MSC and KLASS Cosmetics Give Back to The Women of Nations Eagle’s Nest Shelter

Written by: Lindsey Cooley, Campus Director, Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury

This September, Minnesota School of Cosmetology offered the clients from Women of Nations Eagle’s Nest Shelter complimentary pedicures and haircuts.  The women had wonderful experiences getting pampered!  While the Eagles Nest Shelter clients received their services at MSC, KLASS Cosmetics was proud to present a donation to them through their KLASS ACT Foundation. 

KLASS ACT Foundation

KLASS Cosmetics is the first in the industry to provide a full-time charitable “Give Back” program known as KLASS ACT.  For every purchase, the KLASS ACT Foundation donates an additional item to an organization that sponsors women in need. This charitable giving allows those who may not be able to afford luxury to experience a luxury product. 

The KLASS ACT Foundation provided cosmetic products totaling $1600 in value. This giveback was earned by MSC’s KLASS Cosmetics purchases. The students at Minnesota School of Cosmetology utilize KLASS Cosmetics during their educational experience.

Women of Nations-Eagle’s Nest Shelter

The Women of Nations Eagle’s Nest Shelter is an American Indian emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.  They provide a 24 hour crisis line, safe and confidential housing, parenting and support groups, Talking Circles, legal and systems advocacy, transportation to legal, medical and other appointments, social activities, and referrals to other agencies when needed. Services for children include school registration, counseling, childcare, and community education presentations.

About Klass Cosmetics

The KLASS Cosmetics line was founded in 2014 by salon professionals for salons.  Headquartered in Hudson, WI, the KLASS Cosmetics line was developed to meet their customers’ expectations and desires for the ideal cosmetic and skin care products.  KLASS Cosmetics contains natural, paraben-free ingredients and is infused with essential vitamins to provide healthy and youthful looking skin with sun protection, anti-aging formula and hypoallergenic ingredients. 

Try KLASS Cosmetics for Yourself

You have the opportunity to help others in your community and enjoy luxury cosmetics, just like MSC did, by purchasing KLASS products.  KLASS Cosmetics are available at the KLASS retail store at 155 S 2nd St, Hudson, WI or online at

The Minnesota School of Cosmetology carries KLASS Cosmetics, call 651-432-4635 to schedule a makeup application appointment to experience the luxurious KLASS products! 

MSC Collecting Prom Dresses for Good Cause

Woodbury, Minn. (Jan. 25, 2017) – Minnesota School of Cosmetology Woodbury is now accepting gently used prom dresses for Fairytale Fashion for Food. The event, held from 1-4p p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Woodbury Senior High School, is a fun afternoon of dress shopping and swapping to help at-risk and underserved children of Washington County Schools. One dress is equal to one month’s worth of food for a single child.

Donations can be dropped off at MSC’s Woodbury location, 1750 Weir Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125, during regular business hours. (Mondays & Fridays 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)

All dress donations must be in clean and in ready-to-wear condition.

For more information, contact Cassie Hartman at 651-332-8073 or

Minnesota School of Cosmetology Offers Day of Pampering to Those in Recovery

Plymouth, Minn. (Dec. 11, 2016) – The Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) is offering those in recovery complimentary services at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 and 19, at our Plymouth location.

About 14 residents from the Adult and Teen Challenge programs are scheduled to receive services from our students each day.

“Not only is this a good way to give back to the community, it’s also a great opportunity for our students to give their talents and make a positive different in the life of someone else,” said Jill Hocking, MSC campus director.

MSC has recently hosted four groups of women from the program with wonderful results.

 What: Complimentary Services being offered

When: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 and 19.

Where: Plymouth campus: Plymouth Plaza, 1425 County Road 101 North Plymouth, MN 55447

MSC is Donation Site for Toys for Tots

WOODBURY, Minn. (Nov. 11, 2016) – The Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) is teaming up with the Salvation Army to help make sure children have a great Christmas this year.

Both MSC locations (Plymouth & Woodbury) are officially donation sites for this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. Bring in a new unwrapped toy for children and receive $5 off any one service (not including packages and not combinable with any other coupons or discounts.) Discount offer good through Nov. 30, toy donations still accepted through Dec. 21.

As always, thanks for helping us give back to our community! We appreciate your help!! Need information about becoming a family that receives the Toys for Tots donations? Check out the official website for more information.

