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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.
Bridgeview, IL

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

We offer several levels of courses in the field of Makeup Artistry that will help you learn everything you need to know.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

We offer several levels of courses in the field of Makeup Artistry that will help you learn everything you need to know.
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!
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
Chicago Area/Schaumburg, IL

We change lives through world-class training in skin and healthcare. There is no better place than ISBA to become a top-level skin care professional!
Chicago Area/Schaumburg, IL

At the Cosmetology & Spa Acadmey located in Crystal Lake and Schaumburg, Illinois, you'll learn innovative haircutting and coloring, Sam Villa's thermal tool designs and...
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!
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!
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!
Tustin, CA

A.I.E. is celebrating its 30th year of training electrologists. Courses are available in-person or through our online academy. Our program includes the practical knowledge necessary...

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