By completing the curriculum with a Graduation Party Presentation, where each student created and showed one entire head to toe look inspired by an era or theme of their choice, ARROJO Cosmetology Class 8 have joined Classes 1-7 as high-flying, beauty school graduates.
It was the students’ paragon of the hard study, practice, and practical application of our Cosmetology Curriculum. During the seven-months, Undergraduates study and scrutinize, practice and master, everything from health and safety to client consultations to beauty product knowledge and usage to makeup and styling to the theory and practice of contemporary hairstyling to classic and advanced techniques in color and cut.
Just seven months ago, these students didn’t know the right way to hold a comb. Yet as a testament to their talent, and to ARROJO Cosmetology’s commitment to trailblazing education that raises the standard of our craft, this was a polished and sophisticated runway show. There was sense of style and individuality in each look, there was creativity and precision in each color and cut and style, there was commitment to display inspiration driven by an era or theme.
An audience of family and friends and peers saw everything from bohemian chic to modern textures to aggressive layers and bangs to asymmetrical shape to bold as brass razor-cuts to colors bright and brilliant, soft and subtle.
In short: fifteen students, fifteen models, all different, all sensational
Finally, certificates were awarded, tears (of joy) trickled over cheeks, and applause became incessant and rapturous. It was left to school founder, Nick Arrojo, to deliver the Graduates’ closing words of guidance and inspiration:
“This is the beginning, not the end. Now your careers start for real. Wherever you go, whatever dreams and ambitions you have, remember that education is the foundation of a lasting, prosperous, creative and rewarding career. Work hard, stay inspired, think big, vow to never stop learning — and all your dreams will come true,” he said.
Here is a selection of images from the Graduation. There are several split screen shots, which show the stunning ‘before and after’ looks of some of the students’ models. To open a slideshow window, click any image. To move to the next image in the series, click the right-hand-side of your image window.
Photography by David Ducane: http://davidducane.com