Programs Offered

Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics / Teacher Training

Recent Reviews

Kailey Woolard
4/18/2024 via Google
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I went and got a custom facial from one of their new students, Brandy and my experience was so amazing! She may have been new to her program, but was so knowledgeable and reassuring about my skin. Her instructor, Barrett, was so calm, helpful and made her students feel confident in what they learn. They actually really helped with my very dry skin type and gave me some recommendations for types of products and I never felt like I was getting a “generic facial”. I have struggled with my skin for so long and I’ve never felt heard like I did with her. I can’t wait to come back and try a different service!!

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Kyle Wolfgram
3/9/2024 via Google
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My daughter and I came in for the second time yesterday to see Riley and Ciionna for services. Our facials and hand treatments were great, their clinic is kept very clean, and the other esthetic students are very nice.

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Dee Gwapo
1/29/2024 via Google
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I had a wonderful experience overall , I’ve learned so much about the beauty industry , sanitation, history and even about people about how we make people feel not only with our skill but with our professionalism how we talk and present ourselves and brand ! I wanna say thank you CSA I’ve became more than a barber !

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In the School's Words

At the Cosmetology & Spa Academy, you'll learn innovative haircutting and coloring, Sam Villa's thermal tool designs and techniques, the latest nail techniques, skincare, and the business skill set from Milady. As a family-owned school, we care about our students and try to understand their areas of interest and help them grow in their natural talent. The class sizes are small, 9% of the learning is hands-on and our instructors are veteran professionals. Learn the secrets of the professional beauty world and take advantage of internships, special events and competitions!

From hairstylists, nail technicians, and salon owners to beauty magazine editors, cosmetic marketers, and beauty consultants, our Cosmetology, Esthetics and Instructor programs can prepare you for a variety of career opportunities. You can learn all about beauty though in-class instruction and hands-on training, along with learning client care, upselling and ways to grow a loyal clientele. The decision is up to you!

With over 30 years of experience graduating successful cosmetologists at our other two campuses, we are excited to help you get started on an amazing career path. With our small class sizes, first class affiliations, and hands on training we are your perfect choice to immerse yourself in the beauty industry. As a family owned school, we are committed to a positive nurturing culture that truly helps our students succeed.

We at Cosmetology & Spa Academy are committed to the highest quality learning environment that best prepares our graduates for success. In addition to world class technical training, to help you land your dream job we offer:

  • Nationally-known guest educators
  • Competitions
  • Resume building
  • An active job board
  • Plenty of scholarship options
  • Professional business training
  • Job fairs

Your Future

Upon completion of your program at Cosmetology & Spa Academy, you should be prepared to take the Illinois state board exam. Once you pass your exam, you can be on your way into the exciting world of beauty. We also provide resume building assistance, keep an active job board, write letters of recommendation, host job fairs and provide financial aid for those who qualify.

Did we mention our institute has some added perks? Students are offered free parking, student lounges with dispensaries, student lockers and a free 1-inch tablet. Also, undergraduates who have reached 6 hours may receive one free or discounted beauty salon service per week!

Our doors are open! Step inside and explore the career opportunities out there for you with an education from the Cosmetology & Spa Academy. Contact us today.

Cosmetology And Spa Academy "Where your beauty career begins!"


Cosmetology & Spa Academy - Rockford offers the following programs:

Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics / Teacher Training


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 11 months
Program Tuition $24,000


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 12 months
Program Tuition $24,000


Program Length 750 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $14,000

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 12 months
Program Tuition $20,000

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $100 application fee.

Financial Aid

45% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,881 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

75% Female, 25% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

30% White, 47% Hispanic / Latino, 14% African American, 3% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 4% Two or More, 2% Unknown

436 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 06/03/2024

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