Makeup Artistry Schools in Illinois

Illinois Makeup Artistry Careers At a Glance
  • N/A education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every .
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for makeup artistry in Illinois is $66,560*.
  • There is a predicted 19.20%* job increase between 2012 - 2022.

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 Education Hours

Required to earn a makeup artistry license

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

License renewal period

Hours

Continuing education required

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.

Illinois Makeup Artistry Careers

$66,560*

Average yearly salary for makeup artistry in Illinois

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.

Contact the Illinois State Board of Makeup Artistry

Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation—Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Board

Find Other Makeup Artistry Schools in Illinois

609 South Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123

Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Barbering

657 Highgrove Place
Rockford, IL 61108

Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Barbering

1870 Busse Highway
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Programs:
Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Makeup Artistry

Airbrush Academy Makeup School

441 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Anointed Touch Massage

16252 Prince Drive
South Holland, IL 60473

Art Institute of Makeup – Accredited

1870 Busse Highway
Des Plaines, IL 60016

G Skin & Beauty Institute – Accredited

1200 Harger Road
Oakbrook, IL 60523

John Amico School of Hair Design

4335 West 147th Street
Midlothian, IL 60445

London Eyes Inc. International Academy of Makeup

10600 Higgins Road Suite 700
Rosemont, IL 60018

Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry

1325-A North Clybourn Avenue Suite 325
Chicago, IL 60610

Pivot Point Academy – Accredited

144 East Lake Street Suite C
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
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