Why Join?

ABC PencilsIllinois has nearly 130 beauty schools, both privately owned and public institutions. Over half of these schools are members of the Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools. Why? Certainly for a variety of reasons:

  • Legislative representation
  • Teacher education (at discounted rates)
  • Professional development
  • Networking opportunities
  • Business exposure

Each of these benefits alone is a reason to join IACS. The value added significance of being an IACS member will link your school with the best leaders in the industry. Not a joiner? The reasons are clear why you should.


“IACS lobbies aggressively to protect the interests of IL cosmetology schools and our students.  It is an invaluable resource for government relations; not to mention the educational seminars that are offered are outstanding.”

JamieUniversity of Spa and Cosmetology Arts