Why Pursue Dual Licensure

Jul 02 2020

Are you a beauty professional who’s looking to expand their skills? Depending on the state, there are numerous options for additional skills and programs you could enroll in! Here in the state of Illinois, you are allowed to carry two licenses. If you’re wanting to gain new knowledge and add to your resume, dual licensure might be the perfect option for you!

At Hair Professionals Career College, we offer both cosmetology and esthetician programs. This means that once you’re done with one program, you can enroll in the next one and be a step closer to your dreams! We currently offer alumni discounts as well, so dual licensure could be a possibility for you! Find out more about what our programs have to offer and see if Hair Professionals Career College is the right choice for you.

Our Cosmetology Program

woman washing another woman's hair in a salon

When you apply at Hair Professionals Career College, you can choose to start in either cosmetology or esthetics first! If you start with cosmetology, here’s a little of what you can expect from our program.

In the state of Illinois, you must complete a 1500 hour program to become licensed in cosmetology. In your time with us, you can expect to learn the following in our curriculum:

  • Haircutting
  • Coloring
  • Hair design
  • Skincare
  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • And more!

We have partnered with amazing companies like Paul Mitchell, Dermalogica, Davines, MUD Makeup, and more! This means that you’ll have the opportunity to learn with some of the best products and tools in the industry.

We emphasize a hands-on learning environment. While we believe that bookwork is important, we do things a little differently because we want to ensure our students can graduate with confidence. Our curriculum is online-based, so our students have the ability to access their coursework anywhere. We also focus more time on practical knowledge, because when our students are successful, we’re successful.

Our Esthetics Program

woman applying makeup to another woman's face

Becoming licensed in esthetics in addition to cosmetology can help you offer more skills and abilities in your future career. Cosmetology can help you with hair and the basics of facials and makeup, but esthetics can help you dive into the world of skincare, waxing, in-depth makeup knowledge, eyelash extensions, and more.

An esthetics license in the state of Illinois takes 750 hours of coursework. At Hair Professionals Career College, if you have finished with either a cosmetology or esthetics program with us, you are eligible for an alumni discount if you choose to pursue another license! Currently, we offer the following alumni discounts:

Esthetics Graduates:

Currently eligible for a $2,500 discount toward the Cosmetology Course.

Cosmetology Graduates:

Currently eligible for a $1,500 discount toward the Esthetics Course.

Find out more about the financial aid* programs available at Hair Professionals Career College and see if we could be the perfect fit for you.

Why You Should Pursue Dual Licensure

women working together in a hair salon

Employers look for applicants who can do it all, especially if you’re wanting to work in a full-service salon. Having two licenses can mean your resume is sure to stand out, as extra knowledge can make you a valuable applicant. Dual licensure also shows an extra commitment to the beauty industry! With an industry that changes and evolves as quickly as beauty, a sense of commitment is very important. There are new clients, coworkers, industry best practices, products, etc. almost every single day. Beauty is not for the faint of heart, but if you are ready to commit, work hard, and be flexible, it could be the best choice for you! Beauty isn’t just a career, it’s a lifestyle. If you’re ready for the next step, apply with us!

Create an Exciting Future With Us

Get started on a beautiful life and apply at Hair Professionals Career College. We’re locally owned, with over 40 years of industry experience. We treat our instructors and students like family because we’re all working together towards the same goals. Contact us today to find out more about how you could get started, we can’t wait to meet you!