Your Poor Pores! Skincare Tips for After Halloween

It’s Nov. 1, and you won the prize “Best Costume” as a sexy zombie at the hottest Halloween party last night! Your makeup was on point with piles of paint, fake blood and the longest and lushest falsies at the party! Since a lot of costume makeup is formulated differently than everyday cosmetics, your skin is likely going to need a detox. Your poor pores!

Here are some tips for your skin when it comes to Halloween. Vampire Halloween Woman portrait. Beauty Sexy Vampire Girl with

  1. Again, don’t forget to use a moisturizer. You had a million products on your face and you did a deep clean to remove it. Time to give your skin a hydrating drink!
  2. Get every last drop of makeup off your face once the night is over. No going to sleep with those false lashes either! Use a cold cream or oil-based formula first, rinse and repeat until every trace is gone. Then wash your face with your usual face wash and end with a light-weight moisturizer.
  3. Don’t have a facial or exfoliate your skin the morning of Halloween or the day before. You don’t want your fresh, open pores to get clogged with face paint.
  4. Exfoliate your skin the next day. You may also want to do a purifying clay mask to avoid breakouts.
  5. Makeup, cleansers and adult beverages are dehydrating so be sure to drink plenty of water to flush away toxins and battle inflammation.
  6. Give your face a break from makeup the day after Halloween. It needs time to breathe after all of that fun!

 

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hair

1. Hair is made up mostly of keratin, the same protein animals’ horns, hooves, claws, feathers, and beaks Model with long hair. Waves Curls Hairstyle. Hair Salon. Updo. Fare made of.

2. When wet, a healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% of its original length.

3. Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth.

4. All hair is dead, with the exception of the hair that’s still inside the epidermis of your scalp.

5. Hair contains information about everything that has ever been in your bloodstream, including drugs, and is one of the most commonly used types of forensic evidence.

6. The only thing about you that can’t be identified by your hair is your gender—men’s hair and women’s hair are identical in structure.

7. Black is the most common hair color. Red is the rarest and only exists in about 1 percent of the world’s population, with blonde hair found in 2 percent.

8. As soon as a hair is plucked from its follicle, a new one begins to grow.

9. Hair is 50 percent carbon, 21 percent oxygen, 17 percent nitrogen, 6 percent hydrogen, and 5 percent sulphur.

10. Hair can grow anywhere on the human body with the exception of the palms of hands, soles of feet, eyelids, lips, and mucous membranes.

11. Goosebumps from cold or fear are the result of hair follicles contracting, causing the hair and surrounding skin to bunch up.

12. The average number of hair strands varies by natural color, with blondes having the most and redheads having the fewest.

13. The scientific term for split ends is “trichoptilosis.”

14. Aside from bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body.

15. Balding only begins to become visible once you’ve lost over 50 percent of the hairs from your scalp.

16. At any given time, 90 percent of the hairs in your scalp are growing, while the other 10 percent are resting.

17. A single hair has a lifespan of about five years.

18. Hair acts as a layer of thermally insulating protection for our heads, which lack the insulation that fat provides for the rest of our bodies.

19. Eighty percent of Americans wash their hair twice a day.

20. Each strand of hair can support up to 100 grams in weight. Multiply that by the average 100,000 to 150,000 strands on each head, and your entire head of hair could support the weight equivalent to two elephants.
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MSC Receives National Honor as Top School in Beauty Industry

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) is being recognized nationally for its excellent infection control standards and dedication to the Barbicide Certification Program.

MSC was awarded the Barbicide Sapphire Award  Nov. 16 at our 20161116_msc_sapphire-award_07Woodbury location, 1750 Weir Dr #3, Woodbury, MN 55125. The school is being recognized for having the most participants in the barbicide online learning course and for consistently utilizing the tools given in the course.

There is only one winner in each category for the national honor. MSC was the winner of the medium school/small category.

“MSC demonstrated they are one of the leaders in the county when it comes to proper sanitation,” Alan Muphy, President of BlueCoBrands, said. He presented the award.

“Receiving the Sapphire award is such an honor. Our Woodbury school manager, Josh Luhmann-Woodbury, has worked very diligently with our students on safety and sanitation. Our students’ dedication to keeping our campus clean and our clients safe is to be commended,” said campus director, Jill Hocking.

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“Completing the barbicide online learning course sets MSC students ahead of other cosmetology students, by ensuring that all of its students are fully prepared with the knowledge needed to be successful in the hair industry. The number one key to their success in the salon will start with their sanitation and disinfestation standards,” Lumann-Woodbury said.

