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Steph in Edison, New Jersey

66 months ago

I just read on Atelier's website that they have a 75-hour course to obtain a waxing license in the state of New York (www.aeinstitute.net/ae/programs_newyorkwaxinglicense.html).

I had never heard of this before and tried googling it for NJ, but couldn't find anything. Is this something that exists here as well? If not, could one attend Atelier to obtain this license and still have it be applicable in Jersey?

Thanks!

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Steph (in Edison) in Milltown, New Jersey

66 months ago

Thanks, Christine! I'm currently enrolled in school for NJ and will be taking my state boards sometime between May and June. I just came across the NY waxing license when looking for something else and wondered if that was something that all states do. Waxing is definitely included in NJ's 600 hour program though. Wow, 1000 hours... Funny how much it varies from state to state. PA is only 300. If I lived there, I probably would have taken my exam already.

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Steph (in Edison) in Milltown, New Jersey

66 months ago

Hey Christine!

I'm familiar with Kearny. :) I currently live just outside the New Brunswick area!

I see what you mean now about those shady practices. *cringe* The thought of unsanitary services makes my skin crawl... literally.

There's a school in NYC that offers advanced certificate courses for licensed professionals, so while I was checking it out, I came across that waxing license and became curious. I'm just looking to spice up my resume in any/every way possible!

So do you work at a spa or are you in another area of the industry? I'm not really sure what I'm going to do yet. Presently, I'm employed by a pharmaceutical company and I've been there 7 years so I'm not so sure I can go from corporate to another type of industry just like that. I'm now considering using my background and experience to work for a skincare line down the road. That would be very cool to me. I enjoy the behind the scenes stuff... except for waxing. I love to wax, but I doubt too many places will hire someone strictly for waxing services...

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Christine in Marietta, Georgia

66 months ago

ohh that makes sense but to an employer you already have a license to wax and I have been managing day and madincal soad for the last 6 years here in GA. The best way to spruse up your resume woule be to get a certification that would benefit the spa and bring n revenue it currently diesnt it and then yu are as good as gold. The manager know the esty can wax so the only thinkg to do with wavubg i would recommend as a manager that might catch my eye when reviewing resumes as far as wazubg is: brazilian certificate or speed waxing the more client the more revenue you can offer the spa the better job but right now the additionals that are ot to have on your resume are lash extenstions, so mcyh money is so little time $500.00 the first time anf then 150-300 for touch ups that and threading, even though we know throuding is a hoax and good lod waxing is just fine someone (threaders) sold a lot of people on th odea that waxing pulls the sKin causing it to be loose later in ife, ,not the case as we both know or people would be goin aroung wihth lose skin on their priates (sorry I have a 2 yea rold) but if it is something you can so and the spa wants to add to the menu the job is yours.

I left NJ at 12 but are you anywher near Floram park I know a gret vompany looking for a soa dept. head now and will soon be hiring estys. I dont work there anymore and I was the soa DH for 2 years but still keep in touch with the S. eastern Regional but he will be over that spa as wellso let me know if it is near you adn I will give you more info.

Glad we meet I love meeting other estys!!!!

Christine

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Steph (in Edison) in Milltown, New Jersey

66 months ago

I'm DEFINITELY interested in brazilian waxing... that's one of the courses I'm planning to specialize in after I pass the state boards! One thing at a time though, LOL.

I had my eyebrows threaded once and I wasn't a big fan. The maintenance for them is so minimal that I'd rather just tweeze, to be honest. At the first sight of a couple of hairs, I'm plucking away to get rid of them. That's just one place I can't stand hair and I'm too impatient to wait and get them waxed. My brother gets his eyebrows threaded all the time and loves it. I didn't see the big deal. It's definitely impressive and an art form to watch those who do it, but I don't have interest in learning that practice. I never heard the "loose skin" rumor. Funny...

Florham Park is over an hour from me. I'm not currently seeking a position... I'm going to wait and see what happens after I'm finished with school and see how the job markets recover. Since I have a great job, I'm not in a rush to look for something, but I'll be excited to have that license with my name on it!

