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Helping you become the best you can be.

If you are looking for a beauty school that offers an excellent, comprehensive education, flexible schedules, affordable tuition, and friendly and welcoming environment, then look no further than MN School of Beauty. We have cosmetology programs that will suit your needs and goals, whether you want to become a hairstylist, a nail technician, an esthetician, or a cosmetology instructor. You will also benefit from the mentorship of our highly experienced instructors who will help you throughout your journey. Plus, you will have fun and make friends with other students who share your passion for beauty. What are you waiting for? 






When MN School of Beauty began in 2003, we wanted to be different. We not only wanted to teach students top-notch cosmetology skills but also develop the student to be successful throughout their careers. We wanted to share the importance of passion, being a true professional, and having an unwavering clarity of purpose. 


With our combined 160 years in the beauty industry and by joining forces with the renowned Nino Altobelli, we have been able to create an atmosphere of excellence, comradery, and joy that keeps everyone motivated and working toward being the best they can possibly be. Embrace the 3P's of success with MNSB.

Passion - Compassion                              Professional - Patience                             Purpose - Planning

  • Our strength and purpose revolve around God Almighty 

  • Over 160 years of collective experience

  • Private, not a traditional trade school

  • Exceptional Business Women Honorees

  • 20-Year Member Lakeville Chamber of Commerce

  • Sun This Week - Readers Choice: Best Vocational School

  • MN State License

  • Licenses: School Manager/Manager Operator/Instructor

  • Veteran Approved & Certified

  • WIA (Workforce Investment Act) - Certified

  • Intercoiffure  (ICA)  Worlds Leading Hairdressers of America and Canada

  • Altobelli University - Partners in Education

  • 15 Year School District 192 & 194 Partnership

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  • Wide range of career opportunities: The beauty industry offers a diverse range of career opportunities beyond just hair, makeup, nails, and skin care. Cosmetologists can also work in areas such as product development, sales, education, and media.

  • Platform for creativity: Beauty school offers a platform to express one’s creativity through a range of beauty services, including hair, makeup, nails, and skin care.

  • Always evolving: It is a dynamic and ever-expanding industry with numerous career paths and prospects for growth.

  • Giving back: Cosmetologists have the ability to make a positive impact on people’s lives by helping them feel confident and beautiful. This can be a rewarding experience, as it allows cosmetologists to see the tangible impact of their work on a daily basis.

  • Best in class: Experienced and qualified instructors provide essential support and guidance, ensuring that students develop the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their profession.

  • Real-world skills: Practical training on clients in a salon setting allows for valuable experience and feedback to hone abilities and refine style.

  • Network & community: Beauty school fosters a network of like-minded individuals who share a passion for beauty, forming lifelong friendships and valuable connections within the industry.

  • Continuing growth: Ongoing learning and skill development: The beauty industry is constantly evolving, and attending beauty school provides access to ongoing learning and skill development to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques. This allows cosmetologists to remain competitive and in-demand in the job market.

  • Entrepreneurial opportunities: Beauty school can also prepare students to start their own businesses, such as opening a salon or working as a freelance makeup artist. This offers the chance to build a successful career on one’s own terms.

  • Creative outlet: For those who have a passion for art and creativity, beauty school offers a unique opportunity to channel that passion into a career. It provides a creative outlet to showcase one’s unique skills and talents.

  • Personal growth: Attending beauty school can also be a transformative experience for personal growth, as it requires a high level of communication skills, empathy, and emotional intelligence. These skills can be beneficial not only in one’s professional life but also in personal relationships and overall well-being.

  • Travel opportunities: With the beauty industry being a global one, cosmetologists can have the opportunity to travel for work, attending events, seminars, and workshops around the world. This provides exposure to different cultures and experiences, which can broaden one’s horizons both personally and professionally.

  • Job stability: The beauty industry has remained relatively stable during economic downturns, as people always want to look and feel their best. This means that there is a good chance of job security for cosmetologists, even during tough economic times

  • Opportunity for community impact: Cosmetologists can use their skills to give back to the community, such as by volunteering at local charities or providing free services to those in need. This can be a fulfilling way to use one’s talents to make a difference in the world.

