The students from ARROJO Cosmetology Class 15 are now, all-star beauty school graduates, and their Graduation Show was a rip-roaring success!
It didn’t happen over night. During the seven-month curriculum, undergraduates study and scrutinize everything from health and safety to client consultations to beauty product knowledge and usage to makeup and styling to the theory and practice of contemporary hairstyling to advanced techniques in color and cut.
Many of the skills our students learn go beyond State Board requirements, giving them a jump on the competition, so they can start their careers with the high-level techniques that defines our modern and creative approach to precision-based hairstyling.
The Graduation Party & Presentation is the students’ apotheosis of the hard study, practice, and practical application of the Cosmetology Curriculum.
Each student presents one complete head-to-toe look, inclusive of overall concept or theme, styling and makeup, haircut, color, and style. Sharing newfound knowledge, creativity, and skill it is time and chance for each student to shine.
What was the theme for Class 15? Yin and Yang.
For the class graduation speech, Caitlin explained the theme in relation to their class experience
“Our class represents Yin and Yang, because although we come from different backgrounds, faiths, and span a variety of ages, we came together as a class and used our opposing characteristics to compliment each other and become one cohesive unit.”
With an audience of family and friends, fellow students and staff, it was time for the show. Everything - the smooth and streamlined runway show, the sense of style and individuality in each look, the creativity and precision of every cut and color and style, the overall concepts and themes - wowed the crowd, and belied that seven short months ago, these Graduates never knew how to hold a comb.
As the evening drew to a close, each student was presented with their hard-earned Graduation Certificate. While three over-achieving individuals received $350 Advanced Academy Gift Certificates for the Highest Grade Point Average, Highest Retail Services, and Best Attendance.
By this time, applause was rapturous and tears were in the eyes of many students and family and staff, so it was left to Nick Arrojo to deliver the final inspirational speech:
“This is the beginning, not the end. Now your careers start for real. Wherever you go, whatever dreams and ambitions you have, remember that education is the foundation of a lasting, prosperous, and rewarding career. Work hard, stay inspired, think big, vow to never stop learning - and all your dreams will come true,” he said.
Now begins a bright and brilliant future for fifteen stylists who put passion and inspiration into everything they do.