Programs at
The Rita B Institute

The Rita B Institute was founded in 2004.

The Rita Bellino Family brings over 50 years of experience to the education of our students. 

“Rita understands luxury, refined hair, refined clothing, refined products. Rita B.’s legacy of how to be a great hairstylist, a great businesswoman, but most of all a great supporter and encourager of ALL women is most certainly now being passed on to future generations in salons all over the nation.”

Every Rita B Institute Student will receive an iPad to keep and use to take tests, study and track their progress in place of a textbook. 
In all of the programs, students will have mix of theory hours and practical hours. Manikins will be used for the first period of the program until the student is trained in client safety and sanitation practices. Once these hours are completed, there will be a mix of Manikin work, theory, and practical experience on actual people. Guest teachers and experts in each category will come in to give inspiration and share their knowledge. Tests are given for each Chapter and for pre- State Board Testing.

Cosmetology Standard

 
Learning the art of all aspects of beauty and the business of beauty including: Salon Business and personal presentation and goals, Safety and Sanitation in the salon, State Laws, Hair Cutting Design, Blow Drying, Styling, Hair care, Coloring, Up-do’s , Wedding Design, Braiding, Facials, Waxing, Skin care, Make up, Advanced Treatments, Manicuring, and Artificial Nails.

The purpose of this course is to learn the basics and to prepare for the State Board Exam. This includes both Theory and Practical Practices.


Internship/ Externship

The same as Cosmetology Standard except that this Student will experience much of their training at a participating salon of their choice or a Rita B Salon and attend School one -two days per week for theory instruction.

These students are paid a wage by their Participating Salon which can offset their tuition.



Hair Styling Standard, The Study of Hair

 
Salon Business and Personal presentation and goals, Safety, Sanitation and State Laws.

Hair Cutting Design, Blow Drying Styling, Hair Care, Basic Coloring Theory, Highlighting, Balayage, Dimensional color, up-do’s, wedding styling, braiding, Hair extensions, Fashion show and editorial styling.


Hair Styling Internship/ Externship

 
Same as Hairstyling Standard except that this student will experience much of their training in a participating salon of their choice or a Rita B Salon, and attend school one to two days per week for theory instruction.

These Students are paid a wage by their Participating Salon which can offset their tuition.



Esthetics

 
Study of the Skin – learning the basics of skin care- Salon Business and Personal Presentation and goals, Safety, Sanitation and State Laws, Skin Analysis including skin conditions, Facials, Waxing, Skin Care and Make -up, Advanced Treatments.

This Program prepares the student in basic knowledge and experience to prepare for the State Board exam.


Nails- Manicures and Pedicures

 
Studying Nail Care including Salon Business and Personal Presentation and goals, Safety and Sanitation ,State Laws, Conditions of the Nails Basic Mani and Pedi, Care of the hands and feet, Artificial Nails, and Nail Polish techniques.

This course prepares the student in the basics of Nail Services and prepares the Student for the State board exam.


The Rita B Salon and Institute is located in the Capital Hill area in Denver at The Beauvallon, 975 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado.

Free parking is available in the building’s garage.