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Midwest College of Cosmetology

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Chrystal Spitz

Hometown: Oswego, IL

Highest level of education: High School

Schools you have attended: Oswego East High School & Midwest College of Cosmetology

Something about yourself that no one would guess: I was homecoming queen my senior year of high school.

Favorite Skin/Hair care products: Matrix Hair Care & Moroccan Oil Shampoo/Conditioner

What outside activities or field trips have you experienced while at MCC? We go to schools, retirement homes, participate in parades and anything to help the Humane Society. I love going to retirement homes because it’s always good to make a difference in someone’s day and make them happy.

What schools (Cosmetology or other colleges/trade schools) did you consider attending for Cosmetology? Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology & the Aveda Institute

Why did you choose to attend the Midwest College of Cosmetology over your other options? I liked that MCC not only focused their studies on hair, but also on nails and esthetics. When I did a visit, everyone was very welcoming and nice.

On what career path do you see yourself in 5 years? If you see yourself in a salon, explain the type of salon in which you prefer to work (i.e. chain salon/spa, booth renting, boutique salon/spa). Within the next 5 years I see myself booth renting at a salon and spa. I also want to go to barber school.

What have you gained from your experience at MCC? I gained knowledge about products and everything I need to know about hair. Before cosmetology school, I couldn’t even braid hair and now I can do multiple braids. I also learned how to market myself to become successful in the industry.

What advice would you give to a prospective student looking at Cosmetology or Esthetics? Make sure 100% that you really want to do the program. Every school has its ups and downs, but MCC is a GREAT school and you would love it.

What advice would you give to a current Cosmetology or Esthetics student? Don’t give up! Make sure you don’t skip class and never underestimate yourself!

Kayla Marie Fisher

Hometown: Arrowsmith, Il

Highest level of education: High School

Schools you have attended: Heartland Community College & Midwest College of Cosmetology

Something about yourself that no one would guess: I have a motorcycle license

Favorite Skin/Hair care products: Skin: Dermalogica and Jane Iredale Hair: Redken and Surface

What outside activities or field trips have you experienced while at MCC? October 2011: Pink Party at the Imaging Center on Fort Jesse. We performed complimentary gravity chair massages. March 2012: Face and Body Conference Expo

What schools (Cosmetology or other colleges/trade schools) did you consider attending for Cosmetology? Paul Mitchell The School

Why did you choose to attend the Midwest College of Cosmetology over your other options? I attended an Open House and I was able to have all of my questions answered about my concerns. Also, MCC offers more education for the latest in skin care technology.

On what career path do you see yourself in 5 years? Working at a destination spa/resort in Florida.

What have you gained from your experience at MCC? New friends and a better general understanding of skin care inside and out!

What advice would you give to a prospective student looking at Cosmetology or Esthetics? Make sure the school you choose is up to date on new techniques. Also, you need to have the desire to help people.

What advice would you give to a current Cosmetology or Esthetics student? Practice at school as much as you can, study hard, stay focused and have an idea of what type of spa setting you’d like to work in… and have fun!

Kimberly Reed

Hometown: Chatham, IL

Highest Level of Education: Bachelors of Science- Illinois State University

Schools attended: ISU and MCC

Something about yourself that no one would guess: I am an organizing freak! I love the container store J

Favorite Skin/Hair care products: It’s a 10

What outside activities or field trips have you experienced while at MCC? I’ve been to nursing homes, retirement homes and school carnivals. I have loved meeting all new people and getting to know them, sharing a laugh and making them feel special and pampered.

What schools (Cosmetology or other colleges/trade schools) did you consider attending for Cosmetology? I considered Paul Mitchell.

Why did you choose to attend the Midwest College of Cosmetology over your other options? I loved the people and the down to earth welcoming feeling the staff exuded.

On what career path do you see yourself in 5 years? If you see yourself in a salon, explain the type of salon in which you prefer to work (i.e. chain salon/spa, booth renting, boutique salon/spa). I want to own a salon that is full service and successful.

What have you gained from your experience at MCC? Tons of practice and technical skills- and a love and passion for this industry.

What advice would you give to a prospective student looking at Cosmetology or Esthetics? It’s an awesome field if you are a people person and enjoy being creative.

What advice would you give to a current Cosmetology or Esthetics student? Remember that we are in a “people” business and that should always be top priority.

Kirsten Jefferson

Hometown: Winchester, IL

Highest level of education: High School

Something about yourself that no one would guess: I love to sing and play sports (not at the same time).

Favorite Skin/Hair care products: Hair- Moroccan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

What outside activities or field trips have you experienced while at MCC? I have been to State Farm, Heartland Community College, nursing homes, a daycare facility and a career fair! The most meaningful was the career fair because that’s how I first found out about this school.

What schools (Cosmetology or other colleges/trade schools) did you consider attending for Cosmetology? USCA in Springfield, Mr. John’s in Jacksonville and Paul Mitchell in Normal

Why did you choose to attend the Midwest College of Cosmetology over your other options? When I came to visit this school, there was a smile on everybody’s face and it looked like a lot of fun! Everyone was so nice! Plus, I got to live on-campus and there is great security.

On what career path do you see yourself in 5 years? If you see yourself in a salon, explain the type of salon in which you prefer to work (i.e. chain salon/spa, booth renting, boutique salon/spa). I would like to be booth renting at a salon/spa and would be saving up to open my own salon/spa very soon (within 10 years of graduating).

What have you gained from your experience at MCC? My whole hair education is from MCC. I couldn’t even braid before coming here and now I know 5 different types. MCC helped me start my career!

What advice would you give to a prospective student looking at Cosmetology or Esthetics? If you aren’t a people person, become one! Be yourself and embrace your inner creativeness. Have fun! It’s the beginning of a great career.

What advice would you give to a current Cosmetology or Esthetics student? Go to school (class) as much as you can so you can graduate early! Study and do your best!