Darien-Downer’s Grove Beauty School

Regency beauty school students smiling

Located two miles east of I-355 at the intersection of 7th Street and Cass Avenue next to the Sears® Outlet Store, our beauty school in Darien features a complete cosmetology school program. Our facilities are sleek and modern with professional grade tools and products. Plus, our SalonPartners® program will help you make connections in the Darien beauty industry.

Cosmetology School Prepares Students for Success

Hairstyling demonstration at Regency cosmetology school

Our program is a complete cosmetology school program – you’ll learn the fundamentals of hair, skin, and nails. You will also learn how to complete any look with makeup, a skill any good cosmetologist needs to have! From the start, you’ll be hands-on, working with mannequin heads and transitioning to real clients on the Performance floor. At our cosmetology school in Darien, we’ll teach you the skills you need, from head to toe!

Educator helping student at Regency cosmetology school

Whether your goal is to work in a salon or spa, own your own salon, or style photo shoots and runway, our cosmetology school in Darien will help achieve your goals. Regency students also have access to programs that help improve your marketability, like our STAR® Student Training and Rewards program, which helps you increase your service and retail skills.

New student starting cosmetology education at Regency Beauty School

You can do this – and we can help! Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Call to schedule an appointment at our beauty school in Little Rock today.

Darien-Downers Grove Cosmetology School Campus

7411 South Cass Avenue Darien, IL 60561

Guest Appointments: (630) 824-4022
Apply Today! (800) 787-6456

Driving Directions
Located in Darien Center, 75th Street and Cass Avenue, two miles east of I-355 (next to the Sears Outlet Store).

Class Start Dates

The Darien-Downer's Grove Campus is accepting both Full Time and Part Time students. We have new classes starting monthly all year round. Contact us today for information on start dates for the Regency campus near you.


This campus is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and is able to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.

News and Events:

Regency Students ‘Wow’ at Chicago Runway Show

Chicago-based magazine Vibrant© called on students from our beauty school in Darien, IL to create hair and makeup looks for its runway show.

What's the Secret to a Mess-Free Color Service?

Can you say color? One Darien-Downers Grove cosmetology school student shares how to achieve a mess-free color service, every time.

What Are Guests Saying About Regency's Darien-Downers Grove Campus?

Read what visitors have shared about their experiences at Regency Beauty Institute-Darien-Downers Grove. Student and instructor names have been removed for privacy.

Dear Campus Manager,

[A Regency student] did a touch up & 90 degree cut on me Wednesday. She is very enthusiastic & creative. I loved the haircut! The color was fine-my formula is on file. [The student] is on her way to becoming a great hairdresser. I am very pleased that the students work is so closely supervised. The Instructors always spend ample time checking the cut & color. The instructors love what they are doing and are very inspirational to students. The school has cultivated some exceptional talent. I always look forward to my appointments!




Today I visited the Darien, IL location. I expected to meet with [Regency student #1]. My mother has been getting her hair done there along with my aunt and her daughter for a good while. So, I decided that I would like to visit, as their hair is always nice.

I went for the appointment with [Regency student #1], however, she had been double booked. So, she arranged for [Regency student #2] to do my hair... I was leary to let [Regency student #2] proceed because everyone brags on the great job that [Regency student #1] does and their hair always looks healthy and bouncey with [Regency student #1].

Nonetheless, [Regency student #2] did a fantastic job on my hair. I was really nervous, because I have extremely curly and wavey hair and even I can't straighten it. [Regency student #2] addressed my concerns, made me comfortable and shocked me when she finished. I kept thinking, can she do African American hair and I must tell you, she was timely and she's good!!!!

My husband was pleased and every where else I went, I received so many compliments. 

And honestly many stylists aren't able to really care and style ethnically diverse hair. [Regency student #2] proved them diffierent and I'm so pleased.

No name given

To whom it may concern:

Yesterday, I had a 3pm appointment for a haircut at the Regency in Darien, IL. I was helped right away, and did not have to wait at all! I have to say I was very impressed and extremely satisfied with how my hair turned out! My stylist did a great job! She was very thorough and made sure that my cut turned out just the way I wanted it. At first, I was a little bit nervous letting a student cut my hair, but after this experience I would definitely try it again. 

Thank you!

Aleksa S

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