Permanent hair removal is a growing trend in the beauty industry, becoming more and more popular with both men and women.
If you are looking for a beauty career that allows you to change lives while helping people feel better about themselves, a career in electrology may be right for you.
As an electrology student, you must develop a strong grasp of how permanent hair removal works. It involves understanding the makeup of hair and skin, as well as how electrolysis affects both. Once you understand the theory of electrolysis, it is time to start building your practical skills. You may learn how to use different techniques, such as thermolysis, galvanic electrolysis, and the blend technique. As you proceed through your education, you may try each of these techniques on different parts of the body to understand where and when they work best.
Wisconsin is a state that regulated the licensing of electrology practitioners. That’s why you’ll need to understand the application and license renewal process to be successful. Once licensed, electrologists must renew by March 31st of every odd year. The cost is $82, and increases to $107 if you pay late. To become licensed you will need to complete at least a 450 hour training program and pass the state’s license exam. Wisconsin also requires 1.2 continuing education units every two years, which should have a positive impact in your skillset.
Becoming an electrologist in Wisconsin may have a great impact on your job outlook and earning potential. According to O*Net, the average salary for a Wisconsin skin care specialist is $27,700 per year. This is in line with the national average. Anticipated job growth in this field is also exciting. By the year 2022, O*Net expects to see a 35% increase in skin care specialist jobs across the state. When compared to other professions, this growth rate is much higher than average (O*Net, 2012).
You may work with all types of clients as an electrologist. Some clients come to you with a medical need for hair removal. For example, someone with a hormone imbalance may suffer excessive hair growth as a result. Getting electrolysis can put an end to an embarrassing and long-lasting problem. Others may come to you for cosmetic reasons. In any case, hair removal is often a touchy and sensitive subject, so you should be ready to treat all of your clients with tact and dignity. With each customer, you may have one main appointment and then several follow-up appointments.
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board
PO Box 8935
1400 E. Washington Ave.
Madison WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-266-2112/877-617-1565
Fax Number: 608-261-7083
E-mail Address: DSPS@wisconsin.gov
The Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board can help you answer any questions we did not answer above about obtaining a Wisconsin cosmetology license.
Aspiring beauty care professionals in Wisconsin are seeing that electrology
is becoming a highly requested treatment in the state’s spas and salons.
With state estimates predicting a steady increase in the number of practicing
laser hair removal technicians, many begin the process thanks to these
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
River Rock Institute
Electrology Institute of N.E.