Esthetician Careers Faculty
E-mail Mary Finnegan
Mary Finnegan has been an instructor at Saint Paul College since 1993. Her favorite part of teaching is observing when the students have the "Aha" moment when new information clicks. She says she loves “to teach anatomy because the human body is an awesome machine”. Mary is a passionate advocate for students learning the business piece of the Cosmetology/Esthetics/Nails curriculum because of the success she has experienced in running her own businesses. She wants her students “to have that same positive worklife” experience.
Mary belongs to the following professional organizations: National Cosmetology Association, Advance Aesthetics Education Association of MN, Comite'International d' Esthetique et de Cosmetologie (CIDESCO), Esthetics America, Esthetics MN. She is also a member of the Board of Cosmetology Examiners and an International Examiner for CIDESCO.
Mary Finnegan has been awarded the CIDESCO Diploma, and also has received a diploma from Oliver Thein Beauty School, and Associate in Applied Science degrees in both Esthetics and Cosmetology from Saint Paul College. She is a certified massage therapist and reflexology practitioner.
E-mail Peg Flicek
As an Esthetics instructor at Saint Paul College, Peg Flicek has taught Preclinic Introduction, Cosmetic Chemistry and Make Up, Skin Analysis and Massage, and both Clinic 2 and Clinic 3. Peg completed her instructor training at Saint Paul College in 2001 and began teaching in the cosmetology program the same year. Peg is a graduate of the Saint Paul College cosmetology program and has many years of Salon/Spa experience to bring to the classroom. She serves as the Department Chair. Peg is a CIDESCO diplomate, a member of MNSpa, the professional organization of the cosmetology industry and a member of AACS/CEA, the American Association of Cosmetology Schools/Cosmetology Educators of America, and is a current member of NCEA, the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations.
Peg’s goal is to assist students in gaining knowledge and skills in the esthetics industry during their education at Saint Paul College. She supports and encourages students to be employment-ready in an industry that has been, and continues to be, tremendously rewarding for her in many ways.