We have officially confirmed Sally Rogerson will be visiting Federico Beauty Institute on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 3:30pm- 5:30pm.
Sally Rogerson’s passion for fashion, music and art culminated in a natural path to her career in hairdressing. After joining Vidal Sassoon at the age of 16 and then working her way through the company she became a creative director at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London for ten years and then became the senior creative director in the Los Angeles Sassoon academy.
During her 20 years with the company, she worked as a platform artist, created trends in editorial shoots and acted as an international brand ambassador. Her years as a mentor and educator have helped inspire and develop legions of influential hairdressers who continue to value education and gain respect in their craft.
Our PM students will be invited to join us during the day for this exciting special guest presentation. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In May 2012 Recent alumni, Jennifer Vasquez, was flown to Miami to participate as a finalist in the prestigious Fashion Frenzy contest at Intercoiffure Spring Symposium. We caught up with her to chat about her experience in Florida. Here is her story as told by Jennifer.
I have always been extremely competitive, so when Erin at Federico Beauty Institute introduced me to the world of competitions in the hair industry, I was immediately hooked. I was working on my entry for Beacon and she mentioned I should consider entering Fashion Frenzy, as well.
The Fashion Frenzy contest at Intercoiffure was set up as a before/after picture contest.
I found out I was 1 of 6 finalists and they were flying me to Miami, FL to compete live on stage at the Intercoiffure Spring Symposium held at Fontainebleau Hotel.
The whole experience was a whirlwind but BABAK was on hand to help capture the moments!
We had mentoring sessions with John Moroney, VP of education for Goldwell and KMS.
Fabio Sementilli of P&G Salon Professional.
Luis Alvarez the VP of Creative and Education and co-founder of Aquage.
The enormously talented people I had the opportunity to meet blew me away. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have an opportunity to interact and learn from all of my Hair Heros in one weekend. Meeting any ONE of them would have been a dream come true and here I was surrounded by everyone!!
The second part of the competition was a stage and video presentation. We recreated our look on models and filmed individual video segments that were played during the live online stream of Intercoiffure.
I took 3rd place and had the opportunity to have BABAK shoot my model , afterwards. I still feel like I am living in a dream. Everyday I thank God that I chose to go to Federico Beauty Institute… having a school support me and encourage me to compete and grow is priceless. I will always love my FBI family! ~Jenny xoxo
Interested in attending Federico Beauty Institute and becoming a part of this incredible industry? Call an admissions representative at 916.418.7223
We last left you at Day 3 of our Pivot Point Study abroad trip to Barcelona, Spain. Explore the remainder of this trip as told through the eyes of the students who had the opportunity to attend.
Day 4- Temple Expiatori De La Sagrada Familia
The view looking up through the courtyard was breathtaking. I was so inspired by the architecture. -Tiffany B.
The chimneys were all completely different. It was insane. You could see the whole city from the roof! – Tiffany B.
We walked in and everyone was mesmerized by this stained glass window. It was truly incredible. –Adrianna B.
It was funny because none of us had ridden a bike in YEARS. It took a minute to get used to being on a bicycle again, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything in this world. -Carolynn N.
I was riding a bike in Barcelona. Kinda Amazing. – Leena K.
Day 5- Giorna and Medieval Romantic Towns
Students spent the day touring Giorna and Medieval Romantic towns along the coast. They were captivated by the beauty of the coastline and loved the quiet peacefulness of the locations.
The architecture is so magnificent on the edge of the water. It looked like a movie.-Rebekah A.
The water was super blue and we ended up having an impromptu photo-shoot on the beach. The tour guides tried to redirect us but eventually just let us have a blast and we came back with pictures to die for… –Adrianna B.
We loved this quaint little town. It was the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona! –Carolynn N.
It is a local custom to kiss the bum of this lion. We thought it was strange, but went with the flow.. –Kristen J.
It cost me a small fortune to send out 10 postcards! Worth. Every. Penny!!!! – Micayla R.
Day 6- Salon Visits
We got to visit local salons and absorb the European culture. This one salon had a tattoo/ piercing room in the back. – Carolynn N.
Best hot chocolate of my LIFE!!! Dayna H..
I cried when we entered the soccer stadium. I have played soccer my entire life and this was a dream come true!!!!!! – Micayla R.
Day 7 & 8- Hands On Education
Pivot Point International rolled out brand new education and our students were the very first to take it. Severine LeBrown and Sabrina Holtz taught the theoretical and practical aspects of the Meta 050 hair design course.
The students also had the opportunity to work with Makeup Forever for an entire day.
We learned this cool fringe technique so when we got back to the hotel room we cut fringe on me. Loved this education. -Carolynn N.
