What Our Students Learn
- Perform services such as: perms, cuts, blow-outs, relaxers, and other hair related services
- Basic techniques of esthetician, barber, and nail services
- Sanitize tools, equipment, facilities or work areas
- Apply solutions to hair, nails, and skin for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes
- Employment opportunity in this field is 4 times higher than the national average of a job
- Entry level salaries start at $25,000 and up
- Median salary is $30,000
- 10% of workers earn $73,000 or more
- Students spend 50% of their time learning concepts in a classroom, and 50% of their time in the salon with hands-on practical work
- Students gain experience in a full equipped salon environment with industry grade equipment
- An on-site internship is built in to the curriculum
- Enrollment options are available for both high school students and post-secondary students
- 2 years of classes
Director of Cosmetology Occupations
303-344-4910 ext. 27761
Romona Clyncke has taught since 2000, and has been in the cosmetology industry since 1985. Mrs. Clyncke taught for 10 years at Boulder Technical Education Center as a cosmetology instructor and for 9 years at the St. Vrain Valley School District. Mrs. Clyncke has owned a salon and has worked and managed several others.
Certifications & 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
Assistant Director of Cosmetology Occupations
303-344-4910 ext 27739
Laurie Murdoch has been teaching since 2013, and has been in the cosmetology industry since 1984. Mrs. Murdoch has owned her own salon and has worked for hair color manufacturers. She came to Pickens from Emily Griffith Technical College, where she served as the Instructional Specialist for the Cosmetology program for 6 years.
Certifications & Degrees:
- Hair Coloring
- Acrylic Nails
- Advanced Skin Techniques
Accredited Certificate Courses (61 Credits)
All credits earned at Pickens technical college are recognized by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), and are eligible for transfer to other colleges within the state of Colorado.
Introduces various types of scalp treatments, shampoos, and conditioners. This course covers hair and scalp disorders, product knowledge, and proper massage techniques. This course provides training in a lab or classroom setting.
Introduces theory pertaining to the law of color, theory of color, chemistry of color, product knowledge, and analysis of hair and scalp. This course covers basic application techniques and procedures for the application of hair color.
Expands on hair coloring theory and practical application of color products, formulations of color, level, and shades of color. Students will learn application techniques in a specialized class or in a supervised salon setting.
Introduces haircutting theory relevant to patron protection, angles, elevations, and the analysis of hair textures as related to hair-cutting procedures. This course covers proper use and care of hair cutting implements, basic hair cutting techniques using various cutting implements, and disinfection and sanitation procedures as they relate to haircutting.
Expands on basic haircutting theory incorporating facial shapes, head, and body forms to determine the appropriate techniques required to complete a client haircut. Students will apply hair-cutting techniques in specialized classes or in the supervised salon.
Combines theory with the practical application of hairstyling. This course covers roller placement, hair molding, and shaping, pin curls,finger waves, comb-out techniques, air forming, thermal straightening, or curling for short to long hair.
This course covers the accepted methods of styling hair, air forming, roller sets, finger waves, pin curls, braiding, and hair pressing.
Introduces a combination of theory and practice focusing on the analysis of hair and scalp, proper equipment, and product knowledge. Includes basic techniques in permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Provides training in a classroom or lab setting on mannequins or live models.
Emphasizes theory and practical application of chemical texture, including permanent waves and chemical relaxers, in a supervised salon setting. Students will practice different wrapping techniques required by trend styles in a classroom or salon setting.
This course covers laws, rules, and regulations governing the beauty industry in Colorado and accountability for the student, licensed individuals, salons, and school owners.
This course covers various methods of sanitation, disinfection; and principles of workplace safety, infection control, and prevention. Topics presented in this course include: classroom study of bacteriology, chemistry of cleaning versus disinfecting products that are used in the cosmetology industry, and terminology dealing with infection control.
This course focuses on the theory and daily practice of proper methods of disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures as related to all phases of cosmetology. Topics presented in this course include: terminology and training of disinfection, sanitation and safety procedures, and customer service in a supervised salon setting or specialized class.
This course covers theory and practical training in shampoos, rinses, and conditioners and examines advanced techniques to prepare the student for employment. Instruction includes preparation for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination for shampoos, rinses, and conditioners.
This course covers theory and practical application of color products, formulations of color, level, and shades of color. Students will practice hair coloring techniques in a specialized class or in a supervised salon setting.
This course covers advanced theory and practical techniques in hair coloring. Course covers the recognition of color problems and color correction procedures in preparation for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination. Topics in this course include advanced techniques, color formulation, and product knowledge.
