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Providing a Collective Voice for
The Beauty Career Arts & Science Industry

Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools (IACS) is an organization providing a collective voice
for the beauty career arts & science industry; advocating positive state laws and rules for schools and licensed professionals.

State Capitol Building

Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology Act

IACS successfully lobbied the extension to the Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology Act. The Act does not sunset now until 1/1/2026. Currently IACS is working on new Rules and legislation to better protect the cosmetology school industry.

Issues like:

  • Pre-graduation Testing.
  • Expansion of Nail Curriculum.
  • Improvements in Dealing with Student Complaints.
  • Facility Requirements.

In addition, IACS has formed a task force to examine the national dialogue currently going on regarding the reduction of hours necessary for cosmetology licensing and the addition of a new “hairstylist” license.