Esthetician Program in Aurora, CO
The Esthetician Program provides the student with specialized training in skin care, hair removal, day spa facial and body treatments. Advanced training includes skin care machines, professional make-up, facial massage, exfoliation treatment, aromatherapy, nutrition and health of the skin.
The program includes specialty treatments for problematic skin types, ingredient and product analysis, and salon business. Students may have the opportunity to participate in an internship during their advanced training as an extra elective.
Students successfully completing the program will be prepared to take the Colorado State Agency Licensing Exam. Those students who successfully complete the Esthetician program and are able to complete and document the necessary 600 clock hours of work experience, may be eligible to register for the State Licensing Exam. After receiving State Licensure, students will receive a Pickens certificate for chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Courses are taught in a set order, and are competency-based, theoretical and practical. Students must complete all coursework with a grade of “C” or better. All clusters must be completed before registering for the state licensing exam. Courses are evaluated by examination and demonstration.
AFTER TAKING THE STATE LICENSURE EXAM, THE STUDENT MAY EARN AN ESTHETICS LICENSE
Instructor Yong Keffer
Mrs. Yong has taught at Pickens since 2003. She became a teacher here after studying at Pickens. After working in industry for a time, Mrs. Yong was asked to be a guest speaker here at Pickens. After being a guest speaker for a while, Mrs. Yong decided to teach here. We are very happy to have Mrs. Yong as a part of our Pickens family.
In addition to studying at Pickens, Mrs. Yong has attended the Vidal Sasson Academy and the Toni & Guy Academy. Taking ongoing education classes is an important part of Mrs. Yong’s commitment to providing a professional experience for customers and a strong education for students. Mrs. Yong continues to work in a salon while teaching. In other words, Mrs. Yong is cutting edge!
One of Mrs. Yong’s favorite professional experiences is to participate in fashion shows. She also likes to compete against other hairdressers.
Gell Nail Technician
Permanent Makeup Technician
Micro Needling Technician
Dermaplane Facial Hair Removal Technique
Chemical Peel Technician
Tattoo Removal Technician
Body Contour Technician
Cidesco Trainee (currently taking classes to become a Cidesco)
MESSAGE FROM MRS. YONG:
Mrs. Yong is especially happy to be able to provide hands on training to our students. She delights in the progress of students and helping them to be successful in their careers. Promoting skin healing is Mrs. Yong’s favorite part of our program. Mrs. Yong graduated from Pickens Tech and she is happy to open the door for students by sharing her experiences with current and future students!
INSTRUCTOR LAURIE MURDOCH
Laurie Murdoch is an Esthetician Instructor, who works with students to master the science of skin.
Mrs Murdoch has taught at Pickens since 2019. She came to Pickens from Emily Griffith Technical College, where she served as the Instructional Specialist for the Cosmetology program for 6 years.
Mrs. Murdoch has worked in the Cosmetology industry since 1984. During that time she has owned her own salon, and taught for hair color manufacturers. Mrs. Murdoch has a wide variety of knowledge and experience and is certified in Cosmetology in 5 states! We are glad that Colorado is one of those states!
Advanced Skin Techniques
MESSAGE FROM MRS. MURDOCH
Mrs. Murdoch feels that Pickens Technical College provides a great opportunity to prepare for the career that you will be passionate about.