Thanks so much for replying to my original question. I love talking about it too. I'm all about almost anything related to health, beauty and fitness! :)

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KarissaMST in Morristown, New Jersey

65 months ago

Christine in Marietta, Georgia said: ohh that makes sense but to an employer you already have a license to wax and I have been managing day and madincal soad for the last 6 years here in GA. The best way to spruse up your resume woule be to get a certification that would benefit the spa and bring n revenue it currently diesnt it and then yu are as good as gold. The manager know the esty can wax so the only thinkg to do with wavubg i would recommend as a manager that might catch my eye when reviewing resumes as far as wazubg is: brazilian certificate or speed waxing the more client the more revenue you can offer the spa the better job but right now the additionals that are ot to have on your resume are lash extenstions, so mcyh money is so little time $500.00 the first time anf then 150-300 for touch ups that and threading, even though we know throuding is a hoax and good lod waxing is just fine someone (threaders) sold a lot of people on th odea that waxing pulls the sKin causing it to be loose later in ife, ,not the case as we both know or people would be goin aroung wihth lose skin on their priates (sorry I have a 2 yea rold) but if it is something you can so and the spa wants to add to the menu the job is yours.

I left NJ at 12 but are you anywher near Floram park I know a gret vompany looking for a soa dept. head now and will soon be hiring estys. I dont work there anymore and I was the soa DH for 2 years but still keep in touch with the S. eastern Regional but he will be over that spa as wellso let me know if it is near you adn I will give you more info.

Glad we meet I love meeting other estys!!!!

Christine

Christine - Hi there - I just saw your post on here. You replied to Steph and Steph and I have spoken in the past. Do you know if they are still hiring in Florham Park? I live 10 minutes from there.

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danischr in Atlanta, Georgia

65 months ago

Oh yes I heard on the news just yesterday that NJ outlawed brazilians b/c of a couple of infections, we were never really licensed to treat that part of the body anyway but even more reason to up the price get good at it and do it out of your house and make a killing. It was on Chelsey Lately on E so she made a reference/joks as to NJ now REALLY being the "Garden State".... I laughed out loud on that one. She and I are both from there so I no no offense was mmeant by her or myslef :) Chrsitine

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danischr in Atlanta, Georgia

65 months ago

YES a a spa manager I know THEY WILL, b/c most estheticins hate waxing (it does take a toll on the body after time) but if you get known as being good at it and squeeze people in at all time and let them know "THEY are your favorite client in the 5 minutes you have them for ou can make the gid $$$$. I would do it after my top esthetician brought home 3K a week at 60% working 3 days a week and seing about 30-50 regular clients a day, she would do anything for her clients (as far as squeeng them in adding on services that werent originally booked (Upselling) They thought she was doing them a favor, when they were really doing her one. I coulnt do it or mimic her "nitche" b/c I have back problems and had to have surgery & that is why I cant do hand on esthetics for a little while.
Christine

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KarissaMST in Morristown, New Jersey

65 months ago

danischr in Atlanta, Georgia said: YES a a spa manager I know THEY WILL, b/c most estheticins hate waxing (it does take a toll on the body after time) but if you get known as being good at it and squeeze people in at all time and let them know "THEY are your favorite client in the 5 minutes you have them for ou can make the gid $$$$. I would do it after my top esthetician brought home 3K a week at 60% working 3 days a week and seing about 30-50 regular clients a day, she would do anything for her clients (as far as squeeng them in adding on services that werent originally booked (Upselling) They thought she was doing them a favor, when they were really doing her one. I coulnt do it or mimic her "nitche" b/c I have back problems and had to have surgery & that is why I cant do hand on esthetics for a little while.
Christine

Hey Christine - Thanks for the quick reply, I greatly appreciate it! I checked the website and the only position available is Esthetician part time. I'm a new Esthetician with no experience yet since I just graduated in December and just took my state board so I doubt they would even cpnsider me for a Dept Head position, although I've done a lot of marketing and training in my current job (insurance)! What are you doing now in Atlanta? - Karissa

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Kim in Atlanta, Georgia

62 months ago

Hi Christine,
I am a massage therapist in Marietta and i am in need of some info on waxing. Do I need to go to school for this?
please respond www.massageoasis.webs.com

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Christine in Marietta, Georgia

62 months ago

Kim in Atlanta, Georgia said: Hi Christine,
I am a massage therapist in Marietta and i am in need of some info on waxing. Do I need to go to school for this?
please respond www.massageoasis.webs.com

