Are you looking for a career in the beauty industry that will allow you to make a real difference in the quality of peoples’ lives? Something that will affect peoples’ self-esteem and self-confidence, and enrich their lives on a daily basis? If so, you might want to consider a career as an electrologist in Minnesota. Electrologists help people with a problem that can be unattractive and embarrassing: unwanted hair growth. Unwanted hair growth occurs on the face or the body for many reasons. Sometimes there is a hormone imbalance, or a lack of certain hormones following menopause allows facial hair to grow.

Sometimes there is a genetic cause. Whatever the reason for excessive hair growth, the problem can be addressed and corrected using the process of electrolysis. Electrolysis uses electricity to kill hair at the root and prevent re-growth. It takes a series of electrolysis sessions to permanently stop hair growth on a section of the face or body. Electrologists perform this important function, allowing their clients to return to a life of dignity and self-confidence.

State License Requirements

The state of Minnesota does not require that electrologists be licensed in order to practice. You may want to obtain electrology certification from the American Electrology Association, a trade organization that represents the interests of electrologists throughout the country and promotes the profession generally (www.electrology.com).

Education Details

There are several schools offering electrolysis programs in Minnesota. There, you will be instructed on the anatomy and physiology of skin and hair and diseases of each, the causes of unwanted hair growth, and principles of electricity. The program will cover the three basic modalities used in electrolysis: galvanic, which uses an electric current that causes a chemical reaction that kills the hair at the root, preventing regrowth, thermolytic, which uses radio waves to kill the hair at the root and prevent regrowth, and blend, which uses a combination of the two and has advantages of both. An additional technique, laser hair removal, which is technically not an electrolysis modality but is used to eliminate unwanted hair, may also be taught. The program will teach you how to use the electrolysis instruments as well as how to clean and sanitize them. Some aspects of the business of electrology may be taught as well.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period

If you want to work in electrology in Minnesota, then you will have to complete a program approved by the American Electrology Association. This means that you do not have to go through the kind of state licensing and renewal application fees that you would if it were regulated like cosmetology. However, you will want to take the CPE exam given by the AEA so you can become Board Certified. The exam fee is $325 for non-members & $275 for members. You can find more information about that certification here. The AEA also provides continuing education opportunities for professionals in all 50 states.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Skincare specialists in Minnesota earned an average salary of $28,500 during 2013, according to O*Net. Electrologists perform a specialized service, however, and may be able to command a higher fee, especially as they gain in years of experience and reputation. The demand for skincare specialists is expected to increase more than 20% over the next decade or so, meaning that there should be a lot of need for the services of electrologists and that people coming out of school should not have difficulty finding jobs.

Working as an Electrologist

The process of removing hair permanently is a very private and personal one. Electrologists tend to work by appointment, often seeing a client weekly over a period of months or even longer to remove all the hair in a particular area of the body or face. Because it can be an intimate activity, it requires a high level of maturity and discretion in the person who practices it. You will have ample opportunity to get to know your client, so you should be a good listener who is able to hear what others have to say without passing judgment. Many electrologists work in spas or salons. Usually, they work in a private room or separate area, where they can concentrate fully and provide their client with the privacy this procedure calls for. Some electrologists work in doctor’s offices or other medical facilities. For instance, an electrologist may provide services at a dermatologist’s office. There are also free-standing electrology studios that only perform electrolysis. Some electrologists start out working for someone else and eventually open their own studios. That allows them to benefit from being a small business owner, although that requires a whole additional set of skills. These skills are frequently taught at the same school where you took your electrology training. Because they usually work by appointment, there is at least some scheduling flexibility available for electrologists, making this a career that can be practiced either full or part time. You should have some control over your hours, so that you can fit your work in with your other commitments, like family responsibilities. But it may be necessary for you to work at least some evening and weekend hours, as this is when clients may wish to utilize your services, and spas and salons may require that you do so. As an electrologist, you can make a real difference in the quality of people’s lives. This difference goes beyond a fresh hairdo, or a new makeup look, and can really matter to the person suffering from unwanted hair. If this sounds like something you might want to do, consider a career as an electrologist in Minnesota. Use our directory to learn more about programs in your area today!

State board Contact Information

Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners
2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 710
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: 651-201-2742
Fax Number: 612-617-2601
E-mail Address: bceboard@state.mn.us

The Minnesota State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating 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 Minnesota state cosmetology license.

While there isn’t a state department for education for electrology yet in
Minnesota, beauty professionals still can take advantage of resources
to become equipped with that skill. These groups present a good starting
point for the process.

