Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College


Discover your unique style at Minnesota State College Southeast.


If you’re ready to start a fun, exciting, and creative career in cosmetology you need the right education!

Southeast Cosmetology Academy (logo)Experience outstanding training in classroom, lab, and clinic settings at Minnesota State College Southeast Cosmetology Academy in Winona. Our curriculum is designed to complete classroom studies in just a few weeks, so you will start getting hands-on experience in our clinic setting right away.

At Southeast Cosmetology Academy, you’ll learn fundamental and advanced cosmetology skills in:

  • Men’s and women’s razor, scissor, and clipper haircutting
  • Dimensional and monochromatic hair coloring technique
  • Permanent wave and chemical straightening hair texture services
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Gel, fiberglass, liquid and powder nail enhancements
  • Body treatments, facials, chemical peels and electrotherapy
  • Makeup application

Practice beauty techniques on real clients.

Get the hands-on training you need to become a licensed cosmetologist in our Student Salon & Spa. The facilities at Southeast Cosmetology Academy provide our students and their clients with a high quality salon experience. Develop the professional skills you need to succeed in the industry, including time management and record keeping.

There are a variety of career options in cosmetology, and our graduates are working successfully in many different areas. We offer specific certificate programs in nail care and skin care. Advanced training in these areas will broaden your employment opportunities.

Contact Us

Student Salon & Spa Appointments: 507-453-2727
Admissions: 877-853-8324, enrollmentservices@southeastmn.edu
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Major Offerings

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Student Salon & Spa

Southeast Cosmetology Academy operates a full-service clinic at Minnesota State College Southeast In Winona. Students provide hair, nail, and skin care services under the supervision of our expert instructors. Please call us to make an appointment at 507-453-2727.

Download the Cosmetology Pricing Sheet (PDF)


Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate hair, skin, and nail care needs of clients and recommend possible solutions and products.
  2. Perform hair, skin, and nail care services that are at a standard mandated by the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners and to the satisfaction of the customer.
  3. Demonstrate dependability, punctuality, and professionalism through interaction with salon clientele, classmates, and instructors.
  4. Keep records on client services and appointments accurately and thoroughly.
  5. Demonstrate the use of time management by completing services and projects within the recommended or allotted time.
  6. Complete the minimum number of quota service requirements mandated by the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners.
  7. Comply with Minnesota Cosmetology Statutes 154 and Rules 2105 and 2110 as mandated by the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners.

Cosmetology Job Placement: 100%

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Career Opportunities

  • Practitioner
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Educator
  • Corporate Educator
  • Platform Artist
  • Sales Associate
  • Salon Consultant
  • Cosmetology School Instructor
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Make Up Artist
  • Author
  • Product/Equipment Inventor

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • Top instructors: Every class is taught by instructors who are board certified beauty professionals. The cosmetology department staff takes pride in remaining current with industry changes and trends by taking continuing education in all facets of cosmetology, as well as staying up to date by working in the salon environment.

  • Housing Options: Experience on-campus living! You have the option to live on campus at Winona State University. Dorm housing is available through our partnership with WSU. We also maintain a list of available rental options in the area.  Contact the MSC Southeast front desk at 507-453-2700 for the housing list.

  • A public, not-for-profit college: Your investment in your education goes further when you attend Southeast Cosmetology Academy. Minnesota State College Southeast is an accredited public 2-year college and a member of the Minnesota State system. Financial aid and scholarships are available.


  • Jodi Heim has been in the cosmetology field for over 20 years and continues to be excited and passionate about the beauty industry. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University in individualized studies, focused on the Study and Application of Cosmetology and Trichology. Jodi's experience in the industry is multi-faceted: she has worked in education, business, and as a full-time stylist. She owned and operated a full service salon and spa for 17 years and worked as an educator for a recognized haircolor company for more than 13 years. She is now the director of Cosmetology at MSC Southeast Cosmetology Academy in Winona, MN. Jodi looks forward to continued success in her field and inspiring and leading others to living their greatness.
  • Julia Stuckmayer received an AAS degree in Cosmetology from MSC Southeast Cosmetology Academy. After working in the field for 3 years, she attended Nick Arrojo's Salon Fundamentals Boot Camp in Manhattan to further her education. The next few years were spent working at a Medical Salon and Spa in Edina, MN, where her love for serious skin care truly blossomed. In 2015 Julia received her Minnesota cosmetology instructor license and returned to her roots at MSC Southeast Cosmetology Academy. She is honored to be a part of an incredible cosmetology program, and has high hopes to positively impact the next generation of hair stylists.

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