How did you become interested in the beauty industry?
I have always been drawn to the world of beauty and fashion, even as a child. It is something that makes me feel excited and inspired.
Why did you choose ARROJO Cosmetology School?
I took a business management position at a local salon a few years ago to be closer to what I loved. I soon realized even that was not close enough. I wanted to be part of the craft. The salon had just become an ambassador of ARROJO so I was familiar with the name and all that was associated with the brand. It took one trip to the school and I knew I had to start there. I want to be the best so I wanted to be trained by the best.
Is there anything that stands out in your mind about your experience here?
I loved that everyone that I met at ARROJO(student/staff) had talent and had their own style. I always felt alive and inspired there, inside and outside the classroom. I loved the days when we were given a theme and then created looks and styles for that theme. It was a really cool experience to see what each person created based on one general idea.
What is your favorite new skill?
I love razor cutting! It definitely has been a skill that sets me apart from other people.
Any advice you can share with current or prospective students?
Don't miss class! School goes so fast and you learn so much in a single day that you need to be present...plus you never know who might pop in and teach your class.
What did you do after graduation, and where are you working now?
I moved back to Pennsylvania where I took more classes to become licensed in both states. I am currently working at Glow Salon & Spa, the ambassador salon that I got my original start at. I love my job and I love what I do every single day. I will never regret my decision to move to NYC and attend ARROJO Cosmetology School because it was the foundation that jump started my dream.
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