Chicago, IL Beauty Schools

Beauty Schools and Cosmetology Schools in Chicago, IL

Chicago is one of the largest cities in the Midwest and offers several opportunities for beauty school graduates. Check out our comprehensive beauty school directory to find programs that can help you reach your career goals. Chicago cosmetology schools have a broad range of programs, so you can specialize in your beauty career.

It's important to compare beauty programs to be sure you can choose the one that is right for you.  That's why we recommend contacting schools directly from our site.

Living in a metropolitan area like Chicago, you may be able to earn more money than beauty workers in suburban or rural areas. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following average salaries for different cosmetology jobs:

  • Cosmetologists & Hairstylists - $18,160 to $45,580
  • Manicurists & Pedicurists - $18,360 to $44,310
  • Estheticians - $18,650 to $62,480

Not only is your salary affected by which job you choose, it is affected by how you enter the field. If you become a salon owner, you might start out with a lower salary and then earn substantially more when your salon becomes profitable. Stylists that rent chairs or work for salons may earn tips on top of their regular salaries.

When you start evaluating different beauty schools, check out how many hours of experience you earn at each school. The State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has strict requirements for cosmetology professions. By the time you graduate from a program, you must complete a certain amount of hours:

  • 1500 Hours – Barbers & Cosmetologists
  • 750 Hours – Estheticians & Skin Care Specialists
  • 350 Hours – Nail Technicians

Once you've completed your education, you can take a skills exam and a written exam. Upon passing these exams, you get a license that is good for up to two years. Your license must be renewed by July 31 during odd-numbered years.

Once you begin your education, look into joining a local professional organization. Cosmetologists Chicago offers a variety of membership benefits, including access to America's Beauty Show, continuing education courses, and scholarships.

You can also find nearby beauty schools in Aurora, IL, Rockford, IL and Springfield, IL.

Contact the schools listed below to learn more about cosmetology programs in Chicago now.

 

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Cosmetology Schools in Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

G Skin & Beauty Institute Chicago will join the family of G Skin & Beauty Institute Oakbrook Illinois and Las Vegas Nevada as well Naperville Skin Institute and Hair/Skin Professionals Academy.
Chicago, IL

Learn to succeed in a recession-proof career that has options: barbering! A Success School is a unique place...
Chicago, IL

At the University of Aesthetics in Chicago, we provide our students with more than just an average aesthetics education. We are dedicated to...
Chicago, IL

Dedicated to the highest ideals of cometology education, Steven Papageorge Hair Academy is the perfect place...
Chicago NE, IL

Experience award-winning beauty education that can help you begin a successful career in the exciting beauty industry
Chicago NW, IL

Experience award-winning beauty education that can help you begin a successful career in the exciting beauty industry
Chicago Area/Skokie, IL

We provide our students with the latest developments in field of esthetics, as our classes provide a thorough understanding of skin care and related disciplines and skills.
Stone Park, IL

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Bridgeview, IL

Experience award-winning beauty education that can help you begin a successful career in the exciting beauty industry
Palos Hills, IL

Hair Professionals Career College provides you with an education that will prepare you for your professional career in Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nail Technology.
Oak Forest, IL

Amico?s school is designed to have the feel of a real salon, so students have a sense of working in an authentic setting. The school is equipped with the latest unique visual...
Darien, IL

Regency Beauty Institute presents Studio Luma, cosmetology school designed by artists for artists. Contact us today to visit one of our campuses!
Tinley Park, IL

Regency Beauty Institute presents Studio Luma, cosmetology school designed by artists for artists. Contact us today to visit one of our campuses!
Arlington Heights-Chicago, IL

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetolog...
Lisle-Chicago, IL

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
Highland, IN

Experience award-winning beauty education that can help you begin a successful career in the exciting beauty industry
Palatine, IL

Bold. Confident. Creative. Do you want to work in an industry that values talent, innovation and artistic inspiration? The Haskana Institute can help...
Hanover Park-Chicago, IL

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology.
Joliet, IL

Regency Beauty Institute presents Studio Luma, cosmetology school designed by artists for artists. Contact us today to visit one of our campuses!
Elgin, IL

Regency Beauty Institute presents Studio Luma, cosmetology school designed by artists for artists. Contact us today to visit one of our campuses!
Elgin-West Dundee, IL

Our licensed graduates work in all areas of the beauty industry including stylists, make up artists, educators, colorists, estheticians, nail technicians, and salon owners.
Oswego, IL

Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology prepares you for your preofessional career in Cosmetology.
Aurora-Naperville, IL

Our licensed graduates work in all areas of the beauty industry including stylists, make up artists, educators, colorists, estheticians, nail technicians, and salon owners.
Kenosha, WI

The Salon Professional Academy is committed to excellence. We train students in all the business, technical and academic skills to assure a successful career
Sycamore, IL

Hair Professionals Career College provides you with an education that will prepare you for your professional career in Cosmetology and Esthetics.
Rockford, IL

Regency Beauty Institute presents Studio Luma, cosmetology school designed by artists for artists. Contact us today to visit one of our campuses!
Champaign, IL

Regency Beauty Institute presents Studio Luma, cosmetology school designed by artists for artists. Contact us today to visit one of our campuses!
Peoria, IL

Regency Beauty Institute presents Studio Luma, cosmetology school designed by artists for artists. Contact us today to visit one of our campuses!
Peoria, IL

As the local area Pivot Point Member School, we provide a personal, broad-based, objective program that allows a student to succeed in their training, by using cutting edge...
Moline, IL

Whether you're looking for a new career, or searching to enhance your current position, Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) can help kick-start your educational goals.
Brownsburg, IN

Whether you're looking for a new career, or searching to enhance your current position, Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) can help kick-start your educational goals.
Fort Madison, IA

The facility of American Hair Academy is equipped to please both students and clients alike. The building covers 10,000 square foot of floor space.
Fairview Heights, IL

Regency Beauty Institute presents Studio Luma, cosmetology school designed by artists for artists. Contact us today to visit one of our campuses!
Ballwin / St Louis Metro, MO

Crave Beauty Academy is dedicated to the belief that everyone should have the opportunity...

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