202 E. University Avenue

Urbana, IL 61801

Enrollment:  888.616.9051

Salon Appointments:  217.344.7550

In January 2016, both the Urbana and Danville campuses of Concept College of Cosmetology merged with Tricoci University of Beauty Culture to continue building on its longstanding legacy. The Urbana beauty school is located on US 150/45 at 202 E. University Avenue (Suites H-I) in Urbana, IL in between N. Broadway Avenue and N. Cunningham Avenue. The campus also has additional classroom space at 110 E. University Avenue (Suites G-H). The Urbana beauty school currently offers our renowned programs in cosmetology, esthetics and esthetics teacher training.

Concept College of Cosmetology graduated hundreds of successful students that have gone on to have prosperous careers in the beauty industry in positions such as stylists, platform artists, educators, salon managers, salon owners, and more. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is poised to offer the same kind of success to its students.

This newer facility located in the Gateway Shoppes includes a large clinic/ salon area, theory room, dispensary, lounges, manicure and pedicure stations, and classrooms.

Interested in taking a tour of our Urbana beauty school? 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.


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 an Esthetics Teacher.**

Beauty History of Urbana

At the University of Illinois, hair trends over the years have mirrored what was fashionable in other parts of the country. There was the bobbed hair of the 1920s, curled hair of the 1950s, and feathered hair of the 1970s.

Today’s fashion and style trends are highlighted in At Home in Central Illinois magazine. Local boutique owners and trendsetters frequently provide commentary about what’s hot and what’s not. Especially noteworthy are insights into the local trends in the Urbana-Champaign area. For example, some east coast trends may make national headlines, but they don’t make a dent locally.

Beauty Events in Urbana

The annual Re-Fashioned Fashion Show at the University of Illinois is a cutting-edge style showcase where students create looks that are made entirely from reclaimed, reused, or recycled materials.

The Glam Squad at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a group of beauty business owners, Instagram influencers, and YouTube makeup artists. They regularly host events such as a beauty expo and an info session on acrylic nail application. The 31 student-members also provide hair, lash, nail, and fashion styling for on-campus performances and photoshoots.

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 aid assistance.

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 217.344.7550.


Monday 9:30am-4:30pm
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.

**This is a new program offering at our Urbana campus. It meets all state and regulatory guidelines. This program is approved by NACCAS. At this time federal financial aid is not available. Other financial aid programs may be available to those that qualify. Please see the campus for more details.


New Classes starting JANUARY 19th

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