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Esthetics Program

The A.B.C. School of Cosmetology Barbering. Esthetics & Nail Technology offers the State of Illinois Esthetics Program. This State licensing program requires 750 hours of training in various aspects of skin care, waxing, makeup, lash application,facials and body treatments.  Upon completing the requirement for passage of the ABC Programs Students will be able to sit for the State of Illinois Esthetics Board.  The program includes both the theory and practical requirements by the IDFPR.

The Makeup Artistry Certification and the Lash Extension Certification Programs are INCLUDED within the ABC Esthetics Program.  


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Employment Outlook and Salary Information

The number of Illinois esthetician jobs is expected to increase 38.23% over the ten year period ending in 2022. This increase is 4.6 times greater than that for occupations as a whole in the state.The  Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES )expects that 632 new esthetician jobs will become available over this period. Seventy-seven jobs a year are expected to become available on average in Illinois. Nearly 82% of them are expected to be from growth in the field. The rest will come from the replacement of workers exiting the field.The Chicago area had particularly high levels of esthetician employment. It had the third highest level of any metropolitan area in the country according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Non-metropolitan areas in Illinois can also be good sources of esthetician jobs. The northwest Illinois non-metropolitan area had the fourth highest esthetician employment level of any such area in thecountry.The median 2103 esthetician salary in Illinois was $26,276 according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Estheticians entering the workforce averaged $19,631 a year, while those with experience earned $35,991 a year on average.

Below are the major topics covered in the Esthetics Program.


1. Sanitation and Infection Contro

l2. Human Physiology and Anatomy

3. Integumentary System and Skin Histology

4. Disorders of the Sebaceous and Sudoriferous Glands

5.Skin Conditions, Disorders and Diseases

6.Hair, Follicle, and its Growth Cycle

7. Basic Chemistry

8. Skin Care Products

9.Factors that Affect the Skin

10. Skin Analysis and Implementation Procedures related to Consultation, Documentation and Treatment.

11. Product application and Removal Procedures

12.Cleansing Procedures

13. Steaming Procedures

14. Exfoliation Procedures

15. Massage Manipulations and Their Effects

16. Appropriate Use for Masks

17. Electricity and Use of Electrical Devices

18. Hair Removal Procedures

19. Color Theory and Makeup Application

20. General Knowledge of Specialized Services