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COSMETOLOGY


The Cosmetology program provides training in hair, skin and nails. Classes will be held 4-7 hours daily on a year-round basis in order to meet the state requirement for completion. Training during the first semester is an introduction to all subject areas and is achieved through theory and a lab setting.
Intermediate and advanced training is the combination of theory pertaining to cosmetology and clinical training which is achieved through a clinical set-up with students working on patrons and/or mannequins.
Students may have the opportunity to participate in an internship during their advanced training as an extra elective.

Note: Colorado State Agency requires a minimum of 60 credit hours and/or 1800 clock hours. Upon meeting school requirements for receiving a certificate, a student may be eligible to register for the State Licensing Exam.

Courses are taught concurrently, not individually, through competency-based, theory and practical instruction. Students must complete all coursework with a grade of “C” or better and all clusters must be completed before testing for state licensing. Courses are evaluated by examination and demonstration.

  • The following certificate may be earned:
  • Cosmetology Certificate

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Cosmetology is also offered as an evening program.

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Our Staff

Instructor Mitch Bodholdt

YEARS TEACHING: 28

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 36

INDUSTRY BACKGROUND:
Worked in shops in Aurora since 1978


TEACHING BACKGROUND:
Student teaching at Pickens
Full teaching career at Pickens


INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR DEGREES:
Bachelor of Science: Industrial Sciences and Technology (1993)
Cosmetology License
CDE
CTE


Instructor Marcy Parmenter

YEARS TEACHING: 5


YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 25
INDUSTRY BACKGROUND:
Obtained Sole Proprietorship of my cosmetology business in 1993. Graduated from Xenon International School of Hair Design. Currently operates and owns my own business while teaching at Pickens.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR DEGREES:
I am currently working on my Bachelors Degree and enrolled in my senior year at Metro State University, Denver. My major will be Adult Learning and Training in Educational Development and minor in Women's Studies.


Instructor Bonnie Hazelrigg

YEARS TEACHING:

Started teaching as a manufacturer rep for Redken in 1972 and began teaching at Pickens as a guest speaker!
I got my cosmetology teaching license in 1976.
Professional Teachers License in 2001.

YEARS IN INDUSTRY:
Licensed in Illinois in 1967

INDUSTRY BACKGROUND:
Through the years I have worked behind the chair, owned a salon, worked as a manufacturer rep, guest artist, distributor rep, sales consultant, and teacher!
I can teach hair, skin and nails and continue to stay active in my education.

TEACHING BACKGROUND:
My teaching as a manufacturer rep included hair, skin and nails, with a focus on waxing.
I began substitute teaching at Pickens in 1995 and was drawn into the esthetician program! Since then, I have been in and out of Pickens teaching cosmetology and the nail program as well!. I was on a LOA assignment in the beginning and now I am an Adjunct Teacher! I am very glad to be back!

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:
Martin Parsons Advanced Cutting Academy, Toronto Canada and Lakewood CO
Xenon International Advanced Cutting, Wichita KS and Aurora CO
Xenon International Perming Techniques, Aurora CO
Eva Fredrick’s 5-Day Advanced Skin Care, Oakland CA
Over 200 Advanced Classes and Shows for Hair Cutting, Styling, Coloring, Perming, Skin and Nail Care


Instructor Shirleen Woods

YEARS TEACHING: 20


YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 35

INDUSTRY BACKGROUND:
As a Cosmetologist I have enjoyed working in many salons from full service hair and nails, skin care as well as specialty hair replacement centers. I am still "doing hair" for a few long time clients.

TEACHING BACKGROUND:
I have been teaching Cosmetology, Esthetics (skin care) and Nail Technology for over 20 years in private and public schools. I taught Cosmetology at Emily Griffith Opportunity School for ten years. I have enjoyed being at Pickens for two years in the Cosmetology Dept. This year I am teaching the morning Nail Technology program.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:
Cosmetology
Chemical Peels
Microdermabrasion
Electric Nail File

Instructor Deborah Vigil

YEARS TEACHING: 16

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 37

INDUSTRY BACKGROUND:
Master Hair Stylist
CDE/CTE
Tap programs CSU
On going classes

TEACHING BACKGROUND:
I teach all programs of Cosmetology.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:
Cosmetology License
Professional License
CTE/CDE
Electric File
Peels Certificate
Microdermabrasion Certificate


Instructor Kim Graber

YEARS TEACHING: 12

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 35

INDUSTRY BACKGROUND:
Salon/Spa owner for 20 years.

TEACHING BACKGROUND:
Provided in salon training for 20 years.
Have taught all related courses in the Cosmetology Department at Pickens Technical college for over 10 years.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:
Redken Master Colorist
Permanent make-up
Micro-dermabrasion
Chemical Peels

Instructor Yvonne Wiggs

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