It’s 10 years since Class 1 Graduated from ARROJO Cosmetology School! To celebrate, we are featuring what Class 1 Alumni have achieved during their 10 years as stylists. Meet Huich: A student in Class 1, Huich is now a business owner in Chelsea NYC.
How did you become interested in the beauty industry?
I went into the beauty industry because I saw it as an opportunity to making a living being a creative. What better way to spend my time than creating beauty in the world and getting paid doing it!
Why did you choose ARROJO Cosmetology School?
Arrojo Cosmetology School seemed different than the other schools I looked at. I sensed right away that they had a high standard of teaching and a deep commitment to their students. I wanted to learn from master stylists and Arrojo Cosmetology offered that, it was a pretty easy decision.
Is there anything that stands out in your mind about your experience there?
Learning from the master stylists from the studio, they came and inspired us, that inspiration is priceless.
What is your favorite skill?
I love working with texture, curly hair speaks to you. It tells you when it’s happy and what it needs. It’s fun working with hair with so much unique personality.
Any advice you can share with current or prospective students?
Keep creating. Keep building. Keep elevating. Being in the profession for 10 years now, I see how important it is to keep creating big visions for ourselves and to keep learning new things. It’s very easy to get comfortable and stay in our comfort zones, but the real magic and beauty comes when we get out of that safety net and take scary leaps of faith that are aligned with our dreams. Get a mentor or build a community that will stand for YOUR vision and that will support you when you make these scary jumps!
What did you do after graduation, and where are you working now?
After graduation, I apprenticed and finished my apprenticeship at Arrojo Studio. I’m currently operating my own independent business, taking clients from a rental space called Hawthorne Studio New York, in Chelsea. I love what I’ve created, a work/life balance that is perfect for me.
What has been your career highlight(s) so far?
The relationships I have with my clients are by far the biggest highlight of my career. I can’t express how special it’s been to build loving relationships with people through doing their hair, that’s really why I love what I do.
What is your next goal?
I’m looking for new creative ways to serve people, adding more wellness into a hair service. Hairdressers by nature are helpers, they want to help people feel good and I believe we can create a more conscious service and go beyond surface beauty. I’m not sure what this looks like yet but that’s what I’m working on, creating more depth and healing into hair, that’s my next goal.
Congratulations to Huich all of her amazing successes so far. It has been our pleasure to watch her bloom & grow into the confident, talented stylist & business owner she is today! We look forward to continuing to follow her success!
See her work: Hair By Huich @getpeached
Discover more about Class 1 & our heritage on ARROJO Social, the social network for hairdressers.