Berkowits School of Electrolysis, Inc.

Berkowits School of Electrolysis was founded in 1978 by Barry Herman. In addition to electrology training, they also teach laser hair removal procedures and offer training required for certification in many states. In 1982, Mr. Herman began manufacture of the Berkowits 2200S epilator, a needle-type thermolysis device. The device was cleared by FDA in 1986 under Docket K860056.

Contact information:

 Berkowits School of Electrolysis
 107-25 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills NY 11375
 718 544-4234

Update: NO affiliation with or

Due to false and misleading data presented by an India-based practitioner which owns and, hairfacts contained some erroneous information suggesting that the US Berkowits device was not a needle epilator.

I received a letter from Berkowits Director Barry Herman on 15 August 2002 stating: “If my school name is being used by someone else it is without my knowledge or consent… I have always only taught needle type hair removal.”

Please select the following link for more information on the unauthorized and websites. Again, the India-based company calling itself “Berkowits” has no connection whatsoever with the US-based Berkowits School. Hairfacts regrets the error and confusion caused by Dr. Jaishree’s false and misleading Indian website at