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Dave Diggs Inspires Students at Federico

It’s always awesome when we have big names in the industry come out to speak to our students but when those big names have had an especially difficult past, it seems as if our students appreciate the visit ten times more. Andis International Education and Style Team Member, Dave Diggs, came out to teach us

Federico Takes 2nd Place at Hair Wars!

You can’t have an amazing Hair Show without a couple of swords and an amazingly choreographed bloody battle on stage. Federico has competed in Hair Wars for a while now and this year we proved that “The beast inside is not dead!” Our students came together as a complete team of Barbers, Cosmetologists and Estheticians

Bantu Knots and Why They’re so Beautiful

It seems as though there are a lot of hairstyles that aren’t only beautiful, but seem to find controversy in the media. The edgy style known as Bantu Knots have found its way in the middle of numerous arguments and misunderstandings when assumed they were made popular by the latest singers and public figures. The

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

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

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. When you walk into the ballroom, you immediately notice the

Visiting Maryhouse

This Monday, Federico students spent their day off cutting hair for the women of Maryhouse. Maryhouse is an extension of the Loaves and Fishes of Sacramento and is often considered a place for starting over. These women are often young, without family support of any kind, and often dealing with issues of domestic violence, mental illness, evictions and