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70 Top Beauty Brands & Startups in Illinois – The Future of the Beauty Industry

This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Beauty companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Beauty industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Illinois Beauty Startups

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CurlMix

CurlMix

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CurlMix is a monthly subscription service that sends five to seven all-natural ingredients with instructions to mix their own hair products.

Oars + Alps

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Oars + Alps provides skincare products for men made from natural, toxin-free ingredients.

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Ulta Beauty

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Ulta Beauty is a beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance.

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Soleil Toujours

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Soleil Toujours is a provider of an organic, antioxidant, and anti-aging skincare product.

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Black Opal Beauty

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Black Opal Beauty offers a range of high-intensity shades and premium-quality formulas that complement and enhance the many faces of beauty.

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Aptar Group

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AptarGroup is a global solution provider of a range of packaging delivery solutions primarily for the beauty, personal care, home.

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Arcani Coil Care

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Arcani Coil Care is dedicated to helping women and children, of every curl type, embrace their natural texture.

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Stylisted

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Stylisted is a proprietary platform enabling 1.4M beauty professionals to build & manage their freelance business.

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Voyant Beauty

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Voyant Beauty is a cosmetics company specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance personal care and beauty products.

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Curable

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Curable app delivers guided training to control chronic pain, such as back pain and migraines.

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FAR Botanicals

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An Eco Luxury line of artisan-crafted moisturizing products designed to meet the needs of dry, damaged and / or textured hair.

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TIEGE HANLEY

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UNCOMPLICATED GROOMING FOR MEN ™

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The LISA App

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LISA gives people the personal services they want where, when, and how they want them, at the price that suits them.

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Wahl Clipper Corporation

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Wahl Clipper Corporation is a manufactures and supplies professional styling,home styling and animal grooming products.

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Cosmetic Index

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Cosmetic index is an online platform that provides consultation, manufacture and supply of various products for professional beauty.

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The Henna Guys

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The Henna Guys is a revolution in the field of beauty products that aims to supersede the chemical based products.

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Grace & Stella

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Grace & Stella provides skincare and beauty items for personal skin care as well as beauty routine.

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Alberto Culver

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Alberto Culver is a manufacturer of hair and skin beauty care products.

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PrettyQuick

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PrettyQuick is an addictively simple way to book beauty: * ONLY THE BEST SALONS AND SPAS.

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Dermio

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Fast, low cost diagnoses of skin conditions.

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Mustela

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Mustela is a customer service company located in Waukegan.

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Sweet Beginnings

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They extract honey from their all natural urban apiary in the heart of the North Lawndale community in Chicago.

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Easy Beauty

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Easy Beauty is a software solution for salon, spa and beauty school professionals to order professional products and tools.

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Beachwaver

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Beachwaver is an online retail store that globally distributing hair care products.

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Soap Distillery

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Chicago based company that makes cocktail inspired bath and body care. Natural products don’t have to be boring.

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Smallflower

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Smallflower.com is a natural health and personal care products company.

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Tricoci Salon & Spa

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Tricoci Salon & Spa is a leader in luxury hair styling and spa services in the Chicago area.

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Sprout Living

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Sprout Living is a Company the purest organic and plant-based functional foods and supplements.

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Ariano Dermatology

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Ariano Dermatology is the medical specialty that deals with the skin, hair, and nails of adults and children.

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Babies4Babies

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Babies4babies is an online portal that enables users to shop for baby swaddles.

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discoverGREY

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GREY is a lifestyle brand and magazine that celebrates the leaders and entrepreneurs disrupting their industries.

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Liquid Oxygen

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Liquid Oxygen is a breakthrough oxygen science for skincare.

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Global Hemp

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Global Hemp develops innovative technologies for harvesting and refining hemp fiber for use in multiple value-added products.

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Electrolysis by Frances

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Womens Hair Removal in Chicago, IL

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Ari Rose Body Care

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Ari Rose Body Care provides all-natural, hand-crafted body care products for women.

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Statue.Com

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Statue.Com offer the most complete collection of garden statues, sculptures, statuary, fountains and home decor.

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KAIKE

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KAIKE is an e-commerce platform that provides beauty, skincare, cosmetics, and personal care products.

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Facetrace

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Facetrace is a technology based company that uses augmented reality and facial recognition technology in the beauty industry.

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Poochi’s Pet Grooming

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Poochi’s Pet Grooming offers dogs of all sizes and breeds caring and compassionate grooming.

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TressClub.com

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TressClub.com is a e-retail hair care shop and subscription club.

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Gente Bella Beauty Salon Inc

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Hair Salon in Chicago, IL

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Precision Point

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Precision Point is in the cosmetology and personal hygiene salons business

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Brow Art 23

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Brow Art 23 is a licensed boutique that provides eyebrow, facial and body threading services.

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Rock Candy

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Rock Candy is a full service family-centered beauty salon and spa.

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Blossom Nails Spa

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Nails in Chicago, IL

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Salon Today

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Salon Today is a digital media source that offers resources & information on marketing, technology, management for salon owners & managers.

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Belle Aire Creations

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Belle Aire Creations is a fragrance manufacturer company.

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Merz Apothecary

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Merz Apothecary is an e-commerce company that offers a selection of beauty, cosmetic and personal care products of various brands.

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Ms. Roberts Academy

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At Ms. Roberts Academy, we offer a stunning beauty school facility, a talented crew of teachers.

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Hallstar Beauty

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Hallstar Beauty is a leading provider of specialty chemistry solutions for skin care, sun care,hair care, lip care and toiletries.

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Beauty 2 U Chicago

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Beauty 2 U Chicago provides beauty and makeup services in Chicago.

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Bark Avenue

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Bark Avenue provides dog grooming services for all breeds.

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Qti Corp.

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Qti Corp. is a skin testing device company located in Michael .

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Tlkm Plastic Surgery

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Tlkm Plastic Surgery offers medical and non-invasive aesthetic treatment options for body contouring and facial beautification.

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Emlin Cosmetics

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Emlin Cosmetics is an e-commerce platform for buying cosmetics and skincare products.

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Hair Studio 77

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At Hair Studio 77 we aspire to provide an exceptional hair service experience to all our clients.

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Rooted Woman

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Rooted Woman is a digital store that produces and markets a wide range of beauty and cosmetic products.

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Pro Nails

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Nail Salon in Orland Park, IL

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Aim & Ailie

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Aim & Ailie Hair Boutique serves an eclectic, style-savvy clientele.

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Lee Nails

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Nail Salon in Moline, IL

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Hairscapers Salon

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Hairscapers Salon is a professional services leading beauty salon company.

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Shairdoo

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Shairdoo is an online health and beauty platform that connects its clients with the hairstylists of their choice.

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Studio Slk

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Studio Slk is a an array of services including haircuts, relaxer, hair coloring, manicure and pedicures company located in Evanston.

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Medex Merchandising

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Medex Merchandising is a provider of branded health and beauty care products.

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Shear Talent With Color

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Hair Salon in Aurora, IL

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Get Bliss Kit

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Makeup and beauty discovery service

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Hair Docs Inc

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Hair Salon in Bolingbrook, IL

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The Beauty Parlour

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The Beauty Parlour is a hairstylist and body waxing company located in Johnston City.

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Guiltless

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Beauty samples, every day, free!

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gaan + co

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gaan + co is a Consumer Goods company.

Written by Mark Smith

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