Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs – Students:
Q: What can I do after I graduate and get my license?
After you finish your program and take your state board licensing tests, you will then be a licensed esthetician. As a licensed esthetician, there are many different avenues you can take, including working in a day spa, working in a medical spa, working as a makeup artist, a solo esthetician, a sales rep, and so many other options!
Q: What do I need to do in order to perform Laser, and/or Injections?
For these types of modalities, you would need to take continuing education and additional training after you are licensed. For many medical aesthetic practices, you will need to be under the supervision of a Medical Director. This is detailed under Rule 800 from the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
Q: How long is the esthetician program?
It generally takes most students 8-10 months. For immersion option, the in-class portion takes 5 weeks, the morning program’s in-class portion takes 4 months, and for both the evening and weekend program the in-class portion takes 6 months. After you have completed your hours required in class, you have 400 additional hours to complete, which are self-paced.
Q: Are you accredited?
We are certified by the Division of Private and Occupational Schools. This is the only certification necessary for a school to be an occupational school in the State of Colorado. We don’t participate in federal accreditation for student loans and grants in order to keep our costs down and maintain a private school status. Accreditation merely gives a school the means to accept loans and grants but does not determine the status of a school or affect the future employment of a student who has attended the school.
Q: Do I pay extra for my Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peel, and Dermaplane certificates?
No! These certificates are included in the cost of your tuition.
Q: Where can I park?
There is parking located at the school, in the first four spots in front of our building, and 12 tandem parking spots behind our building. There may be classes in session when you come for your appointment and these may be full. It is important to give yourself enough time for parking. If our parking lot is full, the best option is free parking on the street. There is unlimited parking on the surrounding streets, Galapago, 12th, 11th, Inca, and there is one-hour parking on 13th street.
FAQs – Clinic:
Q: What does a facial entail?
A facial is a deep cleanse of the skin including extractions along with an exfoliation to remove dead and dull skin cells, a facial massage to encourage circulation and lymph stimulation which leaves your skin glowing! A facial will also include a treatment masque, a serum, moisturizer, eye cream, and lip treatment.
Q: Which facial should I get?
We have several different options for facials! Using Sanitas Skincare we have the Sanitas Signature which is a basic European Facial utilizing a gentle exfoliating scrub. Our Sanitas upgrades include the Age Defy which utilizes a multitude of antioxidants to target aging. The Clarify Facial targets acne-prone skin with specific ingredients such as salicylic acid and tea tree but also incorporates the High-Frequency Machine to increase healing and kill the bacteria that causes acne. The Party Face Facial is a powerful facial designed to leave the skin high, tight, and bright! The NuFace Facial replaces the facial massage with microcurrent technology. A very low-level electrical current that mirrors the body’s own natural electrical current stimulates the muscles in the face to tone, lift, and contour the face. The Ofacial utilizes the Omethod line, which is a local organic, and botanical line infused with plant medicine including intentional flower essences! The ColorUp Harmonizing Facial is a balancing “Colorado herbal” facial treatment from Color Up Therapeutics which is a local and organic skincare line indented to promote homeostasis in the skin.
Q: How should I prepare for my service?
Give yourself enough time to fill out new client paperwork.
Silence your cell phone.
If you currently have a cold sore or any other type of contagious symptoms, you will need to reschedule your appointment.
If you are getting a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, or waxing service, make sure that you discontinue any exfoliating products that you are using such as AHA’s, salicylic acid, scrubs, enzymes, or retinols, please discontinue 72 hours prior. If you are on a prescription Retin-A or any other tretinoin, please discontinue 2 weeks prior to treatment. Do not get waxing, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or dermaplaning within 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Q: How should I take care of my skin after an exfoliation and/or waxing?
Aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity should be avoided until all redness has subsided.
Do not receive a waxing service on the area treated for two weeks.
Do not receive a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, dermaplane or any other form of advanced exfoliation on treated area for 2 weeks after this treatment.
Some peeling of the skin is normal in the days following a chemical peel, DO NOT peel, rub, or scratch your skin at anytime, whatsoever. This WILL cause damage and compromise your results as well as possibly cause severe scarring.
Direct sunlight exposure is to be completely avoided immediately following the treatment (including any strong UV light exposure or tanning beds). Although SPF 30+ should already be a part of your daily skin care, after chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or dermaplaning, SPF 30+ must be applied daily to the treated area for a minimum of two weeks.
Twice daily cleanse the treated area with a post-treatment cleanser, followed by a serum or treatment cream and follow with SPF 30+ sunscreen.
Do NOT apply any type of glycolic/salicylic acid, retinols, or exfoliation products as this can severely damage or irritate the skin during the entire healing process.
Cleanse your face with water or a mild soap substitute.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your treatment or suggested home regimen, please consult your esthetician before leaving.
Q: Can I bring my children?
For the integrity of the spa atmosphere, and out of respect to the other clients receiving treatments, we do ask that children not be brought to the student clinic. In addition to this, we do have hot wax, steaming water, and many other items that make our student clinic an area that is not safe for children.
Q: How old do you have to be to receive a service in the student clinic?
Anyone over the age of 18 may receive a service in our student clinic.