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Cosmetology Program

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I.M. Beauty School will help you succeed at what you are passionate about better than anyone else can.
Our Cosmetology program is a comprehensive course that includes professional training in several aspects of the beauty industry.

International Programs

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Selected as an I-20 issue organization

You can get an M visa so that you can enroll in a vocational school, and your family members also can have an M2 visa. You can apply overseas or domestically!

Continuing Education

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Legal Sponsor for Continuing Education in Cosmetology, Nail Technician and Esthetician.

Illinois Cosmetology Continuing Education

Illinois Cosmetologists are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education before your license renewal on September 30th of each odd-numbered year. A maximum of 50% (7 hours) of the total CE hours may be obtained through home study or online courses. The other 7 hours must be in the classroom.

Currently, the state of Illinois requires cosmetologists and other professionals to complete 14 hours of continuing education every two years. However, you may be able to meet this requirement through a variety of classes.

llinois Dept. of Professional Regulation—Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Board
320 W. Washington St., 3rd Fl.
Springfield, IL 62786
100 W. Randolph Street, 9th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: 1-888-473-4858

The Illinois State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining an Illinois state cosmetology license.

School To Learn Nail Technology

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Get Nail Specialty License

Becoming a nail technician can be a great career!

Nail school in Glenview, Nail salon in Glenview, Nail License Des Plaines in Glenview. Call us at 224-432-5178 to get connect with us and learn the beauty course you want to.

Nail salon in Glenview

The beauty of hands lies in how the nails are shaped and taken care of. And if the prospect of keeping your and other nails makes you exciting, then perhaps a course in nail technology might be the best opportunity for you. I.M. Beauty brings forth one of the best nail schools in Glenview. Anyone who has a dream of opening a nail salon in Glenview, Chicago, or anywhere around the world, would find the perfect opportunity to learn and upgrade their skills under the guidance of some of the best experts. You may learn all ins and outs of nail technology with us and adopt the same as your profession. For more details or queries, refer to our contact details.

Hair Extension Training

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Do you want to start a new career in hair extensions and become a qualified hair extensions technician? Or perhaps you want to update your skills and be able to offer the hugely profitable service of hair extensions to your clients!

I.M Beauty School offers the best hands-on hair extension training to get certified and work as a professional extension specialist. Our training program covers all aspects of hair extension in a detailed manner to offer maximum benefits for all participants.

Accomplished trainers, World class facility and high affordability

Qualified and experienced instructors are taking classes at I.M Beauty School. Our facility is world class and you can come to learn about the latest techniques and equipment available in this industry. As a responsible and reliable hair school in Chicago, we blend quality and affordability perfectly to provide the finest learning experience.

What to expect with our program?

If you want to work as a professional, you need to learn how to perform extension client consultations. Our hair school in Chicago teaches how to do hair extension consultations professionally. We also cover various aspects including:

  • The seamless blend of extensions using style, cut and color
  • Beaded wefts installation
  • Maintenance of hair extension
  • Removing and reinstalling different types of hair extensions
  • Up-to-date information on online marketing strategies including social media

Advanced training and transparent approach

Our hair school in Chicago is committed to fulfilling the needs of all students including beginners and hair extension professionals who want to update and fine-tune their skills. We keep on updating our syllabus to incorporate the latest trends and practices in the hair extension industry. I.M Beauty School puts forward a transparent method of approach to protecting the interests of our students in the best way possible.

If you want to know more about our hair school in Chicago and hair extension training program, please feel free to talk to us.

Eyelash Extension Training Course

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Learn the fundamentals, core techniques, and business building strategies necessary to become a successful Eye Lash Stylist by enrolling in Lash Stylist Program.

Eyelash Extension Course in Glenview Call us at 224-432-5178 to get connect with us and learned the beauty course you want to.

Looking for the best school for the eyelash extension course in Glenview? You have reached the right place. Our courses are offered not only to the fresher but also to those who are looking to upgrade their skills. In our eyelash classic extension, individuals are taught everything right from the basics of safe and successful eyelash extension application. Students slowly gain an understanding of the theory on which the process is based along with styling and design. We ensure to keep the ratio of students: teachers ratio balanced. Along with theory, you will also have live demonstrations for every process and steps associated with it. Once you are done with the beginner’s part you may move on to the master’s segment where further training will be given about the same. Other details of the course can be collected when you come to us for consultation. For any other queries or questions, kindly refer to our contact details.

