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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/Esthetics 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/Esthetics training cost?

Tuition and Fees can be found at this link below.


Remember:  We have Financial Aid for those who Qualify. 

When you make an appointment for a tour/interview, we will be happy to help Customize a financial plan to best fit you and your families budget.

2.     How long will it take?

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

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

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

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

3.     How do I get accepted?

To be accepted to the cosmetology or esthetics 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.

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 and pass the State Licensing Exam?

Here is 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
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.

More information can be found here:

5.     What are classes like?

Our Cosmetology and Esthetics Course includes “classroom” and “student salon practical” hands on experience. 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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Scholarship Opportunities!
$500.00 Cosmetology Completion Scholarship and $500 Fall Back to School Scholarship* - Must be new, first-time enrolled students (Full-Time or Part Time). CALL, 708-636-4660 for details or click below to request info.

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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