Last September, we welcomed two new full time classes - 30 students in total - into our school. They came from all over the country and brought with them an abundance of passion and excitement. These students immediately found their way into our hearts as they embarked on their journey toward a new career in cosmetology.
Over the following 7 months, our two classes put in a lot of hard work. They navigated through the theory of modern hairdressing, business building and the importance of retailing. They expressed their creativity in projects like the “Dream Salon,” inviting their peers to share in their long-term goals. They gained good habits and put their newly learned skills into practice.
The time and effort put into their education was expertly displayed in two very unique graduation presentations.
One class chose a theme inspired by The New York Times, and each student styled a model to correspond with a different section of the paper. The class collaborated on the creation of an ARROJO Cosmetology press wall, and the models posed for photos as if they were at a real red carpet event.
The second class’s graduation theme was Masquerade. The students found a way to incorporate a mask into their model’s style; some were painted on in romantic designs, others wore elaborate versions made for costume balls.
Both presentations were vivid expressions of the skills our new graduates attained in classic techniques for haircutting, razor haircuts, color, and editorial styling.
Cosmetology Director, Gina Arrojo, wished our graduates well at the close of their ceremony. “We are thrilled to have you as our newest alumni. Congratulations on your achievements and best of luck on your future endeavors. You always have a home here and we can’t wait to see what you do.”
For photos of Class 20’s graduation, click here: NY Times
For photos of Class 21’s graduation, click here: Masquerade