Cosmetology Teacher Training in Illinois

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3602 Marquette Road Suite 2
Peru, IL 61354

(815) 223-7326
Cosmetology, Teacher Training, Nail Technology, Continuing Education

2601 North Mulford
Rockford, IL 61114

Cosmetology, Teacher Training, Continuing Education

211 East 3rd Street
Sterling, IL 61081

Cosmetology, Teacher Training, Continuing Education

307 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714

(773) 508-5600
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Teacher Training

3401 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 561-2376
Cosmetology, Teacher Training

1037-1043 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

(773) 635-7700
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Teacher Training

602 West Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL 61602

(309) 679-4500
Cosmetology, Teacher Training, Esthetics

5485 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Cosmetology, Teacher Training, Esthetics, Barbering

2913 West White Oaks Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

Cosmetology, Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Continuing Education, Massage Therapy, Barbering

Find Cosmetology Schools Near You

ABC School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology

9213 South Illinois Route 31
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156

Cannella School of Hair Design – Accredited

4269 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617

Cannella School of Hair Design - Aurora – Accredited

9012 South Commercial Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632

Cannella School of Hair Design

117 West Chicago Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Cannella School of Hair Design – Accredited

617 West North Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

Capri Beauty College – Accredited

1938 East Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451

Capri Beauty College – Accredited

15815 South Rob Roy Drive
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Empire Beauty Schools – Accredited

3106 West North Avenue
Stone Park, IL 60165

Empire Beauty Schools – Accredited

226 Hawthorn Village Commons
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Gem City College

700 State Street
Quincy, IL 62301

Hair Professionals Career College – Accredited

10321 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Innovations Design Academy – Accredited

214 East Washington Street
MaComb, IL 61455

John A Logan College

700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918

Larry's Barber College

701 East 79th Street #709
Chicago, IL 60619

Ms. Roberts Beauty Academy – Accredited

552 Mannheim Road Suite A
Hillside, IL 60162

Oehrlein School of Cosmetology – Accredited

100 Meadow Avenue East
Peoria, IL 61611

Paul Mitchell The School Lombard – Accredited

106 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148

Paul Mitchell The School Normal – Accredited

1503 East College Avenue Suite L Suite L
Normal, IL 61761

Pivot Point Academy – Accredited

144 East Lake Street Suite C
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy – Accredited

2719 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435

Reflections Academy of Beauty – Accredited

241 North Main Street
Decatur, IL 62523

Rend Lake College

468 North Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, IL 62846

Royal School of Cosmetology

401 West National Avenue Suite C
Effingham, IL 62401

Shawnee Community College

8364 Shawnee College Road
Ullin, IL 62992

Southeastern Illinois College

3575 College Road
Harrisburg, IL 62946

The Nail Inn & School of Cosmetology

47 Stephen Street
Lemont, IL 60439

Trenz Beauty Academy – Accredited

2605 West 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60652

Your School of Beauty Culture

116 East Pershing Road
Chicago, IL 60653

How to Become a Cosmetology Teacher in Illinois

Illinois Cosmetology Teacher Training At a Glance
  • 1,000 education hours or 500 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 24 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for teacher training in Illinois is $50,730.
  • There is a predicted 6.2% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

Beauty teacher training courses can open your eyes to the techniques and best practices that help students learn a valuable trade. Whether you want to teach hair, nails, barbering, makeup, skin care, or massage, you'll need to develop your teaching skillset. Fortunately, there are schools in Illinois who prove you have quality options. You can also join Illinois' efforts to lift up your community. For instance, lawmakers recently helped develop a program to train salon workers to spot possible domestic violence situations. As a cosmetology teacher, you can help students understand their job will be about more than just cutting hair.

We take pride in our years of experience, helping beauty students pursue their dreams in cosmetology. It takes a special kind of person to be a teacher, no matter what subject, grade or age level. Many adults go into teaching to earn extra income, or to get a change of pace from their routine. To check out your options in your area, look below for Illinois teacher training programs near you. We also laid out the highlights of becoming a cosmetology instructor in Illinois below. Want to know hour requirements and other aspects of this career? It's all right here.

State License Requirements

1,000 Education Hours OR 500 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a teacher training license

You may want to become a cosmetology instructor after spending some time getting practical experience. There are two routes you can follow, both of which require a current cosmetology license in Illinois. If you have two years of experience, you must get 500 hours of teacher training to become certified. If you have less than two years of experience, you must go through 1,000 hours of training.

Education Details

In Illinois, you can learn to be a great cosmetology instructor if you have the passion for motivating students, and the right teacher training. Effective programs will be geared towards helping you develop leadership skills, and the ability to design course material that helps students fully grasp cosmetology concepts. If you want to find the best instructor training, start by looking at all the courses offered through programs in your area.

Illinois beauty school instructor courses include:

  • Learning styles
  • Communication
  • Teaching methods
  • Student motivation

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

24 Hours

Continuing education required

Like a lot of states, you can earn the right to teach cosmetology classes by earning your cosmetology license and completing the appropriate number of training hours. In Illinois, you can qualify with 1,000 training hours or 500 hours of training plus two years of experience. To teach cosmetology in Illinois, you will have to have 14 continuing education units every two years. The renewal fee in Illinois is $25. The Illinois Board of Cosmetology is the agency who will facilitate your renewal.

Illinois Teacher Training Careers


Average yearly salary for teacher training in Illinois

The Job Outlook for a Beauty School Instructor in Illinois appears to have some room for growth. Beauty School Instructors can expect some competition in the IL market and should consider specializing to easily promote instruction strengths. With a location quotient of 0.92 and an average annual wage of $50,730, Illinois is considered to have an average employment level for this occupation at a decent wage.

Contact the Illinois State Board of Cosmetology

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Teacher Training

How to Become a Cosmetology Teacher in Your State