American Wave is a revolutionary salon service created by Nick Arrojo and his senior texture specialists. The System uses modern ionic waving lotions and editorial hair setting techniques to create a variety of custom-made, permanent textures for clients.

In order to maintain the standards of this creative and intuitive, high-fashion service, to practice American Wave in your salon you must obtain Certification from ARROJO.

We offer “Single-User” Certification Seminars bi-monthly at our Advanced Academy in NYC, and intermittently at venues across the country. We also offer “In-Your-Salon” Certification for up to eight stylists. 

On a combination of models and mannequins, the One-Day Certification Class teaches –– through demonstration and hands-on work –– three key American Wave techniques.


The Beach Wave

Learn to marry straight and wavy textures to create sexy, tousled beach waves.

Learn to marry straight and wavy textures to create sexy, tousled beach waves.

Style Support

Learn to add volume and texture to hair that lacks life and vitality, creating perfect style support for blow-dries and hot-tool styling. 

Learn to add volume and texture to hair that lacks life and vitality, creating perfect style support for blow-dries and hot-tool styling. 

Expanded Curls

Learn to maximize natural texture to create buoyant, resilient curl patterns that are fabulous and full. 

Learn to maximize natural texture to create buoyant, resilient curl patterns that are fabulous and full. 


Class Dates & Tuition

Tuition Cost for “Single-User” Certification: $350. 

Tuition Cost for “In-Your-Salon” Certification: $2000.* 

All Certifications Below are for 2017

May 7: American Wave Certification (ARROJO Academy NYC)

May 7: American Wave Certification (Goldwell Academy CA)

May 8: American Wave Certification (Trio Salon, Chicago) 

May 22: American Wave Certification (Shaired Space, Minnesota) 

June 18: American Wave Certification (ARROJO Academy NYC)

July 23: American Wave Certification (ARROJO Academy NYC)

Aug 27: American Wave Certification (Goldwell Academy CA)

Sept 10: American Wave Certification (ARROJO Academy NYC)

Oct 15: American Wave Certification (ARROJO Academy NYC)

Nov 19: American Wave Certification (ARROJO Academy NYC)

Nov 19: American Wave Certification (Goldwell Academy CA)

Please Note: 

Only Certified salons and/or stylists have access to the American Wave Kit, which includes the Waving Lotions, Deodorizers, 54 Soft Tool Curling Rods, and a Technical DVD for continued education. 

For Single-Users, the cost of the American Wave Kit is $321.95 including shipping and handling. After the initial order, you may reorder products and tools at your discretion. Each reorder kit is $192.00, not including shipping & handling.  

To order your initial American Kit, and for all subsequent reorders, please email Valeria@arrojonyc.com                          or call 212 242 7786 X 215. 

For an In-Your-Salon Certification, we include one complete American Wave Kit with the price of tuition.

Whether booking for New York or elsewhere, please contact ARROJO education direct to secure your spot on the class. 

Email: loretta@arrojonyc.com

Or Call: 212.242.7786. X 207. 

 

*Does not include educators’ travel and accommodation.