How did you become interested in the beauty industry?
I always had a passion for hair. I grew up with a family full of hairdressers, so I was exposed to the industry at a very young age.
Why did you choose ARROJO Cosmetology School?
I looked at a bunch of schools and the caliber of education was nowhere in comparison to ARROJO. To me, it seemed like there wasn't a high standard or a solid foundation elsewhere. It drove me crazy going into schools and seeing students play with other students' hair.
Is there anything that stands out in your mind about your experience here?
The opportunities that we had, not only in school but outside school, are unlike any other cosmetology school. Whether it was trips to the museum to seek inspiration, to sold out fashion shows, or even weekly demos from Nick and other Master stylists, it's an overall experience I could never be more thankful for having.
What is your favorite new skill?
In school, cutting was definitely my weakness. It's amazing to have such a solid foundation in not only precision hair cutting but also precision razor cutting. Teaching is my new skill I'm really focusing on currently. It's something I've always wanted to do so its incredible ARROJO has given me the opportunity to pursue that.
Any advice you can share with current or prospective students?
Seven months will go by faster than you could ever imagine. Take advantage of everything this school has to offer. Build relationships with your fellow students because these friendships will last a lifetime. This industry has endless opportunities, it's up to you to decide.
What did you do after graduation, and where are you working now?
I am currently working at ARROJO Studio (SoHo) as a Level 2 Stylist. I also travel and educate the apprentices at our ambassador salons all over the U.S.
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