New Mexico

There are many reasons why people like yourself decide to go into electrology in New Mexico. Regardless of your motivation, there are cosmetology schools across the state that offer electrolysis training. Some technicians want to help people recover from injuries, others want to work with dermatologists, and some clinics simply want to help you look good for bikini season. No matter what your intentions, this area of beauty is definitely one of those where art meets science. It may not feel as creative as hair design, but like every area of beauty, it can definitely feel rewarding.

Okay, now that we know you are looking to become an electrologist in New Mexico, what’s next for you? It’s real simple: you can keep reading the sections below to learn important, easy to digest information about license requirements and the career outlook in this state. Or, if you’ve already scanned that section, go ahead and look for beauty school options in your area by using the search box or the listings below. When you contact schools, they’ll be able to give you specific details, such as: start dates, cost, financial aid options, and more.

State License Requirements

New Mexico is one of many states that has strict licensing requirements for electrologists. Before you can apply for licensure as an electrologist, you must go through 600 hours of training at an approved school. You can then submit your application and pay your licensing fee of $50.


Get more information on electrology licensing:

New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

Education Details

In New Mexico, electrology students should review the program requirements for every electrology curriculum they compare. You should seek learning outcomes that meet or exceed the state requirements for practical training hours, and include courses that cover all modalities, techniques, and requirements for working in electrolysis treatment facilities.

New Mexico electrology course examples •

  • Psychology related to unwanted hair •
  • Principles of electricity •
  • Microbiology topics related to electrology •
  • Patient positioning
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
1 Year*
License Renewal Period

In New Mexico, you must complete at least a 600 hour training program to work as an electrologist in this state. After you complete the exam and apply for licensure, you will have to pay a $50 fee for your initial license. You will renew your electrologist license in NM every year, which includes a $50 fee. Here is a breakdown of all the application and renewal fees for licensure in this state. You will have until the last day of your birth month to renew your license every year. To stay current in this field, consider continuing education courses through the American Electrologist’s Association.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as an Electrologist

The Job Outlook for an Electrologist in New Mexico appears to have room for growth. Electrologists can expect little to no competition in the NM market and should consider specializing to easily promote services. With a location quotient of 0.70 and an average annual wage of $46,590, New Mexico is considered to have a lower employment level for this occupation.

State board Contact Information

New Mexico Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
2550 Cerillos Road, 2nd Floor Toney Anaya Building
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: 505-476-4622
Fax Number: 505-476-44665

The New Mexico State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists can help you with renewing your cosmetology license, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a New Mexico cosmetology license from out of state.

Beauty care professionals have a lot to be inspired by in New Mexico, and
it has allowed for more varied treatments that customers can take advantage
of. Electrology has become a popular field of interest, and budding technicians
consult these resources.

New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
American Institute of Education
Electrology Institute of N.E.



Find the Beauty Schools in New Mexico that interest you below,

Computer Career Center, a Division of Vista College

850 North Teshor Boulevard,
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Program: Cosmetology

Our mission is YOUR SUCCESS!  When you succeed, we succeed. That is why we provide high-quality, specialized career preparation for all our students. Our goal is to help you find your rewarding career. Our mission is YOUR SUCCESS!  When you succeed, we succeed. That is why we provide high-quality, specialized career preparation for all our students. Our goal is to help you find your rewarding career.
Read more
2020-08-14 15:20:12