Federico Spring Commencement 2015

Photo by Julia DamianOn April 18th, Federico Beauty Institute held its 2015 Spring Commencement. Recent graduates were invited back to walk across the stage and receive their diploma and student honors. Our ballroom was filled with balloons, and current Barber students Keith and Nato created a mural on the blackboard wall to commemorate the event.

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Family, friends, students and Staff were all there to support the graduates. With over 175 attendees, the ballroom was raucous with laughter and applause, as student speakers shared their memories and wisdom.

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Smiles and hugs were plenty as graduates who spent in some instances over a year with their classmates reconnected and got a chance to catch up since leaving school and passing state board.

Barber Student Leyland H. with Barber instructor Mr. Mike

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It was awesome to see familiar faces, glowing with pride and accomplishment.

Cosmo Grad Duke S.
Left to Right: Barber grad Zac M. with Cosmo grads Erin D. and Iesha T.
Cosmo Grad Kery M.
Left to right: Esti instructor Miss Alice with Esti grads Kelly I., Happi Y., Jen R.

Our Alumni Services Coordinator, Julia Damian, who organized the event, was deeply moved by our student’s passion and created a video in honor of them. “I was inspired by our students, so I decided to create a video about student inspirations. I know it sounds kind of circular but I just figured it worked.”

Check out the video below.

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Our Spring Graduates

Federico Beauty Institute is proud of all of its graduates and wishes them nothing but success on the next phase of their careers.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT : Victoria S. Cosmetology Student

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT : Victoria S. Instagram: @t0riasw0rld

Victoria is a Cosmetology Student and one of our Student Ambassadors. She was also  Student of the Month in April. We got together to go over some of her highlights as a Cosmo student here.

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Victoria doing hair for Sac Fashion Week

JNS: “What’s your favorite thing you’ve learned so far?

VS: “I would say my favorite thing that I’ve learned so far is probably cutting. I really enjoy perfecting a cut, however I know that styling hair is totally my thang. I’ve been doing it for a while and I love creating editorial looks. It almost comes naturally.”

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Victoria doing hair for Sac Fashion Week

JNS: “I’ve seen some of your editorial looks. They’re very strong. Do you have a favorite product to use?”

VS: “So far I would say Newsha is the one for me right now. I have a few other things that I use on my clients as well, but I think that the whole Newsha line is killing it. I’ve used it on all hair types and I love it!”

JNS: “How about favorite hair related Instagrams? Are there any you’re currently loving?”

VS: “I’m so bad at staying on top of blogs and Instagram. There are all kinds of talented artists out there that have inspired me though, I just don’t really have a favorite.”

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Model Styled/Cut/Colored by Victoria, Photo by Nicholas Wray

JNS: “Do you have any advice for a cosmetologist student that’s just starting out?”

VS: “Take your time, don’t rush. Practice makes perfect… Oh! And don’t be scared to ask questions.”

JNS: “What are you hoping to do after graduation?”

VS: ”I am hoping to get into a salon part-time while also booking a ton of events and traveling.”

JNS: “That’s a pretty solid plan! What will you miss the most about being at Federico once you leave?”

VS: “My Federico Family of course! Every last one of you that I have gotten to know and enjoy every day for the last 20 months of my life. You’re my favorite part of being here and I’m going to miss you so much!”

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Left to right: Cosmo Students Lianna F., Irma G, and Victoria

 

 

Federico Does Fashion Week Part II

Thursday brought Federico’s biggest day of all the events. “The Emerging Next” show was held here in our ballroom. Four local up-and-coming designers, Tyniece Hall, Theresa Truong, Sinan Dunlap, and Rebeka Garn and one local stylist, Winnie of Stackz of Style Productions brought models in bright and early for hair and makeup preparation. We took over Studio 68 and it was all hands on deck.

Esti Student Cassie B. working on makeup for Rebeka Garn’s looks

 

Cosmos, Barbers, and Estis all worked together on looks ranging from edgy street-wear to elegant evening gowns, to adorable woodland creatures. It was great seeing all the students in a new environment. No one hesitated to dive in on new techniques, and aptly showed their skill. They deftly wielded their mini crimpers and wands as hair pins and fake hair flew around the room. Barbers gave the male models fresh cuts and straight razor shaves, while our estis set up in the Star Student room applying deep garnet ombre lips and perfect winged liner.