Esthetician Skincare Specialist

Estheticians Course

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A career as an esthetician could be very rewarding for someone who is passionate about the beauty and health of the skin. Estheticians consult with clients to determine their skincare needs, discuss a skin analysis, and recommend possible product regimens or treatment options. The esthetician recommends appropriate products for various skin types.

Major cities like Chicago in particular have a lot of esthetics schools and cosmetology schools with esthetics programs. Some schools provide slightly different methods of teaching, but all help students prepare to take the state board exams for their esthetician licenses.


State License Requirements
License Renewal

To become an Illinois licensed esthetician, students must complete a skincare course lasting at least 18 weeks and containing 750 hours of study. Students can take a maximum of four years to complete their esthetician training. Unlike some other states, Illinois does not allow apprenticeship to qualify for licensing. Skincare specialists in this state also take 10 hours of continuing education during each 2-year licensure period to keep current in the industry and be able to renew their licenses. Esthetician training teaches students to perform various facial treatments, skin analysis, chemical peels, spa treatments for hair removal or waxing, spray tanning, makeup application including spray-on cosmetics, and microdermabrasion therapy. Students take courses in ethics, salon practices, hygiene, and safety. After training is completed, students take written and practical exams. They may then receive their esthetician license from the Illinois State Board of Cosmetology.

A licensing fee is required every 2 years to keep the license valid in the state of Illinois.


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates esthetics will grow as a profession by 4 percent nationwide by 2026. Skincare experts in Illinois earn a statewide average annual salary of $29,800 before tips. The Chicago metropolitan area has the third-highest employment level for estheticians among all cities in the US. Keys to increasing income as a skincare specialist include building a stable client base and providing excellent customer service. Estheticians can obtain additional training in specialty services, which will also improve their employment and salary outlook.
Working as an Esthetician

They may find work in spas, salons, hotels, department stores, or in other settings where skincare and beauty are highly desired. They may also provide spray-tanning services at a tanning salon, or eventually operate their own salon. Licensed estheticians in Illinois work in salon and spa settings, in hotels, and at resorts where guests seek relaxation and beauty care. They may also work in the cosmetics and skincare departments of retail stores, or they may become product representatives for manufacturers of skincare products. Licensed estheticians in spas also provide anti-aging treatments, waxing, and body wraps. Some esthetics school graduates in Illinois work in medical spas or in doctors’ offices alongside dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

‘스트레스 없는 평생직업’ 미용인 육성 자부심

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‘스트레스 없는 평생직업’ 미용인 육성 자부심

IM뷰티스쿨 이사벨라 리 원장 “미용 최고 강사·시설 갖춰”

지난 9월 초 문을 연 IM뷰티스쿨(원장 이사벨라 리)은 “한인 미용인들에게 라이센스를 갖는 길을 열어주기 위해” 설립됐다. 전문직에 종사하려는 많은 한인들을 위해 정식면허 발급을 통한 전문인 육성을 목표로 하고 있다.

이사벨라 리 원장은 2000년 도미 이전에도 한국에서 미용살롱 운영, 전문강사 등 미용인으로서의 삶을 살아왔다. ‘전문 미용인 40년째’인 이 원장은 “아름답게 만들어 주는 게 어떤 것인지 알고, 연구하는 사람”이라고 본인을 소개했다.

IM뷰티스쿨 교육시스템은 주정부 인증을 거쳤다. 매뉴얼대로 오전에는 이론수업, 오후에는 실기로 수업이 이뤄진다. 설비 역시 최고·최상의 제품들로 갖췄으며, 손기술이 좋은 한국인의 테크닉을 접목해 수업을 함으로써 수강생들, 특히 외국인들 반응이 좋다고 이 원장은 전했다.

