Barbering Schools in Illinois
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700 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
609 South Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123
657 Highgrove Place
Rockford, IL 61108
142 East Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
1200 Harger Road
Oakbrook, IL 60523
6458 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
5321 North Harlem Avenue
Chicago, IL 60656
7350 West 87th Street
Bridgeview, IL 60455
264 South Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123
530 East North Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
751 East Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
5485 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
2913 West White Oaks Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
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How to Become a Barber in Illinois
- 1,500 education hours are required to become licensed.
- You must renew your license every 2 years.
- 14 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
- The average salary for barbers in Illinois is $23,330 ($11.22/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
- There is a predicted 7% job increase between 2016–2026 for barbers nationally.
Thanks to a law that was passed in 2015, Illinois residents can earn their barber school credentials at cosmetology schools approved by the state. Schools must be accredited to teach barbering, but that helps ensure you get a quality education. And that's why you're here, right? It's smart to do your homework before you apply for training at any school. Plus, many states have their own criteria for licensing, hours and other factors that can affect your decision. You want to be sure the training you receive aligns with the current regulations in the Land of Lincoln.
Not only can we help you learn the quick facts about barbering in Illinois, we can help you narrow your search for the right barber or cosmetology school near you. We have several years of experience helping students like yourself connect with beauty-focused programs in all 50 states and D.C.. All you have to do is use the search box above or scroll down the page to view a list of Illinois cosmetology schools with barbering programs. Or, if you're still getting acquainted with this career, learn key aspects about barbering below.
State License Requirements
Required to earn a barbering license
Illinois laws require that all barbering applicants complete 1,500 hours of training before becoming licensed. Your training must be spread out over at least nine months, but no longer than three years. After your training is completed, you can apply to take your barbering examination by submitting your application and paying a $180 testing fee. Upon passing your written and practical exams, you can become a licensed barber.
Get more information on licensing: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
If you want to gain the skills that barbers need to succeed in Illinois, you should choose a program with learning outcomes across-the-spectrum of this timeless art. You should look for a program that covers the basics, such as tools and equipment, and state laws for sanitation. Students should look for courses that teach the basics of men's cutting and styling, as well as the anatomy and physiology elements.
Men's barbering programs in Illinois may offer these types of courses:
License renewal period
Continuing education required
Barber licenses and barber teacher licenses expire on July 31 of each odd-numbered year, and licensees may renew within the month prior to expiration. License renewal is $50 per two-year period.
Illinois Barbering Careers
Average yearly salary for barbering in Illinois
Contact the Illinois State Board of Barbering
Many who have chosen barbering as a career in Illinois have found that it is a rewarding experience. The state is also looking toward an added lift in the numbers of new barbers in the next few years. All will get their start by consulting these groups.