Model for Theresa Truong, Photo by Bryan Allo

 

 

At night, everything moved into the ballroom and the runway started. The room had been transformed, local artists brought in iron sculptures and paintings, there were murals by Matt Brown, Rodney Corpuz, Dante Declarador, Brandon Gastinell, and Michelle Vo. EFFRT had their graphic tees on display and a dozen photographers stacked at one end of the room to capture all the madness.

Model for Stackz of Style Productions , Photo by Bryan Allo
Model for Stackz of Style Productions , Photo by Bryan Allo
Model for Tyniece Hall, Photo by Bryan Allo
Model for Sinan Dunlap, Photo by Bryan Allo

 

 

Model for Sinan Dunlap, Photo by Bryan Allo
Model for Sinan Dunlap, Photo by Bryan Allo
Model for Sinan Dunlap, Photo by Bryan Allo
Model for Theresa Truong, Photo by Bryan Allo
Model for Theresa Truong, Photo by Bryan Allo
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Model for Rebeka Garn, Photo by Bryan Allo
Model for Rebeka Garn, Photo by Bryan Allo

 

 

All of the designs looked stunning. There is nothing better than seeing a runway show from beginning to end. Watching each step build upon the last to come together in one perfectly executed look is breathtaking.

Tyniece Hall with models, Photo by Bryan Allo
Sinan Dunlap with models, Photo by Byran Allo
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Theresa Truong with models, photo by Bryan Allo
Rebeka Garn’s models, Photo by Bryan Allo
Rebeka Garn’s models, Photo by Bryan Allo

 

 

On Friday we saw our fourth and final day of working on Sac Fashion Week. We returned to the Auto Museum for the Spring Summer 2015 show featuring Designers Rebecca Cahua, Kimberly Eanes, Samantha Furno, Latiya Gholar, Gina Sanchez, Peter Srichan, Mai Vang, and Yennie Zhou. Once again it was all hands on deck. There were around 100 models for this show, by far the most we’ve ever worked on.  PM Cosmo Student and Student Ambassador, Victoria S. did most of the hair for Kimberly Eanes, featuring messy wrapped braids pulled into an up-do.

Cosmo Students Aonnie and Karryn working on model for Kimberly Eanes
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Cosmo Student Victoria working on model for Kimberly Eanes
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Barber Student Chris R working on model
Esti Student Laura working on model
Cosmo Student Victoria working on model for Kimberly Eanes

 

PM Cosmo Student and Student Ambassador, Victoria S. did most of the hair for Kimberly Eanes, featuring messy wrapped braids pulled into an up-do.

Esti Students Jen R. and Happi Y working on model
Cosmo Students assisting model

The runway of freshly poured concrete walkways and sand gave an otherworldly effect to the Museum and highlighted the ornate looks with its stark contrast.

Kimberly Eanes models before wardrobe. Photo by Tom Huynh

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We at Federico would like to deeply thank everyone involved. All of the students that went above and beyond to creating stunning looks,  Missy and Jasmine and their teams for letting us participate, The Art Institute of Sacramento, Christina Marie and the Capitol Indie collective for having us host the Emerging Next Showcase, and of course, Duane Ram the Executive Director of all the events for organizing such an amazing event. We look forward to next year!

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Photos by Bryan Allo, Tom Huynh, and JanyNicole

Federico Does Fashion Week Part I

Sacramento Fashion Week has been an annual event since 2006, however this year marks the first time they have done a full seven days of spectacle. This year also marked the first time that Federico Beauty Institute was brought in to help with hair and makeup.  Coincidence? … Definitely, but that doesn’t change the fact that it was fantastic to spend so many days working with amazing, local industry professionals.

The week started off with the Boutique Show and Press Party at the Sacramento Auto Museum on Sunday Feb 15. Under the guidance of Missy O’Daniel of Allure Salon and Spa and Jasmine Cardenas MUA(make-up artist) our students were able to spend the day working hands on with models and local boutiques to bring their vision to life.

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On Wednesday the 18th, Missy and Jasmine, along with a team of stylists came to Federico to demo upcoming hair and makeup runway trends for 2015. Students and local fashion fans were able to sit in on the workshop and ask questions, picking up tips and tricks from their years in the industry.

