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Get the Skills for a Rewarding and Creative Career in Barbering, Cosmetology, or Esthetics

Professional Beauty Career Training in Illinois

Career-Focused Training. Hands-On Salon Experience. Passionate Instructors. Discover the Cosmetology & Spa Academy Difference…

Are you interested in becoming a beauty professional? At Cosmetology & Spa Academy, we believe that beauty is an art form, and we are here to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to become a true master of your craft.

Whether you dream of becoming a skilled cosmetologist, a talented barber, a sought-after esthetician, or an expert beauty instructor, our career training programs will equip you with the tools necessary to shine in the beauty industry.

Experience the artistry, ignite your passion, and unlock your true potential at Cosmetology & Spa Academy.

  • Barber

    As a student in the Barber program, you will gain the confidence needed to master a variety of barbering techniques, as well as hair color treatments and men's manicuring. Learn more.

  • Cosmetology

    Interested in a creative and rewarding career as a Cosmetologist? During the Cosmetology program, you will gain the skills and hands-on training to perform hair, skin, and nail services on clients. Learn more.

  • Esthetics

    Are you interested in becoming a licensed professional in the beauty or spa industry? As an Esthetician, you will be an expert in unique makeup and skin care techniques. Learn more.

  • Beauty Instructor

    Would you like to share your beauty expertise with others? During this program, you'll receive classroom and practical training so that you can start a career as a Beauty Instructor. Learn more.

What Sets Us Apart?

Career-Focused Programs – Programs are designed to get you relevant skills that can be used immediately upon graduation in the beauty field. You can enter the workplace knowing that you have the skills to succeed.

On-Site Student Salon & Spa – You will have the chance to service and interact with real clients in our on-site salon & spa. This will allow you to build your clientele while gaining experience and raising your confidence.

A Culture of Caring – At Cosmetology & Spa Academy, we see our students as family. Whatever program you choose, our friendly and knowledgeable instructors will give you the attention you need and help you to learn the skills that will lead to your new beauty career.

Internship Opportunities – You may have the opportunity to intern at a desired salon and get credit hours for up to 10% of your program. Our students love this because they get real salon experience while still studying.

Small Class Sizes – At Cosmetology & Spa Academy, we deliberately keep class sizes small to ensure you get personalized, one-on-one support from your instructors. You’ll feel fully supported and able to gain the skills you need in less time through our small class model.

About Us

We are dedicated to providing you with the learning and skills needed to quickly start a rewarding beauty career.

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If you are ready to take the steps that will lead you to a career in beauty, you can apply online or in-person quickly and easily.

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Book a Tour

Come see our campus for yourself before you apply. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and meet our friendly staff and instructors.

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Financial Aid

Career training is one of the most valuable investments you can make. At Cosmetology & Spa Academy, we want to make exploring this process easier.

We offer Federal Student Aid, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student Loans, and Federal Plus Loans to students who are eligible. Our Financial Aid Advisors will work with you to assess your eligibility for financial assistance.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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"I just completed my hours for the esthetics programs and I had a great time at school. Ms. Dita is the best teacher I have ever had! She is so knowledgeable and loves her students. The girls and staff there became family, made a lot of friends. I left with a great education, feeling ready to take my boards. I have a wonderful resume completed and have multiple job offers lined up. I look forward to what the future holds. P.S. Free Practice on each other during the program was a great perk!"
Sara Claver - Cosmetology and Esthetics Program Alum

Is Beauty School Right for You? Find Out! Take the Cosmetology & Spa Academy “Beauty Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Beauty Career Training Readiness score now.

Is a Rewarding and Creative Beauty Career Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in beauty and exploring whether Cosmetology & Spa Academy is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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