Getting started in a beauty career often involves learning about cool types of technology that are used in this field.
Laser hair removal, a high in-demand service at spas and salons throughout Wisconsin, requires the use of specialized technology.
To become a laser technician in the state of Wisconsin, you will have to prove to medical directors and the state that you are up for the job. This means you should start your training through a course or program that is recognized by the National Council on Laser Certification (NCLC). They help doctors, the State of Wisconsin, and your patients, understand that you are qualified to work with this equipment and perform the procedures safely and appropriately.
Your school may focus on client communication. Even if the client knows what laser hair removal is, they may not know much about what to expect. It is up to you as the professional to accurately communicate this process to every client. In addition, you may spend several hundred hours learning how to use a laser safely and appropriately for hair removal.
If you register with the NCLC, you will need to renew every three years by turning in this application and a $95 fee.
In Wisconsin, the demand for skin care specialists is fairly similar to what is expected across the country. A 35% jump in job openings is expected by the year 2022 (O*Net, 2015). Wisconsin skin care specialists report an average salary of $27,700 per year (O*Net, 2015).
The experience you have as a laser technician is dependent on where in Wisconsin you work. If you work in a large urban area like Madison, Milwaukee, or Green Bay, you may find that there are dozens of beauty salons that hire laser technicians. If you would rather work in a more rural area, you may be slightly more limited. Regardless of where you live, self-employment is a valid option to consider if you want more freedom in the future of your career. Both traditional employment and self-employment careers require you to listen to your customers, put their needs first, and exceed their expectations.
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.