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.
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Hair Braiding / Barbering
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.