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Awarded in Excellence by Modern Salon

December 8th, 2014

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Tricoci University Awarded Excellence in Education

Modern Salon Honors Tricoci University

MODERN SALON Media named the 2014 class of “Excellence in Education” honorees in its fifth annual program recognizing leadership and best practices among North America beauty schools.

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture was chosen as the Top Honoree for excellence in the category of Technology.

TUBC was also chosen as an Honoree in the categories of Beauty Changes Lives, Placement, and School Culture. MODERN SALON Publisher Steve Reiss announced the honorees during the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) 2014 Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 16.

Honorees were determined based on key criteria in each category, and grouped according to school size or number of locations. Two top honorees were chosen in each category—one individual school location, and one multi-location school organization.Small schools, large schools, chain schools and single units of chain schools are all represented.

“We received applications from a record-breaking number of cosmetology schools this year and look forward to celebrating all of the 2014 Excellence in Education honorees and sharing their stories. It is truly a great time to pursue a beauty education and career, and the programs at Tricoci University exemplifies that fact,” MODERN SALON Editorial Director Michele Musgrove says.

“We were honored to have been considered in a number of excellence categories and are thrilled have received the prestigious award and recognition in 4 of them,” says Ross Bravo, Chief Operations Officer of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. “We are looking forward to seeing how Tricoci University can expand on these accomplishments in 2015 and beyond.”

Sharing stories of innovation, inspiration and collaboration from a diverse group of leading schools is an important part of MODERN SALON’s “Excellence in Education” mission, Musgrove explains. “We want to help spread the word about the exceptional work cosmetology schools are doing to help launch beautiful careers. We hope the professional salon industry and their communities will join us in celebrating our honorees.”

About Tricoci University

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) is a premier beauty education provider that is redefining the industry and producing salon-ready graduates that are prepared for successful careers. Founded by international beauty industry leader Mario Tricoci, TUBC is developing a new type of professional for the beauty industry by using innovative teaching methods and upscale facilities. There are currently ten campuses located throughout Illinois and Indiana, with an eleventh location scheduled to open later this month.


MODERN SALON Media is a division of Lincolnshire, Illinois-headquartered Vance Publishing Corporation. MODERN SALON Media is the leading publisher of multi-media resources to serve and connect beauty professionals through every stage of their careers.

For more information about MODERN SALON Media, please visit For more information about Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (student or guest services), please visit

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