A Cosmetology Education in a Family-Owned School

Are you passionate about hair, makeup, and beauty? Do you enjoy expressing your creativity and transforming someone’s look? A career in cosmetology may be the perfect fit! At Hair Professionals Career College, we offer a comprehensive cosmetology training program that blends artistry and technical training to give students an opportunity to hone their talents and can become business-savvy professionals.

Our campuses in Oswego, Palos Hills, and Sycamore, Illinois, provide flexible schedules to help students from all walks of life gain the training they need to learn skills in demand in the beauty industry. Discover the exciting world of cosmetology with us and let our industry professionals help you develop your passion for the beauty industry.

See What Our Students Have To Say


I have been at Hair Professionals Career College for two weeks and I enjoy it so much. It is a fun and professional school. The teachers are so down to earth and they make sure you understand the work. You will never feel under pressure or feel stressed out.

Juanita Brown

Fun and Professional


I was an esthetician student there, and I come back to get my hair done by Kayleigh and she is the most sweet, loving and caring person ever. She's an amazing teacher, and she truly makes every experience worth it!

Aubs Danielle



I am greatly enjoying my time here at hair professionals and furthering my career to be an instructor for cosmetology. The staff is amazing,helpful,fun,and down to earth. I am so happy I decided to further my education and attend this great school. These teachers give a good vibe and make you want to attend and learn. Not to mention when enrolling with Stephanie she made me feel so excited to join and went thru detail of all my financial aid and is very understanding as well as kind. I am starting to build such a bond with these amazing people and already and wouldn't trade it for a single second.

Lindsey Isadore

Wouldn’t Trade It

Learn more about our cosmetology curriculum

Our family-owned beauty school is dedicated to giving students a comprehensive education that prepares them for a career in the beauty industry. Our 1,500-hour program combines artistry, technical training, and hands-on experience.

The cosmetology course curriculum covers many aspects of beauty to help students graduate as confident beauty professionals who are ready to make an impact on the beauty industry. Schedule a tour with our admissions team to see our program first-hand and discover if our cosmetology school is the right fit for you.

Along with technical skills, you can learn business basics. Our curriculum includes real-world strategies you can take with you and use for a lifetime. You’ll learn about building a client base, showing your talents, and marketing yourself on social media. You’ll gain resume-worthy business knowledge and have a toolkit you can take into your future career as a recent graduate and later as a seasoned pro.

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What’s Your Next Cosmetology Career?

An education in cosmetology can give you the skills you need to explore many rewarding career opportunities!

Along with so many other options. Our team will work with you closely to help you achieve your goals, and while we can’t guarantee employment, we’ll do our best to connect you with new opportunities and prepare you for the professional world. That includes helping you prepare a resume, practice for interviews, guest speakers, and build your confidence for the next step in your career. Whatever your career goal in the beauty industry, we can help you hone your cosmetology skills to achieve those dreams!

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Cosmetology Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does the cosmetology program cost?

Our cosmetology program tuition varies depending on the campus location you attend. The Palos Hills and Oswego campuses cost $20,162, while the Sycamore campus tuition is $17,550. In addition to tuition, there is a $100 registration fee and a $3,100 kit fee. Qualifying individuals may be eligible for financial aid, grants and/or loans.For more information on tuition and financial aid options, please contact one of our admissions representatives.

Does Hair Professionals Career College offer financial aid?

As an accredited institution, Hair Professionals Career College is able to offer financial assistance to qualifying individuals to help make it easier for students to obtain an education in beauty. To determine your eligibility for financial aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Our financial aid team can assist you in this process and help answer any questions.

Are there flexible scheduling options for the cosmetology program?

We offer flexible scheduling options to help you balance your cosmetology education with your personal and professional commitments. Our admissions team can work with you to determine the best schedule option for your needs.

How long does it take to complete the cosmetology program?

You must complete 1,500 hours of textbook and practical training during the course. You can complete some of our courses in as little as nine months, but cosmetology programs are often a year or longer. Our admissions team can help you determine how long the course will take based on your scheduling needs.

Enrolling into Our Program

Are you ready to elevate your future and become a cosmetologist? If yes, then apply to enroll at one of our three locations!
To gain your license as a hair stylist or cosmetologist in Illinois, you must:

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Have an 8th-grade education or higher
  • Complete 1,500 hours of theory and practical study at a licensed school
  • Pay a licensing fee
  • Pass the state board exam

We’d love to meet you and talk more about the opportunities available! Schedule a campus tour today and learn more about our cosmetology school and enrollment process.

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Oswego Campus

5460 Route 34
Oswego, IL 60543-9175

(630) 554-2266

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Palos Hills Campus

10321 S Roberts Rd
Palos Hills, IL 60465-1929

(708) 430-1755

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Sycamore Campus

2245 Gateway Dr
Sycamore, IL 60178-3164

(815) 756-3596

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM