While technology has helped redefine the beauty industry, you won’t find cosmetic laser training in cosmetology schools. Cosmetology schools focus on the application of makeup, hair styling, and skin and nail care. Once you finish cosmetology school, you earn your cosmetology license. This, however, can take between 6 months to a full year.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a salary range for cosmetologists and those alike is $27,270 a year. Because cosmetic laser treatments are on a pricier level, a cosmetic laser technician salary tends to be higher. Think about it. If you’re charging $15 for an eyebrow wax versus $50-$100 for laser hair removal, the income is significantly more.
Luckily in some states, cosmetologists can also become cosmetic laser technicians by completing a certification course. In fact, individuals can attend laser training even before they attend cosmetology schools. If your state is one of the many states that allows individuals with a high school diploma, GED, or higher to become laser technicians, then you’re capable of enrolling.
Unlike cosmetology schools, laser training only takes two weeks to complete. This includes laser safety training and hands-on training with latest cosmetic lasers. Many laser schools, like National Laser Institute, provide comprehensive laser courses that include training with a variety of treatments. Laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation, cellulite reduction, radiofrequency skin tightening, and laser stretch mark reduction are just a few you’ll learn with National Laser Institute’s comprehensive laser training course.
Become a Beauty Expert
National Laser Institute’s classes are all led by leading medical professionals, laser technicians, and medical esthetic experts who have spent several years in this industry. We’ve trained cosmetologists, estheticians, doctors, nurses, and even those looking for a new career to jump into. Before entering cosmetology school, consider the benefits laser training can give both you and your clientele.
In our comprehensive laser training course, we teach you everything you need to know about the latest cosmetic laser treatments and the safety involved in performing them. This includes the Fitzpatrick scale, facial aesthetics, skin and tissue overviews, client selection, laser safety training, hands-on training with advanced cosmetic lasers, and more. Attendees will perform these treatments on real clientele in our retail medical spa environment under instructor supervision.
Watch our news segment below to learn why laser technicians is named one of the hottest careers of 2014 and why National Laser Institute is the best school for your training!