Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Cuts Ribbon at Fully Remodeled Campus, Elgin
August 12, 2016, Elgin, Ill. – The grand re-opening of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s Elgin Campus meets an important need in the beauty industry, according to the school’s founder.
“We know that if a student comes to us, we can help develop them into true professionals,” said Mario Tricoci, founder of Tricoci University and internationally acclaimed beauty industry icon, to the audience gathered for the grand re-opening and ribbon cutting. “The industry doesn’t need just another hairdresser, facialist, manicurist or colorist. What the industry needs is more professionals.”
He added: “we are very excited to be part of the Elgin community and have felt very welcomed over the past year and a half.”
Tricoci was very involved in the design phase of what became a total transformation at Elgin. An esthetics wing was added to the campus, and the interior renovations have significantly improved the flow from the classrooms to the salon floor.
“This is a state of the art facility,” said Ross Bravo, CEO for Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. “We have created an environment where our students will graduate and enter the workforce salon-ready.”
More than 60 people, including salon owners from around the area, attended the grand re-opening and ribbon cutting of the Elgin campus on Monday, August 8.
Transformation of the Elgin Campus is part of a refresh to all 14 Tricoci University campuses in Illinois and Indiana, which began in late 2014 and will continue through 2017. The three campuses that were acquired earlier this year — in Bloomington, Ind., Danville, Ill. and Urbana, Ill. — will see transformations similar to that at Elgin in the future.
Forty-one students have graduated from the Elgin campus since Tricoci University began offering classes in January 2015, and 51 active students were enrolled as of the end of June. Enrollment is expected to grow to approximately 70 to 75 students when fall classes begin. The campus employs 10 associates, including four cosmetology teachers and two esthetics teachers.