Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) – Woodbury alumni recently spoke with the current student body at the annual MSC Alumni Panel. The graduation years of the members of the panel ranged from 2008-2016. Our amazing graduates represented a wide variety of salons from all over the Twin Cities area such as La Grande Beauty Spa, Ficocello’s Hair Salon, Cole’s Salon, Sephora, Simonson’s Salon and Spa, Moxie Salon, and European Wax Center.
Two of our graduates have recently made their lifetime dreams come true and opened their own salons! Rachel Lentz opened Man Cave Precision Hair in Stillwater and Kerri Wildes is the Co-owner of Alabaster to Onyx Salon in Minneapolis.
The graduates introduced themselves by stating their name and year they graduated from MSC, where
they had worked since graduation, why they choose their current job, their greatest challenge while in beauty school and how they overcame that challenge.
Great questions from the student body included:
- How did your MSC experience prepare you for your career?
- In your experience, what are some attributes of individuals who are most successful in the cosmetology field?
- What is your advice on building a clientele?
- What could I do to improve my professionalism skills?
Our most recent graduate on the panel, Mat Porten stated, “The women on the panel have wonderful personalities, passion, and truly inspire me. Thank you. MSC, thank you as well for giving me the opportunities that you have given me and giving me such great people to look up to.”