Students Get Up Close and Personal with Carson Kressley

Last week, Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury (MSC) students, Michelle Joslin and Brooke Jacobson, had the opportunity to work for KSTP television’s Twin Cities Live program. They created the hairstyle and makeup for Carson Kressley (of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” fame), who was appearing on the show to promote his new fall fashion line. 

Our students did such a tremendous job with Twin Cities Live that we have been asked to return for another great opportunity next week! The producers asked us to assist with their “Host for a Day” shows. A few selected students will once again create hairstyles and makeup for the hosts.  The show will be airing on KSTP each day, Sept. 23–Sept. 27 at 3:00 p.m.

There will be more opportunities to come as we continue to show our students’ amazing potential!  Great work MSC students and MSC instructors for providing such distinguished hands-on training to our students!

By Jill Hocking, Campus Director, Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury

Celebrating Our Community Partner: Ficocello’s Salon

CJ Nelson (Ficocello’s Salon) and Jill Hocking (MSC Campus Director) speak to the audience about the MSC Woodbury Externship Program.
Globe Education Network (GEN), to which Minnesota School of Cosmetology belongs, hosted a wonderful Community Partner luncheon at the Southview Country Club in West St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) was thrilled to entertain our service learning partners and employers who hire our graduates. This luncheon was a great opportunity for our community partners to tell their stories of how our students have benefited their organization.

CJ Nelson from Ficocello’s Salon spoke about the Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Externship Program. Nelson noted that the program has been beneficial for the students to gain technical and professional skills but is also advantageous for the company. By recruiting the top 10 percent of the student body, employee turnover at the salon is reduced and the quality of customer services improves.

Minnesota School of Cosmetology is fortunate to have strong connections with community partners. Community partnership ensures the success of our students by giving them real world experience and opening them up to new knowledge and opportunities for their future careers.


Giving the Royal Treatment

During the Woodbury Days summer festival, Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) students were privileged to perform hairstyles for members of Woodbury Ambassadors Royal Family prior to the coronation. To form the perfect updo hair styles, the cosmetology students created cascades of curls and stylish braids, and neatly positioned the hair with bobby pins.

MSC student Brittany Sumner exclaimed,It was a joy and memorable experience to create the princess’s hair style for the coronation!”

According to theWoodbury Days website,The mission of the Ambassadors is to make a difference in the community in which they live, encouraging the development and education of young women, and relationships with all ages. Along with the Woodbury Days Council, they represent a community of dedicated people striving to make the city a more friendly and wonderful place to live.”

Terri Steigauf, Woodbury Ambassador Coordinator, thanked the MSC students by saying,“The girls loved their hair! Once again your students did a wonderful job. Thank you so much for supporting our girls and the Ambassador program.”