“Nothing is more important in cosmetology school than education about proper infection control, and learning about the risks of dangerous pathogens. While it may not be the most glamorous thing taught at school, infection control can make or break a professionals’ career,” according to Barbicide.

MSC will receive an optional onsite training along with the award.

Minnesota School of Cosmetology Collecting Donations for Coats for Kids

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to make sure kids will stay warm this winter.

Both Plymouth and Woodbury locations are now accepting gently used or new coat donations fromcoatsforkids clients for the Coats for Kids campaign. In return for those donations, clients will receive $10 off a single service.

“Our goal is to beat the 150 coats we collected last year between each location,” said Cori Omundson, front desk manager.

Besides the adult-size coats, there is great need for infant, toddler and children ages 3-12 sizes.

Donations will be collected through Oct. 24, 2016 at both MSC locations.

  • The Woodbury campus is located at 1750 Weird Drive Ste. 3, Woodbury, MN 55125.
  • The Plymouth campus is located at 1425 County Rd 101, Plymouth, MN 55447.

For more information, contact Cassie Hartman at 651-332-8073 or chartman@globeuniversity.edu

Minnesota School of Cosmetology to Host Open House for Displaced Regency Students

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) is exmsc_collegecited to welcome all students displaced by the sudden closure of Regency Beauty
Institute. MSC will be holding a special open house on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 1-7 p.m. at both its Woodbury and Plymouth campuses to provide important information and answer all questions about the transition. There will also be food and complimentary salon services.

MSC will be accepting all Regency hours to help students complete their education as seamlessly as possible. In addition, MSC has scheduled a special start date of Oct. 10, 2016 for Regency students so they can continue their cosmetology training with their former classmates. Each displaced Regency students will be assigned a MSC mentor student to help answer questions and make them feel welcome in their new home.

For additional questions, call our Plymouth campus at 763-404-4800 or our Woodbury campus at Woodbury 651-287-2180.

Contour Like a Pro

If you’re looking to take your beauty game to the next level, the technique of contouring may have caught your eye. While the few images you may have seen make contouring look more like a process of applying war paint than cosmetics, this trick really works. Today we’ll discuss how to choose the right makeup for contouring, how to apply it to even skin tone and correctly highlight your features, and where you can look for additional tips and tricks.

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Contouring is actually made up of two different components: shadowing and highlighting, for which you use two very different shades in the same skin tone range. While most of us are used to applying just one kind of foundation all over the face, the use of two colors (or more, for experts) is crucial. This contrast between light and dark accentuates the features you want to bring out and corrects flaws in your skin tone.

When first buying makeup for contouring, it’s often helpful to buy a kit. These typically include 2-3 different contouring shades, which you can pick based on your skin tone. Some contouring sticks have a color at each end, while others come in palettes with dark and light shades. We recommend a simple, two-color kit for beginners. Choose a highlighting color two shades lighter than your skin tone and a shadowing color two shades darker. Cream-based products are easier to blend successfully, so start with those.

Evening Skin Tone and Highlighting Your Features

Contouring can both smooth your skin tone and brings out the features you love the most, but to achieve this effect, you’ve got to put the right color in the right place. Start with evening your skin overall. Most people find their faces are darker in places and lighter in others. Around the hairline, skin is usually significantly lighter, because it doesn’t get as much sun due to hair. Ditto underneath the chin, where sunlight rarely reaches. These are places to put shadowing makeup.

On the other hand, the front of the nose, the middle of the forehead and the planes underneath the eyes are usually darker than we want, so place a light shade here. An upward V-shape in the middle of the forehead works well.

As a final step, place lines of shadowing right underneath the cheekbones to make them appear more prominent. Then blend everything smoothly, until you cannot see any lines between light and dark foundation. Apply eye makeup, blush along your cheekbones and lipstick or gloss, and boom … you’re done!

Pro Tip: A Video Is Worth a Thousand Words

If you want to see this process in action, we suggest you watch beauty bloggers on YouTube. They show you exactly where and how to place your makeup to achieve maximum results with contouring, and can put pictures to words in a very helpful way. Please let us know anything else you might want to learn in the comments below!

Tips from Career Services: No. 1 Mistake to Avoid When Job Hunting

At Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC), help finding a career doesn’t stop when you graduate. One of the biggest advantages of going to MSC is the continued help you will get throughout your cosmetology career. Whether is your first job or a transition in between, out dedicated career services staff is there to help you.

Our employment assistance starts with our curriculum to ensure students are educated on being Jobs Search Applicant Career Employment Hiring Conceptprofessional, job search tools and resources and career-planning strategies.

