ELECTROLOGY - ARKANSAS

Electrology
IN
Arkansas

Do you have an interest in helping people achieve highly personal goals through proven methodology, while respecting their dignity and privacy? Are you discrete, reliable, and professional? If so, becoming an electrologist in Arkansas might be a very attractive, rewarding, and fulfilling career for you! Electrologists practice “electrolysis”, which is the permanent removal of unwanted hair using an electrical current inserted into the hair follicle.

There are three basic types of electrolysis, all of which are effective, and all of which are taught in the specialized programs that trained these important, needed professionals. To learn more about your training options, contact the schools listed in your zip code area to get details and compare!

State License Requirements
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You must be at least 18 years of age to practice electrolysis in Arkansas, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. If you have already attained a certificate, diploma, or degree in another area of cosmetology, you will need to complete 350 course hours to become licensed as an electrologist in Arkansas. If you are first starting out and wish to become an electrologist, you will need to complete 600 hours of coursework. This will prepare you to take the licensing exam administered by the Arkansas Board of Health. The exam will have both a theoretical (written) and practical component. Once you have passed the exam and paid the fee, you will be issued your license to practice electrolysis in the state of Arkansas. Many electrologists go on to obtain national certification after becoming licensed. To do this, you must take the CPE exam administered by the American Electrology Association. This certification proves that your skills meet a certain national standard, and says that you are committed to continuing your education and improving your skills. Other related associations also offer national certification opportunities.

Education Details

The three modalities used in electrolysis are galvanic, thermolytic, and blend, which is a combination of the two. Galvanic electrolysis uses electricity to form a chemical which kills the hair at its root, eliminating it permanently from growing back. Thermolysis heats the hair matrix cells, causing electrocoagulation, which kills the hair root. Blend has many of the advantages of both the thermolytic and galvanic methods. Specialized training in electrolysis can be found at some freestanding electrolysis schools, as well as at most cosmetology schools and some community colleges. You will need to complete up to 600 hours of training. Curriculum will focus on hair follicle anatomy and physiology, hair analysis, and the techniques utilized by electrologists to permanently remove hair at its root. Sometimes the training will include training in laser hair removal, as well. Practical training and internships at salons and spas provide an invaluable educational tool.

License Renewal
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License Renewal Hours
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License Renewal Period

To become a licensed practitioner of electrolysis in Arkansas, you must graduate from a program approved by the American Electrology Association, and apply for licensure as you would any other cosmetology related program. The renewal process is the same as far as deadline and payments. When you renew your electrology license in Arkansas, you will need to renew every two years by your birthday, and pay an $80 fee. Continuing education courses are not required, but can help you stay current in your skills.

Careers
$44,110 
Salary
10.00%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Cosmetologists in the state of Arkansas earned a median salary of $20,500 in 2013, which is a higher salary than the median across the United States (www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-5012.00). Since electrolysis is a highly specialized procedure, requiring a trained and discreet professional, it may command a higher income. Your income will also be determined by where you practice. Some electrologists practice in physicians and other medical providers’ offices, and may earn a higher income working in a healthcare setting. Career potential is bright, with a projected growth rate for jobs in cosmetology expected to rise between 8% and 14% between 2012 and 2022.

Working as an Electrologist

Cosmetologists in the state of Arkansas earned a median salary of $20,500 in 2013, which is a higher salary than the median across the United States (www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-5012.00). Since electrolysis is a highly specialized procedure, requiring a trained and discreet professional, it may command a higher income. Your income will also be determined by where you practice. Some electrologists practice in physicians and other medical providers’ offices, and may earn a higher income working in a healthcare setting. Career potential is bright, with a projected growth rate for jobs in cosmetology expected to rise between 8% and 14% between 2012 and 2022.

State board Contact Information

Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology
4815 W. Markham St. Slot 8
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone Number: 501-682-2168
Fax Number: 501-682-5640
E-mail: cosmo@arkansas.gov

The Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology can help you with obtaining an Arkansas state cosmetology license, replacing a lost cosmetology license or updating change of name or change of address information.

With electrolysis becoming a highly favored spa treatment, it is only sensible that
those looking to have an edge in their cosmetology skills will be interested in that
skill. These institutions listed provide a wealth of information for eager applicants
based in Arkansas.

Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Beauty School
The Salon Professional Academy

Find the Beauty Schools in Arkansas that interest you below,

Arkansas Beauty School

8521 Geyer Springs Road,
Little Rock, AR 72209

Program: Cosmetology

The Salon Professional Academy

13125 HWY 107,
Sherwood, AR 72120

Program: Cosmetology

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