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Stylist Tip: 3 Easy Steps to an Audrey Hepburn Look

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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How Dehydration Affects Your Hair & Skin

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

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

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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Want To Look Perfect For Prom? Check Out These Prom Trends!

With prom season coming up, it’s time to start planning your perfect hairstyle and makeup look! Prom is all about creative updos, hair accessories and glamorous eye makeup. Here are some of the most current trends: 1. Braids/twists in updos are by far the biggest trend for prom. Creative braids can be incorporated into an updo or twisted into a crown. To wear your braid down, opt for a fishtail braid or braid in a colored ribbon for a unique twist! 2. Sleek hair always looks polished and glamorous. Try a sleek bump with straight hair or a slicked back super-polished pony. 3. Loose updos are effortless and stylish. Loose
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WATCH: Christmas Hair Ideas

Stuck on what to do for your do for the season? Whether you are headed to an ugly Christmas sweater party or a family gathering, these styles are easy and sure to be a hit. Watch these tutorials:  

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 are 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
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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 with 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
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10 Tips for Flawless Hair

Are you sick of the never-ending battle against hair breakage and frizz? Ready to conquer that wild head of hair once and for all?These clever tips and tricks will help you score the luscious locks you’ve always desired: Get a haircut Years of blow-drying, curling, and straightening have taken their toll, and now, your once beautiful head of hair is a mess of split ends. The quickest and easiest way to solve this problem is to get a good haircut. A quick trim may not be good enough; if your hair has sustained extensive damage, you may need to have several inches chopped off. Not only will a new haircut
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MSC Partners with 10-year-old Rhuin Eisley to Collect Charity Donations at Night to Unite Event

Hundreds of people gathered at Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s Woodbury and Plymouth campuses for its fifth annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. The idea behind the event is to provide the entire community a safe and fun way for families to come together, meet neighbors and engage with local business owners. Just over 100 people attended Plymouth’s inaugural event and close to 200 enjoyed the fun at Woodbury. There was something for everyone; a bouncy house, face painting, crazy hair dos, games, food and much more. MSC also welcomed special guest, 10-year-old Rhuin Eisley, of south Minneapolis. She has a mission to feed hungry children in the metro. Her story has been shared
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