Boot Camp (Salon Fundamentals)

Boot Camp (Salon Fundamentals)


Please Note: The Entire Week 1 (Classic Scissor Cutting) and Week 2 (Razor Cutting) will be taught by Nick Arrojo. Learn more.

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Boot Camp is the perfect seminar for new cosmetology graduates looking for a head start in their career, and experienced stylists looking to take time out to refresh and improve their skill-set. Each week has a different focus, with every session structured to aid your learning of modern creative hairdressing trends and techniques.  

Week one is all scissor cutting. Techniques include creating clean lines, strong shapes and structures, working from short to long, and modern graduations. The goal is to improve each attendees approach to classic geometric shapes. 

Week two is color and texture. Practicing single processes, highlights and slices, creative and corrective color, we share modern color trends and techniques. There is also a day dedicated to American Wave, as you get certified to practice this lucrative salon service. 

Week three covers classic men’s cutting. Men’s techniques include long and square layers, graduation, and scissor over comb as you craft detailed looks with modern, lived-in style. In this week’s workshops, practice classic and creative men’s hair cuts that follow the head shape, falling naturally into the hairline.

In week four we introduce the art and craft of razor cutting. Students practice cutting classic shapes with a razor –– one-length lines, graduation, and layering –– as well as trend- conscious techniques such as asymmetry, disconnection, and undercutting. 

On the final day, you cut, color and style one model as you create and present to the group one look that weaves together all of the skills that you’ve learned over the four-week course. 

Boot Camp provides renewed motivation for a lifetime of success in the industry.

Available Dates & Locations:

  • August 4, 2019 - ARROJO Advanced Academy NYC


  • 5 days a week for 4 weeks. Classes run from 9am-5pm Sunday to Thursday. 


  • Learn classic cutting technique, as applied to bobs, graduation, and layering 

  • Build your razor cutting repertoire with techniques that enable more creative freedom, flexibility, and style

  • Master modern color techniques, including classic and alternate highlighting, correct color placement and tone, and best use of natural parting and fall 

  • Learning to present your work in front of others 

  • Nick Arrojo teaches the entire Week 1 (Classic Scissor Cutting) and Week 4 (Razor Cutting) of Boot Camp

Designed For:

  • New cosmetology graduates and young stylists

  • Experienced stylist who want to improve their level of hairdressing education

  • Understanding the ARROJO approach to modern and creative, precision-based hairstyling

  • Learning new skills & services that will facilitate your future success

  • An inspirational, career-shaping 4-week trip to New York City

Practices & Policies:

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*This seminar is for licensed hairdressers only. Attendees will receive by email a tools list and class info two weeks before class commences.