BellaPelle Skin Studio offers advanced educational certification courses for estheticians

We currently offer:

    Morag Currin Method Oncology Esthetics™ Training

    Advanced Techniques Beauty Bundle Certification Classes


Next class will be held on May 18th-20th to 5pm. REGISTER HERE 

BellaPelle Skin Studio will be hosting Mórag Currin Method Oncology Esthetics™ Training courses and Bay Area estheticians are invited to register.

The 3-day training is for skin care professionals who want to learn specialized techniques in Oncology Esthetics. An oncology RN and licensed esthetician instructor trained in the Mórag Currin Method of Oncology Esthetics™ will educate the estheticians at BellaPelle Skin Studio on Maiden Lane in San Francisco.

Participants will learn about the special skin care needs and challenges of individuals living with cancer and how to perform safe skin and beauty treatments for these individuals. The course includes live and video demonstrations, and students have the opportunity to meet and work with cancer survivors who are present during the training. Certificates are personally signed by Mórag Currin, the facilitating oncology RN, and the licensed esthetic instructor.

Estheticians might be interested in taking this course if they:

  • Have been touched by cancer directly or indirectly and want a more in-depth understanding of cancer, cancer therapies and their side effects.
  • Are looking for a new modality to specialize in to attract new clients for their services.
  • Want to enhance their knowledge to be part of the new developing trend that combines medical-wellness-spa modalities.

Class duration: 3 days classroom/practicum


  • Cancer overview– statistics, what it is, genetics
  • What happens to the cells
  • Possible causes of cancer
  • The three main cancer therapies and how each affects the skin
  • Most common side effects from cancer therapies
  • How to avoid causing harm during spa treatments
  • Psychological effects of cancer
  • Purpose of Oncology Esthetics
  • Early recognition of skin cancers
  • Lymphatic system and oncology massage
  • Immunology
  • Importance of certification and safety of client
  • TecNiche Therapies Skin Care & Carcinogenic Ingredients
  • Marketing
  • Sanitation & Infection Control procedures
  • Oncology Drugs/Medications
  • Intake Forms

Tuition: $695/student

Clinical Oncology Esthetics Training Class Schedule

To register for COE training you must either be a licensed esthetician or be a current student of esthetics.

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Advanced Techniques Beauty Bundle Certification Classes

BellaPelle Skin Studio currently offers 2 Beauty Bundle Courses:

    Bundle #1: Waxing, Lash/Brow Tinting and Airbrush Tanning
    Bundle #2: Fundamentals of Facials and Advanced Facials and Peels

With each class you will receive the appropriate theory and hands-on experience.

Bundle #1: Waxing, Lash/Brow Tinting and Airbrush Tanning
In this course we will cover Waxing, Lash/Brow Tinting and Airbrush Tanning.

We will work on the Brazilian bikini waxing and/or tailor the class to suit the needs of the majority. You will learn tips, tricks and proper body positioning from a professional. You will learn how to apply brow and lash color and give your client a 'tear-free' experience.

Finally, you will learn the fundamentals of spray tanning, including how to hold and handle the gun, protect yourself and the client. We will also discuss the new findings of DHA and the FDA.

Bundle #2: Fundamentals of Facials and Advanced Facials and Peels
In this course we will discuss and practice scenarios and how to customize treatments based on the clients intake form and needs.

We will review theory behind peels, as well as role-play with intake forms. You will learn how to recommend which type of peel a client needs based on the client's recent sun exposure, upcoming events, goals, health history, skin type, Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale and smoker’s skin. You will also learn how to prescribe prep and post products, take before and after pictures and neutralization.
Registration and Cost

These courses are available for $200. Pre-pay online for your course or bring cash or check for $200. If you pre-pay online, the fee is fully refundable if you don't pass the entrance exam.

2014 Schedule:

Class date not yet announced

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Course Details

Class Location:
BellaPelle Skin Studio, 9 Maiden Lane (at Kearny) San Francisco, CA 94108

Entrance Exam:
Estheticians must pass an entrance exam to be accepted into the BellaPelle Beauty Bundle courses. Entrance exams may be taken at your school or BellaPelle Skin Studio on Maiden Lane. The exam must be taken prior to the day of the class. Exams may be taken at BellaPelle Skin Studio during our hours of operation: M — F: 8am — 8pm, Sat: 9am — 5pm, Sun: 11am — 5pm

Please come prepared to be a model for other course participants, as we will be working on each other. If you are not interested in being a model please give us advanced notice so that we may find someone to replace you.

Final Exam:
Advanced Education Certificate provided naming each topic.