MSC cannot guarantee you a job after you graduate, but we can do the best we can to help you find it. Some of the services we help with include:

  • Finding current job openings in cosmetology
  • Cover letter writing, resumes and portfolios
  • Interview do’s and don’ts
  • Networking and advice

“Since the average job search can take about 6-9 months, I advise students to make an appointment with me early to begin planning their career,” said Mindy Meyer, career services coordinator at MSC. “I encourage them to get acclimated to school during basics class and then seek assistance with their job search when they reach intermediate class. This gets students thinking about what type of salon they would like to work for so when they reach advanced class they can apply to salons and land their first job before they graduate!”

Resume Building Tips from MSC

Get Involved in School! Join MSC Student Council, work as a tutor or volunteer as a mentor.

Develop Professional Relationships with your instructors, MSC staff and peers.  They are a built-in network and will become very valuable to your job search!

Get Good Grades and include them on your resume: Graduate with honors with an overall grade 95% or higher, perfect attendance, highest retail sales, etc.

Join a Professional Organization such as Salon and Spa Professional Association. Attend beauty shows, outside classes by industry leaders and learn new trends!

Gain Relevant Experience now through part-time employment or even volunteering at a salon! . It’s a great way to gain experience, make contacts and get your foot in the door at a salon. Contact a salon of your choice. Introduce yourself and ask if they need any help sweeping hair, stocking the dispense, etc. You will learn a lot from observation and will begin building your network!

ALWAYS Look for Ways to Enhance Your People Skills.

The following list will help job seekers locate job postings and research their field and prospective employers.

If you are looking to enhance your career, you could go back to school for a degree in business administration or business management. MSC graduates can qualify for a scholarship or transfer credits at Globe University, a member of the Globe Education Network.

If you are ready to get starting on a career in cosmetology, email us or call 1-877-541-8777 to speak with a representative today.

First Miss Jeanine Hinton Scholarship Awarded to MSC Woodbury Student

Minnesota School of Cosmetology in Woodbury is pleased to announce our very first winner of the Jeanine Hinton Scholarship! Congratulations to Brittany Thomas!

Admissions representative Sonya awarding the scholarship to Brittany.

Brittany will be a day cosmetology student starting August 8, 2016. Brittany will be receiving $1,000 from the Jeanine Hinton Scholarship Foundation. Minnesota School of Cosmetology is matching the scholarship for a total of $2,000. All funds cover educational expenses or will be used to reduce the student’s loans.

Miss Jeanine Hinton was a Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Basic’s instructor for 22 years.  She devoted 22 years of her life to teaching, mentoring and coaching Minnesota School of Cosmetology students, not only technical skills but also life skills. She was passionate about seeing Minnesota School of Cosmetology students grow to become successful Cosmetologists and beauty industry leaders. This annual scholarship is her way of continuing to support our future of beauty industry professionals.

 

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To apply, applicants submitted an essay sharing their story, including why they want to be a professional in the beauty industry, what inspired them to choose cosmetology as their career field and their long-term goals in the industry. As an added requirement to set the recipient up for success, upon starting school they must maintain 85 percent attendance or higher. There will also be a Jeanine Hinton Scholarship awarded to a student of the Sept. 19, 2016 class at Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury.

 

Carnival Hair and Face Painting at Bailey Elementary

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC)-Woodbury students were delighted to volunteer at the Bailey Elementary Carnival, doing crazy carnival hair and face painting for the kids.

Bailey Elementary’s Carnival is the school’s second largest fundraiser that includes all-inclusive wristbands for games, a silent auction,and the raffle drawings. Great prizes are donated by the Bailey PTA and local businesses in the Woodbury area.

But the highlight of the carnival for the elementary students was getting their hair colored bright colors 044with glitter and having their face painted like cute puppies or awesome superheroes!

Our amazing volunteer students showed off their cosmetology creativity by doing a variety of hairstyles and
, everyoneface painting for the kids. They did a lot of Pom Pom hairstyles.  One little boy asked MSC student Andrea for a dragon spikes style with colored scales and was THRILLED with her work!   MSC student Colleen carefully braided hair and had one girl fall asleep as she was enjoying herself so much.  MSC Student Ginger Close stated, “The carnival was a lot of fun, everyone was really nice! The kids were all really wonderful. Thank you for letting us go!”

One little boy asked MSC student Andrea for a dragon-spiked style with colored scales and was THRILLED with her work!

MSC student Colleen carefully braided hair and had one girl fall asleep as she was enjoying herself so much.

“The carnival was a blast; everyone was really nice! The kids were all really wonderful. Thank you for letting us go!” MSC student Ginger Close said.