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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Shows Appreciation to Military with Free Haircuts

Posted by on February 11, 2015

College offers complimentary service to veterans and members of the military every Wednesday

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) is proud to be a military-friendly school by offering free haircuts to veterans and military members every week on Wednesday. MSC has two campuses in the Twin Cities, located in Woodbury and Plymouth, which together estimate they have given approximately 300 free haircuts to military members over the past two years.

“We are so thankful for our local military members and veterans, some of whom attend or have family members who attend our schools,” says Elaine Vandenburgh, campus director for Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth. “Offering complimentary haircut services is just a small token of our appreciation for all they do.”

The haircuts are performed by students in the cosmetology program at MSC. During the program, students learn to perfect hair, nail and skin care techniques through 420 hours of theory and lab and 1,130 clinical hours, many of which are with clients on the salon floor. Hair, skin, makeup and nail services are also offered at an affordable price to the general public.

In addition to its support of the military, Minnesota School of Cosmetology has partnered with many local organizations to participate in community service events, such as Operation Glass Slipper, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day.

“We’re always happy to do things for our local community,” says Vandenburgh. “Giving our students hands-on experience while helping others at the same time benefits everyone involved.”

Veterans or military members who are interested can contact MSC Woodbury at 651-287-2180 or MSC Plymouth at 763-404-4800 to make an appointment for a complimentary haircut. Visit to learn more.


Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) provides hands-on training for careers in beauty and fashion. Working under the direct supervision of licensed instructors, students apply their skill and talent—providing high-quality, affordable services to the public. MSC has two locations: Woodbury (651-287-2180) and Plymouth (763-404-4800). MSC is part of the Globe Education Network, a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty skills colleges prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand fields. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. For more information about Minnesota School of Cosmetology go to

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