Minnesota School of Cosmetology Offers Complimentary Spa Services to Cancer Survivors

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Contact: Naomi McDonald, Dir. of Communications
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MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY OFFERS COMPLIMENTARY SPA SERVICES
TO CANCER SURVIVORS
Students and instructors to participate in Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day 

MINNEAPOLIS (May 30, 2014) – On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 the Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth campus is participating in Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day (CSBSD). Survivors and those battling the disease are invited to receive a complimentary spa service including a manicure, pedicure, facial or haircut and style. Massage therapy students from Minnesota School of Business will also be offering complimentary chair massages from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. CSBSD began in 2003 and is a nationwide event where thousands of volunteers from the beauty and related industries offer complimentary services to all men, women and children cancer survivors, regardless of their type of cancer or when they were diagnosed. Appointments must be made in advance for salon services and massages will be given on a first come first serve basis. Please contact the campus to book your appointment. For media inquiries contact Naomi McDonald, Director of Communications at 651-332-8269 or nmcdonald@msbcollege.edu.

What: Minnesota School of Cosmetology Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Chair massages from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth
1425 County Road 101 North
Plymouth, MN 55447
763-404-4800

ABOUT MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY

The Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) provides hands-on training for careers in beauty and fashion. Working under the direct supervision of licensed instructors, students apply their skill and talent—providing high-quality, affordable services to the public. MSC has two locations: Woodbury (651-287-2180) or Plymouth (763-404-4800). MSC is part of the Globe network, a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty skills colleges prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand fields. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. For more information about Minnesota School of Cosmetology go towww.msccollege.edu.

 

Minnesota School of Cosmetology Partners with Operation Glass Slipper to Help Girls in Need

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MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY PARTNERS WITH OPERATION GLASS SLIPPER
TO HELP GIRLS IN NEED
College offers complimentary cosmetology services in exchange for prom dress donations

MINNEAPOLIS (May 30, 2014) – Minnesota School of Cosmetology is hosting a prom dress drive in partnership with Operation Glass Slipper, an organization that provides prom dresses and accessories to girls who otherwise may not be able to attend because they can’t afford it.

Until July 1, 2014, anyone who brings a bridesmaid, homecoming or prom dress to the Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth campus will receive a complimentary service. All dress donations will be given to Operation Glass Slipper to provide to students in need at its Princess Event, a day when students who have been nominated are able to get everything they need for prom.

“We’re proud to help out Operation Glass Slipper because it’s such a great organization,” says Elaine Vanderburgh, campus director for Minnesota School of Cosmetology. “We believe all girls should be able to attend prom and feel beautiful.”

This year, MSC also donated 900 complimentary up-dos to girls who attended the Princess Event.

Donations can be dropped off at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth campus located at 1425 County Road 101 N, Plymouth, MN 55447 during hours of operation:

Monday 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-9:15 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m.-9:15 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Visit www.msccollege.edu to learn more.

ABOUT MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY

The Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) provides hands-on training for careers in beauty and fashion. Working under the direct supervision of licensed instructors, students apply their skill and talent—providing high-quality, affordable services to the public. MSC has two locations: Woodbury (651-287-2180) or Plymouth (763-404-4800). MSC is part of the Globe network, a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty skills colleges prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand fields. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. For more information about Minnesota School of Cosmetology go to www.msccollege.edu.

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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Offers Complimentary Spa Services to Cancer Survivors

Students and instructors to participate in Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 the Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth campus is participating in Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day (CSBSD). Survivors and those battling the disease are invited to receive a complimentary spa service including a manicure, pedicure, facial or haircut and style. Massage therapy students from Minnesota School of Business will also be offering complimentary chair massages from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. CSBSD began in 2003 and is a nationwide event where thousands of volunteers from the beauty and related industries offer complimentary services to all men, women and children cancer survivors, regardless of their type of cancer or when they were diagnosed. Appointments must be made in advance for salon services and massages will be given on a first come first serve basis. Please contact the campus to book your appointment. For media inquiries email us.

What: Minnesota School of Cosmetology Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Chair massages from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth
1425 County Road 101 North
Plymouth, MN 55447
763-404-4800

ABOUT MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY

The Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) provides hands-on training for careers in beauty and fashion. Working under the direct supervision of licensed instructors, students apply their skill and talent—providing high-quality, affordable services to the public. MSC has two locations: Woodbury (651-287-2180) or Plymouth (763-404-4800). MSC is part of the Globe network, a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty skills colleges prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand fields. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. For more information about Minnesota School of Cosmetology go to www.msccollege.edu.

MSC-Woodbury Staff Gives Back to the Community

For the annual “We Care” Community Service Day, the Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury team helped to sort food for 3,000 families who visit the Woodbury Christian Cupboard Food Shelf!

At the Woodbury Christian Cupboard Food Shelf’s off-site location (3M’s Distribution Site), our group sorted, labeled and packed the food donated from the US Post Office Stamp Out Hunger. This is the largest one-day food drive in the nation!

