Illinois Licensing Overview for a Hairdresser

Licensing for a hairdresser in Illinois is controlled by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation – Cosmetology.

General Guidelines for a Hairdresser in Illinois

Specific requirements to perform hairdresser services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Anyone holding a cosmetology license

General requirements for a hairdresser license?

300 hours of approved training

What’s the state licensing site for a hairdresser?

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation – Cosmetology

What are some training programs available for a hairdresser?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renew by September 30 of each odd-numbered year

What are fees associated with licensing?