Bright lights, big city, beautiful colors! With a Graduation Presentation themed around the Spectrum of Color, ARROJO Cosmetology School Class 46 now join the professional ranks as all-star beauty school graduates.
The Graduation Presentation is the crowning moment of seven months of hard work. From day one, when students were taught how to hold a comb, to their Graduation Day, they have diligently studied cosmetology in theory and practice, working their way through basic blow-dry and styling techniques to advanced razor-cutting and creative color.
The Graduation is the time for them to show off their new skills to students and staff, family and friends. Each Graduate must present one model that reflects their newfound technical and creative abilities as a stylist, and their own artistic interpretation of an era or theme. They offer a complete look, including outfit, makeup, hair and style.
Set to video and music (watch the video at the bottom of this post), the remarkable presentation was more akin to a sleek runway show than to a school presentation, with models wearing a variety of edgy, street-inspired styles with the wow-factor brightness and pop of high fashion colors.
After the show an inspirational speech by ARROJO Studio General Manager, Nuala Guildea, sent the students on their way with a rousing farewell. "This is a magic moment,” said Nuala. “Watching young people grow, seeing them see the dots connect is why we are committed to this school, and to you. Your career starts now. You have a blank canvas; paint any picture you want to.”
Main Educator: Aisha Robley
Artistic Director: Amanda Jenkins
Class 46 Outstanding Achievement Awards
Highest GPA: Alexandra Sullivan
Highest Retail: Alexandra Sullivan
Best Attendance (3-way Tie): Alexandra Sullivan, Shannon Doccola, Brooke Rosa
For the gift of continued education, each of these award-winning Graduates wins a $350 Gift Certificate to attend advanced education seminars at ARROJO Advanced Academy NYC.
See Class 46's Graduation video & pictures below. Photography by Krista Lundberg