A student is only as good as their teacher. That’s why we hire educators who are the best of the best of the best.
We want nothing to be above the reach of our cosmetology students and graduates. We want them to reach for the stars. To be tomorrow’s leaders of the hairdressing craft. But it doesn’t just happen; it requires advanced, inspirational, career-shaping training and tutelage. That’s why the role of cosmetology educator is vital, and it’s why we go to great lengths to find, and hire, only the most talented, passionate educators in the business. We’re very proud of the team we’ve assembled, and feel their pioneering approach will shape the future of cosmetology education, not just for us, for the whole industry. That’s why we’ve put an expo on our educators, and first in line….
Arianna is a specialist hair cutter with a strong background in education, and an exceptional knowledge of the curriculum.
Until she joined our team, Arianna’s career was with Vidal Sassoon and, as such, she has an outstanding technical skill set to pass on to each student. From a young apprentice, she rose through the ranks to become a Master Stylist who, aside from taking clients, trained Vidal’s own cosmetology students and apprentice stylists. And as a facilitator at Sassoon’s academy for licensed stylist education, she is also an experienced advanced education instructor.
Aside from her commitment to education, a look at Arianna’s career credits shows what a valuable asset she is to the students–and to us. She has created new looks for recording artists such as No Doubt (for Rolling Stone Magazine), styled celebrity hair for press junkets and fashion magazines, styled runway models and created art direction for fashion shows for the likes of Richard Tyler and Jeremy Scott and, highlighting the giving nature that helps her be such a wonderful educator, she gives these skills for free to the Saint Jude Children’s Hospital annual fashion show.
Just as importantly, though, Arianna is a great educator because of her patience, and drive to see her students succeed. “I love seeing my students progress from the simple skills of learning how to hold a brush and comb correctly to learning advanced techniques like a classic bob hair cut or a complicated color application. Their expressions when a light bulb goes on are my fulfillment, and proof that I’m doing the right things,” she says.
“I love working here because we are a boutique school with small class sizes. That allows educators like myself to provide one on one attention to our students. We are able to play to student’s strengths and help them to excel and grow in all areas of cosmetology”.
Arianna concludes, “I think its vital ARROJO–as we do each day–strives to raise standards in cosmetology education because the industry standards have changed in the last decade. Your education and future often start where you choose to attend cosmetology school and where you choose to continue your education once you are licensed. Hairdressers are no longer just hairdressers but artists, and innovators of fashion and style. We strive to train future leaders in the industry; leaders who have world-class knowledge of how to cut, color, and style hair, rather than just the basics of state requirement”.
(Arianna’s class recently worked on a era presentation whereby students gave themselves one overall look inspired by a certain moment in time. To view snapshots of the presentation, click on any image. To move to the next image in the series, click on the image in your slideshow window.)