Permanent Makeup Schools in Illinois

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Chicago Academy Of Permanent Makeup

2385 South Randall Road
Algonquin, IL 60102

Chicago Microblading Academy

530 East Golf Road Suite 126
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Chicago Microblading by Brows Beauty Couture

9435 West Irving Park Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176

Esthetic World Beauty Academy

4701 North Cumberland Avenue Suite 18B
Norridge, IL 60706

I.M. Beauty School – Accredited

615 Milwaukee Avenue 28
Glenview, IL 60025

Metanoia Beauty School

4442 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632

Occhi Institute

17W580 Butterfield Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

OMSPA Microblading & Cosmetic Tattoo Academy

5910 West Lawrence Avenue Suite A
Chicago, IL 60630

Sandra Rossi Education Center – Accredited

264 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Sapphire Studios Cosmetic Tattoo Academy

4 South 100 North Il Route 59 Suite 11
Naperville, IL 60563

The Beauty Crew Academy

4217B North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641

Thrive Skin Institute

1301 22nd Street 102
Oak Brook, IL 60523

How to Become a Permanent Makeup Artist in Illinois

Illinois Permanent Makeup Artistry Careers At a Glance
  • The average salary for permanent makeup artists in Illinois is $54,993 ($26.44/hour). This is higher than the national average of $55093 ($26.49/hour).
  • There is a predicted 4% job increase between 2016–2026 for skincare specialists, including permanent makeup artists. This is than the expected national growth of 11%.

You're ready to learn about permanent makeup programs in Illinois — we can tell! Fortunately, there are many cosmetology schools across the state that can help you open your own permanent makeup business, or train you to work at an existing studio. To get an idea of what you can accomplish, take a look at this example, Permanent Makeup by Erin, a Naperville business. In addition to your permanent makeup courses, we recommend looking to existing success stories to model your career after. And it never hurts to reach out to current professionals and ask your most pressing questions. To use the tools required for permanent makeup application, you obviously need high quality training.

Fortunately, our mission is to help people like you connect with beauty schools that offer programs that match your goals. Use the search box or school listings below to narrow your program options. We recommend contacting as many schools as you can to weigh the cost, time for completion, and financial aid options. It's also critical to see which employers they have connections with. Sometimes, your first job will stem from the beauty school you choose. Good luck, and let us know about your success!

State License Requirements

In Illinois, permanent makeup artists are considered body artists. Entire establishments are licensed, but permanent makeup artists do not need individual licensure. You do need to demonstrate your knowledge in anatomy, infectious disease control, and skin diseases. You must also complete an approved bloodborne pathogen training course.

Education Details

In Illinois, you can become an effective and successful permanent makeup artist who helps all types of clients, from burn victims to cancer patients, to people who simply require cosmetic work for less challenging reasons. The best kinds of permanent makeup programs will teach you the skills to use the tools and technology of this practice, as well as provide quality patient care that puts them at ease during their procedure.

Illinois permanent makeup courses:

  • Makeup artistry techniques
  • Accurate application
  • Patient care
  • Sterilization

License Renewal

There will be an additional $50 fee for every booth you have set up for work. You will need to renew your license every year, and keep your facility ready for inspection at any moment's notice. That's why it is important to take a complete program that gives you a strong curriculum for safety, sanitation, and other critical things you need to maintain your licensure.

Illinois Permanent Makeup Careers


Average yearly salary for permanent makeup in Illinois

Salons are viable job options for permanent makeup artists because they add value to the list of services that salons have to offer their client base. One example of the benefits of permanent makeup is that it helps those with arthritis enjoy the benefit of makeup without the discomfort of its application. The numbers indicate an optimistic job outlook for trained permanent makeup artists.

Contact the Illinois State Board of Permanent Makeup

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Makeup artists in Illinois stand out due to the possession of a multitude of skills that keep their client base satisfied. Among those skills is the art of permanent makeup. For those professionals looking to be well-versed in it, they consult these institutions.

Professional Beauty Association
International Make-Up Association

Permanent Make-Up

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