Last week, at the Spring Fling Celebrity Skate Event at Chelsea Piers, our Part Time classes had the opportunity to put their newly learned styling skills to the test.
The event, a fundraiser for the Ice Theater Company, featured Nobel Laureate, Robert Engle, NY1 news anchor, Pat Kiernan, and fashion designer Nicole Miller in a “Dancing with the Stars” style skate-off.
ARROJO Cosmetology School educators, Pia, Gina, and Katie had the students try different styles on mannequins before the big event. They smoothed, pinned and hair-sprayed their mannequins - and tossed in a couple flips - to make sure the hair would stay vertical even if the skaters didn’t.
Our educator, Pia, was excited to help our students prepare. “This was a real-life experience for our students. It’s one thing to practice on a mannequin. They got to see what it was like to work behind the scenes. Our students had to chose the appropriate products and hairstyle for each model. And we had to make sure the style would last in the ice rink!”