The Woodbury Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (located in the Woodbury Lutheran Church) provides help for those in need in the Woodbury community. There are times in life, such as a job loss or illness, that puts people a situation and they need help. Their goal is to provide food for those families in transitional need. The volunteer coordinator was thrilled to work with our group. She said, “The timing of this project is great. Thanks again for the generous offer of volunteers from the Minnesota School of Cosmetology!”

Campus Director Jill Hocking said, “We are so happy to have been able to help add smiles to many children and their parents that utilize the food shelf!

Minnesota School of Cosmetology Students Compete at Wella TrendVision 2014

Two of our very talented and inspirational Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury (MSC) students were chosen to compete in the Wella Professionals North American Trend Vision Awards held in Minneapolis last month. Nicole Bennett and Coral Luoma created complete overall looks that inspired numerous individuals in the audience. Their talent was easily recognized by not only the audience but also by the professional judges of the fashion show.

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Nicole Bennett ended up placing second in the student category! Taking second place qualifies her model to be reviewed again, meaning she will move on to the next phase which will consist of a panel of Wella Professional experts judging her overall look to possibly qualify for a spot to compete in the next round of the competition, which will be held in Los Angeles, California.

Nicole said, “the experience was amazing.” She did not expect to do seven hours of prepping to complete her look, but that’s what it took. There was a lot of nervous chatter with the anticipation of the competition results but the build-up of was more stressful than actually going on stage.

Coral explained, “It was much more than I had anticipated. It was chaotic and stressful, but at the same time, it was very fun and exciting. I felt honored to be a part of such an amazing scene.”

I recently had an opportunity to talk with Mindi Dmitruck, account manager for CosmoProf. She excitedly shared with me, “I have been contacted from major salons asking how to get in contact with Ms. Bennett. She has amazing potential; she has the ability to go far in this industry.”

MSC is very proud of these ladies, and we are looking forward to seeing both of them grow in their talent and anticipate great things for each of them to come in their career.

Cosmetology Students Get Defensive!

Written by Katie Savior, director of financial aid

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

MSC students with Jason Strauch, MSB-Plymouth’s health and fitness program chair

Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth students were invited to the Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth campus to participate in a Sexual Assault Prevention presentation given by Jason Strauch, MSB-Plymouth’s health and fitness program chair. Jason is also the owner/operator of Foundations Defense Fitness, which offers military and martial arts training.

During the presentation, Jason shared some sexual assault facts with the students:

FACTS:

  • Nearly 3.4 million violent crimes went unreported from 2006 to 2010: Too often, victims of violent crimes are afraid to report the incident; this number is thought to be particularly high with male victims.
  • In 2005-2010, 78% of sexual violence involved an offender who was a family member, intimate partner, friend or acquaintance: “Acquaintance” encompasses a pretty broad range of people such as a friend of a friend or someone you have seen around the gym.
  • In 2005-2010, the offender was armed with a gun, knife or other weapon in only 11% of rape or sexual assault victimization’s

According to Jason and Foundations Defense Fitness, self-defense comes in four phases:

  •   White – at home (feeling relaxed, comfortable and safe)
  •   Yellow – constant state of preparedness (being aware of what is going on around you and possible escape routes if a threat presents itself)
  •   Orange – threat identified (once you’ve identified a threat, let them know you see them by making eye contact)
  •   Red – survival mode (if attacked, put into practice the self-defense moves you have been taught)

Jason also took some time to show the students and staff some easy self-defense moves. One particular move focused on not expending your energy trying to keep your legs together if a “perp” forces you down, but rather to use that energy to get away from them.

MSC student Kayla Probst says, “The self-defense class wasn’t just educational—it was hands on. He really showed us how to get away if we ever find ourselves in a bad situation.”

Globe Education Network Hosts Seventh Annual We Care Community Service Day

Employees from Globe University, Broadview University, Minnesota School of Business, Minnesota School of Cosmetology, BEAU and IPR to volunteer thousands of hours in one day

On Friday, May 16, Globe Education Network (GEN), a collaborative body of career colleges, universities and training centers which include Globe University, Broadview University, Minnesota School of Business, Minnesota School of Cosmetology, Broadview Entertainment Arts University and the Institute of Production Recording, will host the seventh annual We Care community service day. One thousand five hundred Globe Education Network employees from 28 campuses, in five states will volunteer their time with dozens of organizations.

“At Globe Education Network, serving and engaging with communities is the cornerstone of our We Care philosophy,” says Mindy Myhre, director of charitable giving and community service. “Our philosophy of caring about our students, employees and employers who hire our graduates, provides a strong foundation for how we engage with the greater community. Our goal is to create partnerships where we can truly make a difference.”

Globe Education Network employees in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Utah and Idaho will spend the day helping a variety of organizations including Second Harvest Minnesota, Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest and Salt Lake City, L. H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve of Green Bay, Wausau Urban Community Gardens, the Blaine triathlon, Feed My Starving Children, Adopt a Highway of Minnesota, US Post Office Stamp Out Hunger, Head Start of Minnesota, UNICEF, Learning Lab Idaho and the YMCA of Salt Lake City.

