The Senior class is starting the countdown until graduation….another 5 weeks in the salon!! They continue to do exciting colors, cuts, pedicures and manicures and are completely booked until December 21st.
Techniques Salon and Spa is taking appointments for the next term starting January 22, 2018. Call 920-929-2106 to book your appointment for a color, perm or cut!
Meet Emma. She decided to try Cosmetology at the suggestion of her hairstylist.
After being homeschooled by her Mom and attending UW-FDL and UW-Washingon County for general education classes, she thought, “why not.”
Emma then started her cosmetology career here at Moraine Park in January 2017. Emma has already been hired as a receptionist at Lavish Salon and Spa in Mayville. She plans on taking her boards along with her classmates on Nov. 6, 2017 so she is ready to start working on clients as soon as she graduates in December 2017.
The “Junior” class in Moraine Park Technical College’s cosmetology program is wrapping up their first eight weeks by coloring each others hair! This is always exciting because they get to do anything they want and get to practice on a real person versus a manikin. Check out some photos of the fun!
This week the Senior students get a glimpse of what the State Board exam is like. Every Cosmetology class participates in this mock board test so they are prepared when they take the actual test. A couple days before the mock test, students pack the supplies needed to complete the test. There are specific guidelines and processes that have to be followed.
This week the Cosmetology students are learning cap highlighting. Cap highlighting is a technique to create highlights in the hair. It is used for clients with shorter hair and one advantage is that the hair will process at the same time and evenly. The students put the perforated cap on their manikin and then use a tool which resembles a crochet hook to pull strands of hair through the holes in the cap. Want to get in on the fun? Check out all the information on our cosmetology careers.
Week 5 brings bleaching basics. To bleach the hair, students use chemicals to oxidize the hair which shatters the molecules allowing the color of the hair to change. This can be a tricky step in the hair coloring process because every persons hair is unique and reacts differently to chemicals.
The students also had a guest speaker that explained the importance of having a good shears. Shears are one of the most important tools besides a cosmetologists hands! When looking for a good shears one must look for the type of shear, handle style, and length. Learn more about our cosmetology offerings at morainepark.edu/programs.
CURLS! Some of us are born with them and some of us are not. There is hope for us not born with them … THE PERMANENT WAVE, also known as a “perm.”
The first attempt at creating curly hair was back in 1872. The beginning inventions involved thermal methods and no chemicals but that proved to degrade the hair. Another attempt was to wrap the hair in a spiral around rods connected to a machine with an electric heating device, then sodium hydroxide was applied and the hair was heated to 212 °F (100 °C) or more for an extended period of time.
The first attempts resulted in hair being burnt off and scalp burns.