Bloomington Campus

1681 N College Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47404

Enrollment:  888.616.9051

Salon Appointments:  812.339.1117

In January 2016, the Hair Arts Academy of Bloomington, IN merged with Tricoci University of Beauty Culture to continue building on its 32-year legacy. The Bloomington beauty school is located at 1681 N. College Avenue in Bloomington, IN behind Bobby’s Colorado Steak House.

Note: It’s easiest to get to the beauty school by going North on N. Woodburn Avenue from W. 17th Street.

The Bloomington campus currently offers our programs in Cosmetology and Esthetics in a stand-alone facility that is more than 10,000 square feet. The campus includes a large clinic/ salon area, theory rooms, smaller rooms for advanced training, dispensary, manicure and pedicure stations, and classrooms.

Interested in taking a tour of our Bloomington beauty school? You can either apply online or call us to schedule an appointment at 888.616.9051.


Full-Time 12 Months
Part-Time 20 Months

The most current, technically precise and versatile education available in the cosmetology training field today. Learn to become a Hairdresser, Hair Colorist, Cosmetologist, Stylist, Nail Technician, Make-up Artist, or Esthetician.


Full-Time 6 Months

Part-Time 9 Months

Our curriculum focuses on creating a secure foundation of the scientific building blocks for skin: its function, properties and needs. Learn to become a Facialist, Waxing Specialist, Body Treatment Specialist, Medi-Spa Esthetician, or Make-up Artist.

Beauty History of Bloomington, IN

There have been several beauty queens who have called Bloomington their home. Among them are Gabrielle Reed, who was Miss Indiana 2010; Betsy Uschkrat, who was Miss Indiana 2006; Tiffany Storm, who was Miss Indiana 1994; and Teri Schultz, who was Miss Indiana 1983.

Model Elaine Irwin lives in Bloomington, but she’s also been the face of Almay cosmetics as well as having worked with brands such as Calvin Klein and Victoria’s Secret. In 2004, she began working with the cosmetics company to promote the Clear

Complexion line. More recently in 2016, she began promoting the Age Essentials collection.

Beauty Events in Bloomington, IN

Local beauty pageants can give you a first-hand look at the hair, makeup and style that wins awards. In Bloomington, there’s the Miss Indiana University preliminary competition, and the statewide competition for Miss Indiana is held near Indianapolis.

For international beauty inspiration, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures on the Indiana University campus has a collection of traditional clothing, jewelry and artifacts from cultures around the world. Explore the standards of beauty and style in places such as central Asia, the Peruvian rainforest, Oaxaca’s indigenous communities and more.

Bloomington is home to several fashion shows. Check out the latest styles and runway-ready hair and makeup by attending the Downtown Bloomington Fashion Show, Trashion Refashion Runway Show, O’Child Spring Fashion Show, Runway of Dreams Fashion Show and others.

Financial Assistance

Federal student aid programs (i.e. Title IV) are available for students who qualify. A TUBC Financial Aid Coordinator can assist students with these programs and other financial assistance options to make Tricoci University as affordable as possible. Please call 888.616.9051 for more information about financial aid assistance.

Tuition and Kit costs by program

For more information on this campus and its programs, please visit our Consumer Information section.


Tricoci University student salons are a great way to experience high-level salon and spa services at very modest prices. Student salon guests can walk-in or call in advance for an appointment to enjoy these services—an appointment is highly recommended. For salon appointments, please call 812.339.1117.


Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

NOTE: Not all services are available at all times. Hours may vary by program


New Classes starting JANUARY 19th

Get started at Tricoci University with our limited online learning programs from home on any computer, tablet, or mobile.