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Celebrating 20 Years of Tricoci University

Over 15,000 Passion-Filled Beauty Careers Launched…and We're Just Getting Started.

“There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that, if you have passion, you're gonna be successful.”

– Mario Tricoci, Founder

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) has grown from a dream to an award-winning, innovative educational experience with 15 campuses across three states.

Cultivating the Beauty Industry's Future, Together

Making a splash in an industry that thrives on creativity and pushing the envelope requires an education that's a cut above the rest.

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We Put the Power in Your Hands

It's not just about passing exams, it's about making a name. Tricoci University's curriculum gives you the ability to:

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Master the Art & Science of Beauty

With hands-on instruction from experienced beauty professionals and a curriculum enhanced by partnerships like Beauty As A Business®, you can market yourself and elevate your craft into a thriving career.

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Take Advantage of Prestigious Partnerships

Master in-demand skills and techniques through our partnerships with top-tier brands like Sugarlash PRO® and Dermalogica PRO®.

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Get Real-World Ready

Our curriculum is about helping you create a career where you can reach your full potential.

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Engage With A Network of Success

Our alumni community is where creativity meets legacy. Tap into an extensive network ready to welcome you into the fold.

15K graduate lives changed
20 years serving & educating students
15 campuses throughout Il, IN & WI
3K students attended in 2022

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Teaching Through Action

Your education should be about more than just getting your license.

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In today's competitive market, it's not enough to simply clock the required training hours. You need a program that truly prepares you to step on the salon floor as soon as you graduate.

At Tricoci, you get more than “just the basics.” You'll leave with:

Hands-on training that goes beyond mannequin heads to real clients on the clinic floor who have the potential to become lifelong clientele.

An understanding of what it takes not just to practice your craft, but to build a successful business in the beauty industry.

The knowledge you need to build a portfolio that showcases what you're capable of to employers and clients.

Resources and skills to help you be salon-ready after graduation.

Programs We Offer

The beauty industry offers a wide range of career paths for you to choose from.

Whether you're looking to become a hair colorist or stylist through cosmetology, want to provide the perfect spa experience or makeup look for your clients through esthetics, or aspire to become a master barber or nail technician,* Tricoci University has you covered.

Interested in teaching future beauty industry pros or becoming a product instructor for your favorite beauty brand? Our teacher training program is the perfect fit.

*Barbering and nail technician programs not available at all campuses.

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An Award-Winning Education

Tricoci awards
  • 2022School of the Year
  • 2023Facilities (Bridgeview)
  • 2023Placement (Bloomington)
  • 2023School of the Year
  • CERExceptional Educator Award
    Maderia Selenica

Helping Make Your Beauty Industry Career Path Affordable

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As we celebrate 20 years of shaping the future of the beauty industry by supporting up and coming professionals, we also celebrate two decades of helping aspiring beauty professionals afford the education it takes to get started.

Our financial aid advisors can help you navigate the financial aid, grant and scholarship landscape to determine what assistance you may qualify for. See our financial aid page to learn more.

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