Since Madame C.J. Walker invented the hot comb, hair care has been a major industry in the African-American community. Today, Dudley Cosmetology School is the place for African-American men and women to learn how to style and properly take care of black hair. Offering courses in Cutting, Coloring, Curling, Shampooing and more, Dudley prepares students to pass the state licensing exam and attain employment upon completion. The curriculum doesn’t stop with hair; Dudley offers courses in Esthetics and Nail Technology as well. Dudley Cosmetology School is committed to quality instruction and training. It is the school’s mission to produce the best cosmetologists in the nation. 

Location: Chicago, IL

Type of Institution: Two-year private, technical school

Tuition and Fees (per class)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $199.95

Size: 80+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 100%

Percentage of Men: 3%

Percentage of Women: 97%

Degrees Offered: Certificate

Colleges/Schools: Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Instructor Training 

Housing: Housing not provided

City Life: Museums, art galleries, public art, shopping, dining, concerts and shows, city tours, theater/performing arts, professional sports: NBA (Chicago Bulls), NFL (Chicago Bears), MLB (Cubs, White Sox)