Licensure Rate*

Why Tricoci University

To develop the very best barber professionals, Tricoci University has transformed the approach to barber education. From investing in upscale facilities that rival high-end barbershops, to the developing advanced curriculum that better prepares you for career success, to the methods used to teach students how to build lasting client relationships, Tricoci University’s accredited barber school has indeed raised the expectations of what a good barber education can be.

“The barber industry does not need another barber. What it needs is another professional.”
– Mario Tricoci

Barber Program


Tricoci University’s barber school provides the most current, technically precise and versatile education available in the barber training field today. Upon completion of our courses in our barber schools, students can have a secure foundation in all aspects of barbering.

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s Barber School will prepare you for a wide variety of barbering careers, which may include:

– Barber
– Barber Apprentice
– Barbershop Manager
– Barbershop Owner
– Master Barber
– Men’s Stylist

Fast Track Barber Program*


Tricoci University also offers a “fast track” Barber Program option at the Chicago NW and Bridgeview campuses for those that have already graduated from an accredited cosmetology program. Upon completing 500 clock hours of barbering training at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, graduates of our program will be eligible to take the Illinois State Boards to obtain a barber license.

Note: Net Tuition for the “Fast Track” option will be significantly less than the full-length program. Financial aid is available for those that qualify. Please contact the campus for more details and eligibility requirements.

Barber Teacher / Instructor Training Program*

The teacher/instructor program length depends on your experience level, technical skills, and previous education completed.

Barber Teacher / Instructor
1000 Hours (12 months part-time)
Barber Teacher / Instructor with Experience*
600 Hours (7 months part-time)
*To qualify for the shorter program, students must have 2+ years of experience and maintain an active license during the program.

Barber Program Curriculum

Initial Classroom “Essentials” Training
Classroom instruction covering general theory and practical application on a range of barbering skills.
Hair Styling/Hair Art
Primarily hands-on instruction that teaches the core “Tricoci Cuts” and a broad variety of styling techniques.
Practical Chemical Application/Hair Treatment
Hands-on instruction addressing all aspects of coloring (and other chemical applications) for men’s hair and facial hair.
Shop Management
Includes sanitation and interpersonal relations.
Covers the art of and techniques for shaving men’s hair and facial hair.
Skin Care
“Base” coverage of skin care for men; focuses on face, neck and scalp.
Sports Manicures
”Base” coverage of nail technology theory and application for men’s manicures.

Campus locations

Bridgeview, IL

7350 West 87th Street,
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Chicago NE (Rogers Park)

6458 N Sheridan Road,
Chicago IL 60626

Chicago NW (O’Hare)

5321 North Harlem Avenue,
Chicago IL 60656

Highland, IN

2549 Highway Avenue,
Highland IN 46322

Libertyville, IL

751 East Park Avenue,
Libertyville IL 60048

Rockford, IL

5485 East State Street,
Rockford, IL 61108

Indianapolis NE (Fishers)

9725 Crosspoint Commons,
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Admission Requirements

Here’s what you’ll need to do:
– Call the toll-free number or use the online process (see right side of this web page) to provide basic information; our Admissions Representative will contact you to set up an appointment at your preferred campus.
– Visit the campus to conduct an informational interview and a tour of the school.
– Meet with a Financial Aid Coordinator to discuss payment options, including financial aid, available scholarships, and tuition payment plans.
The following requirements must be met by all incoming students to Tricoci University of Beauty Culture:
– Age: applicants must be at least 16 years of age by the first day of class (for teacher programs, must be 18).
– Education: applicants must hold a high school diploma, high school transcripts of completion, or a GED certificate.
– For Teacher Programs: applicants must have a current license as a cosmetologist, esthetician, or nail technician.

Financial Aid

Tricoci University students typically use a combination of options to create a payment plan that works for their financial circumstances. Below are some of the options we use to help make beauty school more affordable to you so that you can achieve your dreams with a career in the beauty industry.

– Federal Financial Aid
– Federal Student Loans
– TUBC Institutional Scholarships
– Scholarships
– Government Funding Programs
– Monthly No-Interest Payments
– Private Student Loans

Estimate the Cost of Your Education

Use the following links to submit your individual information in an online calculator (developed by the U.S. Department of Education), which then uses historical financial aid information to help estimate the net price you might pay for our full-time barber program at each campus. Find the campus you wish to attend below and follow the link to calculate the price of your campus’s barber program.

Are you ready

to start your barbering career?

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*This is a new program that has received state and accreditor approval. However, federal financial aid is not available at this time. Other funding options may be available to those that qualify. Please see the campus for more details.