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#119359 - 09/21/15 12:48 PM Looking for an electrology course
Dona Offline
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So guys I'm new here, I'm a female cursed with black body hair from head to toe , so I am always on quest to find different types of hair removal methods, and now I have decided that I want to study elctrology but the thing is that I live in Michigan and I didn't find any place that offers an electrology course!
I need help on how and where to start

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#119368 - 09/22/15 08:52 AM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
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Hi Dona,

I'm not familiar with Michigan's schools, but I did find the following list along with the requirements for such with a quick google search:

http://beautyschools.com/states/michigan/electrolysis/

American Institute of Education
Livingston Electrolysis
Transitions School-Cosmetology
Sally Esser Beauty School Inc.

Does this help?

Seana
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Electrolysis By Seana
http://electrolysisbyseana.com

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#119381 - 09/22/15 11:24 PM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
Dona Offline
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Yes!
It helps so much, especially that Sally Esser school is almost 15 minutes away from my house! Still I haven't heard anything about it.
I even googled about everything possible but couldn't find anything else than the American institute of education, they are based in California, therefor the one must go there after finishing studying the course online, which is the portion offered for Michigan residents!
I'm excited to go there tomorrow and check it out!

Thank you so much for the info

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#119385 - 09/23/15 09:48 AM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
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i have all notes from a pro electrolysis course available for sale! And a machine as well ! Pm me if you are interested!

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#119386 - 09/23/15 12:49 PM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
Dona Offline
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So I went there and the school is closed :((
I'm really sad now

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#119395 - 09/24/15 11:23 AM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
Iluv2zap Offline
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oh no!

For the life of me I cant think of any of our regular contributors that hail from Michigan and could point you at a school. I've hoped one would comment who was closer to your area.

Montreal , where Dectro's offices are isnt as far to go as California.I'm pretty sure their courses would follow michigans guidelines. Dectro's electrolysis program is well recognized. It would still require you to leave the state for a bit.

Have you tried calling any of the others, example Livingston? Are they still operating?

Seana
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Certified Electrologist.
Electrolysis By Seana
http://electrolysisbyseana.com

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#119453 - 09/28/15 08:50 PM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
Mary*Kate Offline
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Newbie here, too.
It's really hard to find any reviews about the different schools. I wish there were more reviews online... frown

I've heard good things about Monterey Bay Institute of Electrology, but they are only taking very few students per year. A friend of mine contacted them but no reply.

I thought about the American Institute of Education, but their quality apparently has gone downwards since they moved to this new place. Bad student/teacher-ratio, broken machines,... Can anyone confirm that?

Do you need a license in Michigan? Otherwise it's probably best to find a qualified electrologist who is willing to teach you personally...

-Mary

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#119460 - 09/29/15 07:14 AM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
Iluv2zap Offline
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from the link above:


Students must obtain an electrology license from the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services. Students must complete at least 400 hours in an electrology program, or they must complete a 6-month apprenticeship. There is an exam requirement that students must also complete. Students must be at least 18 years old and have a 9th grade or equivalent grade level education.
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Electrolysis By Seana
http://electrolysisbyseana.com

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#119640 - 10/17/15 05:32 PM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Mary*Kate]
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I can confirm that with Mary*Kate that the American Institute of Education school in Orange County is not very reputable. I was thinking about enrolling but from what I've heard about this electrology school from former students is that it has an unprofessional learning environment.

Some examples of this would include teachers texting on their phones instead of assisting students who are in need of their help and there is a serious lack of hygiene with regards to the aesthetic and electrology equipment used on clients. I've also heard that employee roles are not clearly defined because office assistants who are not Licensed electrologists try to take over the role of professors. There is not enough experienced supervision over the students in order for them to properly succeed.

I would be very careful about investing such a sizeable amount of money in a school that doesn't necessarily have the best interest of its students in mind.

-Jordan

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#119641 - 10/17/15 06:35 PM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
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Not to put too "fine a point on it," but to call an electrology school "American Institute of Education?" Frankly, this is the Mount Everest of hyperbole. Sounds like something officially part of the US government or whatever?

By contrast, Arthur Hinkel called his school: "Wilshire school of Electrology," because it was located on Wilshire Boulevard and was a SCHOOL. There is nothing wrong with "SCHOOL." Hinkel never wanted to put his name on anything because he thought it was egocentric. I think the school in Monterey is an "institute" too ... why not an "institution?"

