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Oak Brook, IL (Jan. 2015) — Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) is excited to welcome a class of Cosmetology students at its newest campus location in Elgin, Illinois on Tuesday, January 27. The new campus is the eleventh campus to join the growing TUBC family.

Located off of Randall Road near Lake Street (US Route 20), a few miles south of I-90, the new campus in Elgin is strategically located to make it easier for students residing throughout the Northwest suburbs to obtain its renowned beauty education.

“We have been honored with many awards for our curriculum, classroom technology and overall approach to beauty education,” says Ross Bravo, CEO of Tricoci University. “We are very excited to bring those achievements and learnings with us as we begin to serve students and guests in the Elgin area and the surrounding communities.”

In addition to Cosmetology, the Elgin campus will be offering an Esthetics program later this year. Both programs are designed to prepare students for a range of career options in the beauty industry after they graduate and obtain their license.

Like all the other TUBC locations, the Elgin campus will provide exceptional beauty services to guests looking for a great experience without the cost of a high-end salon.

About Tricoci University

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) is a premier beauty education provider that is redefining what a beauty school should be. TUBC is focused on producing salon-ready graduates that are prepared for successful careers in the beauty industry. Founded by international beauty industry leader Mario Tricoci, TUBC is developing a new type of beauty professional by using innovative teaching methods and upscale facilities. There are currently eleven campuses located throughout Illinois and Indiana serving students and guests.

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2014 Hair of the Dog Gala Fashion Show


Join Humane Society Calumet Area for an evening unlike any other! The highlight of the gala is an animal-themed hair and style show, featuring work by Ben Mollin (star of reality show Shear Genius and owner of Ben Mollin Hair Education) and the students of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture.

Plus, bid on silent auction items, sample a variety of delicious wines, taste brews from Three Floyds Brewing, enjoy a buffet dinner, and order a cocktail from the cash bar at this 12th annual gala benefiting the animals of HSCA!

Reserve your seat today! A limited number of tickets will be available at the door if space allows.

Hair of the Dog Gala Flyer



$65 for a single

$100 for a couple

$500 for a table of 10

Purchase your tickets online: 

Purchase your tickets at one of these locations:

  • Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th St, Munster, IN 46321
  • Paws Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave, Highland, IN 46322

Purchase your tickets by mail:

Click here to download a form and mail with check payable to:

Humane Society Calumet Area

ATTN: Hair of the Dog 2015

8149 Kennedy Ave

Highland, IN 46322



Help the animals of HSCA by donating an item for the silent auction! Contact Ashley at 219.513.8911 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have an item you would like to donate.

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"We would like thank Gurnee Community Church for hosting the Help Portrait event in December and the many professional photographers and folks from Mario Tricoci who volunteered their time. Our teen parents were able to take home beautiful family portraits." - Kindred Life Ministries

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Professional Skin Care and Massage Spa By Jess recently moved from a suite at the First Street mini-mall to 210 W. Third St. The spa first opened in February 2013.

While the 2005 Dixon High School grad’s broad specialties are as a makeup artist and massage therapist, she now has certifications that expand the range of her offerings.

Peterson is a graduate of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Rockford, where she refined her skills as a makeup artist. Her esthetics work included one-on-one training in Arizona with renowned permanent makeup artist Diana Yost. She also completed coursework at Northern Prairie School of Massage in Sycamore, and recently received a certification in medical massage.

The nature of medical massage will allow some of her clients to claim the services on their medical insurance.

“If doctors refer their patients to me, I will get their paperwork, and insurance can oftentimes cover it,” Peterson said.

With medical massage, Peterson works on a particular area for release of pain and tension. She can treat generalized neck, low back and hip pain, as well as work to combat more serious ailments.

“Medical massage can alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, and help with sciatica and other nerve impingement,” she said.

For those unfamiliar with permanent makeup, Peterson said the process involves the use of skin pigment to basically tattoo the face. Her most popular requests are for lipliner, eyeliner and eyebrows. She said this type of esthetics makes sense for any age.

“As people get older, they start losing hair more, and their sight worsens,” Peterson said. “I can do it for them, and it lasts 8 to 10 years.”

She said the process is not a quick one, so she has a good understanding of exactly what the client wants before the work begins. Clients then come in a month after the work is done for any color corrections they might want.

“We have to go through a ton of paperwork, and then it’s sculpted, tweaked, and put on with a marker-type instrument,” Peterson said. “If it isn’t exactly how they wanted it, we can correct it.”

Peterson also does deep-cleansing and corrective chemical peels. The facials last about 90 minutes, and Peterson said consultations are done for that service as well.

“We do lightening, brightening, and the facials can even help correct sun damage,” she said.

About the business

Professional Skin Care and Massage Spa By Jess has moved to 210 W. Third St. in Dixon. It's open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., depending on appointment schedule, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The spa is closed Thursday and Sunday.

Call 815-440-4783 to make an appointment.


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Moody Church hosted its annual Help Portrait event in downtown Chicago, partnering with Tricoci University and Angel Tree to provide an afternoon of portraits for families in the Chicagoland area.

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