What: Toys for Tots drop off site


Woodbury campus: 1750 Weir Drive #3, Woodbury, MN 55125

Plymouth campus: Plymouth Plaza, 1425 County Road 101 North Plymouth, MN 55447

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.

20161116_msc_sapphire-award_14Several criteria were taken into account when selecting winners for this award which include, the number of students certified, school size/type, certification type, school program participation length, and general application.
“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

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.

Minnesota School of Cosmetology Invites Public to 5th Annual National Night Out Event

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) invites the community to its fifth annual National Night Out celebration at its Woodbury campus and inaugural event at its Plymouth location on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. This free event provides the entire community a safe and fun way for families to come together, meet neighbors and engage with local business owners. Last year’s event at our Woodbury location drew close to 350 people.

The event will feature a bouncy house, face painting, crazy hair dos, games, food and much more. Kids will even have an opportunity to get their picture taken with a prince and princess at our Plymouth location. Adults will have the chance to enter a drawing for a complimentary spa day – pampering yourself with spa pedicures, manicures and facials. MSC will also be giving out coupons for a free service.  Local public safety officials will also be on hand at our Woodbury location.

In addition, MSC will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Sheridan Story on behalf of 9-year-old Rhuin Eisley, a south Minneapolis girl with a mission to feed hungry children in the metro. Rhuin has spent her summer painting nails and doing odd jobs to help her cause.

“Rhuin’s love of community and cosmetology struck a real chord with us,” says MSC director, Jill Hocking. “We are so excited to partner with her on this mission and help children in need right here in our own community.”

National Night Out is an annual community-building event held the first Tuesday of August. The goal is to build stronger neighborhood relationships and police-community partnerships to ensure a safer place to live.

What: Minnesota School of Cosmetology Night to Unite Carnival

When: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
5 – 7 p.m.


Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury
1750 Weir Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125


Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth
1425 County Road 101 N. Plymouth, MN 55447


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) and Plymouth (763-404-4800). MSC is part of the Globe Education 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

Pampering Young People: Shriner’s Hospital Prom

Shriners Hospital for Children®  Twin Cities hosted a very special prom for their young patients, and Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) – Woodbury students were privileged to volunteer as the hairstylists, nail technicians and makeup artists. Forty-four young people had their hair, makeup and nails done by our students at this remarkable event, held at the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Shriners Hospital for Children® – Twin Cities focuses on 12998617_10153666017488722_4750874331011347817_ntreating children with orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal conditions in a kid-friendly environment designed to help make them feel comfortable. Every member of the Shriners staff is focused on providing the highest quality care for the child and the family.

This was the 6th Annual Shriner’s Prom and MSC has been volunteering for the event since the beginning. Maureen Johnston, Child Life Director for Shriners Hospital exclaimed, “Your group was amazing (again) at Prom!  We really could not do this event without generous people like you!”

MSC student, Amy Henry, was touched by her involvement with the Shriners prom. “I am so happy to have been a part of the Shriners prom. To be able to see the joy and excitement on all the girls faces while being a part of their special day, and in the meantime, I was doing something that I love and am so passionate about! It just really doesn’t get any better than that!”

Students and staff at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology always look forward to enhancing the prom experience for special young people at this annual event.


MSC – Plymouth Helps Send Meals to Ecuador for Day of Service


On Friday, June 17, 2016, from noon-2 p.m., 10 Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth staff members volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids as part of Globe Education Network’s annual Community Service Day. We were very excited to participate in this event and had a lot of fun as we packed nutritious meals for people in need.

As a team, MSC-Plymouth staff members were able to pack 25 boxes, each containing 36 food packets. Our volunteer work accomplished:

• 25 Boxes Packed
• 5,400 Meals
• 14 Children Fed For One Year

Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit organization that relies on volunteers to hand-pack meals. The meals are specially formulated for the benefit of malnourished children, and the meals are shipped to over 70 countries. The meals that MSC-Plymouth volunteers packed will be shipped to Ecuador.


MSC-Plymouth Staff Members at Feed My Starving Children
MSC-Plymouth Staff Members at Feed My Starving Children

“Watching the introduction video and seeing starving children always breaks my heart. But it makes you feel so good knowing that you’re giving back and that you’re helping to feed children in need. It’s great to give back as a team; it’s a great team-building experience,” MSC Instructor Cindy Liston said