In Illinois, you can become a barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, electrologist, hair braider, nail technician, and beauty instructor.
Illinois offers 13 licenses in the beauty industry. Each profession has different training requirements and varying times to earn each license:
Yes, you need a license to practice massage therapy in Illinois. But, Illinois doesn't consider massage therapy part of the beauty industry.
Consult the state's Massage Licensing Board if interested in this career.
Yes, you can perform laser hair removal in Illinois as an electrologist if delegated by a physician.
Yes, you can perform permanent makeup in Illinois. Permanent makeup is regulated by the state's Department of Public Health. Only establishments need licenses, not individuals.