Esthetician

Learn how to take care of your skin, discuss treatments, run your own business, and make your clients feel beautiful with the Esthetician program at Emily Griffith. 

You will learn how to analyze a client’s skin, discuss treatments, and recommend skin care needs and products in one of the most popular programs at Emily Griffith. Plus you will be trained to provide a wide range of services, including facials, makeup application and more! 

Real world experience: Gain experience working with real clients at our entirely student-run spa, Emily’s Spa

Advanced techniques: In our esthetician program, you will learn how to use advanced methods that many other skin care programs don’t teach in their introductory programs, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels. 

Latest trends: Learn about the latest trends in the skin care industry from instructors that are experts in the field. 

High-demand career: Skin care and esthetics are a fast-growing field with a lot of great job opportunities! 

Want more information? Get the Esthetician Program Flyer and the Esthetician Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Esthetician Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Esthetician program use their certificate to work as a licensed esthetician at:

  • Waxing Studios
  • Lash Studios
  • Medical Spas
  • Resort Spas

Other potential career paths include jobs in retail makeup, as a skin specialist, or as a studio makeup artist.

Service Industries
$4,399
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
6 Months
Full-time program length
8/17/2020
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

COS 150 Laws, Rules and Regulations

This course covers laws, rules, and regulations governing the beauty industry in Colorado and accountability for the student, licensed individual, salons, and school owners. 

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Alyse Coleman
COS 150 Laws, Rules and Regulations

This course covers laws, rules, and regulations governing the beauty industry in Colorado and accountability for the student, licensed individual, salons, and school owners. 

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Lauren Webb
EST 110 Introduction to Skin Care

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.

Start Date: 08/27/2020
Instructor: Alyse Coleman
EST 110 Introduction to Skin Care

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.

Start Date: 08/20/2020
Instructor: Lauren Webb
EST 111 Intermediate Skin Care

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.

Start Date: 10/29/2020
Instructor: Lauren Webb
EST 160 Intro to Disnfctn, Sanitatn & Safty

Introduces the various methods of disinfection, sanitation and safety as used today in the industry. Classroom study of bacteriology and the terminology dealing with disinfection, sanitation and safety.

Start Date: 10/19/2020
Instructor: Alyse Coleman
EST 160 Intro to Disnfctn, Sanitatn & Safty

Introduces the various methods of disinfection, sanitation and safety as used today in the industry. Classroom study of bacteriology and the terminology dealing with disinfection, sanitation and safety.

Start Date: 09/21/2020
Instructor: Lauren Webb
EST 161 Inter Disinfctn, Sanitatn & Safety

Presents theory and the daily utilization and practice of the proper methods of disinfection, sanitation, and safety. Procedures as related to all phases of the industry. Training is provided in a supervised (clinical) setting.

Start Date: 08/31/2020
Instructor: Alyse Coleman
EST 161 Inter Disinfctn, Sanitatn & Safety

Presents theory and the daily utilization and practice of the proper methods of disinfection, sanitation, and safety. Procedures as related to all phases of the industry. Training is provided in a supervised (clinical) setting.

Start Date: 08/24/2020
Instructor: Lauren Webb
EST 210 Advanced Skin Care

This course covers advanced techniques for massage, skin care, and lash/brow tinting. Theory and practical procedures ready the student for employment and preparation for State Board Licensing Examination. Instruction is provided in specialized classes or in a supervised salon setting.

Start Date: 11/17/2020
Instructor: Alyse Coleman
EST 210 Advanced Skin Care

This course covers advanced techniques for massage, skin care, and lash/brow tinting. Theory and practical procedures ready the student for employment and preparation for State Board Licensing Examination. Instruction is provided in specialized classes or in a supervised salon setting.

Start Date: 10/06/2020
Instructor: Lauren Webb
EST 211 Make-up for Skin Care Professionals

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.

Start Date: 10/27/2020
Instructor: Alyse Coleman
EST 211 Make-up for Skin Care Professionals

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.

Start Date: 09/22/2020
Instructor: Lauren Webb
EST 212 Hair Removal

This course covers 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.

Start Date: 10/15/2020
Instructor: Alyse Coleman
EST 212 Hair Removal

This course covers 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.

Start Date: 09/17/2020
Instructor: Lauren Webb
EST 260 Adv. Disinfctin, Sanitatin & Safety

Provides advanced training on disinfection, sanitation, and safety is incorporated in a supervised salon (clinical) setting. Advanced techniques will ready the student for employment. Student preparation for the State Board Licensing Examination in theory and practical procedures for disinfection, sanitation and safety.

Start Date: 09/17/2020
Instructor: Alyse Coleman
EST 260 Adv. Disinfctin, Sanitatin & Safety

Provides advanced training on disinfection, sanitation, and safety is incorporated in a supervised salon (clinical) setting. Advanced techniques will ready the student for employment. Student preparation for the State Board Licensing Examination in theory and practical procedures for disinfection, sanitation and safety.

Start Date: 09/03/2020
Instructor: Lauren Webb
EST 290 Prof. Development/Cont. Ed.

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest

Start Date: 11/03/2020
Instructor: Lauren Webb
EMILY’S STORIES


Helen won a Teacher's Award from the Language Learning Center and also the Best Presentation award for EGTC's Chef's Award Recipient for her empanadas and strudel.

Helen Lee was born in China and grew up in Vietnam before moving to the United States. She came to Emily Griffith after the medical supply company she worked for here in Denver moved to Mexico. 

With the help of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, she was able to take English classes at Emily Griffith, and improve her English skills. But Helen didn’t stop there! She made a plan to pursue technical training so she could get a job of her choosing, and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program, and the Professional Baking program soon after that. 

In March, Helen completed her Culinary Arts training and she is now just a month away from finishing the Professional Baking training, too. She loves the freedom and creativity that baking brings, and enjoys working in the bakery department at Village Inn, where she started in January, because they respect her and appreciate her skills. 

Helen says she is determined to complete everything she puts her mind to, and even though learning can be hard, she will never give up! One day, Helen hopes to work in a place where she can teach others what she knows.

Helen won a Teacher’s Award from the Language Learning Center and also the Best Presentation award for EGTC’s Chef’s Award Recipient for her empanadas and strudel. Congratulations Helen! 

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