  • Access to industry resources: Beauty school provides access to industry resources, such as trade publications, networking events, and industry conferences. This can help cosmetologists stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies, and connect with other professionals in the field.

  • Personal fulfillment: Pursuing a career in beauty can be personally fulfilling, as it allows individuals to pursue a passion and use their creativity to make a living. This can lead to a greater sense of purpose and overall life satisfaction.

  • Continuing education: Beyond initial training, beauty school can provide access to continuing education opportunities to keep up with new techniques, products, and technologies in the industry. This allows cosmetologists to offer the latest and greatest services and education about the content and purpose of the products to their clients.

  • Variety of work environments: Cosmetologists can work in a variety of environments, including salons, spas, resorts, television and film production, and even in the medical field. This allows individuals to find a work environment that suits their personality and preferences.

  • Chance to work with diverse clientele: Cosmetologists have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients from different backgrounds, cultures, and ages. This provides exposure to different perspectives and allows cosmetologists to develop communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Aesthetic expression: The beauty industry allows for aesthetic expression and encourages individuals to think creatively and outside the box. This can be a great outlet for those who enjoy expressing themselves through artistic mediums.

  • Personal branding: Beauty school can also teach students about personal branding, allowing them to create a unique image and reputation for themselves in the industry. This can lead to increased visibility and opportunities for success.

Madi W.

I feel prepared to continue with my career as a cosmetologist! Thank you for making me the best I can be!

Chloe P.

I passed my test so quickly, I feel 100% prepared for my job and don’t have a doubt that I know what I am doing.

Liah R.

I feel so different from when I started, it had such a positive impact on my life, and not just professionally. I am so grateful.


If the answer you need is not found below, please reach out, we would love to help you.

Is Minnesota School of Beauty accredited? Absolutely! We are very honored to say the school is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners and a member of the Department of Institute and Veterans Affairs and Workforce investment Act certified. Proud member of Intercoiffure world's largest organization in the beauty industry .

What are your admissions requirements? Applicants requesting admission to Minnesota School of Beauty must be at least 16 years old and have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent.

What are your class schedules like? Classes at Minnesota School of Beauty are Monday through Friday with classes scheduled between 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Do you offer academic and/or personal advising? Occasionally, students may encounter difficulty with their personal lives. As a school we encourage all students to keep personal life personal and outside of the learning facility, should it take place the Administration will make appropriate recommendations to assist with any issue that arises that is not educationally related. Academic advising is done monthly. Students will know how they are progressing through the segments of the program; with monthly evaluations on technical, attendance, appearance, and participation.

Do you offer on-campus housing? Minnesota School of Beauty does not maintain housing for students. However, we are happy to provide a list of reliable realtors and rental properties in proximity to the school. Simply ask for a list at time of enrollment.

Do you offer job placement assistance? Absolutely. Minnesota School of Beauty’s is here to assist you in your job search. Services available to students include resume development, job referrals, and guidance on professional appearance and job placement skills.

Can I make up work in the event of an absence? Unfortunately, it is hard to make up for any absences you may incur as every day we are learning new things and we are a clocked hour-based school any absences are strongly discouraged but, in the event, where an absence cannot be avoided we may encourage a repeat of a segment.

Do you allow leave of absences for students? Yes! We understand that life is full of unexpected challenges. If you need to be out of school for a period of time, you can request an appointment with the school manager to discuss options.

Do you offer financial assistance? Yes, we do offer several sources of financial aid and encourage all students to apply for as many scholarship programs available, ask your admissions representative for more details.

What are the requirements to qualify for financial aid? There are different types of financial aid, including grants and loans, private loans, and other types of scholarships. Each has its own set of rules and eligibility criteria. We encourage all students at Minnesota School of Beauty to apply for financial assistance as you may be eligible for aid that you did not even know was available. Learn more about financial aid options.



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