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It was fantastic to see so many techniques all at one time. The first two events of Sac Fashion week were so full of knowledge and experiences and that was just the beginning!

Stay tuned for Part II!

Student Spotlight: Nato N. Barber Student

Nato N. Barber of the monthSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT : Nato N. Instagram: @quedesmadre_

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Nato is our Barber Student of the month for March 2015, he has also been a Student Ambassador since November. I sat down with him to find out just what exactly makes him tick.

Nato with Batxer products

 

JNS: “What do you like the most about being at Federico?”

NN: “Everything. From the amazing educators, the fun staff, Alex in the café having the perfect amount of soy milk mixed in my morning coffee, to the talented individuals, cosmos and barbers alike that I am blessed to work alongside of.  They have all inspired me to express my creativity.

Left to right: Jeff, Nato, Priscilla and Mr. Jerry

 

JNS: “What’s your favorite thing you’ve learned so far?

NN: “Shaving. Shaving is by far my favorite thing. I mean, I get to hold a sharp blade next to someone’s face and throat and that person is totally cool with it!”

JNS: “Ha! That’s awesome. Do you have a favorite product to use?”

NN: “Baxter shampoo and conditioner. About once a week I have Colby T., a fellow barber, give me a shampoo and scalp massage with it. Baxter smells great and leaves my head feeling nice and minty clean.”

JNS: “I LOVE minty shampoos. How about favorite hair related Instagrams? Are there any you’re currently loving?”

NN: “There are a lot of great Instagrams out there, but just to name a few that really inspire me, @shanenesbit, @barberbrianburt, @mjsolofamensgrooming, #aonoxxx…I really like that they keep it traditional but with a modern punk rock edge. They stay humble and work hard to make their clientele happy. I’m also gonna throw in @keithzaggthebarber and @el_heffe23 because they are some of the most talented hard working barbers that have taught me many things and I know they will be very successful.

Nato with his reserved parking spot

 

JNS: “Do you have any advice for barber students just starting out?”

NN: “Don’t be afraid to be creative. Stay hungry for knowledge. Don’t worry about what others think. ‘Wolves don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep’”.

JNS: “What are you hoping to do after graduation?”

NN: ”SAVE THE WORLD, GET THE GIRL, AND GO TO DISNEYLAND!”

Nato and Jeff riding off into the sunset

Up Close with Nick Arrojo

On February 8th and 9th Federico Advanced was honored to host Nick Arrojo for his two day hands on seminar, Up Close with Nick.Nick Arrojo speaking to students. Photo by Nicholas Wray

Salon Professionals from all around Northern California attended the class to learn in-depth razor cutting knowledge.

The weekend started with live model razor cutting by Nick and Caitlin Senna of AJF Salon. They both did long layered looks, bringing out the hair’s natural texture.

Nick Arrojo defusing model. Photo by Nicholas Wray

Caitlin putting on the finishing touches. Photo by Nicholas Wray

On day two, the attendees were able to dive into their own razor cuts. Mastering the Plier Razor can be a tricky thing. There will always be a few nicks and scrapes along the way, but all of the students did a fantastic job.

Nick assisting student with his technique. Photo by Nicholas Wray

 

Working hands on. Photo by Nicholas Wray

 

Nick Arrojo Photo by Nicholas Wray

We ended the weekend with an Arrojo Happy Mondays event. Nick Arrojo (Arrojo NYC), Adam Federico (AJF Salon), and James Colgan (James Colgan Union Square) did razor cuts on live models for the 130 people in attendance.

Left to right: James Colgan, Nick Arrojo, Adam Federico. Photo by Nicholas Wray

Between the three salon owners they did five different looks in the 2 hour demonstration. The looks ranged from long layers to short bobs.

Nick Arrojo with Adam Federico's model. Photo by Nicholas Wray

 

Adam Federico Photo by Nicholas Wray

 

James Colgan Photo by Nicholas Wray

Raquel, one of the salon professionals found it to be an incredibly inspiring event. “I can’t wait to get my own razor and start practicing. They used those blades as if they were an extension of their own hands.”

Finished Looks Photo by Nicholas Wray Photo by Nicholas Wray Photo by Nicholas Wray Photo by Nicholas Wray Photo by Nicholas Wray

 

 

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