2015 has come to a close, and it was by far one of our best years yet! This last year was jam packed full of events and new programs.
We started out the year working with Sacramento Fashion Week, doing hair and makeup for all their runway shows. We even hosted the Emerging Artist show in our theater, allowing up and coming designers and artists to showcase their work in front of over 200 attendees. Check out more highlights from Fashion week here.
Besides Fashion Week, Federico also hosted two other major events in our theater. The 15th annual Salon Symposium and the Arrojo West Coast Summit brought hundreds of visitors to our campus to see stage shows from the like of Nick Arrojo, MUSE Art Haus, Schwatzkopf Professional, Dave Diggs the Barber and MUD Cosmetics.
We also saw a huge increase in our Barber events. We started working with THIS Midtown doing a monthly Barbershop Popup at their summer block party.
Later in the year we launched our Barber transfer program with huge success, our first round of Cosmetologists to transfer into barbering will be taking the State Board later this month and then continue their careers with a dual license.
In December we had our first ever Barber Battle. 20 students competed to be deemed Best Barber at Federico, going through 3 elimination rounds covering a variety of cuts. Local shop owners came out to judge the event and it was MC’d by our very own Mr. E.
On top of the Barber Battle, we also competed in our first Hair and Fashion Battle. Our school went up against 4 other local salons and another local school and were able to place second in the overall competition.
We also received Modern Salons EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION award for our Facilities and our use of Solar Power to keep our school as Green as possible.
In addition to all of these amazing events, Federico continues to participate in regular outreach to the community. We have participated in multiple student activities and events with local high schools, haircuts for the homeless, local churches and film productions. We can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store.