Have you ever felt that you wanted to be able to help people in a really personal, meaningful way? A way that will make a real difference to them and the quality of their lives? If this sounds like you, and you would describe yourself as poised, mature, and discreet, then helping people by pursuing a career in electrology in the state of Indiana could be the right career option for you!
Electrology is the process of permanently removing unwanted hair by killing off each individual hair follicle one at a time, until an entire section of the face or body is hair-free. People feel embarrassed by their unwanted hair, and, by eliminating it for them, you help improve their self-image and self-confidence enhancing their lives considerably.
Indiana requires that individuals who practice electrolysis be licensed by the state. To be eligible for the license, you must complete either 1500 hours of training towards a cosmetology certificate, or 700 hours of training towards an aesthetics certificate. You also must have completed high school and be at least eighteen years of age. The licensing exam is composed of two parts: a knowledge part (written), and a practical part. When you pass the exam and pay the required fee, you will receive your license to practice.
Electrolysis involves the insertion of a needle into a hair follicle. What happens next depends on which modality is being used: galvanic, thermolytic, or blend. In galvanic, an electric current runs through the needle into the follicle causing a chemical reaction which kills the hair root. In thermolytic, radio waves pulse through the needle causing the process of electrocoagulation to occur, killing the hair root. In blend, a combination of the two other techniques is used. Blend has advantages of both galvanic and thermolytic modalities. Some electrology programs train students in laser hair removal, as well. Several free-standing electrolysis schools exist in Indiana, and electrology is offered as well at some schools of cosmetology. The curriculum in electrology programs will cover the anatomy and physiology of hair and skin and diseases and conditions of both, the three electrolysis modalities, the use of needles and other electrolysis equipment, prepping the skin for treatment, pre and post treatment care, relating and interacting with the client, treatment side effects and how to manage them, and more. You will observe videos of licensed electrologists performing electrolysis procedures, and instructors performing electrolysis on clients. Eventually, you will have hands-on experience performing electrolysis.
Indiana is one of the states that does offer an official electrologist license. The fee for an electrologist license renewal in Indiana is $40. You will need to complete your renewal process for this licensed beauty profession in the state by August 1st every four years. Indiana doesn’t require its electrologist professionals to perform continuing education units. But, you should make sure and join the American Electrology Association to keep up with the latest news and information that can keep you current in your knowledge and skillset.
Skin care specialists across the United States earned an average salary of $28,900 in 2013, the most recent year for which statistics were reported, according to O*Net. Electrolysis is a highly specialized skill, so it may be very possible for you to earn considerably more. Plus, you will earn more with increasing years of experience and a growing reputation. And at some point you may wish to open your own electrolysis studio, enabling you to earn more as a business owner. The projected growth for skin care specialists is 22% between 2012 and 2022, making this field one that is growing faster than most. It is anticipated that there will be continued growth in demand for electrolysis services, so recent graduates should have no trouble finding jobs.
Most electrologists work in spas or beauty salons, in a private area or room. There are also electrologists whose practice is attached to a physicians or medical office. And still others work in a free-standing electrology studio, often one that they have opened and where they are the sole practitioner. Performing electrolysis is a very personal, private activity. It takes a period of time days, weeks, months, or even longer, to kill all the hair roots in a certain section of the face or body. Thus, your clients will need to return over a period of time, and you will have the chance to get to know him or her. It is important for an electrologist to be a good listener, as clients often wish to talk about themselves during treatment. Because you will be working with individuals one-on-one, you will have a certain amount of scheduling flexibility, although you will need to make yourself available when it is convenient for your clients, so some evening and weekend hours are likely. Still, this is a good career to work in with other life commitments. In between seeing clients, you will need to clean and neaten your work area, sterilize your tools, and, possibly, prepare invoices for third party payers such as insurance companies.
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
402 W. Washington St., Rm. W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: 317-234-3031
Fax Number: 317-233-4236
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indiana 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 an Indiana cosmetology license.
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