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Transforming Beauty Through Technology: Minnesota School of Cosmetology Introduces Apple iPad into Learning Curriculum

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (January 13, 2014) – Minnesota School of Cosmetology is transforming the way cosmetology students learn with the use of Apple technology. Now all Minnesota School of Cosmetology students and instructors will utilize the iPad as part of the learning and teaching experience; in the classroom and on the salon floor. Minnesota School of Cosmetology is the first cosmetology school in Minnesota to add this innovative technology to its learning curriculum. 

“We believe the iPad and its engaging content will improve learning, ignite creativity and add to the overall effectiveness of the cosmetology teaching and learning processes,” says Jill Hocking, campus director at Minnesota School of Cosmetology Woodbury campus. “We are very excited to move forward with this innovative change.”

Utilizing the iPad will not only be more eco-friendly, eliminating the need for textbooks and paper handouts, but will assist with training in all areas of cosmetology. Students will utilize applications to practice hands-on skills, such as color placement, study for state board exams, and record videos of procedures taught in class. The iPad will also allow students to easily take notes, as well as access e-books and apps that give students an opportunity to customize a client’s look prior to performing the service. This will allow clients to get a preview of what a style will look like, and ultimately enhance the salon experience.

It is our goal to make cosmetology education affordable for every committed student. The iPad is now part of the cosmetology kit and included in overall tuition costs. Minnesota School of Cosmetology offers several scholarships, other forms of financial aid and payment plans for students.

 “We strive to prepare our students for success in future cosmetology careers,” says Elaine Vandenburgh, campus director at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology Plymouth campus. “The use of iPad technology is going to give our students an edge, putting them at the forefront of the beauty industry and making them more competitive in the workforce.”

For more information about Minnesota School of Cosmetology, visit  www.msccollege.edu.

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