Considering Cosmetology

One thing Sophie Marchello knew for certain after graduating from Kewaskum High School was that she wanted to help people.

After taking a few CNA courses and deciding it wasn’t her path, she ruled out a career in health care and began considering cosmetology.

“I knew I did not want to go to a four-year school,” Marchello said. “The idea of working with people and making them feel pretty and confident in themselves was exciting for me, so I began considering cosmetology.”

Her boss at Carpe Diem Hair Studio in West Bend recommended Moraine Park’s Cosmetology program, and she enrolled in August 2022. Marchello will graduate from the program this summer.

“There are so many things to love about cosmetology,” Marchello said. “I love haircutting, the human interactions, getting to know all different types of people and being creative. I also want to be independent in my career someday, and cosmetology offers me a flexible career path and the opportunity to own my own business.”

Outside of class, Marchello is a member of Cosmetology Club and MPTC’s Fond du Lac Student Senate. Her passion and dedication to her craft recently earned her a nomination for the 2023 Student of the Year Award.

The Cosmetology program at Moraine Park is perfect for creatives who enjoy working with people. Students start with basic skills in the classroom, then advance to working with real clients in Techniques Salon & Spa on the Fond du Lac Campus; a full-service salon and spa where students provide hair, skin and nail services.

To learn more about Moraine Park’s Cosmetology program, visit

Written by Emilie Wilson