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Juan Carrillo - Metro Technology Center

Oklahoma City teenager uses shear talent to get ahead.

THEN: His uncle bought him a pair of clippers when he was 14 years old. Juan Carrillo did such a good job cutting his uncle’s hair that he moved on to other family members. By the time he was a high school junior he knew that hair was his passion, and he enrolled in Metro Technology Centers’ cosmetology program. While in the program, Juan

  • Won a gold medal at Oklahoma SkillsUSA.
  • Placed second in the men’s clippering competition during Oklahoma’s first Barbering and Cosmetology Expo hosted at Metro Tech.
  • Maintained a 4.0 grade point average at ASTEC Charter High School.

NOW: Starting his senior year of high school at ASTEC and his last year of cosmetology training at Metro Tech.

“I’ve learned skills I didn’t know I was capable of executing,” he said. “I enjoy the feeling of people leaving my chair happy and feeling their best.”

Juan plans to own and operate a barbershop after graduation and licensure.

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