Not only do the students in the Cosmetology Program learn cutting, coloring and styling hair. They also learn the important role customer services plays into finding a client and having them come back.
What makes you want to come back to a particular business?
Herein lies another adventurous day at Moraine Park. My name is Carol and I am the Advertising and Social Media manager at the college. I started my position at Moraine Park in January, 2016, and one of the first things that I realized is that the college’s programs and curriculum are relevant, hands on, and backed up with the highest end equipment and resources.
So, as I have slowly made my way around the college into classrooms it has been awe inspiring to see students prepare themselves for their field, especially with the support and dedication of staff and faculty.
Let’s rewind first: At this 1968 showcase event, hair coloring, hair styling, wig styling and new trends in hair care were demonstrated at Moraine Park by Eugene Kloiber, along with four models (seated, left to right – Jeannie Tebo, Valora Buehler, Cherry Schultz and Jolene Murphy).
Now fast-forward again 48 years to today. Here’s a glimpse at our 2016 students practicing hair coloring in our modern classrooms. Oh, the changes!
Shown here is a scene from a barber’s clinic held at Moraine Park Technical College in 1971. Apprentices, journeymen and master barbers were initiated into the world of hair styling and razor cutting to meet the demands of long hair, which was increasingly favored by men of fashion.
Fast-forward now some 35 years later to today.
Moraine Park just hosted it’s first-ever cosmetology fashion show, showing off a broad range of styles and looks (not to mention a lot of talented work from our students)!
“The student fashion show was fun for all! I was so proud watching our students work so hard all afternoon on their models. The energy and excitement in the salon was terrific! It was great seeing the students create a total look without much input from faculty,” said Eileen Bouchard, one of our cosmetology instructors.
Amidst a gentle symphony of scissors snipping and clippers clipping, 16 women gathered, learned together and bonded in 1975 in the cosmetology classroom of Moraine Park Technical College’s Fond du Lac campus.
These women were the second class to graduate from the College’s cosmetology program, and despite experiencing many changes during the 40 years since they met – both in the beauty industry and personally – their bond to each other has remained constant.