Sky is the Limit for Minnesota School of Cosmetology Graduate
Allison (Allie) Oliver had looked at a cosmetology school a few years prior to her visit to Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC)-Plymouth, but she says there wasn’t anything “super special” about the other school that made her want to go there.
There was something special about MSC, however.
“I didn’t feel like I was sitting in a classroom learning about something that doesn’t apply,” Allie explains. “I not only wanted to, but I needed to have a program that was hands-on all the time in an industry that is constantly changing. That’s what MSC offered me.”
Allie says it was the people inside the school who made her experience at MSC so great.
“My instructors are the people who helped me get through the program,” she says. “I can’t think of a single instructor who didn’t care about me academically and personally. They truly are the ones who taught us the importance of building relationships in this industry.”
In addition to the instructors, Allie says she loves all the other little things MSC has to offer.
“They pay for your boards exam if you pass, they offer free classes within the school if you are an alumni, and they are connected with MSB (Minnesota School of Business), so you can further your education even outside of the salon,” she says.
Allie started her career at a salon just one day after she graduated from MSC, but she says it was hard work that led to her success.
“What you put into the program is what you will get out of it,” says Allie. “If within these ten to 12 months you really commit to the program, then the sky is the limit.”
Allie loves her job and where she is now, but realizes how far she’s come and how much further she has the potential to go.
“There’s so much for me to learn and areas for me to grow, not just in this industry, but in life itself,” explains Allie. “The things that being behind a chair has taught me are applicable to many areas in my life: building and maintaining relationships, having an open line of communication, and choosing to help people feel better or happier than they were when I first came into contact with them. So, to be honest, I’m a work in progress. Where I am now is light years away from where I was even when I started at MSC.”