I loved the techniques they taught us. Especially the fringe techinques!! For me, fringe was something I really struggled with and this class really helped bring it all together for me. –Adrianna B.
Once I learned about MakeUp Forever, I went out and bought a ton of it… It is actually what I wear now. – Alissa S.
It was cool because they had an area for photo-shoots in the studio area. They were actually doing a photo-shoot while we were there. They made a hairpiece out of candy and complemented the look with this incredible makeup line. –Leena K.
Absolutely, the trip of a LIFETIME!!! We had the chance to hang out with girls from other classes and ended up becoming really close. I love these girls! – Selina H.
The flamenco show was so much fun!! We loved the dancers and had such a great time! – Tiffany B.
Day 9- Homebound
Our students found themselves on a jet headed back to California and faced with the plight of airline food much too quickly.
Though they had spent 9 luxurious days in Barcelona, everyone agreed they could have easily spent another 9 with no objections!
Interested in our Study Abroad program or becoming a student? Check out www.Federico.edu or give us a call at 916.929.4242.
Pivot Point encourages their students to look at the world around them for inspiration. Beauty is everywhere; visiting other cultures to learn how they view beauty and apply their skills in the beauty industry is a great way to broaden your horizons. Throughout the year, Pivot Point schedules trips abroad that feature cultural excursions and hands-on learning opportunities.
For many students, this was their first experience traveling abroad. The girls had been preparing for this trip for months during meetings detailing passports, baggage weight limits, etc. When the day finally arrived they were ready to go!
The 12 hour flight time was filled with anticipation, and they were excited to hit the streets of Barcelona, Spain as soon as the plane touched down on foreign soil.
Day 1- Tour du Jour
A half day trip to Sitges, a beautiful village by the sea and one of the most picturesque towns on the Mediterranean coastline. The morning was spent strolling around this ancient city.
I was so excited to put my feet in the Mediterranean Sea!! – Micayla R.
Walking along the Passeig Marítim gave students the opportunity to enjoy the views and immerse themselves among the artists, painters and sculptors who reside and work there.
Dessert was this block of ice cream with homemade chocolate sauce that was rich and creamy. Juicy fresh strawberries were served on the side… I have literally been dreaming about this dish since we got home!! – Rebekah A.
After a lunch overlooking the harbor and afternoon city tour, Federico students arrived at Hotel Evenia Rossello Barcelona to unpack.
Dinner was at the popular restaurant near the hotel – Balthazar. Balthazar offered a fusion of Mediterranean and Catalan cuisine with a hint of the Orient.
Day 2- Gothic Barcelona Exploration
After breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant, the group explored Barcelona in depth with a full day tour to Montjuic Hill, Poble Espanyol, an open air museum and the Barri Gothic (“Gothic quarter”).
The places we went were so gorgeous. The day to day scenery was extraordinary! Our tour guide was really funny and she kept us laughing all afternoon. – Kristen J.
Spain’s most popular museum – The Picasso Museum, was also on the agenda for the day.
Afterwards, the girls were on a mission to experience the local night life.
It was the strangest thing because they played the exact same music as the clubs here in America. I was expecting something totally different, but we had a ton of fun dancing the night away!! -Adrianna B.
Stay tuned for the rest of our Barcelona series and find out about the rest of this once in a lifetime trip. Are you interested in attending Federico Beauty Institute? For more information, contact an Admissions representative at 916.418.7223 .
It was 1996.. the Spice Girl’s released their debut album, Y2K was barely on the radar, and Adam Federico had just graduated cosmetology school. The Federico Family has always been passionate about advanced education so the next logical step was The Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica.
“I first met Gerard Scarpaci when he was working with Sassoon in Santa Monica back in 1996 , I was attending the classic cutting course at the time and he was one of the teachers in class,” Adam says,” I was naturally drawn to Gerard because even at that time he presented a more natural rawness to his approach that stood out from what all the other Sassoon folk were doing .”
Fast forward through Gerard’s career: Sassoon Educator, Salon Owner, Aveda Artistic Director, Joined ARROJO Education and Co-Founded Hairbrained with Randy Taylor.
As Creative Director of FBI, Adam, feels it is extremely important to expose our student body to as much of the industry as we can during their time with us. When the opportunity to bring Gerard Scarpaci to California to educate our students and staff presented itself, he jumped on it.
Students were invited to participate in the Razor Fundamentals course and an intensive Barbering class through our advanced education program.
We hope to help open new networks and create future relationships for them to build on once they graduate. The introduction to advanced education is key to cultivating life long learners and letting them know that there is a whole new world out there for discovery that doesn’t end in beauty school .
Students have benefitted from Federico Beauty Institute’s Master Salon, AJF Salon, for years, but are now gaining access to ARROJO Education because of the partnership Adam Federico has built with the company.
