We like to put the spotlight on our educators every once and while so you get the chance to learn all the diverse backgrounds of our team and what brought them to ARROJO Cosmetology.
How did you become interested in the beauty industry?
My adventures into beauty started at a young age experimenting with Kool-Aid and Sharpie markers on my own hair. I’ve been drawn to the beauty industry and images of beautiful women for as long as I can remember. Growing up I would take photos from magazines and try to recreate the looks in my own bathroom. I love the transformative power of cosmetology and how it can affect other people. My profession is a constant source of innovation and pride for me. I get to touch people every day, not just literally, but also in the way they view themselves.
Why did you choose to teach at ARROJO Cosmetology School?
Education is very important to me and sharing my knowledge with students and stylists not only strengthens my understanding but expands the horizons of others as well. Nick's institution is inspiring and I knew I wanted to grow with the brand and vision.
Is there anything that stands out in your mind about your experience here?
No two days are alike and I'm constantly afforded the opportunity to teach something new. Each class has it's own personality and reacts differently to the material presented, a refreshing environment to work and create in. The staff is a gifted and talented group of individuals who operate as a family and support the ideals of the company as well as the person.
What is your favorite skill to teach?
The foundation of any craft begins with the basics. It's the tedious, and often overlooked, steps I find the most rewarding to teach. Techniques such as finger waves, pin curls, and clean sections are paramount in my classroom. I want the students to master the essentials before experimenting with their talent and creativity.
Any advice you can share with current or prospective students about the industry?
In the world of hair, if you can dream it you can do it. There are endless opportunities to explore and career paths to choose from. The strongest advice I could give to any new or perspective student would be to continue practicing your art form while never losing sight that this trade you've chosen offers an unlimited and ever-changing abundance of knowledge. Oh, and one more thing...GET YOUR LICENSE! :)
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