Electrolygy Schools and Licensing Requirements in Connecticut

Electrology
IN
Connecticut

Working as an electrologist is perhaps a unique niche within the larger beauty industry. Problems with unwanted hair are very personal problems that are often a cause of considerable embarrassment and loss of self-esteem. Electrologists, the professionals who use the processes of electrolysis to permanently remove the unwanted hair from the face or body, must be deeply sensitive individuals who can resonate to the discomfort many clients feel in coming to you for help with this intimate issue. They must be able to make their clients feel comfortable and taken care of, and they must have top-notch technical skills to utilize the tools of the profession for best effect. In addition, they must be able to run a small business, handling all of the business details that require time and attention.

Electrolysis works, basically, by using an electrical current to kill the hair root, thus making hair re-growth impossible. A fine needle is inserted directly into the hair root. There are three modalities of electrolysis that are typically used: galvanic, thermolytic, and blend. Galvanic sends an electrical current into the hair root, causing a chemical reaction that kills the hair root. Thermolytic uses radio waves to create heat, causing electrocoagulation of the hair root, killing it. Blend combines elements of both the galvanic and thermolytic modalities and has many of the advantages of both. Electrologists are generally trained in all three modalities as well as when and how to use each one.

State License Requirements
600
Hours

Electrologists in Connecticut are required to be licensed by the state. To be eligible for this license, you must complete 600 hours of training at a state-accredited institution. You must be at least 18 years of age, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. To become licensed, you will need to take and pass an exam that tests both your theoretical knowledge and your practical skills.

Education Details

Electrolysis programs are offered at many schools of cosmetology, as well as some free-standing schools. Some community colleges may also offer programs in electrolysis, leading to a two year associate’s degree. In community college programs, you will study more general subjects such as the social sciences, humanities, and sciences, as well as specialized courses in electrology. Programs in cosmetology and free-standing schools are more targeted in that they focus on the theory and skills you need to become a practicing electrologist. You will learn the anatomy and physiology of skin and hair, and the process of hair growth. You will learn the different modalities electrolysis uses, and how to perform each one with minimum pain and minimum damage to surrounding skin. Courses will focus on sanitation and sterilizing skin and equipment. In addition to learning how to do the electrolysis procedure per se, you will learn about running an electrolysis business, including skills such as maintaining databases, invoicing, and working with third party payers such as insurance companies.

License Renewal
10
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Connecticut licensees must renew their licenses every two years after licensing in the last day of their birth month. Failing to renew by this date causes your license to lapse. To renew a lapsed license, you must complete either 135 hours of education through a refresher course or successfully pass the Prometric Licensing Examination. Cosmetology and barber licenses cost $100 to renew. Electrology licenses cost $205 to renew. Massage therapy licenses come with a renewal cost of $255. Connecticut does require you to complete 10 cosmetology continuing education hours to renew your license, though CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Careers
$42,270 
Salary
9.20%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

According to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for skincare specialists, including electrologists and laser hair removal specialists is $28,940. Electrologists are among the most professional and the most specialized of the skincare specialists, and thus, can often command a significantly higher salary. If you run your own electrolysis business, you also stand to earn a higher income. This is also true if you are aligned with healthcare providers, and practice your profession in medical settings. Accepting reimbursement from insurance companies and other third party payers can also increase your earnings potential (www.bls.gov/oes/CURRENT/oes395094.htm). Demand for electrologists in the state of Connecticut is expected to grow in the coming years.

Working as an Electrologist

Electrologists work in a variety of different settings. Probably most often, they work in beauty salons and spas, in a separate area that affords you and the client complete privacy. Some electrologists open their own offices. Still others offer their services at physician’s offices and other medical facilities, often by referral from medical providers. Electrologists must be able to perform a variety of tasks during the course of the day, from scheduling and billing, to cleaning and neatening your work area, to greeting clients and making them feel comfortable, to performing the electrolysis procedure itself. Of course, active listening skills are invaluable, as many clients will want to talk during their procedure. And, since it usually takes multiple sessions to remove an area of unwanted hair, you will develop a relationship with your clients that lasts over a period of time and may require that you listen to them speak about many aspects of their lives. Electrologists work by appointment and, thus, have considerable scheduling latitude. They must be available, however, when their clients wish to utilize their services, which will probably mean working at least some evening hours and weekends. Still, it is possible for electrologists to work either part-time or full-time, and fit their work life around other commitments such as taking care of young children. If you are seeking a career in the beauty industry that has meaning and can make a real difference in people’s lives, and you have the maturity and poise to deal with very personal issues, a career in electrology in Connecticut may be a very good career option for you!

