This past week, students of ARROJO Cosmetology received more rarified opportunities: Fashion Show hairstyling for the likes of Alisha Trimble, voted a top 5 emerging talent of New York Fashion Week.
Alisha Trimble’s Fall / Winter collection, premiered at the prestigious 1OAK nightclub, and featured limited edition dresses and one-of-a-kind designs that were, in equal measure, raw and edgy, elegant and sophisticated. With wonderful silhouettes and off-kilter shape, the collection was a contemporary interpretation of the femininity of Woman, in all her shapes and sizes.
Assisted by Rudy Villalobos, ARROJO educator and master colorist, and Loretta O’Connell, School Director, and with awe-inspiring effort, talent and skill, students from ARROJO Cosmetology, Class 4, created the hair for the runway show, and for the accompanying photo-shoot. Strong and stylized looks, multi-textured updos, and sleek, polished shapes showed the power and beauty and grace of modern hairstyle, providing the perfect compliment to the askew lines of the dresses, and to Alisha’s concept of womanliness.
As an additional highlight to the week, Classes 5 and 6 were invited to style hair for a prom-inspired fashion show at BLVD Entertainment Center, 199 Bowery, NYC.
The show was in honor of 1000 graduating students, from New York City’s downtown school districts. It gave our own students, assisted by ARROJO educators, Rachel Seamon and Arianna Marino, the privilege of putting to practice newly mastered styling skills as they shaped fashion-forward looks, updos, and other inspirational styles for young, likeminded individuals - all while experiencing the energy and excitement of being behind the scenes of a New York City show.
For students of ARROJO Cosmetology, this was a feel-good week of new experiences, insights and inspirations; this was oxygen for ambition; this was the first of many editorial appointments for the next generation of leaders in the hairdressing craft.