Electrology Schools in Hawaii

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Hawai’i Institute of Electrolysis

765 Amana Street Suite 400
Honolulu, HI 96815

How to Become a Electrologist in Hawaii

Hawaii Electrology Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours or 800 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for electrology in Hawaii is $31,320.
  • There is a predicted 10.50% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

Hair removal is a big industry all over the United States, particularly during the summer months. In Hawaii, where it's always beach season, this business is booming! By killing hair follicles on a specific part of the body, you can slow and eventually stop growth of body hair. If you want to help your clients feel good about themselves and enjoy the way they look, a career in electrolysis may be right for you. Request more information from Hawaii electrology programs directly from this page to learn more.

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours OR 800 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a electrology license

There are two routes to electrology licensure in Hawaii. You can become licensed after completing a 600-hour program at an accredited beauty school. You can also go through an 800-hour apprenticeship to meet this requirement. You can then apply for licensure and pass a licensing exam.

Education Details

Working in electrology in Hawaii involves using potentially dangerous equipment on sensitive parts of the body, so you must be fully trained in this field before you begin working with clients independently. The Department of Professional & Vocational Licensing in Hawaii requires you to complete a training course of no fewer than 600 hours and pass a rigorous exam before working as an electrologist. Early in your Hawaii Electrology program, you will tackle important parts of electrolysis theory like cytology, dermatology, histology, hair structure and growth, and hair regrowth. You may also discuss Hawaii laws for electrolysis; this covers informed consent, knowing when you can and cannot perform electrolysis on a patient, and the paperwork that must be filled out for every patient. From there, you can begin working with the equipment used in electrolysis. After getting familiar with tools and how to use them, you start practicing with them. You may get to work with patients after observing the procedures, practicing on mannequins, and demonstrating your theoretical knowledge.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

In Hawaii, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs regulates electrology licensing in accordance with the standards of the American Electrology Association. If you complete the requirements to be an electrologist in this state, you must renew by December 31st every even-numbered year. The fee for renewing your license is currently $196. Hawaii does not require professions complete continuing education units to maintain their electrology license. But they are great ways to keep up with the latest technology and regulations for this field.

Hawaii Electrology Careers


Average yearly salary for electrology in Hawaii

This field is still growing in many parts of Hawaii, so you may find that the job outlook improves as more people in your area discover the power of electrolysis. Overall, the job outlook for electrologists and other skin care specialists is promising. Through 2022, O*Net anticipates a 34% increase in skin care jobs in Hawaii. This growth rate is similar to the national average (O*Net, 2012). The salary you earn may vary depending on where you work. If you live in a large tourist area, such as Honolulu or Maui, you may be able to charge more, particularly during busy tourist seasons. If you work in a more rural part of Hawaii, you may earn less. The average salary for a Hawaii skin care specialist is $19,200 per year, according to O*Net.

Get ready for a variety of career paths when you start working as an electrologist. You may decide to work for a dermatologist or salon, in which case you may work specific hours and get clients via employer referral. However, this is also a popular field for business ownership and self-employment, so you may decide to open your own electrolysis business in Hawaii. That's what Kim Rimmer decided to do. After attending electrology school, she recognized that people in her area had to drive a long way for electrolysis. By recognizing a local need, she was able to establish herself as a leader in the field and gain a large amount of clients right away. Going this route may increase your earning potential, allow you to build equity in your own business, and allow you to keep your clients no matter which way you decide to go with your business. Working with clients should make up the majority of your day in this career. If you're working with a client for the first time or removing hair on a large part of the body, you may spend several hours with just one customer! Otherwise, you may have several shorter appointments for touchups. Flexibility is a very important part of this career. Electrolysis is the future of hair removal, and attending school for electrology now can help you become a local expert in Hawaii. Get started today by contacting Hawaii electrology schools.

Contact the Hawaii State Board of Cosmetology

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

Hawaii boasts a climate of sun and sensational style, and it’s only fitting that the state’s beauty industry has skin care as a prime focus. Budding electrologists avail themselves of these following institutions to solidify their career.

Electrology Institute of N.E.


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