(225 ILCS 410/1-2) (from Ch. 111, par. 1701-2)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 1-2. Public policy. The practices of barbering, cosmetology, esthetics, hair braiding, and nail technology in the State of Illinois are hereby declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare and to be subject to regulation and control in the public interest. It is further declared to be a matter of public interest and concern that the professions merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be permitted to practice said professions in the State of Illinois. This Act shall be liberally construed to carry out these objects and purposes.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15.)