Through a time of corporate take overs and Major conglomerates ARROJO stood on its own, being Independent and offering Education for the hairdresser which seemed to be a dying thing through the early part of the new Millennium . Bringing ARROJO into AJF is by far the smartest and move I have made in a very long time . It is refreshing to be partnered with a company that is independent and education driven . I feel passionate about their message , Philosophy and Methodology, as if it were my own. -Adam Federico
What did our students have to say about the class?
” What a great educator!Gerard answered all of my questions and gave me one on one assistance when I was unsure of something. ”
” Do it!! This class was so worth it! I received education that was helpful, fun and challenging. Gerard Scarpaci is such a talented and humble artist. He was very tentative to us students. ”
“Gerard Scarpaci is AMAZING!!!!! I loved the Razor Fundamentals class he taught. I received such wonderful education that was way beyond what I was expecting. I am so lucky to have had training with such a talented and successful artist. ”
“I feel so lucky to attend a school that brings celebrity stylists in to educate us! Best. School. Ever.”
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We love to reconnect with alumni, especially when we are able to share in their successes!With dozens of career options in the beauty industry, our students often wonder what will be the best fit for them . In conjunction with our extern program, we invited three recent graduates to share the path they had chosen.
Nichole, Robert and Lorena graduated the Cosmetology program less than 2 years ago and came back to talk about both the triumphs and roadblocks they have experienced since leaving Federico. They each explained the career path they chose and talked about their time here at school.
Robert E.- Assistant
Robert spoke about externing at Cowboys and Angels while he was a student at Federico Beauty Institute and being offered a position before he even graduated. He painted a very clear picture of what to expect when working through a rigorous assisting program and encouraged students to consider externing.
“I don’t have a super outgoing personality and I had been really nervous to extern. Robert really helped me realize that externing is so important to my future career. He inspired me to start visiting salons and checking out their assisting programs.” -Allie B. (student).
Nichole M.- Commission Stylist
There are several different types of stylists in a salon, and Nichole explained each one for Federico students, citing pros and cons of each situation. After graduation, Nichole struggled to find a salon that was a perfect fit. She was hired at Urban Hair Lounge and has since had the opportunity to learn from greats like Steve Elias and Steven Robertson.
“Nichole gave a lot of information and really shed light on the reality of being out of school. It was awesome to here from someone who is in a salon and tell us what to expect. I think that is the scariest part of a new career…. not knowing what to expect. For me, it answered tons of questions I had about working on commission.” – Joana J. (student)
Lorena M.- Salon Owner
When Lorena speaks about her journey to Federico Beauty Institute she becomes very emotional. Her story is one of sacrifice and pursuing personal fulfillment. Colleagues chastised her for wanting to leave her job to attend beauty school and the importance of believing in yourself and your abilities.
Owning a salon, educating for Davines Color, and working as a special beauty correspondent on Univision/Telefutura TV; leaves little free time. Lorena explained to students the demands becoming a salon owner brought, but offered encouragement to anyone who dreams of one day opening a space of their own.
“I was truly inspired by Lorena’s story. We have similar backgrounds in accounting and I connected to the fact she left her career to follow her passion. To watch someone who has been out of school such a short time be able to create so much success for themselves is what this industry is all about. ” – Michelle S. (student)
We are so proud of our alumni’s achievements and can’t wait to see what the future brings to these rising stars!
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If you regularly visit salons, you may have heard the term “esthetician” used to describe a person who specializes in a certain area of beauty. However, if you’re like most people, you might not be exactly sure what these professionals do.
Estheticians are skin care professionals who help clients with the care and beautification of their skin through services like facials, body treatments, and waxing. They are professionally trained to do these tasks in settings that make people feel comfortable and beautiful, such as salons, day spas, and medi-spas.
In order to perform these tasks, all estheticians must pass written and hands-on exams through a recognized certification program, making them eligible for state licensing. The educational preparation for these exams requires an initial commitment ranging from 250 to 600 hours of study, with follow-ups recommended once licensing is achieved. These classes are intended to keep estheticians up-to-date on skills and safety, as well as provide education on trends in the industry.
Because they are not licensed doctors, estheticians cannot offer any medical advice for treatments, but many choose to work closely with dermatologists to offer more comprehensive care for their clients.
Federico Beauty Institute has been offering students the opportunity to enter into the field of esthetics with confidence and skill. Our part-time esthetics program allows students to learn in a flexible and supportive environment that allows them to work their way through school.
Through our program, students are given the skills to offer evaluation, consultation, and treatment of minor skin disorders. Tuesday through Saturday, students and instructors meet for hands-on instruction in massage, aromatherapy, facials, make-up application, color analysis, and waxing—everything students need to learn to become successful in the field.
