Instructor Training School at Tricoci University

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Learn about hands-on instructor training

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Is becoming a cosmetology instructor the right career path for you?

Ready to help the next generation of beauty professionals learn the best? Whether you’ve been rocking your craft in the field for years now, or you know that your passion for the beauty industry shines strongest in helping others realize their own industry dreams, find the right teacher training program to help you become the strongest instructor you can be.

Fill out the form below to find out and get more information – Next class starts August 5th

Embrace your journey

Tricoci University is a place where passion meets opportunity.

What does instructor training have to offer?

The short answer? A lot. The long answer? Explore our detailed guides on all things beauty school instructor below.

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Teacher Training 101

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What Will I Learn in Teacher Training?

Want to dive deep on the classes you’ll take and what the instructor training experience at Tricoci University is really like? Read these articles for the inside scoop. 

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What Can I Do After Teacher Training?

Life after teacher training at Tricoci can be pretty great. Wondering what it might look like for you? Explore our guides on becoming a beauty school instructor.

Beauty Career: Cosmetology Instructor

Tricoci campus locations

With campuses across three states and centrally located campuses in the heart of Chicago, Tricoci University is committed to helping make your dream career in the beauty industry a little more accessible.




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"Tricoci gave me the technical and professional skills I needed to become the best me."

I was enrolled in another school and decided to check out Tricoci University to compare. When I first walked into the campus I could immediately see how much more of a professional atmosphere this school was and made the switch. Tricoci gave me the technical and professional skills I needed to become the best me I can be and I am proud to say I am a tricoci alumni.
– Daved

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Instructor training licensing

Once you complete your program at Tricoci University, it’s time to obtain your license so you can begin work as a professional instructor within the beauty industry. The requirements for this test vary from state to state, so be sure to ensure you meet the requirements for the state you’ll work in.

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Looking for another beauty school career?

Learn about nail technology, esthetics, and barbering at Tricoci University.

At Tricoci University, we are passionate about helping the beauty industry’s next big stars hone their skills and find a career they truly love.

For some of our students, that means realizing that teaching isn’t actually the area of study they were looking for.

Thankfully, we offer a whole suite of innovative and in-depth programs that focus on various aspects of the beauty industry. That way, wherever your heart leads, we can help you follow.


Tricoci University’s cosmetology program features in-depth training and education on the chemistry, techniques, and specialized knowledge you need to become a successful cosmetologist. From hair cutting to coloring, styling, and more, cosmetology students at TUBC compete their program salon-ready.

Our program encompasses hands-on training, dynamic classroom instruction, and practical real-world experience, equipping students for licensure and employment.

Nail Technology / Manicuring

Our nail technology program prepares students for a successful career in the beauty industry as a nail artist. Students learn the latest techniques in nail care, including manicures, pedicures, nail art, and more. With a focus on hands-on learning and professional development, graduates are equipped to excel in this competitive field.*

* Nail Technology is only available at select TCBU Campuses

Esthetics / Aesthetics

Tricoci University offers a comprehensive esthetics program that helps students with a passion for skincare thrive in the beauty industry as knowledgeable and skilled skincare experts.

Our program encompasses hands-on training, dynamic classroom instruction, and practical real-world experience, equipping students for licensure and employment.


Tricoci University’s innovative barbering program provides hands-on training and mentorship from experienced industry professionals. Students learn the latest skills in haircutting, shaving, grooming, and more, equipping them for a rewarding career in this dynamic and beautifully diverse field.*

*The Barber program is only available at select TCBU Campuses

Learn more about beauty school

Check out more detailed information on different aspects of our teacher training courses.

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The Honor of Instructor Training

Guest blog from one of our Teacher Trainees at the Harlem Campus, Christina Scalise I […]

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Why Do Beauty Schools Have Multiple Teachers?

When you attend beauty school, you’re going to learn from a variety of different teachers. […]


Four Different Paths of Beauty Education

As you start to research beauty education options, you’ll notice there are many different opportunities […]



Here are a few common questions we receive about what teacher training really looks like and what to expect as an incoming student.

How long is teacher training?
Required hours for Tricoci's teacher training program depend on which program you are interested in becoming an instructor for and whether or not you have industry experience before you begin your training.
How much does teacher training school cost?
The final cost of your teacher training program will depend on a variety of factors including how much financial aid you qualify for, any scholarships or grants you may receive, and more. The best way to get a full understanding of how much your education may cost you is to discuss your options with the financial aid department.
What is teacher training school?
Teacher Training or Instructor Training is all about preparing you to help the next generation of beauty industry rockstars find their unique strengths and talents, and helping them learn, absorb, and practice the full breadth and depth of information in the program you teach. That means you're getting an education on being the best educator you can be!
What do you learn in teacher training?
As a Teacher Trainee, you will be educated on many of the same skills that a traditional educator is trained on. You will learn the importance of brain compatible learning and how to reach the multiple learning styles present in today’s classrooms. Teacher Trainees will also become skilled in; writing lesson plans, managing learner outcomes in the classroom and on the clinic, all while bringing the much-needed energy and fun to the learning environment.

Join the next Tricoci University of Beauty Culture class today

Discover the exciting world of teacher training and unleash your creativity. Join our teacher training program and gain the skills to pursue a successful career in beauty education.

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