Hey guys! My name is Karen, and I was lucky enough to be a student of Class 5 at ARROJO Cosmetology School. I moved from Kentucky to NYC in November 2009 to pursue my dream of a career in the beauty industry. ARROJO Cosmetology School was my ticket to think outside the box. Armed with a solid education,I transformed from a shy student to a confident assistant to a successful stylist in less than a year. ARROJO matched me up with the fun and funky Revolver Salon at Ricky’s NYC, and for 2 years I balanced my own clientele on the Upper West Side with a healthy dose of freelance work that allowed me to showcase my creativity in awesome ways - photo shoots for product lines, commercials posted on Facebook, indie artist music videos and shows in New York Fashion Week.
They say home is where the heart is, and when I got the chance to come back to ARROJO as their new Admissions Director, I knew I was coming back home. The great thing about an ARROJO education is that it prepares you for a life-long career in the industry, and the skill set I developed here as a student goes beyond learning how to cut, color and style hair - I’m utilizing business and communication skills that I developed here, too. ARROJO Cosmetology School was the best investment I’ve ever made for my future, and as a graduate, I am so excited to share my experience with future students!