Electrolysis Schools & Laser Hair Removal Training
If you are searching for the perfect electrolysis school, you have come to the right place. There are many electrology schools to choose from throughout the United States and Canada. Choose a state below to get a list of electrology schools near you. Once you have found one or more electrolysis colleges in which you are interested, simply click "Request Info" to contact the electrology school directly. The electrolysis college will contact you shortly to help you start down the path to becoming a electrologist.
U.S. Electrology Schools
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Canada Electrology Schools
Considering a career in electrology? Here's what you need to know.
Electrolysis is a way to effectively and permanently remove unwanted hair from the face or body. An electrology program prepares students to safely administer electrolysis procedures. Many states require that electrologists be licensed or certified in order to practice. Electrolysis and electrology are typically interchangeable terms, and it's considered synonymous with laser hair removal, too.
What an Electrologist Does
An electrolysis technician is someone who has attended an accredited program of electrolysis training, or who has taking such training as part of an accredited cosmetology course. As an electrolysis technician, you will work with the public in a professional manner to perform the services of permanent hair removal. If you are someone who loves people and has a passion for helping them to look their best, this may be a good job for you. It can be time-consuming, so it requires some patience and the ability to sit or stand while bent over for periods of about an hour at a time.
Electrologist Licensing Information
Most (but not all) states require licensing to perform electrology and laser hair removal services. Students attending accredited electrolysis training programs across the nation can earn their license or certificate in hair removal. Usually required hours range from 150 to 600 hours to get licensed in electrolysis hair removal, depending on your state's cosmetology licensing board.
What You Learn in Electrolysis Training
Curriculum may include hair analysis, dynamics of skin and understanding of the nervous and circulatory system. Also, since electrolysis hair removal is done via laser, students must learn the essential information about the technology and equipment involved in electrology. In some training programs, students get hands-on experience in a simulated lab. Students are able to assess and solve realistic problems with that type of training. Once a student has a comfortable grasp on the procedure, they are able to practice on volunteer models and get practical hours needed to get licensed.
Job Demand for Electrologists
An electrolysis career can be very exciting and always at the edge of new techniques and innovative technologies. As an electrologist, you can work for a large electrolysis firm or a salon or spa that offers the near-medical laser procedure. Teaching the art and science of electrology at a school is also another viable option. Most eletcrolysis technicians find work in either a day spa or a doctor's office. This has the advantage of having built-in clientele if your work is properly promoted. There is also a call for electrolysists at hair and tanning salons, and on cruise ships. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job demand for skin care professions including electrology will grow by 25% through the year 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.