How did you become interested in the beauty industry?
I’ve wanted to be part of the beauty industry since before I can remember. Art and painting was something I’ve used my whole life as an outlet to express myself until I found out I could use hair as my canvas. There is something so rewarding about creating something new every day for every person and making somebody feel so beautiful.
Why did you choose to teach at ARROJO Cosmetology School?
ARROJO cosmetology stood out among other cosmetology schools because it has such an innovative and progressive way of teaching, and doing hair, that is continually growing throughout the industry. Our students are faced with real and challenging situations every day and are prepared to take on anything.
Is there anything that stands out in your mind about your experience teaching here?
I believe we are all here for the same reasons and that is because we have a passion for hair. Without students, I think that shows. They are given such amazing opportunities to work on real clients and experience what a real salon is like. They are privileged with creative demos regularly by their educators and are always being pushed to be their best.
What is your favorite skill to teach?
Haircutting is something I am very passionate about and I believe its easiest to teach something that you love. All it takes is an Ah-ha moment from my student to let me know I’ve done my job. Its great to see students understanding things, but also learning from their mistakes. There are so many techniques you can do with a scissor or a razor and the biggest accomplishment is seeing how much they’ve grown from day one to their graduation date.
Any advice you can share with current or prospective students about the industry?
Show up, work hard, take everything you can from everybody that you can, remember that everybody has something different to offer you, and never stop learning. With that, you are sure to be successful.
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