Chalk It Up 2017

In the past, Federico has participated in our local Chalk it Up event located at Fremont park in Downtown Sacramento. Usually, we just provided free hair chalking but this year we added a free braid bar to help keep attendees nice and cool during the three-day event.

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Our students had a great time interacting with chalk goers. From first time chalkers to chalk masters, it was a great mix of skill levels. The event showcased local bands, a kid zone, an array of street food to choose from and of course lots and lots of chalk art.

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All money raised during the festival is given out as grants to local youth artists. We can’t wait to attend again next year!
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Alumni Advice

We have heard it time and time again during graduation speeches,

“If I could go back, one thing I would do differently while in school was…” 

But what about once you are licensed? What are things you know now that you would tell yourself as a student? We got the chance to ask a few of our alumni and made a list of the top three alumni advice

3) Join the externship program

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The externship program gives you the upper hand to “test drive” a business before actually making the commitment to work there. Many alumni who took advantage of the program while enrolled said it is something all students should at least try once!

2)Sit in the front row

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Studies prove students who sit in the front row perform better

Whether its homeroom, class or an advanced education event, always sit in the front row. You have a better view of the whiteboard or monitor. Also, it is easier to pay attention to what is being said because there are no people in front of you to distract you. Another perk of sitting in the front row is being the face that a guest artist or speaker sees most. It is a great way for you to network and show how serious you are about your craft and education.

1) Just do it

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Go ahead and pull the first strip of wax! Get in there and cut a fringe! Turn on your clippers and go for it. A lot of times as a student, you get nervous. You’re not quite sure if it’s the right technique. So what is the advice from past students? Just do it! Be confident in yourself and don’t second guess it. Yes, you will make mistakes but you are in school so you can learn from these mistakes and perfect a technique that works for you. Always keep a positive attitude about any service you are going to perform and greatness will follow!

Matty Conrad visits Federico

Schwarzkopf artist, Matty Conrad joined us for an evening Gala where the platform artist presented several pre-done men’s contemporary haircuts, as well as an on-stage demo. He also taught a contemporary barbering class. Drawing heavily from inspirations of the past, attendees learned to create classic looks while growing technical cutting and styling skills. Below are photos from his two days here.

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Matty prepping his model, barbering student Chance E., for the night
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Cosmos and barbers were in attendance
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Osis product display
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Matty took a quick break to pose with barber alumni, Amos S.
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Finished looks from the night
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Matty had everyone’s attention
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Day Two, Matty had lots of help from a barbering student, Dustin M.
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Minds were blown after a full day class

If you are interested in attended future events like this one, check out Federico Advanced for upcoming classes

Sacramento Zombie Walk

This year we got the chance to perform SFX makeup services for the West Campus High School Marching Band for the 16th Annual Sacramento Zombie Walk. We love any chance to break out liquid latex and fake blood but before we did, we wanted to make sure our students were prepared to transform 70+ band members into brain eating zombies! A week before the event, we held a practice run and our barbering students were transformed into zombie barbers. The students did amazing work and were ready to rock and roll!

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The day of the event, we set up shop at Roosevelt park located in midtown Sacramento. We had only a few hours to make over the students. Once the first student arrived it was a mad dash to get them looking like the undead. Our students were champs and we even had the opportunity to make over the zombie walk staff!

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We spotted Alumni Mackenzie E. sporting some awesome zombie FX makeup

We are looking forward to attending next year and doing some more zombie magic! To see more photos from this event, check out Sacramento Zombie Walk on Facebook

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2016 summer graduation

In the past year few years, we have upped our graduation ceremonies from clocking out in the hallway to now, a grand graduation in our ballroom. Our Alumni Services Coordinator Alex G. has gone above and beyond to make these graduations special for our alumni.

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When you walk into the ballroom, you immediately notice the transformation. Balloons and decorations fill the space along with rows and rows of chairs. On our screen, there is a slideshow playing with photos of students and events they have participated in during their enrollment.

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As the ceremony gets underway, our Director of Education, Cindy A, greets friends and family of the alumni. Once the cue is given, in walk our beautiful graduates, one by one. The cheers and hollers of their loved ones are something unforgettable.

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“This school is not just an educational facility, this is a platform for success.” – Marcus P.

A student is chosen to represent each program. This graduation we had Esthetic student Alexis W., Cosmetology student Vanessa P., and Barbering student Marcus P. speak for their programs. Each year the speeches get better and better and this year’s speeches did not disappoint.

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Before you know, it is time for our students to receive their diplomas. One by one, the students are called to the stage to finalize their journey at Federico. Our president, Jeremy Federico, hands them their diploma and sends them off to conquer the beauty industry.

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Seeing our students walk the stage is a bittersweet feeling. We will miss having them in our classes, but we know that once they leave here, they are equipped with all the skills needed to succeed in their chosen professions.

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Congratulations to all of our Summer 2016 graduates! To see more photos of our ceremony, head over to our Facebook page

Federico gives back

As future beauty professionals, our students understand the impact of helping others. When a woman receives a new hair color, her self-image can be boosted. When a man comes in to get a haircut before an interview, that new look he leaves with can boost his confidence and help him land that job. For a teenager who suffers from acne, going to an esthetician and getting on an appropriate treatment plan can turn them from shy to outgoing. But outside of the beauty industry, how can we help others?

RAK PAK

With the help of our amazing student ambassadors, we have created a Random Act of Kindness club, which we have named the “RAK PAK”. Each month, we pick a charity, organization or cause to donate to. Our first organization is our friends at Sacramento Loaves and Fishes. We are currently collecting packs of water or gallon sized jugs to donate to the homeless community that they so selflessly help.

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Along with our ambassadors, our students have helped by asking family and friends to donate to our Water Drive. Our barbering students have been such a big help by being the muscles to carry the packs of donated water when needed!

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We started the first week of July and we received 13 packs of water. Our ambassadors decided to kick it into high gear and by week two, they had collected an additional 47 packs of water.

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Did they stop there? No way. They kept the momentum going by reaching out to a local news station and set up a TV segment so we could get our cause out there to the people of Sacramento! You can check out the video here. By the end of week three, we have collected 32 packs of water.

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We are accepting donations until July 29th. You can drop off water to the school Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. If you are interested in donating or have questions about our RAK PAK, you can contact our Student Services Coordinator, Julia D at 916-929-4242 ext 213.

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