Class 26 took an avant-garde and inventive approach for their Graduation Presentation. Using fundamental hair cut, color and styling techniques in combination with their remarkably creative vision, the young stylists depict narratives from Broadway’s classic musicals, bringing an all singing, all dancing conclusion to seven months of career-shaping education.
In the beginning these students were learning how to hold a comb; now they can take the fundamental skills of hairdressing, and use them to create cuts, colors, and styles that offer thematic consistency, whimsical beauty, and a statement of their growth.
The musicals ranged from Sweeney Todd to The Wizard of Oz to Thoroughly Modern Millie; to represent each of their worlds the Graduates use hand painted hair colors, razor-cut hairstyles, and a plethora of imaginative editorial creations.
“Theater is a unique part of the hair industry,” say class educator, Pia Vivas.
In New York, working as a wig or hair stylist in opera or theater is a very real and very desirable career path. It’s wonderful that this class was able to showcase the creative future of theatrical hairstyling.”
“The ability to create hairstyles that reflect persona, image or feelings is a necessary skill,” adds Gina Arrojo, School Director. “Combining technical prowess with creative ingenuity is what we want all our students to do, so it’s great credit to this class for actually recognizing that and making it their theme. We’re very proud of our newest graduates and wish them the best of luck whatever they may do.”