2549 Highway Avenue

Highland, IN 46322

Enrollment:  888.616.9051

Salon Appointments:  219.838.2004

In 2011, Tricoci University merged with Creative Hair Styling Academy, an institution with over 40 years of experience in the area. Today, we proudly carry the tradition of being a premier Northwest Indiana beauty school forward.

Our beauty school is situated just off of Ridge Road at 2549 Highway Avenue in Highland, IN; approximately 30 miles south of Chicago. We’re located just south of Interstate 80/94, a few blocks east of Route 41, and the campus features up-to-date learning facilities as well as a reputation for graduating professional, prepared stylists. If you live in a surrounding community such as Merrillville, Hammond or Gary, we encourage you to come check out our Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, and Teacher Training programs to see our campus for yourself.

Interested in taking a tour of our Highland campus? 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.


Full-Time 12 Months

Our barber curriculum combines artistry, science and business savvy so you can learn what it takes to cut, color, groom, and style hair for men as a Professional Men’s Stylist, Master Barber, or Barbershop Owner or Manager.

Instructor TRAINING

Part-Time Day Classes

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 Instructor, Cosmetology Instructor with Experience*, or Esthetics Instructor.

Beauty History of Highland, IN

Since 1929, the neighboring city of Hammond, IN has been home to a major soap-making factory, providing body care products for people across the country. Formerly owned by Lever Brothers and now owned by Unilever, about 250 workers are employed in the factory that makes Dove, Caress, Lever2000 and Suave bars of soap.

In 1958, Michael Jackson, the infamous King of Pop, was born in nearby Gary, Indiana where he lived until 1968. Although Michael’s style while living in Indiana was not notable, he went on to have widespread influence on fashion and style.

Former Highland resident Georgette Mosbacher was a cosmetics entrepreneur before becoming involved in politics and being named as the U.S. Ambassador to Poland. She got her start by purchasing luxury cosmetics company La Prairie, outbidding industry giants Revlon, Avon and Estee Lauder. She has also been CEO of the cosmetics company Borghese Roma.

Beauty Events in Highland, IN

Throughout the year, the Tricoci University Highland campus holds several cosmetics classes on topics such as microneedling, dermaplaning, lash lift and tinted mascara.

The annual Winter Barber Battle is a chance for Highland barbers to compete for the title of the Best Barber. Sponsored by Tricoci University and Fade Away, this annual event showcases the latest hairstyle trends and barbering techniques.

The Highland, IN area is also home to a wide selection of fashion shows including the Fashion Trunk Show, which benefits the Parkinson’s Foundation, and the Dare to be Different designer fashion show.

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 assistance programs.

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 219.838.2004.


Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm
Friday 9:30am-4:30pm
Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday Closed

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


New Classes starting JANUARY 19th

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