1952: Irene Smith opened Model College of Hair Design on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Irene and her son, Bruce, operated the school until they relocated to the St. Cloud location.
1972: Bruce and Diane Smith moved Model College of Hair Design to St.Cloud, Minnesota. The college was located on the corner of 8th and Division. Over the next 30 years the college added eight houses to accommodate student housing needs. Andy Smith, along with his wife Stephanie, now handle all the day-to-day operations.
2009: Model College of Hair Design building was torn down and rebuilt to be one of the Midwest's finest educational facilities.
Model College of Hair Design was quite an experience. I really received a good education. I enjoyed being with people and making new friends. The friends I made were true and that made it all the more worth while. College housing is a ball yet the surroundings are such that study time is part of the living process.