HAIR BRAIDING / NATURAL HAIR DESIGN - ILLINOIS

Hair Braiding
IN
Illinois

Are you already a pro at braiding hair, or are you envious of those who are? Either way, if you’re considering a career in hair braiding, we need to talk about training in Illinois. There are many programs at beauty schools across the state that can help you get your career going. When you’re done with school, you can choose to work independently, or you can work at one of the top-rated Illinois hair braiding salons, such as Queen African Hair Braiding or Joyce Hair Braiding in Bolingbrook.

To become a professional hair-braider in Illinois, we recommend speaking with all the schools in your area before making a decision. This type of beauty school program can vary from school to school. If you already have strong braiding skills, you might need a different type of program than someone just starting out. That’s why it’s important to discuss your goals with each school, along with your other concerns, such as cost and timeline for completion. To get an overview of Illinois hair school requirements and career outlook, just keep reading.

State License Requirements
300
Hours

Illinois has a separate specialist license for those who go into hair braiding as a profession. To become a licensed hair braider in this state, you are required to go through a 300-hour training course at an approved school. The training program should cover scalp care, braiding techniques, styling knowledge, and hands-on practice.

 

Learn more about the braiding requirements in Illinois:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Education Details

Illinois hair braiding programs can help you go above and beyond when it comes to developing a strong foundation in the applications and techniques your clients want. Some programs will help you develop additional professional skills to market and run your own business. The best way to move forward is by comparing the courses and learning outcomes of all your braiding school options.

Illinois hair braiding class topics: •

  • Extensions •
  • Weaves •
  • Sculpting •
  • Professional skills
License Renewal
14
License Renewal Hours
2 Years*
License Renewal Period
Careers
$27,860
Salary
6.4%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Hair Braider

Through 2024, job opportunities for hair braiders in Illinois are estimated to grow by 10%, which is a faster than average growth rate when compared to other professions. This steady growth can largely be attributed to the growing need for hair stylists who specialize in natural hairstyles like braids. Hair braiders can also expect more job openings in the coming decade as current cosmetologists retire or move on to other fields for varying reasons.

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.

Hair styling is a venerable profession in Illinois, as evidenced by the wide
proliferation of shops and salons throughout the state. Among the preferred
styles of choice are elaborate and elegant hair braids. The state does have
resources available for those who desire to learn more.

Illinois Department Of Financial and Professional Regulation
Professional Beauty Association
American Association of Cosmetology Schools

Find the Beauty Schools in Illinois that interest you below,

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

Steven Papageorge Hair Academy

1113-15 West Belmont St,
Chicago, IL 60657

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

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

3602 Marquette Rd #2,
Peru, IL 61354

Program: Cosmetology

Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology

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

211 East 3rd Street,
Sterling, IL 61081

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Stone Park-Chicago

3106 West North Avenue,
Stone Park, IL 60165

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