As permanent hair removal has become more and more popular in the United States, the number of options has increased considerably.
However, laser hair removal is still one of the most trusted and requested hair removal services.
In New Hampshire, physicians are responsible for all laser work performed. This includes laser hair removal. However, a physician may delegate laser hair removal tasks to you under the terms of their medical license. You must meet each physician’s individual training standards, which may include an approved laser technician program and on-site training. Going through an accredited laser tech program is a good first step in this field.
Client education is a big focus of your training during this program. You must learn how to assess a client, decide whether or not laser hair removal is a good choice for them, and talk them through the process. The other part of your education, of course, is hands-on experience with the laser.
If you receive training from a program recognized by the NCLC, you should register, and make sure to stay up-to-date on the renewal process to maintain your active status. To renew, you will just have to submit this application, and a $95 fee to keep your registration active.
The demand for laser technicians and other skin care specialists is high in New Hampshire. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net predicts a 39% increase in job openings. The average salary earned by a skin care specialist in New Hampshire is $28,600 per year (O*Net, 2015).
With a laser technician license, you may work in many different settings in New Hampshire. You may look into traditional employment options, in which you get paid an hourly wage plus tips, or self-employment, in which you set your own wages and pay rent for the space you use. You may find that you get many different types of clients as a laser technician. Your client base may get more and more diverse as this procedure grows in popularity across New Hampshire. Because of this, it is important to keep your skills up-to-date and get experience in various areas of permanent hair removal.
New Hampshire State Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone Number: 603-271-3608
Fax Number: 603-271-8889
Even though continuing education may not be a required part of maintaining your license, you may still wish to take advantage of local training events for the sake of your career, which you can find through the Boards website.
You can also contact the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics directly for more information or to answer your specific questions.