ESTHETICS - ILLINOIS

Esthetics/Skin Care
IN
Illinois

A career as an esthetician could be very rewarding for someone who is passionate about the beauty and health of skin. Estheticians consult with clients to determine their skin care needs, discuss a skin analysis, and recommend possible product regimens or treatment options. The esthetician recommends appropriate products for various skin types.

Major cities like Chicago in particular have a lot of esthetics schools and cosmetology schools with esthetics programs. Some schools provide slightly different methods of teaching, but all help students prepare to take the state board exams for their esthetician licenses.

Esthetician Schools in Chicago
State License Requirements
750
Hours

To become an Illinois licensed esthetician, students must complete a skin care course lasting at least 18 weeks and containing 750 hours of study. Students can take a maximum of four years to complete their esthetician training. Unlike some other states, Illinois does not allow apprenticeship to qualify for licensing. Skin care specialists in this state also take 10 hours of continuing education during each 2-year licensure period to keep current in the industry and be able to renew their licenses. Esthetician training teaches students to perform various facial treatments, skin analysis, chemical peels, spa treatments for hair removal or waxing, spray tanning, make up application including spray-on cosmetics, and microdermabrasion therapy. Students take courses in ethics, salon practices, hygiene, and safety. After training is completed, students take written and practical exams. They may then receive their esthetician license from the Illinois State Board of Cosmetology.

Education Details

People interested in providing skin care and make up artistry services in Illinois will want to explore training at esthetics school. An esthetician provides body and facial treatments, skin analysis and advice, hair removal, and cosmetic application.

License Renewal
10
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

A licensing fee is required every 2 years to keep the license valid in the state of Illinois.

Careers
$29,800
Salary
4%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2016 - 2026

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates esthetics will grow as a profession by 4 percent nationwide by 2026. Skin care experts in Illinois earn a statewide average annual salary of $29,800 before tips. The Chicago metropolitan area has the third highest employment level for estheticians among all cities in the US. Keys to increasing income as a skin care specialist include building a stable client base and providing excellent customer service. Estheticians can obtain additional training in specialty services, which will also improve their employment and salary outlook.

Working as an Esthetician

They may find work in spas, salons, hotels, department stores, or in other settings where skin care and beauty are highly desired. They may also provide spray-tanning services at a tanning salon, or eventually operate their own salon. Licensed estheticians in Illinois work in salon and spa settings, in hotels and at resorts where guests seek relaxation and beauty care. They may also work in the cosmetics and skin care departments of retail stores, or they may become product representatives for manufacturers of skin care products. Licensed estheticians in spas also provide anti-aging treatments, waxing, and body wraps. Some esthetics school graduates in Illinois work in medical spas or in doctors' offices alongside dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

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.

Find the Beauty Schools in Illinois that interest you below,

Naperville Skin Institute

1100 North Sherman Avenue,
Aurora-Naperville, IL 60560

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Cosmetology & Spa Academy

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

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Cosmetology & Spa Academy

700 East Terra Cotta Avenue,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

New Age Spa Institute

1870 Busse Hwy,
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

264 South Randall Road,
Elgin, IL 60123

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

755 W. Raab Road,
Normal, IL 61761

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

G Skin & Beauty Institute

1200 Harger Road,Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

John Amico School of Hair Design

15301 Cicero Avenue,
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

602 West Glen Avenue,
Peoria, IL 61602

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute

10024 Skokie Blvd,Suite 301
Skokie, IL 60077

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts

2913 West White Oaks Drive,
Springfield, IL 62704

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Hair Professionals Career College

2245 Gateway Drive,
Sycamore, IL 60178

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

202 E. University Ave,
Urbana, IL 61801

Program: Esthetics/Skin Care

American Hair Academy

304 South Iris Street,
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

2500 Georgetown Rd,
Danville, IL 61832

Program: Cosmetology

Cosmetology & Spa Academy

609 S Randall Rd,
Elgin, IL 60123

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Hanover Park-Chicago

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

Program: Cosmetology

Capri Beauty College

15815 Rob Roy Drive,
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Program: Cosmetology

Cameo Beauty Academy

9714 S Cicero Avenue,
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Program: Cosmetology

Cosmetology & Spa Academy

657 Highgrove Place Rockford,
Rockford, IL 61108

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Stone Park-Chicago

3106 West North Avenue,
Stone Park, IL 60165

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Vernon Hills-Chicago

226 Hawthorn Village Commons,
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Program: Cosmetology

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