ARROJO Cosmetology Class 4 students are now, we’re proud and happy to say, high-flying beauty school graduates; and their Graduation Party & Presentation was one helluva bumping show.
But it didn’t happen by chance. 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 and all the related sciences to advanced techniques in color and cut that are developed and practiced by ARROJO Studio Master Stylists.
Many of the skills our students learn go beyond State requirements so that they get a jump on the competition, can start their careers with the advanced, high-level techniques that define ARROJO’s modern and creative approach to precision-based hairstyling.
The Graduation Party & Presentation, then, is the students’ apotheosis of the hard study, practice, and practical application of the ARROJO Cosmetology Curriculum.
Each student presents one complete head-to-toe look, inclusive of overall concept or theme, styling and makeup, hair cut, color, and style. Sharing newfound knowledge, creativity, and skill, it is time and chance for each student to shine.
So with an audience of family and friends, fellow students and staff, it was onto the show. Set to a rollicking soundtrack, a slick, refined, and powerful catwalk presentation brought forward each student’s model.
Everything - the smooth and streamline 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 the fact that seven short months ago, these Graduates never knew how to hold a comb.
As proceedings drew to a close, each of the 16 former students was presented with their hard-earned Graduation Certificate, while for the Highest Grade Point Average, Highest Retail Services, and Best Attendance, Kelly Hawkins, Marisa Bollman, and Kristen Jex each won a $350 gift certificate for advanced education at the ARROJO Academy.
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 of your life as a cosmetologist. 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, thing big, and vow to never stop learning - and all your dreams will come true,” he said.
Honor, praise, acclaim ARROJO Cosmetology Class 4; for one and all, a bright, brilliant future awaits.