Esthetician Schools and Careers in Chicago

Chicago could be the perfect place for you to begin or continue your esthetician career. With its high winds, pollution, and ever-changing temperatures, the city can wreak havoc on one's skin. In fact, following a massive 2016 study of skin challenges in the 150 most populated U.S. cities, WalletHub ranked Chicago 132 in "Skin Care and Health."

In response to this need for skin care treatments, the Chicago area employs the third-highest number of estheticians, also called "skin care specialists," of all metropolitan areas in the United States. Employment in Illinois is anticipated to further grow by 4% during the 2016 to 2026 period, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though the BLS reports an annual mean wage of $29,410 as of 2018, Chicago’s size means there are opportunities here that are unavailable elsewhere. For instance, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics, & Spa Conference is held in the city each year.

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Illinois requires that all estheticians complete a minimum of 750 hours, or at least 18 weeks, of skin care study. All of Chicago's esthetics programs meet these needs. Read on to learn more about some of the esthetics institutes in the Windy City!

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Paul Mitchell The School

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Aveda Institute

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

Program: Cosmetology

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9714 South Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

(708) 636-4660
Cosmetology, Esthetics

700 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(815) 207-8599
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

609 South Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Barbering

142 East Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

(815) 572-4797
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

10024 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL 60077

Esthetics, Continuing Education

1200 Harger Road
Oakbrook, IL 60523

Barbering, Continuing Education, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

825 Village Quarter Road
West Dundee, IL 60118

Cosmetology, Esthetics

2245 Gateway Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178

(815) 756-3596
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

8057 North Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL 60714

Cosmetology, Hair Design, Esthetics, Nail Technology

1100 North Sherman Avenue
Naperville, IL 60560

(815) 786-7266

1870 Busse Highway
Des Plaines, IL 60016

(847) 759-0900
Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

307 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714

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

6458 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

5321 North Harlem Avenue
Chicago, IL 60656

(630) 528-3330
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

7350 West 87th Street
Bridgeview, IL 60455

(630) 528-3330
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

264 South Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123

(847) 376-0740
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

530 East North Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

(630) 790-1500
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

2549 Highway Avenue
Highland, IN 46322

(219) 838-2004
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

751 East Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048

(847) 247-8100
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

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ABC School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology

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

American Academy of Esthetics

4300 Commerce Court
Lisle, IL 60532

Champions Beauty-Barber University – Accredited

4374 East New York Street
Aurora, IL 60504

Chicago School for Damage-Free Eyelash Extensions

733 North Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048

Debutantes School – Accredited

145 North 3rd Street
Dekalb, IL 60115

Don Roberts School of Hair Design – Accredited

152 East U.S. Route 30
Schererville, IN 46375

Douglas J Aveda Institute – Accredited

2828 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

Elle International Beauty Academy

2113B South China Place
Chicago, IL 60616

G Skin & Beauty Institute – Accredited

17 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60602

G Skin & Beauty Institute – Accredited

90 West Hillcrest Boulevard
Schaumburg, IL 60195

Hair Professionals Career College – Accredited

5460 U.S. Highway 34
Oswego, IL 60543

Hair Professionals Career College – Accredited

10321 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465

I.M. Beauty School – Accredited

630 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025

International Skin Beauty Academy

1111 Plaza Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

John Amico School of Hair Design

4335 West 147th Street
Midlothian, IL 60445

Kishwaukee College

21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150

Occhi Institute

17W580 Butterfield Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

1600 North State Route 50 Room 522
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

18454 West Creek Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Pivot Point Academy – Accredited

144 East Lake Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Roza Nail Technology School

10024 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL 60077

Sandra Rossi Education Center

264 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

The University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology – Accredited

1037 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Thrive Skin Institute

1301 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Trenz Beauty Academy – Accredited

2605 West 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60652

True U

845 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Universal Spa Training Academy – Accredited

340 Burlington Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Your School of Beauty Culture

116 East Pershing Road
Chicago, IL 60653
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