State board Contact Information

Connecticut Dept. of Public Health - Cosmetology & Licensing
410 Capitol Ave., MS #13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone Number: 860-509-7603 x6
Fax Number: 860-509-8457
E-mail Address: dph.hairdresserteam@ct.gov

The Connecticut State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating a change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Connecticut cosmetology license.

Connecticut is a state where the hair care and beauty industry is thriving due in part to
established professionals with diverse skills. These skills have grown to include on-site
electrology in recent years. Those who wish to learn more about acquiring electrology
techniques consult with these groups to start.

Connecticut Department of Health
Electrology Institute of N.E.
American Institute of Education

 

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Academy Di Capelli

1010 Main Street,
East Hartford, CT 06108

Program: Cosmetology

Financial Aid now available to those who qualify.  Welcome to Our School ACADEMY DI CAPELLI is a full-service beauty school dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality cosmetology education by rendering an excellent curriculum, Financial Aid now available to those who qualify.  Welcome to Our School ACADEMY DI CAPELLI is a full-service beauty school dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality cosmetology education by rendering an excellent curriculum, quality products, and furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price/value relationship. With almost 35 years of combined salon and business expertise, ACADEMY DI CAPELLI has formed a prestigious facility with state-of the-art equipment, well-trained instructors and a salon-oriented curriculum that produces graduates ready to compete and excel in the world of Professional Cosmetology. We will also maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, ideas, and hard work.  Cosmetology The objectives of the Cosmetology course are to thoroughly train all cosmetology students in all phases of hairdressing including cutting, styling, permanent waving, hair straightening, tinting, manicuring, facials, makeup, health & public safety and State laws & requirements.  Senior students perform beauty services of all kinds, upon paying patrons. The "Clinic", while still a controlled educational environment, strives to reflect as realistically as possible, a modern salon environment. During this phase of the course, the student is guided in gaining experiences designed not only to develop and perfect the skills previously acquired, but to aid in the development of the speed, confidence, salesmanship, customer relations skills and professionalism, required for success in a professional salon environment.  Esthiology  This course is a comprehensive combination of Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Experience, and Professional Business Management Skills, required for success in the skin care field. Estheticians are skin care specialists who enhance the skin beauty through the use of facials, massage, and makeup. If you have the desire to work in the Skin Care Industry our Esthetician Program is for you! Our Esthetician Program is designed to prepare the student in a knowledgeable background of skin structure, disease and imperfections, various facial treatments, and make up applications.  Our Esthetician Program includes the following subjects: Basic Facials w/Massage European Facials Oily Skin Facials Custom Designed Masks Evening Make Up Applications Temporary Hair Removal Artificial Lash Applications 20 Minute Express Facials Sensitive Skin Facials Normal / Combination Skin Facials Basic Make Up Applications Corrective Make Up Applications Paraffin Masks Extractions  Important Facts Academy Di Capelli was ranked #1 for Hairdressing and Cosmetology Schools in the area by The Readers Choice Awards in 2003. We are approved and licensed by: The Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers and Hairdressers, The Connecticut Board Of Cosmetologist and The Department of Public Health. We are registered with both the Federal and State Government, as well as have our Article of Organization from the Secretary of the State. All of our teachers are highly skilled and have over 35 years of combined experience. They are all licensed Cosmetologist and teach using advanced training techniques. We have many different Financial Assistance Programs available to help students make the education at Academy Di Capelli affordable. Some of those programs include 24 months interest free financing and the Hutchins Grant for those who qualify. We also offer Placement Assistance.  Our students are treated to free training seminars offered by many hair-coloring representatives. The students are also taken to the top hair show in the area, as well as Boston and New York to even further heighten their learning experience. Although Academy Di Capelli's techniques are forever changing as dictated by styles and fashions, our adherence to strict principles of superb craftsmanship and impeccable service skills has never changed.
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Oxford Academy of Hair Design