You dont have to do to school for it and as I am sure you know it is quite easy to learn a DVD would do. Technically in the state of GA only locensed estys and Cosmos can legally perform it but it just depends on where you work and what they will allow you to do and what you feel comfortable with. Most employers will let anyone do anyhting that brings in more revenue even if it is stretching their license a little and as long as you practice practice practice on every willing (victim) client you can find friend coworker etc. before you ever touch a client you will be fine. Just remember the main poinjts of holding the sking TIGHT around the area you are waxing, you test the temo of the wax everytime you touch the pot even if it has a temo control (as these pots sometimes run up to 12 hours a day most of the time they cant be trusted) and the main thing I have learned, press down VERY hard on the muslin or paper strips you are using to get all of the wax up on the first pull as if you dont it could become a nightmare to get off the skin. Keep your hands low and close to the skin, keep the surrounding skin taught, and pull past and hard in the opposite direction of the hairgrowth. Make sure the hair is about a quarter of an inch long, no less and not much more, if it is longer have them trim it, or again the wax wont come off and will stick to the hair and skin of the client and if the hair is long and you have to reapply wax again (which is really not recommended) twice to the same area which will hurt the client like heck when you finally get it off and can pull skin with it too.
Good Luck!
<3 Christine

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Ms Nivea in NY

62 months ago

Hi! Steph,
I would like to truly answer your question on Atelier’s 75-hour course for a waxing license in the State of New York? No is not applicable in NJ. Thou Nail Technician, Esthetician and Cosmetologist from NJ and other States come to NY to take this course. Or they take advance classes and become specialized in advance Brazilian Waxing, Speed Waxing or an Eyebrow Specialist with certifications. These waxing techniques are very sort after by Spas and Salons.

Esthetician and Cosmetologist are given about 37 hours of waxing that is including in their course. But that is not enough for some students to learn and practice hair removal. A lot of technicians graduate without knowing how to wax. Then there are some technicians that want to be certify for liability insurance purposes. There been so many cases of people being badly hurt or receive third degree burns. Now liability insurance insists in certification especially Brazilian Waxing. NJ was in the news for Brazilian waxing this year; they almost lost the right to do Brazilian waxing. Two clients in NJ had third degree burns after a Brazilian wax and they sue and took it to court. Now technicians are saying, “It’s better to have some kind of certification than not having anything at all”.

Also I want to say that waxing is an art and a profession using hair removal techniques.
You can make the most money in your career because WAXING is on-demand. A DVD is not going to be there in person to answer your question on waxing. It will not help you if you are not doing it right and hold your hand to give you confidence. Making sure you are using safety and proper sanitation to prevent the spread of contagious diseases of your self and client. A DVD will not tell you the why it is important to make a waxing consultation form with a release to wax client. How important it is to use a SPF after waxing to prevent hyperpigmentation. And what are waxing contraindications? What post waxing product can be retai

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Ms Nivea in NY

62 months ago

Continuation
What post waxing product can be retail and proper home care for you client? And at last the question about (it does take a toll on the body after time). Not if you learn the correct techniques of where to stand when waxing.

Did you know that Miss Hanson the founder of Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics in NY developed the 600-hour curriculum for the New York State’s esthetics license in 1993. Then it was used for other states. She also saw the need for a waxing license especially for those who don’t want to be an esthetician or cosmetologist. Miss Hanson developed the now known State of New York 75-hour course for a waxing license. It will take time but other state will follow. For now NY State is the only state that has it.

If you have any question please check out Make Money as a Waxing Technician in the Waxing Forum.
Or email Miss Hanson or Mr. Cary at: www.AEInstitute.net

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Sara in Monroe, North Carolina

61 months ago

I would like to learn how to wax (Brazilian waxing) and how to go about getting a license in the state of North Carolina - anyone has any information to give me?? Any information will be appreciated.
:)

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bhavika in Mount Laurel, New Jersey

61 months ago

anyone knows of any brazilian waxing classes in south jersey. any help will be appreciated

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Tammie in Owensboro, Kentucky

60 months ago

Ms Nivea in NY said: Continuation
What post waxing product can be retail and proper home care for you client? And at last the question about (it does take a toll on the body after time). Not if you learn the correct techniques of where to stand when waxing.

