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Cosmetology Program in Aurora, CO

The Cosmetology program provides training in hair, skin and nails. Classes will be held between 4 and 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 theoretical learning in the classroom and hands-on learning in the laboratory 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 successful program completion, a student may be eligible to register for the State Licensing Exam.

Courses are taught sequentially, and build a student’s framework of skills through competency-based, theoretical instruction. Students must complete all coursework with a grade of “C” or better and all clusters must be completed before registering for the state licensing exam. Courses are evaluated through class participation and examination.

THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE MAY BE EARNED: Cosmetology Certificate


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Cosmetology is also offered as an evening program.

DIRECTOR OF COSMETOLOGY OCCUPATIONS: BETH ROSHON

Beth Roshon is the Director of Cosmetology Occupations. She coordinates Cosmetology, Barbering, Nail Technician and Esthetician Programs.

Years Teaching: Since 2013

Teaching Background
Beth taught both Cosmetology and Esthetics before becoming Director of Cosmetology in 2019. Beth also taught high school English and Special Education for 5 years before coming to Pickens Technical College.

Years in Industry: Since 2005

Industry Background:
Beth has worked a wide variety of jobs in the field, mainly focusing on hair and skin for the last 15 years. Beth is a licensed professional teacher in early childhood education, special education and personal care services. She holds both secondary and post-secondary credentials.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Cosmetology certificate 2004, from Hair Professional Career College
  • Bachelors in Education 2008, from Illinois State University
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND INSTRUCTOR: Ramona Clyncke

Ramona Clyncke is the Assistant Director of Cosmetology Occupations.

Years Teaching: Since 2000

Teaching Background:
Mrs. Clyncke came to Pickens in 2018. Prior to that, Mrs. Clyncke taught for 10 years at Boulder Technical Education Center as a cosmetology instructor and for 9 years at the the St. Vrain Valley School District.

Years in Industry: Since 1985

Industry Background:
Mrs. Clyncke has owned a salon, and has worked and managed several others. Additionally, she has rented a booth at an upper scale salon. She supplied her own products and set her own hours.

Certifications and Degrees:

  • Cosmetology License
  • Secondary and Post-Secondary Professional Teaching License in Personal Care Services.
  • Microdermabrasion Certificate
  • Medicool Electric Files
  • Training in Matrix, Pravana, Kenra, and Schwarzkopf International color lines
  • Skin Care Certifications from Sanitas
  • Alexandria Body Sugaring Wax Applications Certified
DEBBIE DANIELS (Evening)

Mrs. Daniels enjoys cosmetology because she sees the importance of being able to connect with people. She says, “You can turn a bad day for them into a great one by making them look good and feel good about themselves.” Mrs. Daniels enjoys teaching because she likes being with the new students and getting them excited about all the opportunities they have in this industry. Mrs. Daniels also enjoys getting new students a strong start towards earning their cosmetology license.

Years Teaching: Since 2019

Teaching Background:
Mrs. Daniels has been teaching at Pickens for the past 6 months.

Years in Industry: 34 years

Industry Background:
Mrs. Daniels owns her own salon. She works at the salon during the day and teaches at Pickens in the evening.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Licensed Cosmotologist from the Michael Taylor Institute of Hair Design
NIGHT INSTRUCTOR: SONJA GILES

Years Teaching: Since 2018

Teaching Background:
Sonja was a student at Pickens years ago. Sonja feels the education she received at Pickens was very strong and she wants to make sure other Cosmetology students also get a great education.

Years in Industry: Since 1985

Industry Background:
Sonja has worked as an active stylist and she also opened her own salon.

Certifications and Degrees:

  • Licensed Cosmetologist
  • Sonja is certified both as a Secondary and as a Post Secondary Personal Care Services Instructor
INSTRUCTOR: BONNIE HAZELRIGG

Bonnie Hazelrigg is an Intermediate Cosmetology Instructor.

Years Teaching: Since 1995

Teaching Background:
A salon owner and manufacturer representative for Redken, Bonnie became a member of the Pickens Cosmetology Advisory Board in 1977.
In 1995, Bonnie’s career at Pickens began as a substitute teacher.

Years inIndustry: Since 1977

Industry Background:
Bonnie worked for 19 years as a Redken Education Specialist, sharing product knowledge and proper use for hair, skin, and nail care products. During this time, she was personally responsible for Redken’s expansion throughout the Colorado region. Bonnie has also worked internationally for Gigi, as well as Clean’N Easy Wax Brands as a waxing specialist. For 15 years, Bonnie’s job was to train sales consultants and stylists with Clean’N Easy Wax Brands. Bonnie started working as a manufacturer rep for Redken in 1972.

Certifications and Degrees:

  • 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

Ms. Woods is a Cosmetology/Nail Technology instructor.

Years Teaching: 30 years

Teaching Background:
Ms. Woods has has students who win hair competitions. In addition, many of her students have been successful salon owners who have published in trade magazines. Ms. Woods taught at Emily Griffith for 10 years, at private schools for 10 years and has taught at Pickens since 2009.

Years in Industry: Since 1976

Industry Background:
As a Cosmetologist, Ms. Woods has enjoyed working in many salons from full service hair and nails, skin care as well as specialty hair replacement centers. Ms. Woods is still “doing hair” for a few long time clients.

Certifications and Degrees:

  • Cosmetology
  • Secondary and Post-Secondary Personal Care Services
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Electric Nail File
INSTRUCTOR: DEBORAH VIGIL

Deborah Vigil is a Cosmetologist Instructor.

Years Teaching: Since 2000

Teaching Background:
Deborah came to Pickens to work nights for the Cosmetology Program. She has also taught at Englewood Beauty College, at Antoin de Chez and also at Aveda for 8 years.

Years in Industry: Since 1974

Industry Background:
Deborah has salon and personal care services experience.

Certifications and Degrees:

  • Cosmetology License
  • Professional and CTE Teaching License
  • Electric File
  • Peels Certificate
  • Microdermabrasion Certificate
INSTRUCTOR: KIM GRABER

Years Teaching: Since 2000

Teaching Background:
Provided in salon training for 20 years.
Has taught all related courses in the Cosmetology Department at Pickens Technical college for over 10 years.

Years in Industry: Since 1975

Industry Background:
Kim owned a Salon/Spa, which she also managed for 20 years.

Certifications and Degrees:

  • Redken Master Colorist
  • Permanent make-up
  • Microdermabrasion Certified
  • Chemical Peels Certified
  • Master Color Certificate
  • Reflexology Certificate
  • Certificate in Aroma Therapy
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