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Nail Technician Program in Aurora, CO

The Nail Technician program provides specialized training in plain manicures, oil manicures and pedicures. Basic and advanced techniques are taught in acrylic nails, silk wraps, gels, nail art, and paraffin treatments. Proper usage of implements with the sanitation procedures, recognition of nail disorders and the appropriate treatments are incorporated into the curriculum.

Students completing the program will be prepared to take the Colorado State Licensing Exam.

The following certificate may be earned:

Nail Technician Certificate



Bonnie Hazelrigg, Instructor

Years Teaching: Since 1995

Teaching Background:
A salon owner and manufacturer representative for Redken, Bonnie became a member of the Pickens Cosmetology Advisory Board in 1977.
In 1995, Bonnie’s career at Pickens began as a substitute teacher.

Years inIndustry: Since 1977

Industry Background:
Bonnie worked for 19 years as a Redken Education Specialist, sharing product knowledge and proper use for hair, skin, and nail care products. During this time, she was personally responsible for Redken’s expansion throughout the Colorado region. Bonnie has also worked internationally for Gigi, as well as Clean’N Easy Wax Brands as a waxing specialist. For 15 years, Bonnie’s job was to train sales consultants and stylists with Clean’N Easy Wax Brands. Bonnie started working as a manufacturer rep for Redken in 1972.

Certifications and Degrees:

  • Martin Parsons Advanced Cutting Academy, Toronto Canada and Lakewood CO
  • Xenon International Advanced Cutting, Wichita KS and Aurora CO
  • Xenon International Perming Techniques, Aurora CO
  • Eva Fredrick’s 5-Day Advanced Skin Care, Oakland CA
  • Over 200 Advanced Classes and Shows for Hair Cutting, Styling, Coloring, Perming, Skin and Nail Care

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