If you can fill a need in a community, you can give yourself job security and know that your work is worthwhile. Thats why electrology is such a rapidly-growing field in Rhode Island and throughout the country.
People hate shaving and waxing, particularly if they have excessive hair growth.
Electrology involves using electric pulses to kill hair at the follicle and stop it from regrowing. Typically, clients need multiple sessions before hair growth stops altogether. When you start your training, you can learn how to use electrolysis tools and apply the right pressure to different parts of the body. Your instructors, who should be experienced electrologists, may show you how to use different processes and techniques for maximum efficiency. As you move through the curriculum of your program, you may get plenty of hands-on practice. You can learn how to use the tools on mannequins and perfect your electrolysis technique for different body parts.
Rhode Island is a state that licenses electrology professionals. When you apply for your license, you will fill out an application and include a $25 fee. When it is time to renew your license, the state will send you a reminder around 60 days ahead to give you plenty of time to prepare. You will be able to renew in their online portal, to make things simple. Although Rhode Island does not make practitioners take continuing education units, we recommend them for maintaining your professional skills.
Becoming a skin care professional in Rhode Island can really pay off in a number of ways. First, salaries in this state tend to be higher than those reported on a national level. O*Net reports that the average salary for a Rhode Island electrologist is $33,900 per year. Second, the job outlook in this field is excellent. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net anticipates a 33% increase in skin care specialist jobs throughout 2022.
An electrologists career is a mix of patience, attention to detail, client communication, and technical knowledge. Electrologists often work alone, so you must be able to stay motivated and focused without outside pressure. In addition, its important to be able to communicate with your clients. They may be unfamiliar with this process or even feel nervous about permanent hair removal, and its part of your job to reassure them and keep them comfortable. As you work with more and more clients, your technical knowledge and skills should improve, making you a more in-demand electrologist.
Rhode Island Dept. of Health - Division of Hairdressing & Barbering
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105A
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Phone Number: 401-222-2828
The Rhode Island State Board of Cosmetology is your best resource for help with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating your change of name or change of address information, or for acquiring out-of-state license applications and other useful forms.
Taking up the profession of electrology in Rhode Island entails a good deal of
training and education. Many who go through the process are part of an immense
rise in the beauty care industry there. Budding technicians can find more information
through these groups.
Rhode Island Department of Health
Rhode Island Apprenticeship Information for Electrolysis
Empire Beauty School - Warwick