Top cosmetology industry leaders in the Twin Cities visited Minnesota School of Cosmetology in Woodbury to share their knowledge, experiences and professional advice with students. The Master Panel included representatives from Spalon Montage, JUUT, Moxie Salon, Fantastic Sams, Cole’s Salon, Euphoria Salon, Great Clips, and Lili Salon Spa.
To start off the afternoon, our creative students did each other’s hair and makeup and presented their work by strutting down the runway in a fashion show. The members of the panel enjoyed acting as the judges and awarded the top three most artistic overall looks.
The students had the luxury of asking the members of the panel important questions about the cosmetology industry to gain beneficial insight. A few of the many questions raised included:
- Who was your mentor and how do you suggest finding a mentor?
- What do you find most challenging about the cosmetology industry?
- What are your tips for resume writing?
- What is the best way to network within the industry?
The industry partners also answered specific questions about their particular salons.
Julie Diedrich, Industry Relations Specialist for Great Clips, exclaimed, “Thanks so much for having us…we all thought this was one the BEST panels that we have EVER served on! Mary Jo (Fantastic Sams), Sara (Great Clips) and Steven (Moxie) agreed! What a blast! I hope the students enjoyed it!”
Our student cosmetologists benefit greatly from the guidance and expertise of our amazing industry partners. The Minnesota School of Cosmetology is very appreciative to have such outstanding relationships with the employers that hire our students to work in the career of their dreams.