"Institute, Academy, College, University" for an electrology SCHOOL or a beauty school? Really ... just saying ...

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#119658 - 10/19/15 09:43 PM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Michael Bono]
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Mr. Bono,

I agree with your comment about the American Institute of Education school. I don't believe that the fancy name lives up to the quality of this school.

My earlier post was not to solely be negative but rather to seek confirmation of these allegations from either current or past students. Are there any present present or former students who could confirm some of the rumors surrounding this electrology school?

I would encourage as many students as possible to comment about any additional red flags about this school.

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#119659 - 10/20/15 07:16 AM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
Iluv2zap Offline
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Jordan,

It's unlikely you will see enough people here who have actually taken a course there to comment.

Seana
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Certified Electrologist.
Electrolysis By Seana
http://electrolysisbyseana.com

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#119662 - 10/20/15 10:35 AM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
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Hey Jordan,

I’ve only had very limited contact with the school.

Years ago the school hosted an AEA meeting with (famous) Dr. Aziz, and it was wonderful. The staff was open, friendly and professional. I believe that the school’s key instructor is “Joanna” and she has a great and well-earned reputation. I have spoken to her and met her; I like her. She’s tops in the field and has a warm and kind disposition. So, she’s a big asset to the school. I give her a big “thumbs up.”

A few years ago I wanted to make a courtesy visit to the school (I was already going to be in the area), but the school owner said (real words), “You are forbidden to enter this school because you might be ‘spying’ on the school.” (Interesting? Odd for sure!)

My recent contacts were with a couple former graduates who had a few complaints, (then again, don’t all students?) One of the kids, a very beautiful young woman, met me (by chance) and we started to share information. When I told her that I “do the blend method” … she recoiled in total HORROR! It was as if she was suddenly looking at Adolf Hitler. Her eyes opened wide and she gasped! With zero understanding of “what I do” she asked, “How can anyone endure that pain? Aren’t you making scars all over their face?” I wonder where she got her information?

And, that’s a familiar problem with electrology schools in general. They usually teach, promote and sell ONE particular type of machine/method and, to make their point, disparage all other methods. Is it any wonder that we STILL, after all these decades, are antagonistic to those using “other methods” we don’t understand.

Kind of ridiculous! No, actually pathetic … and an indictment of the whole field of electrology. We still have a lot of small minds out there, and I hate them!

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#119667 - 10/20/15 02:09 PM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Michael Bono]
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Loc: Rochester, NY
Originally Posted By Michael Bono

And, that’s a familiar problem with electrology schools in general. They usually teach, promote and sell ONE particular type of machine/method and, to make their point, disparage all other methods. Is it any wonder that we STILL, after all these decades, are antagonistic to those using “other methods” we don’t understand.


I can say that, while the school I went to is a distributor for a particular brand of machine (though we weren't forced to buy that brand) and focused mostly on thermolysis in practice, we spent an equal amount of lecture time on galvanic and blend. There was a multiple needle galvanic machine present (in fact, a lot of machines from the entire history of electrolysis, though I don't know if they were all in working order) and we were encouraged to at least try doing blend before we finished school.

I'm a firm believer in using what I feel is the best tool for a particular job and use all three in my practice (though my use of straight galvanic is very limited since I don't do enough of it to invest in a multiple needle machine).

That said, you also get out of school what you are willing to put into it and there were a lot of students that did the bare minimum, if that. I got to school and looked it as a learning opportunity, where I asked if I could get all of the toughest clients and while most students didn't want to work for more than 15 minutes at a time, I was doing multiple hour clients and even took day long sessions. I wouldn't be surprised if half the students I went to school with never even went into practice.
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#123650 - 03/21/17 06:32 AM Re: Looking for an electrology course [Re: Dona]
paige33 Offline
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Feel free to contact our school: www.selaser.org

We are approved in numberous states and are concerned about YOU being the best electrologist that you can be. Also, to be happy with your path. If we cannot help you, we will send you in the right direction based on what you need, not on who promotes or slanders other schools. We are located in Lexington, KY and approved by the Proprietary Boatd of Education with medical professionals serving as faculty and staff. We also offer continuing education. Good luck!

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