Career Information

Experiencing a growth rate of 10 to 20 percent per year, an exciting Cosmetology industry can offer you a stable profession with salaries for full-time salon professionals in Illinois ranging from an attractive $30,000 to $50,000 per year.

And what a profession! Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, styling and coloring hair, beauty care and advice. Cosmetologists train to give manicures, pedicures, scalp and facial treatments, makeup analysis, and cleaning and styling services for wigs and hairpieces.

Related Link
National Cosmetology Association


Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.

Contact Information

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592



  • April Frazier

    April FrazierCosmetology

    "Cosmetology is more than just doing hair. Cosmetologists are the only professionals outside of doctors licensed to treat your hair, scalp, skin and nails. The world needs cosmetologists."

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  • Maria Torres

    Maria TorresCosmetology

    "Educationally, COD expanded my knowledge in the cosmetology field. Career-wise, it opened doors."

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