One of the major benefits of becoming a member of Cosmetologists Chicago, are the exciting continuing educational opportunities for members. Join one of our associations today (CC, INTA, AAE or CIDESCO USA) and take advantage of these events. Non-members may attend, but must pay a higher fee for each program. 

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* A company partner workshop with a savings to our Members for that specific event.

Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Events!


Educator & Company
CE Hours 
  Feb. 5, 2018 6pm - 8pm

A2 (Squared) - Modern Advanced Cutting and Texturizing

Eli Mancha

Bang! Salon

1259 N Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

 2 CEHs
 COMING SOON   Mar. 5, 2018 6pm - 8pm Haircutting
Andrew & Jesse
of Sam Villa
University of Aesthetics
1037-1043 Curtiss St, Downers Grove, IL 60515

2 CEHs 
Mar. 5, 2018  1pm - 3pm 

presents Therapeutic Microcurrent: Above and Beyond

Timea Doncsecz

New Age Spa Institute1870 Busse Hwy Des Plaines, IL 60016

 2 CEHs 
COMING SOON  June 4, 2018 10am - 4pm
(1 hr lunch)
ELECTRA presented by Color Edge
Includes Essentials box

Alfonso Anorga 

Pivot Point Academy
144 E Lake St, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

5 CEHs
COMING SOON   July 9, 2018 6pm - 8pm  Charge What You're Worth, Be Worth What You Charge! La'Shawn Brown-Glenn -------   2 CEHs
COMING SOON  Sept 10, 2018  1:30pm - 3:30pm  Nails/Pedicures   Footlogix  --------    2 CEHs
COMING SOON   Sept 10, 2018 6pm - 8pm   Trichology - Hairloss Karen Gordon & Steve Reiss   -------    2 CEHs
COMING SOON   Oct 1, 2018  6pm - 8pm Trio Creative Team   Alex Ioannou & Trio Creative Team   TBD  2 CEHs
 COMING SOON Oct 15, 2018  6pm - 8pm Haircolor  Chromastics  TBD   2 CEHs
 COMING SOON Oct 15, 2018  6pm - 8pm  NAILS WORKSHOP ORLY  TBD  2 CEHs 
COMING SOON   Nov. 5, 2018  TBD Business Workshop 
CC Annual Business Meeting to follow
 TBD   TBD  2 CEHs
 COMING SOON   Dec. 3, 2018 6pm - 8pm CC HOLIDAY HAIR
  TBD    TBD  2 CEHs

Cosmetologists Chicago is an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (license #190-00101). Educators and events subject to change without notice.

Monthly Continuing Education - Details






Monday, February 5, 2018

A Squared - Modern Advanced Cutting and Texturizing

“A Squared” is Eli Mancha’s simplified haircutting technique that uses large sections to quickly establish the desired shape. It’s called A Squared because there are two sub-sequential sections within each of the four large quadrants!

6pm – 8pm   |  2 CEH   

CC Members $10  | Non-Members $35

Location: Bang! Salon 1259 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Class Description:  
Get inspired to take your haircutting skills to the next level! International Master Educator and Award Winning Stylist, Eli Mancha, will be demonstrating modern advanced cutting and texturizing. Utilizing "A Squared" his self-proclaimed cutting technique.  He will share with you how to manipulate this easy to follow cutting technique to achieve the most advanced haircuts quickly!





ELI MANCHA - Bang! Salon Owner and Master Stylist


Sincerity and raw talent are two attributes not regularly found in your average stylist. Eli, however, is no average stylist. From Senior Master Stylist at Rusk to Creative Director at Esuchen International. Eli has presented his looks globally, from Australia, to Asia, to Europe, and all across North America. For almost 20 years, Eli has proven himself to be one of the best hairstylists and educators in the industry. Not only has he been a world-class platform artist educating thousands of stylists, he was also honored with the industry’s most prestigious award as NAHA 2011 North American Hairstylist of the year. Currently, Eli is Artistic Director of Lock & Loaded and owner of Bang! Salon in Chicago where he can be found applying his creative talent.



Monday, June 4, 2018       

Color Edge: Electra (Hands-On)
with Alfonso Anorga

10am - 4pm (1 hr lunch)   |  5 CEHs   

CC Members $150  | Non-Members $175

Location: Pivot Point Academy 144 E Lake St, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Class Description:  

Discover why more and more hair stylists are switching to Color Edge Electra, the best professional permanent hair color line in the industry with a unique non-toxic cocoa butter base. During this class, you will sharpen your understanding of the underlying hair color pigments, undertones, the Electra level system, mixing ratios, gray coverage, color development, color correction using the color wheel, and more! You will learn how to create unlimited color combinations using Electra’s 30 inter-mixable shades. This class will give you the foundation to transform boring color into spectacular color. You will walk out of this course feeling empowered to recommend and use Electra hair color on your clients with results unmatched by any other hair color line. Have fun... Experiment...Play. 


Essentials box:  

Electra’s Rainbow Hiccups 
Retail Value: $95.50   

Channel your inner flower child. Chase rainbows. Dream in color. ELECTRA RAINBOW HICCUPS introduces pretty pops of violet to our color line from rich jewel tones to soft, dreamy lavender hues complemented by naturals and 2 new color enhancers. 

Package includes:  2-Electra Color 5.01 - Light Ash Natural Brown,  2-Electra Color 5.222 - Sugar Plum,  2-Electra Color 9.222 - Grape Ice,  2-Electra Color Purpling,  2-Electra Color Transparency,   1-Electra Rainbow Hiccups Color Chart,  1-Electra Developing Cream 20vol and 
1-Chemical Cape




Alfonso Anorga, President of Johnny B. men’s hair care, the brand that changed the industry around the world.  While growing up in Los Angeles he discovered at a young age that his lifelong passion was hair color. His first-hand experience in the industry has taken him from being a cosmetologist by the age of 18 to selling over a million tubes of color as a distributor to now a manufacturer of his own color brand; ELECTRA.  

He has taught over 600 color classes since 1994, to beauty schools, salons and to salespeople. You can't miss Anorga’s unique method of breaking down hair color fundamentals to a simple yet effective learning style. He tells you what no one else can and will share insider experiences of the development and bringing of a color line to market in today’s world. 

No one else can share so much knowledge over such a varied platform quite like Anorga can. His quirky personality and lively approach to education, along with his salon-friendly-yet-edgy content, leaves fellow professionals refreshed and inspired by his passion for all things of our industry.



Keep Your License Current

Odd-numbered years are renewal years for Illinois Cosmetologists. For contact information for state licensing boards, visit our licensure resource page or contact the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation at (217) 785-0800.


Continuing Education @ABS

America's Beauty Show offers classes for all salon professionals, including classes in hair cutting, styling, coloring and more.

Upcoming DiscountedPartner EducationCreative Beauty Concepts offers discounted CE Education in the Chicago-land area for CC Members. 

Please note: Students may audit CE or partner education if space allows but must register for the classes they wish to attend. First preference is given to licensed professionals. CE will not be awarded to students and students may not participate in the hands-on portion of any course.