful in their field!
We were happy to interview our MSC-Plymouth alumna Miranda Hills who graduated in 2013. We love hearing graduate success stories!
1. What was your career path before graduating from Minnesota School of Cosmetology?
Before attending MSC, I worked from home as a graphic designer. I always had a passion for the beauty industry but wasn’t able to commit to the time requirement with my children at home with me. Once they started school, I was able to pursue my own aspirations and communicate in person with people other than kids.
2. Why did you choose to attend MSC?
I loved the aspect that MSC was a new school and in the suburbs where I felt comfortable. I didn’t even consider other schools after my initial visit at MSC. The flexibility of schedules and fast track to finish in under a year was such a great feature.
3. How did your education enhance or change your current career path?
The education that I received at MSC was something I don’t think I could have received anywhere else. There were always opportunities to learn advanced techniques, specialty classes, and the instructors were always willing to help you learn the latest trends. If you wanted to learn something specific, they found a way to bring you the information or training. I love diversity and a challenge, so I knew right away that I didn’t want to do anything simple. As cosmetologists, there are many options available to be successful, I love that so many opportunities were given to us at MSC.
4. What piece of advice would you give to students considering a career in cosmetology?
I would say, jump in and learn everything you can during the time you are in school. The opportunities are endless so enjoy the year you are there because it goes fast. The industry can be a lot of fun so learn how to do everything really well.
5. What do you enjoy about the cosmetology industry?
I love how unique the cosmetology industry can be! The trends are always changing so there is always something new to learn. The best part about the cosmetology industry is the positive impact you can make on someone.
6. Where has your job taken you?
After graduating, I went on to receive advanced training for eyelash extensions and hair extensions. I fell in love with eyelash extensions! In my opinion, there isn’t any job or service that can change someone’s appearance as fast as eyelash extensions. I have one of the coolest jobs out there. My clientele grew so fast that I was able to open my own storefront salon, Flair, in Minnetonka in under a year from graduating.
7. How has your education at MSC impacted your professional life?
The education that I received from MSC is indescribable. he techniques and attention I was given to achieve success in all aspects of the beauty industry will never be forgotten. I feel confident in performing specialized techniques because of the instructors at MSC.
8. What is the most valuable information you learned while you were in school?
MSC focused on more than the general practice of cosmetology. They made an effort everyday to teach above and beyond to create the best cosmetologists they could. I consider everything I was taught at MSC to be valuable information. Formulating color, safety and sanitation, laws and rules, product knowledge, customer retention, sales, customer service, management and numerous other practices that continue to help me in running my own salon.