THE BEAUTY CAREER CHOICE

Stories from NYSBSA member school graduates.

Brooklyn Salon5 ARROJO Cosmetology Graduates on Staff at the New Brooklyn Salon!

Many ARROJO Cosmetology graduates have gone on to become successful stylists in ARROJO Studio. With the opening of the new Brooklyn salon we are excited to announce that 5 graduates that are currently stylists in the Manhattan salon will be transitioning over to Brooklyn to be a part of the starting team! We are so excited for them.

Clare - cutting/styling, Charlie - colorist, Francesca - colorist, Robyn - cutting/styling, and Lucy - colorist.

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Bridid LappBridid Lapp
ARROJO Cosmetology School Graduate

How did you become interested in the beauty industry?

I enjoy talking and getting to know people. When I'm doing hair behind the chair, I get to do some of my favorite things: interact with different people, help clients find their own unique beauty, and tap into my own creative drive.

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Chris HansenChris Hansen
ARROJO Cosmetology School Graduate

I became interested in the beauty industry by my old hairdresser and the woman who owned the salon. They always came to work with huge smiles on their faces and a lot of energy. I thought that must be awesome to feel that and get paid for it!

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NelofarWalyzadaNelofar Walyzada
ARROJO Cosmetology School Graduate

How did you become interested in the beauty industry?

I have always loved hair and, since I was a little kid, I knew that I wanted to work in a salon. I was always experimenting with my sister's hair and while flipping through magazines, I would look at the models and celebrities and then recreate what I saw on friends, family, and myself. My parents wanted me to be an accountant and I was a semester shy of getting my degree in accounting, I decided that I had to pursue my bliss. I walked off campus and into my future by enrolling at ARROJO Cosmetology School.

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Information for students interested in a beauty career.

The beauty career choice has a lot to offer – now and going into the future.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report stating that employment for barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Plus, there is continued growth in the number of full-service spas and nail salons, meaning more jobs for manicurists and skin care specialists. (source: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos332.htm)

Last year skin care specialists came in number 8 on MSN Career’s 20 Fastest-Growing Occupations. (source: http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-2186-Job-Info-and-Trends-Todays-20-Fastest-Growing-Occupations/)

Range of career choices:

  • Hair Stylist
  • Aesthetician
  • Barber
  • Nail Artist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Educator
  • Manufacturer Representative
  • Salon or Spa Owner
  • Platform Artist

Places to work:

  • Salons
  • Spas
  • Barbershop
  • National Trade Shows
  • Cruise Ships
  • Runways
  • Television and Movie Sets

Benefits:

  • Creative/Artistic Work
  • Flexible Hours
  • Individuality
  • The more effort put in the more rewards received

What you should know:

New York License Requirements

  • Cosmetology - You must complete a 1,000-hour, New York State approved course of study and pass both the New York State written and practical examinations to get a license to operate in this state.
  • Esthetics - You must complete a 600-hour, New York State approved course of study and pass both the New York State written and practical examinations to get a license to operate in New York state.
  • Nail Specialty - You must complete a 250-hour, New York State approved course of study and pass both the New York State written and practical examinations to get a license to operate in New York State.
  • Natural Hair Styling - You must complete a 300-hour, New York State approved course of study and pass both the New York State written and practical examinations to get a license to operate in New York State.

The Beauty career choice takes you as far as you want to go…

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