Minnesota School of Cosmetology

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The Minnesota School of Cosmetology is a for-profit cosmetology school in the Twin Cities area. The school offers a complete 1550-hour course in cosmetology. Graduates have several career options, including stylist, manager-operator, esthetician, make-up artist, salon owner, school instructor and nail technician.


Minnesota Cosmetology Education Center was established in 1950, in a residential home that was converted to a school setting. In 1988, new owners purchased the school, and revamped the curriculum to focus on the salon industry; taking on the education of the business side of cosmetology. Curriculum focuses on cosmetology, sales training, communication, fashion, and technical ability.

In 2003, Minnesota Cosmetology Education Center was acquired by Terry L. Myhre and Kaye Myhre, who renamed the institution Minnesota School of Cosmetology, and moved the facility from South Saint Paul to a location in Oakdale, a suburb of St. Paul Minnesota. The campus has since moved to the nearby suburb of Woodbury, Minnesota.


The Minnesota School of Cosmetology is nationally accredited by National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

NACCAS is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for cosmetology schools.

The state agency that licenses the institution is the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners. And is also recognized by the BBB of Minnesota receiving an A.

Mission statement[edit]

The MSC website lists their mission statement as; "to provide education that enables our graduates to reach their career and life goals through knowledge and skills training that meets the needs of business, industry, and government."


The Minnesota School of Cosmetology currently lists its educational affiliates on their website as:

They are also part of the Globe Education Network, affiliated with:

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