College spa centre gains Dermalogica

The Okanagan College Spa Training Centre is now officially designated as a Dermalogica Partnership School.

A skin care company has partnered with Okanagan College to offer students in the new and enhanced esthetics and nail technology program a range of training and professional development opportunities starting this September.

The Okanagan College Spa Training Centre is now officially designated as a Dermalogica Partnership School.

This association connects students with the professional Dermalogica skin-health product line developed by the International Dermal Institute.

Students at Dermalogica Partnership Schools around the world benefit by gaining business knowledge and advanced skin-care skills.

Learning initiatives for students in the esthetics and nail technology program now include introductions to products and therapies unique to Dermalogica, as well as business-focused learning that covers self-branding, event planning, and advanced retailing.

After graduation, the connection with Dermalogica continues as students have access to further post-graduate professional development opportunities.

This fall, students in Okanagan College’s esthetics and nail technology program can enjoy a new and enhanced curriculum that gives them the full range of skills needed for careers in the growing field of esthetics.

Students are trained in a wide variety of spa treatments, ranging from manicures and pedicures to facials, make-up application, and relaxation massage.

The college blends theory and practical application, using field trips, guest speakers, practicum, and a visit to a spa trade show where students can learn and make career connections.

As part of their training, students deliver cosmetic skin treatments and cleansing procedures to clients in the spa training centre that simulates a spa environment.

Visitwww.okanagan.bc.ca/spa for details.