Cosmetologists Chicago® (CC) protects, builds and drives the salon industry by monitoring and lobbying for professional licenses while providing advanced education and scholarships.
Collectively, we give back to our industry by educating all pros (members and non‐members alike) and improving the cosmetology profession by helping those in need.

Cosmetologists Chicago now represents more than 19,000 salon professional and cosmetology student members, including those members of our specific groups including International Nail Technicians Association® (INTA), and the American Association for Esthetics® (AAE) / CIDESCO USA.

Your association has been diligent in protecting both professionals and consumers for more than 100 years. Become part of this lasting Chicago beauty legacy!







  • FREE 3-day admission to America's Beauty Show, April 18 - 20, 2020, at McCormick Place ($228 value)

  • FREE 3-day admission to International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) ChicagoApril 18 - 20, 2020, at McCormick Place

  • First Mondays discounted education – at monthly gatherings of pros with leading industry partners and talent for sessions, continuing education approved for hours (CEH)

  • Annual subscription to Modern Salon Magazine and other industry publications

  • Advanced Education scholarship opportunities – Receive up to $2,500 per calendar year!

  • Updates - be current on events, industry news and career growth opportunities through CIDESCO USA for estheticians and INTA Nail Certification for nail technicians

  • Social Media Connections – Find us on: Facebook: @CosmetologistsChicago; Twitter: @absupdates; Instagram: @americasbeautyshow

  • E-mail news to help you stay current on events and industry news

  • Licensure Protection and legislative advocacy for your profession

  • Access to professional documents with business advice, salon safety guidelines and more

  • Discounts on CC partner education, plus entertainment and travel 

Knowing you belong to a professional association that supports the industry and individual cosmetologists just like you is one of your biggest benefits of membership in Cosmetologists Chicago!

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

Contributions or gifts to Cosmetologists Chicago are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes. Payment of membership dues may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Due to lobbying efforts on your behalf 30% of your dues are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor for specific advice.

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