Make a mark on the beauty industry by starting your career in Chicago. Chicago is the gem of the Midwest with its well-known beauty schools and hundreds of high-end salons. People travel from all over the Midwest to take weekend trips in Chicago, so you never know who could end up in your salon chair. The population of Chicago is over 2.7 million, which makes it the third largest city in the United States (Wikipedia, 2017). Illinois is an excellent place to start your beauty education. Popular options include Illinois barbering programs, cosmetology schools, and short-term specialist programs. Chicago cosmetologists currently earn an average of $27,210 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).
Since Chicago is so large, there are all sorts of salons you could work at. These quick-service salons often hire new graduates trying to build a client base:
- Sport Clips
- 10 E. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60605
- 33 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654
- Betty’s & Nick’s Family Hair
- 4256 W. Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60641
With all of Chicagoland around you, there’s lots of fun things to do when you have some free time. Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, is a must-see for residents and visitors. Lace up your walking shoes and hit the Magnificent Mile, an urban area full of hotels, parks, shopping, and restaurants. A trip to the Field Museum lets you see one of the world’s largest collection of mummies and many other amazing exhibits.