MAKEUP - ILLINOIS

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Illinois

The field of makeup spans a broad spectrum of career options. Plus, the state of Illinois has some pretty cool opportunities for makeup artist professionals. If you live in the Chicago area, you might consider a career working in the always-booming theater scene – second only to New York. Thanks to a 30% tax credit, the film industry is doing well; and we know how important make-up artists are on film sets. Plus, there are opportunities for makeup artists to work in advertising, modeling, television, and in salons and day spas. After learning about the Illinois makeup artist scene, you’re probably ready to get moving.

Fortunately we have spent years working with beauty schools in Illinois to help students like you reach further toward your goals in makeup artistry. We do everything we can to make it simple for you to reach out to schools. You can use the search box at the top of this page, or browse the school listings below. If you want to learn about license requirements, career outlook and salary, we have that laid out nicely in the following sections – just for you!

Makeup Schools in Chicago
State License Requirements
N/A

In the state of Illinois, you must have an esthetician license to offer the service of makeup application. You need no fewer than 750 hours of training by the time you complete your education. Your education also covers skin care, facial massage, hair removal, exfoliation, and other skin improving treatments. The licensing fee is $180 in Illinois.

 

Find out more about esthetician licensing:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Education Details

Illinois makeup artist courses and programs can vary greatly. This is why we recommend looking closely at the curriculum at each makeup school in your area. If you can choose a program that also shows you how to develop your own professional skills and work independently, that’s a bonus. You may also want to choose a program that helps you market your skills to prospective clients.

Illinois makeup artist courses touch on: •

  • Anatomy and physiology •
  • Skin types and color application •
  • Client communication •
  • Highlights and shadows •
  • Safety and sanitation
License Renewal
Hours required vary by licensure

If you earn your esthetician or cosmetology license you will need to pay a fee of $25 per year when you renew. The deadline is September 30th of odd-numbered years; so you’ll pay $50 each time.

Careers
$66,560*
Salary
19.20%*
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Makeup Artist

High paid positions for makeup artists are usually found within movie productions, television production companies or in performance arts. Jobs for personal care positions are lower in pay but have much more availability nationwide. The majority of high paying jobs in the field are in Chicago. The average makeup artist in Chicago earns around $43,000 per year. Here is a list of some of the biggest employers in the state.

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,

Make Up First ® School of Make Up Artistry

100 North LaSalle St., Suite 1015,
Chicago, IL 60602

Program: Make-Up Artist Training

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

Hair Professionals Academy

825 B Village Quarter Road,
Elgin-West Dundee, IL 60118

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

530 East North Avenue,
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Hanover Park-Chicago

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

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

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

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

Empire Beauty School - Vernon Hills-Chicago

226 Hawthorn Village Commons,
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Program: Cosmetology