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Instructor Appointed to MN Board of Cosmetology
May 22, 2018 by

Written by Lindsay Cooley Recently, Minnesota School of Cosmetology instructor, Donna Dungy, was appointed to the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology.  Everyone at our school is proud of Donna’s accomplishments.  Here is a little more about her and her journey in the cosmetology field. About Donna Dungy: Cosmetology instructor and so much more Donna Dungy has been in the cosmetology industry for over thirty years as a cosmetologist, salon owner, instructor, and was most recently appointed the newest board member with the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology as the Private School Instructor Member.  The Minnesota Board of Cosmetology feels that Donna Dungy offers an expertise and perspective that will add great value
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Stylist Tip: 3 Easy Steps to an Audrey Hepburn Look
May 8, 2018 by

Stylist Tip: Classic Hollywood At the Minnesota School of Cosmetology, our students and stylists are always providing stylist tips to their clients.  For that classic old Hollywood look, there is no better icon than Audrey Hepburn.  Try the three easy steps below to give yourself that classic look!  If you’re a stylist, this is a great cheat sheet to have the next time one of your clients wants to try something different. Iconic Hair Audrey loved to keep her hair off her neck to help elongate her features.  Try a simple French twist with a slight bouffant.  Or a classic, neat bun high on the head, like she sported in
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Week 1: What Happens in our Massage Therapy Short-term Certificate Program?
March 9, 2018 by

  When people hear “short-term certificate,” it is not always clear if everyone is talking about the same thing.  The massage therapy certificate program at Minnesota School of Cosmetology is a 5-month program designed to get students trained in the skills needed to practice massage therapy.   Recently, our current class completed their first week of courses.  Our massage therapy program chairs at our Woodbury and Plymouth campuses, Denise Radcliffe and Diana Oberg, gave some insight into what our students were already doing by the end of week one.   What was the class able to start doing during week 1?   We started learning about the body- body systems,
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Marketable Skills Every Massage Therapists Should Have
January 18, 2018 by

Getting an education is important.  Gaining the skills to be effective and marketable in your chosen career is even more important.  Our program chair for massage therapy at Minnesota School of Cosmetology, Denise Radcliffe, compiled her top nine essential skills that every massage therapist should have to be effective and marketable in the field. People skills One of the most important things a massage therapist needs to do is listen to their clients and discuss their health history.  Clients are not generally trained in body and muscle function, so therapists need to listen to them describe their aches, pain, and other reasons for seeking a massage in order to develop
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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Massage Therapist
December 5, 2017 by

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) adds a massage therapy program to both of their locations in Woodbury and Plymouth. Both campuses are currently enrolling for the first start date of February 5, 2018. Are you considering going back to school to become a massage therapist? If so, learn more about our massage therapy program with these five reasons you may want to check out this rewarding career field. Help others: Massage therapists provide an invaluable service to people who are in pain, recovering from injuries, or experiencing stress. “I was attracted to medicine and how the body works but did not want to go the traditional route. I felt massage
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Employer Spotlight: Great Clips
November 16, 2017 by

Great Clips has been around for 35 years, has 145 locations in the metro, 4200 across the country, and has competitive training and wages, room for advancement and management positions. Great Clips has been working with the Minnesota School of Cosmetology for years and they have hired many of our graduates. They also provide a school liaison named Kristin Hoogheem. She is always staying engaged with the students and graduates at all times, according to Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s Campus Director, Jill Hocking. “She attends our graduation ceremonies and brings gifts for every graduate, she pops into campus and brings flowers at graduation clock outs, she substitutes at Minnesota School
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Halloween Makeup Tips & Tricks
October 27, 2017 by

Halloween is right around the corner and you may be in need of some spooktacular makeup ideas to complete your costume. Minnesota School of Cosmetology Admissions Representatives, Nicole Linscheid and Sonya Stelmachuk hosted a Halloween Open House where they shared some tips and tricks to either gorify your look or quickly put something together to complete your look. Gore Makeup:  Using a toothpick makes it easy to create tears in the Latex Use different colors such as purple or yellow creating a “bruised” effect Let the blood drip a little to create more of that “fresh blood” look Click below to watch how to get this look: Quick Halloween Look:  A
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Making Dreams Come True: Brandon’s Story
October 17, 2017 by

Minnesota School of Cosmetology invites Brandon, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called trisomy 18, also known as Edwards syndrome, to shadow students every other week at the Woodbury campus to learn more about the cosmetology industry. Brandon first visited the campus as a client with his mother Natalie where he expressed his dream of becoming a cosmetologist. Brandon’s mom reached out to Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s Campus Director, Jill Hocking, and came up with the idea of allowing him to come to campus every other week to learn new skills from the students. “I love fashion, doing hair, makeup and polishing nails,” said Brandon. “I’m really happy to
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Ms. Jeannine Hinton Scholarship Recipient: Christine Pommerening
August 31, 2017 by

Minnesota School of Cosmetology is pleased to announce Christine Pommerening with the Ms. Jeannine Hinton Scholarship. Christine has always been intrigued by makeup and hair since she was young. Her baby dolls and Barbies were her first clients. When her grandmother gave her money for Christmas she spent it on an industry standard cosmetology doll where she practiced her skills and updo’s from YouTube Tutorials. “It has always been a dream of mine to learn all the skills needed to do many more hairstyles, haircuts, color, and makeup techniques at a cosmetology school,” said Christine. “I have had to pinch myself to be sure that going to Minnesota School of
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Graduate Performs ‘Man Makeover’ on Twin Cities Live
July 11, 2017 by

“Want it more than you’re afraid of it”, is one of Holly Kleshold’s, graduate from Minnesota School of Cosmetology, favorite quotes and something she reminds herself of every day. Holly’s journey started seven years ago when she decided to enroll at Minnesota School of Cosmetology. Little did she know, that was probably the best decision she ever made, according to Holly. “I enjoyed my time at Minnesota School of Cosmetology, I was in the evening program, as I worked full-time during the day. That was the first thing that prepared me for the real world,” said Holly. “I also had to work two jobs my first year in the industry.” She
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