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Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetology Education

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by Ms. Roberts

If you’ve been considering starting your cosmetology education in Chicago but aren’t 100% sure it’s the right career move for you, read on. We wanted to address some of the most frequently asked questions so help guide you and so you can confidently make your next career decision.

Q: How much time is required to receive a license?

A: For the state of Illinois, it is required that your cosmetology education consists of 1500 hours in order to receive your Illinois Beauty Culture License. These hours are broken down into basic training, practical chemical application/hair treatment, hair styling/hair dressing, shop management sanitation and interpersonal relation, and nail technology.

Q: How hands-on is it?

A: Very! Be prepared to jump right in. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, especially in a career like cosmetology. Yes, there are moments of learning that take place seated while in a classroom, but expect most of your time learning to come from in-salon experience.

Q: What’s the time commitment like after receiving a license?

A: Don’t expect a typical 9-5 working schedule. Flexibility is key in order to succeed, and the more work you put in, the more you’ll get out of your career.

Q: How many different career paths are there?

A: Probably a lot more than you’d think. Whether you’ve always dreamed of owning your own salon or want to work under an experienced professional, we will guide you to the career path that suits you best.

If you have further questions about your cosmetology education in Chicago, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions!


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