Find a Cosmetology in Chicago

Geographically, Chicago sits firmly in the Midwest. But the city of 2.7 million is anything but middle-of-the-road (Wikipedia, 2017). From cutting-edge hairstyles to well-manicured hands and smooth, exfoliated skin, Chicagoans rely on skilled cosmetologists to help them look their best. If you’re ready to turn your eye for style into a career, Chicago cosmetology schools offer the training and hands-on experience you need to earn a license and find your niche among numerous employment opportunities.


While some traditional jobs are on the decline, projections indicate cosmetologists will enjoy 10-percent employment growth through 2024. Once you have your cosmetology school license, your job options are practically unlimited: hair stylist, wedding party styling, nail tech, esthetician, beauty consultant, salon or boutique management … In a metro area that’s home to 10 million people, your training, creativity, and flair for style are a great foundation for success.

Finding the right Cosmetology School

Excited to get started? Great! If you’re thinking, “How do I find a cosmetology school near me?” don’t worry! Take a look at the list below, and request information from those you want to learn more about. But don’t stop there. The cosmetology school you choose sets the tone for your future career, so make a well-informed decision. An in-person visit can answer questions such as, “How do students and faculty interact? Do students have the latest equipment in their classrooms? Can I see myself learning in this environment? Keep an open mind, and your visits will be well worth the time you spend.

Becoming a Cosmetolgist in Chicago

With job prospects and school availability covered, the next logical question is “What will I earn as a cosmetologist?” Depending on your specific line of work, skilled, licensed cosmetologists in the Chicago area earn $27,200 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).

Check out these salons to get a feel for your Chicago cosmetology career options:

Twisted Scissors
Phone: (773) 227-1077
2007 North Point St
Chicago, IL 60647

Edit Salon
Phone: (312) 733-0123
1369 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

Pixie Salon
Phone: (773) 342-1580
1645 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said: “Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” As an artist yourself, you’ll find Chicago a delightful muse. From traditional neighborhoods and art deco architecture to natural landmarks and man-made entertainment venues, the city’s sights, sounds, colors, and cultures combine to create a place unlike any other. So get inspired! Combine your hard-earned skills with inspiration taken from places you visit during your free time, then incorporate them into the hairstyles, nail techniques and skincare services you offer. Your cosmetology clients will be delighted with your uniquely Chicagoan artistry and advice


Cosmetology Schools in Chicago

haircut at a cosmetology school in chicago
Cameo Beauty Academy

Cameo Beauty Academy 9714 S Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Program: Cosmetology

Cosmetology & Spa Academy

Cosmetology & Spa Academy 700 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Program: Cosmetology

Cosmetology & Spa Academy

142 East Golf Road
Chicago Area/Schaumburg, IL 60193

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

1166 East Lake Street
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

226 Hawthorn Village Commons, 226 Hawthorn Village Commons
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Program: Cosmetology

Hair Professionals Career College

2245 Gateway Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178

Program: Cosmetology

John Amico School of Hair Design

John Amico School of Hair Design 15301 Cicero Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

7350 West 87th Street
Bridgeview, IL 60455

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, IL 60656

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

751 East Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048

Program: Cosmetology

University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts

University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts 2913 West White Oaks Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

Program: Cosmetology

Other Schools in this area:

America's Career Institute

Aveda Institute Chicago

Bell Mar Beauty College

Cain's Barber College Inc

Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island

Cannella School of Hair Design-Chicago

Cannella School of Hair Design-Elgin

Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa Park

Capri Beauty College

Capri Garfield Ridge School of Beauty Culture

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

College of DuPage

Curve Metric School of Hair Design

Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology

Joliet Junior College

Larry's Barber College

Ms Roberts Academy of Beauty Culture-Villa Park

Networks Barber College

Niles School of Cosmetology

Paul Mitchell the School-Bradley

Paul Mitchell the School-Chicago

Paul Mitchell the School-Lombard

Pivot Point Academy-Bloomingdale

Pivot Point Academy-Chicago

Pivot Point Academy-Evanston

Rosel School of Cosmetology

The Salon Professional Academy-Elgin

Trenz Beauty Academy

Universal Spa Training Academy