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Our History

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.

My experience at the Model College of Hair Design has been a very fun, yet challenging learning experience. I feel that since I have started, the instructors and management has done everything possible to prepare me for my career. Not only have they trained me in cosmetology skills, but also how to interact with my clients as well with the people I work with. Overall, it has been an experience I will never forget as well as the friendships I have made. - Mariann, Monticello, MN

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