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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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How Dehydration Affects Your Hair & Skin
June 20, 2017 by

Staying hydrated is important for optimal health for your entire body including your hair and skin. The average adult human body is about 60 percent water. Skin alone contains 63 percent water. Water is required for our cells to transport nutrients and minerals throughout our bodies. When you don’t drink enough water, you become dehydrated. Dehydration prevents your body from eliminating toxins through your skin, which in turn makes your skin more susceptible to skin problems and disorders, such as dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, discoloration, and even premature wrinkling. Assuming these issues were caused by dehydration, they can be improved over time with proper hydration, according to WebMD. According to
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MSC Grad Places Third in Junior Style Star Competition
June 13, 2017 by

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) graduate, Mukhayyo (Maya) Tursunova placed third at the Junior Style Stars National Hair Competition in the High-Fashion Updo division. “We are so proud of Maya!” said Jill Hocking, MSC campus director. “She is a very talented hairstylist and we knew she would thrive in this competition.” A mannequin was shipped to each competitors school and under strict instructor supervision the competitors had to style their mannequin with a high-fashion updo. Once complete, the competitors were required to submit 5 photos to Junior Style Stars to be judged:  One front (with competition number showing), one back, one left side, one right side and Signature photo. (See photo) About Junior Style Stars:
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5 Reasons You Should Get a Cosmetology Diploma
March 10, 2017 by

From personal to professional, there are many reasons to get a cosmetology diploma.  If you want to work in a fun environment, love staying current on the latest trends in beauty, and have a passion for helping people look and feel their best, getting a cosmetology diploma is a great first step. Still worried that it may not be right for you? Fear not! Read on to find out why getting a cosmetology diploma is an awesome pathway toward a fulfilling career. Take our quiz to find out if a career in cosmetology may be right for you. You love it! The old saying is true: If you love what you do, you
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