Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Teacher Training

Recent Reviews

Rachel Mcnelis
3/6/2024 via Google
via Google

Celeste did a phenomenal job on my hair! She and her instructor gave great recommendations for helping my hair look fuller, and the final look was more than I had hoped for. Everyone was so kind and provided excellent customer service.

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Diana Contreras
2/28/2024 via Google
via Google

I have had really had experience with other stylist, but from the first time I went for a hair cut and a treatment. I was treated with professionalism and kindness. I used to suffer from severe dandruff and dryness.With the hair treatments and deep shampooing, the dandruff and itching is gone. It's a nice place to be, healthy environment, family friendly and they are all very kind and pleasant. Prices are very reasonable and affortable. I absolutely recommend everyone to Empire Beauty School, the students are Great and they know what they are doing. You can totally trust them with their services. I highly recommend Genesis (one of the Student) she will go out and beyond to help you 👌 She is the Best!!!!

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2/20/2024 via Google
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I spoke to Heather, the executive director, and she is very kind and supportive. She is very professional and I would love to speak with her again! Definitely want to enroll asap

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In the School's Words

Dreaming of a future in Cosmetology? Enjoy the personal rewards of helping people look and feel their best. Empire Beauty School offers you a one-of-a-kind educational approach to learning the latest trends and fundamentals of Cosmetology.

You'll learn:

  • Haircutting
  • Styling
  • Coloring
  • Make-up Application
  • And more!

You'll also learn the business basics as we show you how to:

  • Market your skills to new clients
  • Retain clientele
  • Increase your income potential
  • Manage a salon or spa
  • Sell professional products to your clients

Our Programs

At Empire Beauty School, our one-of-a-kind CLiC curriculum is a visual approach to learning. With our education you learn by seeing and doing.

Plus you'll apply your skills on your mannequins using your professional student kit. As part of your new student kit you will receive the Career Success Tablet. Your textbooks and curriculum are downloaded onto your tablet. As you progress through your training, you'll have the confidence to work in a student salon environment with guests.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Our friendly financial aid representatives will help you find the financing that suits you best. We offer a variety of options to help you afford your dreams. is a website for Empire Beauty School students and alumni seeking career opportunities. Stylists can create resumes, develop digital portfolios, search for career opportunities and apply for open positions through one simple site. The beauty career website is part of the education process at Empire which assists students to better understand these elements of their career. Empire Beauty Schools offers job placement assistance through our website

Empire Beauty Schools are accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

For more information about Empire Beauty School's graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at


Empire Beauty School - Vernon Hills offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Teacher Training


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 11 months
Program Tuition $19,260

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 8 months
Program Tuition $12,500

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $7,500

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 $125 application fee.

Financial Aid

66% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,816 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

93% Female, 7% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

2% White, 9% Hispanic / Latino, 78% African American, 0% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 1% Two or More, 10% Unknown

107 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 04/09/2024

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