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Illinois has a number of good schools where you can get your cosmetology education in Chicago, Peoria and other places. Enter your ZIP below to see where you can train nearby to become a licensed IL cosmetologist.


In school you’ll probably learn about the importance of keeping your skin hydrated and what products work well in beauty salons and at home.

ABC Cosmetology School – River Grove

Arlington Academy of Cosmetology – Buffalo Grove

Capelli Beauty Academy – Chicago

Career Logics Institute – Pekin

Curve Metric School of Hair Design – Elmwood Park

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Du Quoin Beauty College – Du Quoin

Aveda Institute Chicago – Chicago

Douglas J Aveda – Chicago

Elite Beauty Insititute – Westmont

Eric Alexander University of Cosmetology and Esthetics – Mount Prospect

Empire Beauty School – Chicago

Empire Beauty School – Stone Park

Empire Beauty School – Vernon Hills

Hair Professionals Academy – Elgin-West Dundee

Hair Professionals Academy – Naperville

Hair Tech Academy – Peoria

Morris Academy of Hair Design – Morris

Josef Phillips Academy – Freeport

Kankakee Academy of Hair Design – Chicago

Ms. Roberts Academy of Beauty Culture – Villa Park

Regency Beauty Institute – NOW CLOSED

The Salon Professional Academy – Elgin

The Salon Professional Academy – Shorewood

Trend Beauty College – Marion

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture – Bridgeview

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture – Chicago NE

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture – Chicago NW

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture – Elgin

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture – Glendale Heights

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture – Libertyville

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture – Peoria

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture – Rockford

Vee’s School of Beauty Culture – East St Louis

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More interested in other types of beauty schools? Check out our pages that list Illinois schools for makeup artists, estheticians, nail techs and barbers.

Alvareita’s College of Cosmetology – Belleville, Edwardsville, Godfrey

Cameo Beauty Academy – Oak Lawn

Cannella School of Beauty Chicago Area Home Office – Chicago

Capri Beauty College – Chicago , New Lenox, Oak Forest

Capri Garfield Ridge School – Chicago

Carl Sandburg College

Cosmetology & Spa Academy – Chicago

Creative Touch Cosmetology School, LLC – Waterloo

Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology – DeKalb

Dudley Beauty College – Chicago

Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology – La Salle, Rockford, Sterling

Elegante School Of Beauty – Chicago

Elle International Beauty Academy – Chicago

G Skin & Beauty Institute – Oak Brook

Hair Professionals Career College – Palos Hills

Hair Professionals Career College – Sycamore

Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology – Oswego

Hairmasters Institute – Bloomington

Haskana Institute of Cosmetology – Palatine

Highland Community College – Freeport

Innovations Design Academy – Canton

John Amico School of Hair Design – Oak Forest

La’ James International College – East Moline

Lake County High School Tech – Grayslake

Lake Land College of Cosmetology – Mattoon

Lucyna’s Goldfingers European Spa & Boutique – Mt. Prospect

Midwest College of Cosmetology – Normal

Midwest Technical Institute – Moline

Mr John’s School of Cosmetology & Nails – Jacksonville, Urbana

Mr John’s School of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Nails – Decatur

Ms Roberts Academy – Hillside

New Image Cosmetology Tech Center – O Fallon

Niles School of Cosmetology – Niles

Oehrlein School of Cosmetology –  East Peoria

Paul Mitchell The School – Bourbonnais, Normal, Tinley Park, Chicago

Pivot Point Academy – Bloomingdale, Chicago, Evanston

Professional Choice Hair Design – Joliet

Rosel School of Cosmetology – Chicago

Shear Learning Academy of Cosmetology, Inc – Decatur

Skin Care Institute – Skokie

Steven Papageorge Hair Academy – Chicago

Studio RLC – A Paul Mitchell Partner School – Ina

The Nail Inn & School of Cosmetology – Lemont

Tri-County Beauty Academy – Litchfield

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

Unity Cosmetology College – Pontiac

University of Aesthetics and Cosmetology – Downers Grove

University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts – Springfield

Vatterott College – Fairview Heights, Quincy

Did we miss any cosmetology or hair schools in Chicago and the rest of Illinois? Please let us know.