This course covers haircutting theory related to facial shapes, head, and body forms to determine the techniques necessary for client’s specified haircut and practical applications of haircutting techniques for various client requests.
This course covers advanced haircutting techniques utilizing multiple cutting tools and emphasizes current fashion trends and preparation for the Colorado State Licensure examination.
This course covers accepted methods of styling hair, including air forming, roller sets, iron sets, finger waves, braiding and hair pressing. Students will practice hairstyling techniques for client purposes in specialized classes or in a supervised salon setting.
This course covers hairstyling theory and advanced techniques in all phases of hair styling to prepare the student for employment. Training is a combination of supervised salon work and specialized classes. Students will prepare for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination.
This course covers theory of chemical texture and practical application of permanent waves and chemical relaxers in specialized classes or a supervised salon setting. Students will practice different wrapping techniques required by trend styles or per client request.
This course covers advanced techniques for chemical texture and current industry standards of practice to prepare the student for employment and the State Board Licensing Examination. Instruction is provided in specialized classes or supervised salon setting.
This course covers salon management business practices and the knowledge and skills necessary to build a successful business. Topics covered in this course include basic business management, interpersonal skills, basic techniques in salesmanship and customer services, job readiness skills, and professional ethics.
This course covers infection control theory and practice of proper methods of sterilization, disinfection, sanitation, and safety procedures as related to all phases of the industry. Topics for this course include: terminology and training of disinfection, sanitation, and safety procedures. The individual’s responsibility to provide a safe work environment is practiced.
This course covers advanced training on decontamination and safety practices in a supervised salon and/or classroom setting and primarily focuses on student preparation for the Colorado State Board Licensing Examination in decontamination and safety for all aspects of the industry. Topics for this course include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for schools and salons.
This course covers the study of skin in both theory and practical applications for skin care professionals. Topics included in the course are skin structure and function, massage manipulations while providing facials and the benefits derived from a proper facial, and good skin care routines. Training is conducted in a classroom or lab setting using manikins or models.
This course covers skin care and practical application pertaining to anatomy, skin disorders, skin types, and facial shapes. Students will help patrons to select the proper skin care treatment(s). Practical and theory application can be done in specialized classes or supervised salon setting using models or customer service.
This Course Covers Advanced Haircutting Techniques Utilizing Multiple Cutting Tools and Emphasizes Current Fashion Trends and Preparation for the Colorado State Licensure Examination.
This course covers cosmetics and their functions for the skin care professional, including the importance of color theory, facial types, and skin tones as they relate to facial makeup. Topics in this course include: Instruction from the basic makeup application, corrective makeup procedures, and disinfection and sanitation pertaining to all aspects of makeup.
This course covers an in-depth study and practice of hair removal and the practice of patron protection and safety. Training for general waxing and body waxing procedures are provided. Demonstration of disinfection and sanitation as it pertains to Colorado rules and regulations will be practiced.
This course covers the proper use of implements used in manicures and pedicures. Theory and practical application of proper set-up, safety, sanitation, nail shapes, anatomy, product knowledge, and terminology dealing with manicures and pedicures are covered. Training is done in a classroom or lab setting using models or other techniques.
This course covers theory and practical application dealing with different types of manicures, pedicures, nail art, and massage techniques. Theory and practical application of procedures, products, nail shapes, and maintenance of natural nails is covered. Students learn to recognize different nail disorders and their proper treatment. Training is done in a specialized class or in a supervised salon (clinical) setting, using models or customer service. Proper sanitation and sterilization as it pertains to all aspects of manicures, pedicures, and nail art is taught.
This course covers advanced theory and practical application dealing with different types of manicures, pedicures, massage techniques, and nail art. Topics included in this course are the practical application of procedures, products, nail shapes, and maintenance of natural nails. The course will cover client education on different nail disorders and their proper treatment. Training is done in a specialized class or in a supervised salon (clinical) setting, using models or customer service.
This course covers advanced theory and product knowledge of current industry nail enhancements to ready the student for employment. Practical application and removal techniques of nail wraps, tip overlays, acrylics, and any current enhancements are practiced. Instruction is provided in specialized classes or in a supervised salon setting using models or customer service. This course prepares the student for the Colorado state board licensing examination.
Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.
Visit Our Salon!
Interest in affordable hair, nail, and skin services? Want to help support our in-training cosmetologists, estheticians, nail techs, and barbers? The Pickens Salon offers:
- Hair Services
- Nail Services
- Spa/Skin Services
- Baber Services