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Minnesota School of Cosmetology

About Minnesota School of Cosmetology

At Minnesota School of Cosmetology, we are not just a cosmetology school. We are so much more! It’s our goal to successfully prepare our students for a career in cosmetology or massage therapy. Our industry-experienced instructors provide hands-on training in massage, basic and advanced hair, skin and nail techniques in an engaging, warm and professional salon and spa-like setting. We are your local school of beauty and wellness.

Students are able to advance their skills by providing quality services to clients throughout the Twin Cities at one of its two locations in the St. Paul suburb of Woodbury and in Plymouth, just to the west of Minneapolis. Minnesota School of Cosmetology is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc., and offers a cosmetology diploma and a massage therapy certificate.


Cosmetology is both an art and a science fueled by passion and a desire to help others. At Minnesota School of Cosmetology, we are dedicated to helping our students develop a solid foundation and a flair for style through hands-on training in basic and advanced industry techniques.

You will learn how to cut, color and style hair, give manicures and pedicures, provide spa treatments and perform various skin care techniques from industry-experienced instructors in a professional salon setting. We keep our class sizes small to make sure you get the individualized instruction you need and attention you deserve. You will graduate with everything you need to be a versatile artist in an exciting industry, including a cosmetology diploma from a respected college.

At MSC, you will have the opportunity to put your skills to use on our busy clinic floor working with diverse clientele who have a variety of hair types and styles. You’ll graduate with the valuable real-world experience you need for a successful career.

Some of the courses you will take and hair techniques you will learn include:

  • Designing for Men
  • Creating Harmony between Hairstyle and Facial Structure
  • Understanding Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Haircutting and Hairstyling
  • Clippers and Trimmers
  • Pin Curls and Roller Curls
  • Thermal Hairstyling
  • Braiding and Braid Extensions
  • Wigs and Hair Additions
  • Chemical Texture Services
  • Chemical Hair Relaxers
  • Hair coloring Applications and Special Effects


A clear and glowing complexion can go a long way in boosting a person’s confidence. If you’re looking for the right esthetician education, Minnesota is where your search ends to help you serve the skin care and health of others. Through MSC’s esthetician training, you will gain a solid foundation in the anatomy, physiology and chemistry of the skin so you can provide individualized care for each of your clients based on their skin type, conditions and concerns. Through our beauty school programs, you will also learn a variety of techniques to give the skin a great finishing look, including various makeup applications and waxing services.

Each of our campuses features a salon-grade facial suite with three private beds where you can apply you skills in a calm and relaxing environment using professional products like Dermalogica®. If you’re looking for esthetician training or the right esthetician school, you will graduate with valuable, real-world experience needed for a successful career in cosmetology.

Some of the courses you’ll take, and skin care techniques you’ll learn through MSC’s esthiology training include:

  • Skin Structure, Growth and Nutrition
  • Anatomy of the Skin
  • Nutrition and Maintaining Skin Health
  • Skin Disorders and Diseases
  • Aging Skin Issues
  • The Sun and Its Effects
  • Skin Analysis and Consultation
  • Facials
  • Facial Massage
  • Electrotherapy and Light Therapy
  • Skin Care Products
  • Temporary and Permanent Hair Removal
  • Makeup Color Theory
  • Special Occasion Makeup
  • Corrective Makeup

Campus Locations

Plymouth, MN

1425 County Road 101 North



Woodbury, MN

1750 Weir Dr #3




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