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Cosmetology Programs in Illinois

If you want to pursue a career in the beauty industry, you should consider cosmetology training in Illinois. Whether you want to become a hair stylist, nail technician, esthetician, or massage artist, we can help you locate schools in your area and contact the ones you’re interested in.

Earn your cosmetology license!

To become a cosmetologist in Illinois, you must be pass the professional license examination given by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. Professional cosmetologists, cosmetology instructors, and hands on clinic teachers must renew by September 30th of even years like 2010 and 2012. They must also prove that they have completed 14 hours of continued education and received the appropriate CEU credits. Professional barbers must renew by July 31st every odd year like 2013 and 2015, and are advised to renew within the month of June.

Find Cosmetology Programs in Illinois

Cameo Beauty Academy – Accredited
Oak Lawn, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Crystal Lake, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Elgin, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Rockford, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Schaumburg, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Peru, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Continuing Education
Rockford, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Sterling, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Oakbrook, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Continuing Education / Barbering
West Dundee, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Sycamore, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Niles, IL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Oak Forest, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Niles, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Plainfield, IL
Cosmetology
Downers Grove, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Bridgeview, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Elgin, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Glendale Heights, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Libertyville, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Normal, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Peoria, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care
Rockford, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Urbana, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Springfield, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy / Barbering

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Lake In The Hills, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Cicero, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering
Skokie, IL
Cosmetology
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Elgin, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Villa Park, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Arlington Heights, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering
New Lenox, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Oak Forest, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Aurora, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Glen Ellyn, IL
Cosmetology / Continuing Education
Waterloo, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering
Debutantes School – Accredited
Dekalb, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology
Elgin, IL
Cosmetology
Stone Park, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Vernon Hills, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Richton Park, IL
Cosmetology
Skokie, IL
Cosmetology
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology
Schaumburg, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Continuing Education
Quincy, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Oswego, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Palos Hills, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Bloomington, IL
Cosmetology
Freeport, IL
Cosmetology
I.M. Beauty School – Accredited
Glenview, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
MaComb, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering
Carterville, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Midlothian, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Centralia, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology
Grayslake, IL
Cosmetology
Mattoon, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Moline, IL
Cosmetology
Hillside, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Peoria, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Olney, IL
Cosmetology
Bourbonnais, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Chicago, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology
Lombard, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Normal, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Tinley Park, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Pivot Point Academy – Accredited
Bloomingdale, IL
Barbering / Continuing Education / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Joliet, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Decatur, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Ina, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Effingham, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Arlington Heights, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Ullin, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Harrisburg, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Addison, IL
Cosmetology
Lemont, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Calumet City, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Continuing Education / Hair Braiding
Palatine, IL
Cosmetology
Palatine, IL
Cosmetology
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Hair Braiding / Barbering
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.

If you are a licensed personal care professional from another state that would like to work in Illinois, you must present your cosmetology license to the board. If you only have access to a copy of your license, it must display your legal name, the issuance date, the expiration date, the cosmetology license number, and a listing of the licensing exams you have completed, the degrees you received and any disciplinary actions (if any) pending against your license.

There are many reasons you might want to choose a career in cosmetology. You will graduate in much less time than if you pursue your studies at a four year institute and the job market is quite good for people that work in this field. You will start your professional career in less than two years, whereas people that attend four year schools might not enter the workforce until after college and might not start their actual professional careers for many years after that.

Job and Employment Outlook for Cosmetologists in Illinois

Whether you enjoy the fast pace of Chicago, the pleasant life in nearby Northern Illinois, or if you prefer the other suburban areas in the state, Western or South Western Illinois, there is a personal service customer base waiting for you. Most people that work in this field get sizable tips on a regular basis while earning over $20,000 a year as a base pay.

We have direct relationships with over 45 cosmetology schools in Illinois, so we can get you directly in touch with ones that you are interested in! Simply click on the “Request Information” button and submit some minor information to the school. They will get in touch with you to chat about what programs might make the most sense. Generally speaking, you should send your information to a 3-4 schools so you can figure out which program and campus would be right for you.