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Meet Jarmin Carreno, August Educator of the Month


After 17 years as a stylist, Jarmin Carreno recently delved into life as an Educator with MOROCCANOIL.

How’d you get your start in education?

I have always loved to share my tips and tricks with others. I joined the MOROCCANOIL experts and became our in-salon educator, serving as an ambassador for the brand. This led me to become an official Educator with MOROCCANOIL, and I can’t imagine doing anything else!

What’s your favorite product from MOROCCANOIL?

ROOT BOOST, no question. It is so flexible—you can use it on wet hair for a fresh style or on dry hair to revive and refresh day-old hair. However you use it, it really amplifies the style.

What's the newest, freshest approach you're bringing to education?

I just always try to keep things real. Being open and honest is such an important quality to have as a stylist because you need to be able to be upfront with your clients and give them a proper consultation. This means not being afraid to communicate the limits of a style or even a client’s hair. It’s so important to be able to break down a style into the time and work that goes into it and the potential for it to impact the integrity of the client’s hair.

Being able to give a proper, honest consultation should be a major focus in education because it really sets the foundation for a stylist’s entire career.

What are the common problems faced by stylists today?

A lot of stylists struggle with the unrealistic expectations that come with social media—clients don’t always know that what they are looking at is a wig or a heavily filtered image and not something that you can realistically accomplish.

Again, this goes back to a proper consultation. I start by explaining the need to maintain the integrity and health of their hair, as well as the work, time, and cost that goes into creating the look they want. Once they understand this, I try to meet them halfway on a solution that works for them and their hair.

What do you want stylists to know about education?

Education is an absolute must. Trends and techniques change; colors change. If you want to stay in business as a stylist, you have to keep up, and education is the only way to do that.

What are your educator goals?

I want to help other stylists step out of their comfort zones because by doing this, we can often discover something else we love that we otherwise wouldn’t have even known about.

What new skill would you like to learn (hair or non-hair related)?

I wanted to learn how to bake, but COVID taught me that it’s not for me. I would love to learn more on the barbering side, especially with fading hair.

Who’s your biggest mentor?

Mariefel Lagatuz. She was one of the first classes I ever took outside of school, and I was so impressed with her—she knows her stuff, is super patient, and makes it all look effortless.

What is the most rewarding part about educating?

I love when stylists ask questions because it means they’re engaged. If I can answer someone’s question, or if someone is struggling and I can assist, that is all I need; if I can teach them just one thing, I’ve done my job.

What is your favorite cutting or coloring technique?

I love doing face-framing highlights, babylights, or balayage. It can really change a person’s entire look. Plus, it’s a quick add-on service, and I love the way it brings a glow to the client’s face.

I also recently learned how to do the Kumi at a MOROCCANOIL training session in Nashville. It’s a really sleek side style with a poof. This look was so fun and inspiring. I did an inspired coloring session on some models at the recent Clickcon event and was able to introduce other stylists to the MOROCCANOIL line because of it.

What is a word of advice that you have for new stylists?

Don’t be discouraged if something goes wrong, whether that’s with cutting, coloring, or something else. There is always a solution.

What is a word of advice that you have for seasoned stylists?

Seasoned stylists need to remember that despite all the new stylists entering the industry, there is enough hair for everyone. Just focus on you and your work—it’s not a competition.

How do you like to spend your days off? (hobbies/interests)

My absolute favorite thing is to garden. I have so many flowers in my yard; it is like Narnia.

Favorite pick-me-up in the middle of a busy salon day? (snack, coffee, music, meditation, etc.)

Coffee for sure—in the morning, afternoon, and night. I probably sweat coffee.

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