수업은 네일, 헤어, 메이크업, 페이셜 등을 포함하는 ’토탈 미용’ 중심으로 이뤄진다. 전체 수업 시간은 1500시간. 주 정부 필수사항이다. 350시간만 이수하면 되는 네일 테크니션 경우 젊은 친구들 관심이 많은 편이다. 이 원장은 그러나 “향후 자기 비즈니스를 꿈꾼다면 토탈 라이센스를 권하고 싶다”고 말했다.

이 곳을 수료하면 100% 취업 알선을 보장한다는 게 이 원장의 장담이다. 그에 따르면, 미용인이 많이 부족한데다 라이센스를 갖고 있는 미용인이 많지 않은 것이 현실이다. IM뷰티스쿨 자체 살롱, 네일숍 등 많은 업체들과 협업을 진행하고 있다는 점도 취업이 순조로운 이유다. 다수 외국업체와도 협력하고 있다.

트리코치(Tricoci University of Beauty Culture) 등 주류 미용학교와 견줘 “디테일에 강하다”는 것도 이 원장이 내세우는 차별점이다. 그 곳을 졸업하고 IM뷰티스쿨 고급반에 들어오는 학생들이 특히 좋아하는 점이란다. 한인들에게 배워 한인 헤어를 다룰 줄 알면 외국인들 헤어는 “식은 죽 먹기”라는 이 원장은 “동양사람들은 화려한 헤어를 선호하고 못하는 칼라가 없어 힘들어도 배워두면 주류사회 어느 곳에서도 경쟁력을 가질 수 있다”고 말했다.

고등학교만 졸업하면 누구나 IM뷰티스쿨 강의를 들을 수 있다. 나이나 성별에 제한 없이 누구나 다 뷰티스쿨에 등록 할 수 있다고 이원장은 덧붙였다.

내년에는 인근 고등학교와 연계해 방과후 프로그램 운영 계획도 갖고 있다. 여름학교 식으로 몇 주간 운영하는 식으로, 미용에 관심 있는 학생들에의 진로에 도움을 주기 위한 취지이다. 이르면 내년부터 시행할 것을 목표로 준비중이다.

미국에 오고 싶어하는 한국 미용인들에게 도움을 주는 방안도 모색 중이다. 학생비자(I-20) 발급도 검토 중이며, 그 전이라도 한국 라이센스의 미국 내 변경 등을 지원할 계획이다. 타주 라이센스를 가진 미용인들의 시카고 면허 변경 등도 지원 대상이다.

IM뷰티스쿨은 수시 관련 세미나도 갖는다. 오픈 두 달만에 벌써 다양한 브랜드에서 많은 분들이 다녀갔다. 이 원장은 “40년 한 나도 여전히 부족함을 느낀다”며 “급변하는 트랜드를 따라잡기 위해서라도 세미나나 박람회 참가, 또는 인터넷 자가학습 등은 매우 중요하다”고 강조했다.

“IM뷰티스쿨 설립 자체가 흥분되는 일이었어요. 한인이 시카고에서 처음 자체 힘으로 미용학교를 만들었다는 것이 감사하고 벅찼습니다. 오랜 비즈니스 경험상 몇년 내 자리잡는 건 쉽지 않을 것이라 생각했는데, 생각보다 많은 분들이 문의하고 찾아주고 계셔 희망적입니다.”

유능한 강사진 확보는 남은 과제. 더 나아가 이 원장 큰 꿈은 “5년 내 샌디에고에 IM뷰티스쿨 분교를 내는” 데 있다. 이를 기반으로 미주 전역 3~4군데 분교를 운영하고 싶다는 바람을 전했다. 특히 2세들을 대상으로 “안정적이고, 무엇보다 스트레스가 없는 평생직업”으로서 미용을 가르치고 싶다고 이 원장은 말했다.

매주 토요일 이 곳은 학생 가족이나 지인 등 모두에게 오픈된다. 실제 이 곳에서 헤어 등 서비스를 받을 수도 있다. ‘학교와 살롱이 같이 가는 것’은 대세이며, 학생들이 실전을 익힐 수 있어 주 정부에서도 권장하고 있다는 게 이 원장의 설명.

현재 오픈 프로모션을 진행하고 있다. 11월말까지 등록할 경우 수업료 반값 할인혜택이 주어진다.

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