Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training

Recent Reviews

Rochelle Taylor
11/29/2023 via Google
via Google

I had a great experience with Nelle for a facial. She was very patient & kind and provided me great recommendations for my skin care. My skin feels rejuvenated.

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Keke J
11/22/2023 via Google
via Google

Shakyria at Cameo beauty college did my hair and she did a great job doing my hair color. She's an fantastic stylist. And very nice. I would definitely recommend her. Thank you again Shakyria

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Shelly Tarver
11/16/2023 via Google
via Google

Had a great time getting my first facial with Nelle. She was so nice and took her time explaining everything to me. Cant wait to see her next week ☺️

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Editor's Description

For around 60 years, Cameo Beauty Academy has had a quality educational reputation. It all comes down to learning how to work with clients practically.

Cameo Beauty Academy's cosmetology program focuses on hair, makeup, nail design, and essential esthetician skills. Their job placement rate is high-86% of graduates in the general cosmetology program get jobs as hairdressers, hairstylists, cosmetologists, makeup artists, theatrical and performance artists, nail technicians, and skincare specialists soon after graduation.

The qualified staff has industry experience and are Redken Specialists. The teachers guide students, particularly in developing client-focused skills. In a Yelp review, Donna says she has gotten her hair done at Cameo for over 10 years "because of the teachers. These teachers watch over every student and client. They guide and instruct their students with a loving hand."

In the School's Words

Cameo Beauty Academy is a Redken Premire school!

Are you considering a career in the beauty industry? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a top salon stylist or cosmetology instructor? Cameo Beauty Academy can help you achieve your goals. Our instructors have been training students in the field of cosmetology since 1960. The School has earned a reputation for excellence and quality of education. This is evidenced by its graduates, who have achieved success in many different aspects of the cosmetology profession.

About Us

Cameo Beauty Academy has been training students in the field of cosmetology since 1960. The School has earned a reputation for excellence and quality of education. This is evidenced by its graduates, who have achieved success in many different aspects of the cosmetology profession, including: salon stylists/hair designers, salon owners, cosmetology instructors, performing platform artists, school management personnel, technicians, sales representatives and other key positions for major beauty product and cosmetic manufacturers.

Cameo Beauty Academy graduate Ben Molln was 2nd on the Bravo TV Show Shear Genius. Ben is a multiple salon owner, and is an ISO/JOICO international Platform Artist.

Cameo Beauty Academy is an S.E.S. 2000 Member School. Created by Redken Laboratories, the Scientific Educational Systems programs allows Cameo Beauty Academy to incorporate its own innovative cosmetology curriculum with current methodology in cosmetology education.

As a Redken Premiere School, Cameo graduates are preferred by Redken 5th Avenue Salons (over 30,000) throughout the United States.

Our program of instruction qualifies the student to take the Illinois State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination.


It is the objective of Cameo Beauty Academy to provide the training necessary to prepare students with the skills required to successfully graduate and secure and retain employment in the field of cosmetology.


Cameo Beauty Academy operates at 9714 South Cicero Avenue in Oak Lawn.

Cameo Beauty Academy has a facial room, modern beauty clinic facilities, theory and practical classrooms, a dispensary, an extensive library, a student lounge, locker facilities, a beauty supply department, and administrative offices.

The 8,400 square-foot facility is well-lit, nicely furnished, and heated and air-conditioned for comfort. Since the School is located on a major thoroughfare, students enjoy easy access to public transportation. There is also a large parking lot in the rear of the School.


Cameo Beauty Academy offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 13 months
Program Tuition $17,985

Facial Treatment

Program Length 750 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $12,900

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 8 months
Program Tuition $11,990

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $100 application fee.

Financial Aid

56% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $5,288 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

97% Female, 3% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

20% White, 20% Hispanic / Latino, 60% African American, 0% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 0% Two or More, 0% Unknown

116 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 06/03/2024

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