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What it Takes to Be a Successful Massage Therapist
August 9, 2018 by

Interested in becoming a massage therapist in as little as 5 months with full time enrollment? While attending a vocational school and taking a massage therapy training program, students learn Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, prenatal massage, and sports massage therapy. But first, what does a massage therapist do on a day-to-day basis and what skills will make them successful? What a Massage Therapist Does According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, massage therapists treat clients by using touch to massage the muscles and soft tissues of the body. Massage therapists relieve acute and chronic pain, help heal sports injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress and aid
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10 Skills of Highly Successful Hairstylists
August 2, 2018 by

Do you like to talk about different hairstyling techniques with your friends? Think you may have some of the skills to become a hairstylist? Attending a cosmetology school will help you build a foundation of skills to become a highly successful hairstylist. Learn what a hairstylist does and the skills to be a highly successful hairstylist. What Does a Hairstylist Do? Hairstylists offer a wide range of hair services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hairstylists manage records of products provided to clients and take payments for services. Hairstylists also keep records of salon products, so the client can continue to
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Five Tips to Help Hairstylists Sell Salon Products
July 27, 2018 by

If your hair salon shelves are loaded with salon products that aren’t selling, you might need to change your sales strategy — or better yet, change the focus of your sales pitch so that it’s more about the customer than the product. According to the latest Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study released from Professional Consultants & Resources, US salon services and product sales reached revenues of $63 billion in 2017, representing an increase of two percent over the previous year. The study also said that approximately 257,000 US salons (and barbershops) sell salon haircare products. For many salon owners, however, the most interesting statistics are those that reveal which products
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9 Reasons to Attend a Cosmetology School
July 24, 2018 by

Do you like to help your friends with their hair styles or make-up? Do you want to learn more about attending a cosmetology school? There are many reasons to attend a cosmetology school. Students can graduate from cosmetology programs in under a year Smaller classes with more one on one attention from the instructor The program offers a focused curriculum Learn specialties within cosmetology Hands-on training prepares you for the workforce There is a strong demand for cosmetologists You’ll have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives It is fun and exciting to stay on trend learning new styles Cosmetology schools may offer on-going career services to help
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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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