COSMETOLOGY - ILLINOIS

Cosmetology
IN
Illinois

You know what it takes to make the perfect ombre and which hair colors go with which skin tones. When it comes to makeup, you can name high-end brands and their affordable counterparts.

Why not turn your experience and passion into a new career?

Cosmetology Schools in Chicago
State License Requirements
1,500
Hours

Throughout your beauty career, you are under the supervision of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. After graduating from a cosmetology school in Illinois, you can submit your transcripts and a $45 licensing fee to them. Your license is awarded after you pass your written and skills tests.

Education Details

As a busy cosmetology student, you’ll spend lots of time in the classroom and on the salon floor. Your practical experience may first put you behind a mannequin head, and then behind a real client. To become a full-fledged cosmetologist, you have to master many important skills. The ones listed below are required teaching in Illinois.

Required Topics in Illinois Cosmetology Schools

  • Basic training: tools and their uses, shampooing, cosmetology chemicals, hair type, sanitation, hygiene, skin diseases, anatomy and physiology, electricity, and nail technology
  • Chemical application and hair treatment: permanent waving, hair coloring, hair bleaching, hair relaxing, hair conditioning, toning and rinsing
  • Hairstyling and dressing: Cutting, thinning, trimming, shaping, use of equipment, curling, and hair treatments
  • Shop management: labor law, client relations, bookkeeping, and business ethics
  • Esthetics and nail technology
License Renewal
14
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

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. Cosmetology instructors, cosmetology clinic teachers and cosmetology licenses expire on September 30 of each even-numbered year. Illinois requires cosmetologists to certify on their renewal applications that they have successfully completed 14 hours of cosmetology continuing education within the 2-year licensure period. Cosmetology instructors and cosmetology clinic teachers must show a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education from a sponsor registered with the division within the 2-year licensure period. License renewal is $50 per two-year period.

Careers
$27,860
Salary
6.4%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Beauty industry growth in Illinois is in line with what is expected in other states. Demand for cosmetologists may increase 11% through 2022 (O*Net, 2016). The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average annual salary of $27,860 for cosmetologists (2016).

Working as a Cosmetologist

A beauty education is flexible, giving you a lot of freedom in your career choices and work settings. Illinois is an excellent place to make a name for yourself as a cosmetologist. Large cities like Chicago and Springfield have high-end, well-renowned salons and spas on every street. Upscale suburban areas have no shortage of spas and salons that help busy professionals relax. No matter which work setting you thrive in, Illinois has a place for you.

State board Contact Information

Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation—Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Board
320 W. Washington St., 3rd Fl.
Springfield, IL 62786
100 W. Randolph Street, 9th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: 1-888-473-4858

The Illinois State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining an Illinois state cosmetology license.

Illinois possesses a distinctive cosmetology culture, one that is influential and
has allowed for numerous people to become professionals statewide. As more
are expected to satisfy the demand of clients who enjoy quality service, those
looking to get started in cosmetology consult these groups.

Illinois Department of Professional Licensing
Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools
Cosmetologists Chicago

 

Find the Beauty Schools in Illinois that interest you below,

Capri College

2540 East 53rd Street,
Davenport, IA 52807

Program: Cosmetology

American Hair Academy

304 South Iris Street,
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

7350 West 87th Street,
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Program: Cosmetology

Cosmetology & Spa Academy

142 East Golf Road,
Chicago Area/Schaumburg, IL 60193

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

6458 N Sheridan Road,
Chicago NE, IL 60626

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

5321 N. Harlem Avenue,
Chicago NW, IL 60656

Program: Cosmetology

Cosmetology & Spa Academy

700 East Terra Cotta Avenue,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

2500 Georgetown Rd,
Danville, IL 61832

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

264 South Randall Road,
Elgin, IL 60123

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

530 East North Avenue,
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Hanover Park-Chicago

1167 W Lake Street,
Hanover Park-Chicago, IL 60133

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

751 East Park Avenue,
Libertyville, IL 60048

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

755 W. Raab Road,
Normal, IL 61761

Program: Cosmetology

John Amico School of Hair Design

15301 Cicero Avenue,
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Program: Cosmetology

Cameo Beauty Academy

9714 S Cicero Avenue,
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

602 West Glen Avenue,
Peoria, IL 61602

Program: Cosmetology

Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology - PERU

3602 Marquette Rd #2,
Peru, IL 61354

Program: Cosmetology

Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology - ROCKFORD

2601 N. Mulford,
Rockford, IL 61114

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

5485 East State Street,
Rockford, IL 61108

Program: Cosmetology

University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts

2913 West White Oaks Drive,
Springfield, IL 62704

Program: Cosmetology

Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology - STERLING

211 East 3rd Street,
Sterling, IL 61081

Program: Cosmetology

Hair Professionals Career College

2245 Gateway Drive,
Sycamore, IL 60178

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

202 E. University Ave,
Urbana, IL 61801

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Vernon Hills-Chicago

226 Hawthorn Village Commons,
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Program: Cosmetology

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