Dedication to the community goes beyond this one day. In 2013 employees and students of Globe Education Network participated in 3,071 community events and invested 32,219 volunteer hours in the community. Globe Education Network supports a number of organizations year round, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Youth Frontiers, National Kidney Foundation, Animal Humane Society, United Way, American Cancer Society, Big Brother Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House and many more. The schools are also focused on giving students opportunities to connect within their communities — with the goal of graduating well-rounded citizens and competent professionals.

“Service- and applied-learning is incorporated into every one of our educational programs,” says Shana Weiss, academic dean. “We’re preparing career-focused, community-minded graduates for the global workforce. The community benefits from our students’ contributions and businesses benefit from additional professional support and new perspective.”

To learn more about the Globe Education Network of schools please visit any of the following websites: Globe University www.globeuniversity.edu, Minnesota School of Business www.msbcollege.edu, Broadview University www.broadviewuniversity.edu, Minnesota School of Cosmetology www.msccollege.edu, Institute of Production Recording www.ipr.edu and Broadview Entertainment Arts University beau.broadviewuniversity.edu.

ABOUT GLOBE EDUCATION NETWORK

Globe Education Network is a family-managed collaborative body of career colleges, universities and training centers. The schools prepare students for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand professions. Through its We Caremission, the Colleges integrate career-focused education with applied-learning to expose students to real-world working environments. The schools are firmly committed to helping students achieve their personal and professional goals. GEN’s formula for success includes hands-on and career-focused training centered on service- and applied-learning.

Where Are They Now? 7 Questions for MSC Graduate Amanda Cooler

Written by Jeff Bishop, career services coordinator

Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s (MSC) primary mission is to produce employable graduates into the cosmetology industry. Since we are a career college, our number one goal is for all graduates to be successful in their field!

We were happy to interview our MSC-Plymouth alumni Amanda Cooler who graduated in 2013. We love hearing graduate success stories!

MSC-Plymouth alumna Amanda Cooler

What was your career path before graduating from Minnesota School of Cosmetology?

I didn’t quite have a career path before I started at Minnesota School of Cosmetology, since I started at MSC right out of high school. I knew I wanted to work with people, but for a while I wasn’t sure which career path would work best for me. I went through so many different types of career paths that let me work with people and none of them suited me. It wasn’t until I realized that I loved doing hair and helping people achieve the look they were hoping for that I knew—MSC was the path for me.

Why did you choose to attend MSC?

I first thought of MSC when my mom went to Minnesota School of Business. I knew a little bit about how they ran and that they were a great system. I saw the commercials on TV and decided that was where I wanted to go, but the Woodbury location was just a little too far from where I live. One day I was watching another commercial and they stated that they were opening a campus in Plymouth; while that was still a little far away from me, it was better and more doable. MSC was the one and only school I toured. and I just knew it was for me.

How did your education enhance or change your current career path?

When I started, I was in a mindset that I would only want to cut hair or only want to color hair. I thought I was going to specialize until I started learning, and I realized that I loved everything. I loved cutting and color, perming and styling—it wasn’t a one track career for me. I learned great techniques to help me with up-dos and now I love them. I share a passion with people that I never thought I would all thanks to the wonderful education I received while at MSC.

What piece of advice would you give to students considering a career in cosmetology?

It is a hard career—with long hours on your feet, and it can be very tolling on your body. As long as you walk into work each day with a mindset of how great it is, it is the greatest career you could choose. Cosmetology can be physically and emotionally hard, but at the end of the day, it’s all worth it.

Where has your job taken you?

I am currently working at Northern Pine Salon and Day Spa in Zimmerman, Minnesota. This position has given me an opportunity to be able to meet so many new people and learn so much more about our industry. I have the opportunity to further my education with classes and watching all my fellow stylists with their clients. This industry brings so many learning opportunities.

How has your education at MSC impacted your professional life?

MSC impacted my professional life a great deal because while I was there, the staff helped me understand some of the important keys to our profession. I know it is important to always be early, always have a professional attitude, and above all else, help each other strive for greatness.

What is the most valuable information you learned while you were in school?

The most valuable information I acquired during my time was not to let anything change who you are. Things are going to be tough and seem scary sometimes, but when it comes down to it, all that matters is that you are proud of who you have become and where you are in your career. That is what is going to stand true through your entire life with anything you do.

Cosmetology Students Participate in Fashion Show Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital

Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury (MSC) students graciously volunteered as hair stylists and makeup artists for the Open Your Heart fashion show sponsored by the Woodbury Guild Children’s Hospital .

Open Your Heart is a fundraiser held at the Prom Center in Oakdale to benefit Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.The fashion show displayed casual sportswear, professional attire as well as very formal gowns. The stores that contributed clothing were Athleta, Sisu, Chicos, White House Black Market and Raffine Formal & Bridal. Participants of the event also enjoyed dinner, auctions, and games to raise money for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Jen Marsich, the coordinator of the fashion show, sincerely appreciated the MSC student volunteers for doing the hair and makeup for the models. She said, “Thanks so much for having your students volunteer, our models looked amazing!”

Instructor Amy Stolber enjoyed the event stating, “Volunteering for the fashion show was a valuable experience for our students professionally and it was great for them to give back to the community.”