Did you know that Miss Hanson the founder of Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics in NY developed the 600-hour curriculum for the New York State’s esthetics license in 1993. Then it was used for other states. She also saw the need for a waxing license especially for those who don’t want to be an esthetician or cosmetologist. Miss Hanson developed the now known State of New York 75-hour course for a waxing license. It will take time but other state will follow. For now NY State is the only state that has it.

If you have any question please check out Make Money as a Waxing Technician in the Waxing Forum.
Or email Miss Hanson or Mr. Cary at: www.AEInstitute.net

What is the waxing forum address? thanks! I want to get a brazillian waxing license personally... thanks!

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vijaya in Linden, New Jersey

59 months ago

Hi,i was working DUBAI for 3 years and Then INDIA ,as nails proff.and waxing.Now i shifted to NJ ,I had already applied for nails and waxing licence with manhatten nails school NY.But im staying at NJ so please suggest me how i can proceesd for NJ licence?

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meagan in Petrolia, Ontario

44 months ago

hey im looking into getting my waxing certificate, and i have a licensed friend, is she able to personally train me? thanks so much

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meagan in Petrolia, Ontario

44 months ago

hey im looking into getting my waxing certificate, and i have a licensed friend, is she able to personally train me? thanks so much

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Camella in Baltimore, Maryland

43 months ago

Does anyone know where I can take a waxing class specializing in ALL types of body waxing? I am willing to travel.

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Sarah in Candor, New York

42 months ago

I am looking at the possibility of moving to texas and wondering if my New York State waxing only license be usable in Texas. Any one from Texas out there, I am not having a lot of luck looking at the states licensing site.
THank you

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Peg in Brooklyn, New York

36 months ago

danischr in Atlanta, Georgia said: YES a a spa manager I know THEY WILL, b/c most estheticins hate waxing (it does take a toll on the body after time) but if you get known as being good at it and squeeze people in at all time and let them know "THEY are your favorite client in the 5 minutes you have them for ou can make the gid $$$$. I would do it after my top esthetician brought home 3K a week at 60% working 3 days a week and seing about 30-50 regular clients a day, she would do anything for her clients (as far as squeeng them in adding on services that werent originally booked (Upselling) They thought she was doing them a favor, when they were really doing her one. I coulnt do it or mimic her "nitche" b/c I have back problems and had to have surgery & that is why I cant do hand on esthetics for a little while.
Christine

Hi- I don't even know how I came across this site! I was looking around for info regarding licensing, and found this!
I am currently working at a waxing salon in westport, and I see great opportunity, and am looking for as much insight as I can possibly get.

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acksunny in Westfield, Massachusetts

34 months ago

Hi there!
I recently graduated from a 600 hr program at an esthetics school in Massachusetts; took my state board and now have my application in the works to be licensed as a Facial Specialist in Florida. (They seem to have separate licenses for different types of treatments)
It has just occurred to me that the Facial Specialist license may not permit me to do body wax treatments... can anyone confirm or deny this? I have been online looking for licensing requirements, but could not find specifications.
My school included extensive waxing (including Brazilian) in their training, and I would like to be able to perform it.

Thanks!

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Villy in Abingdon, Maryland

32 months ago

Steph (in Edison) in Milltown, New Jersey said: Thanks, Christine! I'm currently enrolled in school for NJ and will be taking my state boards sometime between May and June. I just came across the NY waxing license when looking for something else and wondered if that was something that all states do. Waxing is definitely included in NJ's 600 hour program though. Wow, 1000 hours... Funny how much it varies from state to state. PA is only 300. If I lived there, I probably would have taken my exam already.

Hi Steph,

Where in PA can I obtain a wax technician license?? if you don't mind sharing info. :)

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Nicole in Collingswood, New Jersey

32 months ago

What post waxing product can be retail and proper home care for you client? And at last the question about (it does take a toll on the body after time). Not if you learn the correct techniques of where to stand when waxing.

Get Wax off and Finipil, or Cool Relief made by GiGi, they're not expensive at all and came be found at Beauty supply store. And even with correct posture years and years of doing that with 20+ clients a day, it will def take a toll. I love it, but you have to be realistic in what you're in for

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