153 North Street,
Seymour, CT 06483

Program: Cosmetology

Oxford Academy of Hair Design is dedicated to your learning process as we prepare you for a lifelong career in just 1500 hours. Our Award Winning school awarded by Modern Salon is Oxford Academy of Hair Design is dedicated to your learning process as we prepare you for a lifelong career in just 1500 hours. Our Award Winning school awarded by Modern Salon is located in a Victorian Mansion. We offer certification classes in Hair Extensions, Hair Color, Makeup Artistry, and more! Our students participate in Photo Shoots and Hair Competitions and take field trips to the MAC store and Stamford Television studios! Embrace your creativity at Oxford Academy of Hair Design!
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Academy Di Capelli

950 Yale Avenue #20,
Wallingford, CT 06492

Program: Cosmetology

Financial Aid now available to those who qualify.  Welcome to Our School ACADEMY DI CAPELLI is a full-service beauty school dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality cosmetology education by rendering an excellent curriculum, Financial Aid now available to those who qualify.  Welcome to Our School ACADEMY DI CAPELLI is a full-service beauty school dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality cosmetology education by rendering an excellent curriculum, quality products, and furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price/value relationship. With almost 35 years of combined salon and business expertise, ACADEMY DI CAPELLI has formed a prestigious facility with state-of the-art equipment, well-trained instructors and a salon-oriented curriculum that produces graduates ready to compete and excel in the world of Professional Cosmetology. We will also maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, ideas, and hard work.  Cosmetology The objectives of the Cosmetology course are to thoroughly train all cosmetology students in all phases of hairdressing including cutting, styling, permanent waving, hair straightening, tinting, manicuring, facials, makeup, health & public safety and State laws & requirements.  Senior students perform beauty services of all kinds, upon paying patrons. The "Clinic", while still a controlled educational environment, strives to reflect as realistically as possible, a modern salon environment. During this phase of the course, the student is guided in gaining experiences designed not only to develop and perfect the skills previously acquired, but to aid in the development of the speed, confidence, salesmanship, customer relations skills and professionalism, required for success in a professional salon environment.  Esthiology  This course is a comprehensive combination of Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Experience, and Professional Business Management Skills, required for success in the skin care field. Estheticians are skin care specialists who enhance the skin beauty through the use of facials, massage, and makeup. If you have the desire to work in the Skin Care Industry our Esthetician Program is for you! Our Esthetician Program is designed to prepare the student in a knowledgeable background of skin structure, disease and imperfections, various facial treatments, and make up applications.  Our Esthetician Program includes the following subjects: Basic Facials w/Massage European Facials Oily Skin Facials Custom Designed Masks Evening Make Up Applications Temporary Hair Removal Artificial Lash Applications 20 Minute Express Facials Sensitive Skin Facials Normal / Combination Skin Facials Basic Make Up Applications Corrective Make Up Applications Paraffin Masks Extractions  Important Facts Academy Di Capelli was ranked #1 for Hairdressing and Cosmetology Schools in the area by The Readers Choice Awards in 2003. We are approved and licensed by: The Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers and Hairdressers, The Connecticut Board Of Cosmetologist and The Department of Public Health. We are registered with both the Federal and State Government, as well as have our Article of Organization from the Secretary of the State. All of our teachers are highly skilled and have over 35 years of combined experience. They are all licensed Cosmetologist and teach using advanced training techniques. We have many different Financial Assistance Programs available to help students make the education at Academy Di Capelli affordable. Some of those programs include 24 months interest free financing and the Hutchins Grant for those who qualify. We also offer Placement Assistance.  Our students are treated to free training seminars offered by many hair-coloring representatives. The students are also taken to the top hair show in the area, as well as Boston and New York to even further heighten their learning experience. Although Academy Di Capelli's techniques are forever changing as dictated by styles and fashions, our adherence to strict principles of superb craftsmanship and impeccable service skills has never changed.
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