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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 will now sunset until 1/1/2026. IACS  also successfully helped in changing our industry’s Rules and legislation to better protect the cosmetology school industry.

Issues like:

  • Pre-graduation Testing – Effective 1/1/19
  • 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.