Illinois Esthetics Schools & Skin Care Training

Illinois Skin Care & Esthetics Schools

A career as an esthetician could be very rewarding for someone who is passionate about the beauty and health of skin. Estheticians consult with clients to determine their skin care needs, discuss a skin analysis, and recommend possible product regimens or treatment options. The esthetician recommends appropriate products for various skin types. Major cities like Chicago in particular have a lot of esthetics schools and cosmetology schools with esthetics programs. Some schools provide slightly different methods of teaching, but all help students prepare to take the state board exams for their esthetician licenses.

Get Esthetics Training in Illinois

People interested in providing skin care and make up artistry services in Illinois will want to explore training at esthetics school. An esthetician provides body and facial treatments, skin analysis and advice, hair removal, and cosmetic application. They may find work in spas, salons, hotels, department stores, or in other settings where skin care and beauty are highly desired. They may also provide spray-tanning services at a tanning salon, or eventually operate their own salon.

Earn Your Illinois Esthetician License

To become an Illinois licensed esthetician, students must complete a skin care course lasting at least 18 weeks and containing 750 hours of study. Students can take a maximum of four years to complete their esthetician training. Unlike some other states, Illinois does not allow apprenticeship to qualify for licensing. Skin care specialists in this state also take 10 hours of continuing education during each 2-year licensure period to keep current in the industry and be able to renew their licenses.

Esthetician training teaches students to perform various facial treatments, skin analysis, chemical peels, spa treatments for hair removal or waxing, spray tanning, make up application including spray-on cosmetics, and microdermabrasion therapy. Students take courses in ethics, salon practices, hygiene, and safety. After training is completed, students take written and practical exams. They may then receive their esthetician license from the Illinois State Board of Cosmetology.

Work as an Illinois Esthetician

Licensed estheticians in Illinois work in salon and spa settings, in hotels and at resorts where guests seek relaxation and beauty care. They may also work in the cosmetics and skin care departments of retail stores, or they may become product representatives for manufacturers of skin care products. Licensed estheticians in spas also provide anti-aging treatments, waxing, and body wraps. Some esthetics school graduates in Illinois work in medical spas or in doctors' offices alongside dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates esthetics will grow as a profession by 25 percent nationwide by 2020. Skin care experts in Illinois earn a statewide average annual salary of $31,330 before tips. The Chicago metropolitan area has the fourth highest employment level for estheticians among all cities in the US. The annual average salary for skin care specialists in Chicago is $32,850 before tips. Keys to increasing income as a skin care specialist include building a stable client base and providing excellent customer service. Estheticians can obtain additional training in specialty services, which will also improve their employment and salary outlook.

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Esthetics/Skin Care Schools in Illinois (alphabetized by city)
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.
Bridgeview, IL

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

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

The Cosmetology and Spa Academy is very proud to be the first Vidal Sassoon Connection in Illinois and one of the first nationwide.
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/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.
Chicago Land-Crystal Lake, IL

At CSI, you will learn the latest cutting techniques through our Sassoon Academy School Connection program. Combine our outstanding education with your talent and...
Chicago NW, IL

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

The New Age Spa Institute was founded to provide start of the art education in Esthetics. We are dedicated to teaching the most superior and professional standards in esthetics and...
Downers Grove, IL

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

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

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

G Skin & Beauty Institute of Oak Brook joins the family of Hair Professionals Academy, Naperville Skin Institute, and G Skin & Beauty Institute Las Vegas.
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.
Peoria, IL

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

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

Let us help cultivate the artist in you! USCA offers cosmetology, esthiology, nail technology and instructor training in a new facility with superior instructors! We are nationally...
Sycamore, IL

Hair Professionals Career College provides you with an education that will prepare you for your professional career in Cosmetology and Esthetics.
These schools also accept students from Illinois (alphabetized by state, then city)
Draper, UT

Accelerate your career with laser & medical aesthetics training at NIMA; offering over nine laser technologies on-site and a staff of nationally recognized trainers and leading edge curriculum.
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

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