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Is it legal to offer free cosmetology services in Illinois?

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Is it legal to offer free cosmetology services to the general public, without a cosmetology license, in Illinois. I would like to offer hair styling, nail care, and make-up application for free. Can I advertise I offer these free services in Illinois? Can I offer free hair styling, nail care, and make-up application to the general public without a cosmetology license, if the services are free?  Can I offer these free cosmetology services from home and from a retail space (store front)? 


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Regretfully, no.

Illinois has an extensive statewide licensing system for cosmetologists.

The field of cosmetology encompasses several occupations, including hairstylist, hairdresser, shampooer, barber, skin care specialist and nail technician.

One must be a licensed to practice such - even if giving away free services.

Can I offer these free cosmetology services from home and from a retail space (store front)?

Even if you are a licensed cosmetologist - the space from which you perform such services must past an inspection and be licensed or certified from which you can operate a beauty salon and the like.


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