Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment at Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology, the following items must be successfully completed; Please call or text (815) 758-4045 with any Admissions Related Questions.

  • Have successfully (a) completed high school or its equivalent as evidenced by any of the following; a copy of diploma, a copy of GED certificate, or a copy of a transcript showing high school completion, or (b) be enrolled through a high school which has contracted its Vocational Program through Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology, LLC or
  • Schedule and successfully complete an Admissions Tour at our campus. (Click here to Book)
  • Schedule and successfully complete a Financial Advisement Meeting for our Cosmetology and Esthetics programs (Click here for instructions on how to fill out your FASFA) Financial Aid is available for those that qualify for our Cosmetology & Esthetics program.
  • Submit a completed Admissions Questionnaire prior to enrollment (you can fill out the form below or click here to print)
  • Complete an Enrollment Agreement prior to the scheduled class start date
  • Pay the required Application/Registration Fee
  • If enrolling in the Cosmetology Instructor Education Program, applicant must provide their state issued Cosmetology license

Our Programs



Offering Full & Part Time Cosmetology Classes for our 1500 hour course. Graduate in as little as 13 months. Financial Aid is available to those that qualify.



Offering Full Time Classes offered twice a year and a Part Time class offered once a year for our 750 hour course. Financial Aid is available to those that qualify.

Nail Technology


Currently offering a three days a week 350 hour course. In House Payment Plan available for interested students. Graduate in as little as 4 months if you go to school Full Time

  • “Debutantes School wasn’t only a great learning environment but it was a very outstanding experience. Everything I learned to actually begin my career I just want to take this time to appreciate everything that you guys have done and thank you for helping me pursue my dream!”

    Esme, Cosmetology
  • “If it wasn’t for Debutantes I wouldn’t be the stylist that I am today!! I’m so blessed to have been able to attend cosmetology school there and learn from the wonderful teachers and staff! Debutantes made me confident in my ability to do hair and nails and I’m so grateful for that! I recommend this school to anyone considering going into the field of cosmetology!”

    Mackenzie, Cosmetology
  • “Going to Debutantes School for Cosmetology opened my eyes to a whole new career mind set. I graduated from Cosmetology and decided to go back for Esthetics and I’m so glad I decided to do both! My Esthetics teacher Scarlett was amazing from the books to hand on teaching. She definitely prepared me for the real world of being an esthetician. Not only did she prepare me to be the best I can be but to be better than what I already am. Going to Debutantes School was a great experience from the amazing teachers to making amazing friends. Thanks to my awesome Esthetics teacher again I’m doing what I love to do! I can definitely say I learned from the best!”

    Monica, Cosmetology & Esthetics
  • I am so thankful that in my search for a Nail Technology school, I ended up attending Debutantes School. If I had to name one thing I appreciated most about my education, it would be that Debutantes created a learning environment where I was both challenged in the classroom, but also allowed to explore new techniques and develop a sense of who I was and what I liked as a nail technician. Between a thorough curriculum and caring staff, I graduated feeling confident in my abilities to take on the nail world. I’m forever grateful I found such a wonderful school! Thank you, Debutantes!

    Lexi, Nail Technology
  • “Great school, staff and instructors. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Not only did my daughter go here, I just finished as well.”

    Tammy, Cosmetology

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About Debutantes School

As a family enterprise we strive to foster a learning environment which best prepares our students to attain their professional license from the state of Illinois as well as employment in their field of study” Located in the heart of downtown DeKalb we are a Cosmetology, Esthetics & Nail Technology school with an awesome facility & full service salon. Our 17,000 square foot historic building is in the midst of eclectic shops and restaurants. Our facility was first used as a theatre termed, “The Theatre of Tomorrow” which first opened in 1949


Welcome to Debutantes School! We currently offer courses in Cosmetology, Nail Technology and Esthetics. We also house a full service student salon overseen by licensed instructors. We pride ourselves on our smaller class sizes, busy salon clinic floor, hands on teaching style and creative and passions teachers and staff. We invite you to explore for yourself our facilities by either booking a tour to learn more about our programs or coming in for a salon service performed by one of our wonderful students.

Book A Tour

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