Esthetics & Nail Technology
|Start your career as a professional esthetician, nail or make-up artist, spa manager, and more.
Next intake: Vernon, Sept 2014 - June 2015 (43 weeks)Learn the latest industry techniques for a wide range of treatments including spa-level manicures and pedicures, artificial nail enhancements, skin care and facials, waxing essentials, aromatherapy, reflexology, relaxation and hot stone massage, body scrubs and wraps, eyelash and brow tinting, and make-up foundations.
A blend of theory and practical application ensures graduates are prepared for employment as valued team members in day spas, destination spas, or on cruise ships. Students acquire the full range of knowledge and skills to be successful in their own entrepreneurial ventures.
Connected to Community
Esthetics & Nail Technology students Sydney Hogue-Charters (l) and Dana Bradbury-Stepan (r) provide complimentary hand and foot care to assisted-living residents in Vernon.
What Our Students Have to Say
Causta Barzan, 2013 Graduate
Senior Esthetician, Spa Pure, Vernon
"The best part of the course was the days we spent in the spa for hands-on training. It was great to be able to work with all skin and body types. It's amazing to be working with real clients and so rewarding helping others feel better about themselves."
"I highly recommend the Okanagan College Esthetics program. The teachers are absolutely awesome. Candice has such great knowledge. With previously owning her own spa she always has the right answers for any path you may choose or any bump in the road you may encounter."
Connected to Industry
|Proud to be a Dermalogica Partnership School
"We provide students with practical hands-on training with the equipment and popular products used in the spa industry. It's amazing to have a partnership with Dermalogica, a company known globally with training facilities throughout the world. Their instructional support heightens the credibility of our training program."
~ Candice Timm, Instructor
Okanagan College Continuing Studies - Vernon Campus
7000 College Way
Vernon, BC V1B 2N5
Phone: 250.545.7291, local 2850
Toll-Free: 1.800.289.8993, local 2850