We take care to provide students with the right mix of traditional learning and hands-on experience, supervised by a passionate and professional staff. Our modular program is built on a solid educational foundation of Bioelements professional skin care, and our curriculum was designed by CIDESCO esthetician Barbara Solomone. The program is overseen by Dr. Billie Radd, who has a PhD in Pharmacology and Masters in Cosmetic Science.
If you’re interested in learning more about Federico Beauty Institute’s esthetics program or any of our courses, please call our admissions department at 916-418-7223. We’d love to talk with you about your interest in the field!
Have you ever wondered what the best celebrity stylists have in common to make them so successful in working with the stars? Simply put, one of the things that really stands out is their unbridled passion for their craft, which shows in their work. This, paired with outstanding creativity and motivation, has made these individuals some of the most trusted stylists in the world.
These people can serve as encouragement for up-and-coming stylists, as by capitalizing on skill and passion, anyone can turn their enthusiasm into a serious stream of income and success. In order to offer a little inspiration to aspiring estheticians, here are some of the hottest celebrity stylists out there:
Claim to Fame: Damien Carney has been a trendsetter in the styling world for nearly 20 years. He’s styled for international fashion powerhouses like Louis Vuitton, John Paul Gaultier and Giorgio Armani, and worked with countless celebrities and famous photographers. Not quite satisfied, Carney founded Damien Carney London, the first mobile beauty academy in the world.
Inspiration: Not afraid to give credit where it’s due, Carney gathers inspiration from his team, working with them to create a total image for clients. His classical training as a stylist has given him the ability to take his inspiration and transform it into chic tresses.
Claim to Fame: You might recognize reality TV diva Tabatha Coffey from her over-the-top Bravo series, “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover,” or from her picture on the cover of her book, “It’s Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth About Life, Love and the Business of Beauty.” What you might not know is how she’s taken her love from the clippers to companies of all kinds, applying her know-how and style to help people around the world achieve the look they want.
Inspiration: Coffey’s inspirations come from all over, primarily founded on visions of the mess she’s cleaning up—a serious asset for the aspiring stylist.
Claim to Fame: Nick Arrojo’s signature styles have graced the places all stylists dream of. He has worked with some of the most influential salons in the industry, including Vidal Sassoon, Wella International and Bumble & Bumble. After setting out on his own and building a name, Arrojo served as the stylist for TLC’s “What Not to Wear” for seven seasons. He has since moved on to create his own school and line of products.
Inspiration: Arrojo draws heavily on street fashion, giving his styles a raw edge coupled with sophistication that is hard to forget.
Now that you know a little more about what makes a celebrity stylist turn their enthusiasm into inspiration for success, think about where you want your career to take you. If you’re ready to take your aspirations to the next level, get in touch with the admissions office at Federico Beauty Institute. From there, the sky’s the limit!
Would you like a career that involves helping and working with people? If you have been looking for a flexible, rewarding career, massage therapy could be a great option for you. In addition to helping people feel their best, the massage therapy industry allows you to earn a comfortable living while working hours that fit with your schedule.
A large part of a massage therapist’s day is about creating a relaxing atmosphere for stressed clients. Ambiance, atmosphere, and a willingness to work with the client’s wishes are the central pillars of the job. The technical aspects of the job involve a complete understanding of human anatomy and musculature, and build the foundation for a successful career.
If you’ve thought about becoming a massage therapist, now is the time to consider your options. The best way to learn safe and effective massage techniques is through a reputable school that offers hands-on learning backed by instructors with knowledge and experience. At Federico Beauty Institute, we work with our students to ensure they have the knowledge required to break into this potentially lucrative career.
There’s no better time than today to start your next adventure, especially right now with your chance to win a $10,000 scholarship to the Federico Massage Program. Through a special on Facebook, we’re giving you a chance to tell us exactly why you deserve to be selected as the lucky winner!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for massage therapists is almost $35,000 a year. Depending on your job specifics, you might work for yourself or as a staff member at a salon or spa. If, however, you are an entrepreneur, you might work for yourself on a full- or part-time basis from an office or on an on-call basis. As an independent masseur, you have more control over your schedule and earning potential.
If you want to build a steady foundation for your future massage career, you need to learn the craft from an accredited school with a positive reputation in the industry. Federico Beauty Institute’s professional educators and advising staff will work with you to teach you the knowledge and skills needed to move into the massage industry with confidence.
Still unsure? Speak with one of our academic advisors to learn more about our curriculum or work with the financial aid office to put together the right package for financing your education. We pride ourselves on providing professional, affordable education opportunities for dedicated individuals looking to advance their knowledge in the career of their choice.