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Cosmetology Program

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Ready to join the fast paced and exciting Beauty Industry.  In order to become a licensed cosmetologist you will need to complete a 1500 Hour Program that is sanction and accredited by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Once completed you will take your Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Cosmetology Board covering theory and practical skills.  


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Employment and Salary Outlook

Source for this information below is U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Employment Outlook

Overall job opportunities are expected to be good. A large number of job openings will stem from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave the occupation for other reasons. However, workers should expect strong competition for jobs and clients at higher paying salons, of which there are relatively few and for which applicants must compete with a large pool of experienced hairstylists and cosmetologists.

Salary Outlook

The median annual Cosmetologists salary for this area is $30,962 without tips as of May 2019, with a range usually between $ 18,920 to $51,870 without tips.

Major topics covered in the Cosmetology Program

A:)        Basic Training

1)         tools and their use;

2)         shampoo;

3)         understanding chemicals and use;

4)         types of hair;

5)         sanitation;

6)         hygiene;

7)         skin diseases and conditions

8)         anatomy and physiology;

9)         electricity

   10)         ethics;

   11)         nail technology

   12)         esthetics;

   13)         eyelash extensions, tabs and strips; and

   14)         the Act and this Part, including sanitary standards.

B:)       Practical Chemical Application/Hair Treatment

1)         chemical safety;

2)         permanent waving;

3)         hair coloring, tinting and bleaching;

4)         hair relaxing;

5)         hair and scalp conditioning;

6)         shampooing, toning and rinsing.

C:)        Hair Styling/Hair Dressing

1)         cutting;

2)         thinning;

3)         shaping;

4)         trimming;

5)         application of electrical/mechanical equipment;

6)         curling;

7)         hair treatments;

8)         blow drying.

D:)         Shop Management

1)         labor law;

2)         workers' compensation;

      3)         client relations;

      4)         bookkeeping;

      5)         marketing and merchandising;

      6)         emergency first aid;

      7)         right-to-know laws;

      8)         pertinent State and local laws and rules;

      9)         business ethics;

     10)         sanitation;

     11)         electrical devices;

     12)         personal grooming and hygiene;

      13)         OSHA standards relating to chemical use

E:)     Esthetics

          1)         non-therapeutic massage, excluding the scalp

     2)         nutrition and health of skin;

     3)         skin analysis;

     4)         cleansing the skin;

     5)         mask therapy and facial treatments;

     6)         facial treatments without the aid of machines;

     7)         electricity, machines and apparatus;

     8)         facial treatments with the aid of machines;

     9)         hair removal, including tweezer method, depilitators, waxing and their use;

    10)         professional makeup techniques, including application of eyelash extensions

                  abs and strips;

     11)         product knowledge as it relates to esthetics.


F:)     Nail Technology

         1)         Fabric procedures;

          2)         Sculpting procedures;

3)         Light cured gels;

4)         Machines or apparatus used in nail technology;

5)         Manicures;

6)         Pedicures;

7)         Hand, arm and foot massage;

8)         Other procedures as they relate to nail technology;

9)         Product knowledge as it relates to nail technology.

      G:)      Electives

       H:)      Internship program is an optional part of the curriculum.