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Peoria Beauty School, Illinois

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Peoria, Illinois

Just off of Route 40 and Route 150, you’ll find the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture campus in Peoria, Illinois. This Central Illinois beauty school allows locals and out-of-state students alike to take their cosmetology and esthetics careers to the next level.

Drop by for a campus tour at 602 West Glen Avenue.

Interested in taking a tour of our Peoria campus?

Our Programs

Peoria Schools that
Redefine the Beauty Industry

Our cosmetology course is among one of the most challenging and versatile in the industry today. With our help, you can build the knowledge and skills to become a first-class Hairdresser, Hair Colorist, Cosmetologist, Stylist, Nail Technician, Make-up Artist or Esthetician.

  • Full Time – (37.5 Hours/Week) 10-12 Months
  • Part Time – (22.5 Hours/Week) 17-20 Months

The Peoria campus esthetics course is designed to create a strong foundational knowledge and skill set that will enable you to understand and care for skin of all kinds. Learn to become a Facialist, Waxing Specialist, Body Treatment Specialist, Medi-Spa Esthetician or Make-up Artist with our help!

  • Full Time – (37.5 Hours/Week) 5-6 Months
  • Part Time – (22.5 Hours/Week) 9 Months

Nothing puts a damper on a student’s drive to go to school like the thought of the cost. Future Tricoci University students have the opportunity to pursue a variety of avenues for financial aid.

You can reach out to a Tricoci University Financial Aid Coordinator to learn more about your available options.

This 3 day per week schedule allows our students to continue to “earn while they learn” to be a teacher. Learn to become a Cosmetology Teacher, Cosmetology Teacher with Experience*, or Esthetics Teacher.

To learn more about this campus and its available programs, please visit our Consumer Information section.

Guest Services

Experience High-Level salon and spa services

Amazing Experiences at Modest Prices

Students who attend Tricoci University in Peoria, Illinois will have the opportunity to work at the on-campus student salon. Here, students can provide beauty services to clients, honing their craft and learning more about the business side of both cosmetology and esthetics as they do so.

Guest Service Hours

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NOTE: Please contact your campus to schedule an appointment. Not all services are available at all times. Hours and availability may vary by program.

Beauty History of Peoria

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Peoria resident, Annie Malone, developed a hair-straightening chemical for African Americans that wouldn’t damage the hair or the scalp. Even though she didn’t stay in Peoria, she would go on to become the first black female millionaire through the sale of her hair care products.

Today, Peoria Magazine is the local voice for beauty trends, including cosmetics and hairstyles. The publication showcases not only the style trends of the Midwest but also what beauty trends are happening locally in Peoria.

Beauty Events in Peoria

Each spring, the Easterseals Ladies Auxiliary presents a fashion show fundraiser, a local tradition that’s been going on for more than 60 years. The entire local beauty community is involved, including hairstylists, designers, makeup artists, local shops, and boutiques.

Other fashion shows occur throughout the year. Look for beauty-focused events, such as an urban streetwear show at the Peoria Art Guild or the Designer Fashion Show Peoria.


Frequently Asked Questions
About Peoria Beauty School

The Peoria campus offers two different programs to attending students: a cosmetology program and an esthetics program. Students in the cosmetology program have the opportunity to learn more about makeup application, hair styling, services during special events, and more. Full-time students within this program can receive their license within a year’s time, while part-time students can receive their licenses in twenty months.

The esthetician’s program is designed to emphasize skincare and treatments among other skills. Students in this program can receive their licenses within six months, if taking classes full time, or nine, if taking them part-time.

The Peoria Tricoci University campus does have a student salon open to the general public. Anyone can come into the salon and receive all manner of treatments – haircuts, facials, makeup application, and more – at a discounted rate. Students, in turn, can practice interacting with clients on a regular basis, while also honing their cosmetic or esthetic skills.

Students accepted to the Peoria campus receive a student kit. In this kit, cosmetology and esthetics students will receive the tools they need to succeed in their classes. Students will also receive an Apple iPad in their kit, which will be used to download any e-learning materials needed to complete their courses.

Determining what campus to attend can be a challenge.Tricoci University has several campuses all across the Midwest and beyond so that it is as easy as possible for you to start on your way towards your cosmetology or esthetician’s license. If you live in the Peoria area, or find that you enjoy the quick-and-easy drive to and from Chicago, you’re in luck. You can drop by the Peoria campus for a tour and determine for yourself whether or not it’s the right place for you to begin pursuing your passion.

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