Day spas, physicians' clinics, cruise ships, schools, educational facilities, professional product companies, beauty salons
Join a growing industry within the beauty profession and help people maintain nice, clean and healthy faces.
Note: As we continue to monitor and adjust our schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot guarantee immediate placement into a program for adult students. There is a waitlist for those who are not immediately placed.
Facial care is one of the fastest-growing specialties within the beauty profession, with the development of new products and techniques. Specialists in this area can find work in some of the finest salons offering the latest in facial-care technology and products.
Students in this program are exposed to that new technology, as well as the best techniques for esthetics by instructors with professional experience. Students learn facial massage; characteristics and function of the skin; electrical, chemical, and light therapy; facial machine techniques; and skin analysis.
Upon completion, students qualify to take the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering exam for licensing as an esthetician. Already licensed estheticians can take our Master Educator course and help contribute to this fast-growing field.
Estheticians perform detained work with their hands and eyes. There is a focus on personal protective equipment that must be used in some circumstances, and high sanitation standards are essential. The work environment can be fast-paced, so self-motivation and strong time management skills are important. In addition, estheticians must be able to communicate in a professional manner, establish rapport with clients and colleagues, and maintain high standards for quality and customer service.
Rebecca Sturgis teaches Esthetician and Nail Technician programs at the Reno campus. She earned her cosmetology and instructor license from Broken Arrow Beauty College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Rebecca previously worked as salon manager at J.C. Penny’s Salon at Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City, as well as a cosmeceutical sales consultant at Rx Systems PF in St. Louis, Mo.
Michelle Rios is an evening Esthetics instructor at the Reno Campus.
Cathy Stevenson is the evening Esthetics/Nails instructor at the Rockwell Campus.
Wendy Lee is an Esthetics and Nails instructor at the Rockwell Campus.