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Cameo Beauty Academy: Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

At Cameo, we recognize and value the fact that each student is different.  And while our staff is here for you to answer questions about your individual cosmetology career, we’ve noticed that prospective students have a lot of the same initial, burning questions on their mind. The top 5 most frequently asked questions are:

1.     How much will my cosmetology training cost?

Current Tuition at Cameo $17,325.00
Books, Uniform and Equipment Fees $2,300.00
Registration Fee $100.00
Total $19,725.00


Remember:  We have the same Financial Aid, grants and loans as any two or four year college.

When you make an appointment for a tour/interview, we will happy to help you find out what Financial Aid you qualify for.

2.     How long will it take?

That depends on how much time you can commit to school per week. Cameo offers four different class schedules so you can pick the one that best fits into your busy life.

Full-time: 12 Months (Tuesday thru Friday - 9am to 5pm)

Part-time Day Morning: 15 Months (Tuesday thru Friday - 9am to 1pm and Saturday 9am to 5:30pm)

Part-time Evening: 18 Months (Tuesday thru Friday - 6pm to 9pm and Saturday 9am to 5:30pm)

3.     How do I get accepted?

To be accepted to the student cosmetology program, you must first hold a high school diploma or a GED. The second step is to schedule an admissions tour/interview. To make an appointment for an admissions tour / interview Fill out our Admissions Information Form or call the school at (708) 636-4660.

Cameo can start a new student on any Tuesday. Our curriculum is very special..

Requirements for the Cosmetology Teacher Course are slightly different: you must be at least 18 and hold a current Illinois Cosmetology license, on top of having your high school diploma or GED.

4.     What jobs will I be qualified for once I finish school?

We recommend that you check out the “Your Career” section of our website. In the meantime, here’s a quick breakdown of jobs you can be eligible for once you graduate from Cameo and pass the Illinois Licensing Exam as a Cosmetologist, Cosmetician, Operator and/or Hairdresser:

Hair Stylist
Hair Coloring Technician
Permanent Waving Tech
Scalp & Hair Specialist
Facial Expert
Makeup Artist
Esthetician
Nail Tech
Salon Manager/Salon Supervisor

As you can see, there are a variety of career paths here, with different niche concentrations in skin, hair and nails, as well as different levels of shop management, should you choose to pursue those specialized routes.

5.     What are classes like?

Just like many other college classes, our Cosmetology Course includes “classroom” and “student salon practical”. You’ll spend time in a classroom learning theory from an instructor and media; but you’ll spend increasingly more time in the “student salon” setting, applying what you’ve learned in the classroom to hands-on experience with real equipment, and with real customers. Cameo Beauty Academy also takes great care to instill students with business and interpersonal skills, specialized to this industry. Because once you’re out there, in a salon, you’ll have to get clients in your chair before you can wow them with your skills and abilities.

Do you have more questions about Cameo Beauty Academy? Is your burning question not listed here? Then Fill out our Admissions Information Form or give us a call at (708-636-4660). We’re here to help you achieve your goals, and we‘re excited for you to get started!

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Students can start classes almost any Tuesday!
For enrollment information call 708-636-4660 or fill out the Admissions Information Form

THREE Schedules Are Available

For the Cosmetology Course

*Full-time Day
*Part-time Day/Morning
*Part-time Evening
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