Electrology Institute of N.E.
Hastings Beauty School
River Rock Electrology Institute


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Medspa Institute of America

4444 W 76th Street,Suite 200
Edina, MN 55435

Program: Electrology

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Aveda Institute Rochester

701 Apache Mall,
Rochester, MN 55902

Program: Cosmetology

Do What You Love For some people, beauty doesn't just catch their eye; it catches their heart. If you're drawn to the beauty industry, let Aveda Institute Rochester guide you toward a fulfilling Do What You Love For some people, beauty doesn't just catch their eye; it catches their heart. If you're drawn to the beauty industry, let Aveda Institute Rochester guide you toward a fulfilling future. We prepare students for creative, successful and rewarding careers in the salon and spa industries. Embrace your raw talent. Get excellent education. Pursue your passion. Choosing to enroll at Aveda Institute Rochester is choosing to nurture your natural ability. At Aveda Institute - Rochester, we provide the following programs: • Cosmetology • Esthetics Love Your Community As a student at Aveda Institute - Rochester, you can join a growing, strong, sustainable network of salon and spa professionals. We're one of the fastest-growing networks in the beauty industry. What does that mean for you? As a graduate of Aveda Institute - Rochester, you can find professional support in virtually every facet of the beauty industry. Whether you're interested in working at a salon, resort or owning your own business, you can continue to benefit from joining the Aveda network throughout the lifetime of your career. Be Inspired. Be Nourished. Be Refreshed.  Aveda education teaches, nourishes, refreshes and connects people who are pursuing their passions in the beauty industry. We were founded on caring for you and for the Earth. As a result, the Aveda brand is rooted in environmental sustainability. As a student, you can gain a thorough understanding of our huge line of earth-friendly products. We provide: Organic ingredients and practices Plant-based alternatives Responsible packaging Wind-powered operations Environmentally sound options At Aveda Institute - Rochester, we are passionate both as artists and as citizens. As a student, you'll be encouraged to seek out ways to make the world around you a better place to be. Contact Us Today! Answer beauty's call. Contact Aveda Institute Rochester today and do what you love!
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Model College of Hair Design

201 8th Avenue South,
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome to the Exciting World of Beauty! A world that's constantly changing ... evolving ... keeping pace with today's fast-paced beauty salons. Today's cosmetology school is a world of style, hair design, Welcome to the Exciting World of Beauty! A world that's constantly changing ... evolving ... keeping pace with today's fast-paced beauty salons. Today's cosmetology school is a world of style, hair design, and beauty. It's a chance to express your individuality. A chance to share your unique outlook with others. As a cosmetologist, you'll devote your talents to making others look their best. You'll keep pace with the fashion world and stand ready to meet constantly changing skills of a hair stylist, manicurist, or skin care specialist. With styling for men, women, and children, the demands are greater than ever. Today's cosmetologist must possess a wide range of skills to meet the needs of today's beauty salon. Cosmetology offers many channels for personal growth, with limitless career paths from which to choose. Model College of Hair Design offers the specialized training necessary to prepare you for a cosmetology career -- one that will present new challenges daily. So, join the ranks of professional hair stylists and manicure specialists ... beauty salon owners, and skin care specialists whose careers can be traced to the Model College of Hair Design. Programs Offered Cosmetology Students receive skills necessary for gaining and maintaining employment in "today's" salons. Instruction is provided in design haircutting, styling, hair coloring, skin care, facials, makeup application, massage, permanent waving, all forms of nail tips, manicuring and chemical restructuring. Manicuring This course combines our advanced concepts in a comprehensive curriculum. Manicuring, Pedicuring, Nail Design, Artistry and several Nail Extension Lines are used for instruction. 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. Our Facilities / Campus Housing The Model College of Hair Design was established in Minneapolis in 1952 and relocated to St. Cloud in 1973. Approximately 12,000 square feet of clinic, classroom and offices were created with students of cosmetology in mind. When you tour our campus you will find our college to be unique to say the least! By offering students a low student/instructor ratio we ensure that Model College of Hair Design remains small to midsize. Our campus, however, is large with over 100,000 sq. feet and ten campus buildings for a wide range of student housing. Student/Instructor Ratio Our student to instructor ratio at the Model College of Hair Design is ten to one. Model College is a small college with certified instructors. You will have the opportunity to interact with the students and faculty representing a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. There is always someone to offer advice and assistance...a roommate, a teacher, a counselor. Student Benefits Model College of Hair Design is Accredited by NACCAS, and consistently posts placement rates among the highest in the nation. Student benefits increase your chances for success or add to your education process Student/Instructor Ratio Instructor - Specialists Advanced Classes Financial Aid Specialists Student Activities Campus Housing/Apts. College Issued Grants Special Class Schedules Saturdays optional Earn when you learn (Jobs) Business Management Computer Imaging/Testing Advanced Educational Systems
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