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You can learn the technical and business skills you need to be successful in the beauty industry.

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Golden School of the Year Winner

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Chicago area campuses won the AACS School of the Year Award; demonstrating excellence in culture, education, marketing, student achievement financial acumen, and community. This award is given to the best cosmetology school in the United States.

Cosmetology School at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

Tricoci offers a range of programs to help build your future as a cosmetologist, esthetician, barber, or nail technician. We go beyond the required technical skills and help equip you with the industry and business knowledge you may need to thrive in your beauty career after graduation.

Tricoci students can leave with much more than a certification. They can leave with the confidence to forge their own path and leave their unique mark on the beauty industry.

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What Is Cosmetology School Like at Tricoci?
Helping You Prepare for a Beauty Industry Career

Founded by innovative beauty industry leader Mario Tricoci, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture provides a thorough, interactive, and experiential cosmetology education unlike any other.

Our curriculum is designed so you can gain skills and education with demonstrations and hands-on training, to meet our students’ needs and learning styles.

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If you’re considering cosmetology school in Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture has the programming and industry know-how you may need to help achieve your dream career in the beauty industry!

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plus iconminus iconWhat Supplies Do You Need for Cosmetology School

All incoming students at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture work alongside their admissions advisors to secure their program kit containing trade tools and almost everything you need to start your career in cosmetology.

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With the ProsperU training program, you can learn how to navigate the beauty industry and successfully market yourself as an exceptional beauty professional. This program combines traditional methods, engaging content, real world application, and technology to guide you toward industry success.

plus iconminus iconOpportunities After Cosmetology School at Tricoci

The future is what you make it. Beauty school can open the door to a range of career opportunities so whether you’re pursuing our Cosmetology Program, Esthetician Program or Barber Program, you can decide what’s next. As you explore your post-graduation choices, we’re here to help with connections and opportunities that help you find your next steps.

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Over $1.3 Million in Grants and Scholarships Given Last Year

We know an education is an investment. And we believe our program combined with your passions provide an incredible return on that investment. But we understand making this kind of investment isn’t always easy, so we provide you with support to find how you can make your training affordable. Our Financial Aid professionals work with you to help you identify opportunities for financial assistance, and can also help you create a plan to simplify remaining payments.

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Get the Guide to Choosing a Cosmetology Program

Every cosmetology school is unique, but we understand you want to choose the best to prepare you for a successful career. Our free guide can help break down what you should look for in a program, which questions to ask before you enroll, and what to expect as you start cosmetology school.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is cosmetology school?chevron

Hours required to receive a certification in cosmetology vary from program to program, but typically fall within the 1,500 hour range for IL and IN and 1,550 for Wisconsin.

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How much does cosmetology school cost?chevron

The cost of cosmetology school will vary depending on the program you choose and the financial aid you may qualify for. It may also depend on whether you have any prior education or training that is available to transfer in. Each school is different. To get the best estimate of your cost to attend school, talk with the financial aid department at the schools you’re considering.

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What is cosmetology school?chevron

Cosmetology school is a form of trade school where students learn the skills needed to pursue a career in the beauty industry.

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What do you learn in cosmetology school?chevron

Depending on your specialization, you will learn a variety of skills and techniques pertaining to hair color, hair styling, skincare and esthetician work, barbering, or manicuring. Read our blog for more details on the specifics of each course.

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Which states allow online cosmetology school?chevron

Typically, cosmetology school requires a certain number of in-person training hours to consider a program complete. Tricoci University schools in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin only offer in-person training.

How much does financial aid cover for cosmetology school?chevron

Each individual’s financial situation is unique, and there are various types of aid available. The amount of your educational costs covered by financial aid varies from student to student. The best way to determine what aid you are eligible for and how it will affect the costs of your program is to work directly with the financial aid team at your preferred cosmetology school.

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Can you attend cosmetology school while you are still in High School?chevron

No. To enroll in cosmetology school, you need a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

What supplies do you need?chevron

All incoming students at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture work alongside their admissions advisors to secure their program kit containing trade tools and almost everything you need to start your career in cosmetology.

Get the Tricoci University Guide to Starting Beauty School

Learn about what you should look for in a program along with questions that you should ask in regards to cost and value of the program.

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