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By Ali Herman

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Oak Brook, IL (Dec 2014)—MODERN SALON Media named the 2014 class of “Excellence in Education” honorees in its fifth annual program recognizing leadership and best practices among North America beauty schools. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) was chosen as the Top Honoree for excellence in the category of Technology. TUBC was also chosen as an Honoree in the categories of Beauty Changes Lives, Placement, and School Culture. MODERN SALON Publisher Steve Reiss announced the honorees during the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) 2014 Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 16.

Honorees were determined based on key criteria in each category, and grouped according to school size or number of locations. Two top honorees were chosen in each category—one individual school location, and one multi-location school organization. Small schools, large schools, chain schools and single units of chain schools are all represented.

“We received applications from a record-breaking number of cosmetology schools this year and look forward to celebrating all of the 2014 Excellence in Education honorees and sharing their stories. It is truly a great time to pursue a beauty education and career, and the programs at Tricoci University exemplifies that fact,” MODERN SALON Editorial Director Michele Musgrove says.

“We were honored to have been considered in a number of excellence categories and are thrilled have received the prestigious award and recognition in 4 of them,” says Ross Bravo, Chief Operations Officer of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. “We are looking forward to seeing how Tricoci University can expand on these accomplishments in 2015 and beyond.”

Sharing stories of innovation, inspiration and collaboration from a diverse group of leading schools is an important part of MODERN SALON’s “Excellence in Education” mission, Musgrove explains. “We want to help spread the word about the exceptional work cosmetology schools are doing to help launch beautiful careers. We hope the professional salon industry and their communities will join us in celebrating our honorees.”

About Tricoci University

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) is a premier beauty education provider that is redefining the industry and producing salon-ready graduates that are prepared for successful careers. Founded by international beauty industry leader Mario Tricoci, TUBC is developing a new type of professional for the beauty industry by using innovative teaching methods and upscale facilities. There are currently ten campuses located throughout Illinois and Indiana, with an eleventh location scheduled to open later this month.


MODERN SALON Media is a division of Lincolnshire, Illinois-headquartered Vance Publishing Corporation. MODERN SALON Media is the leading publisher of multi-media resources to serve and connect beauty professionals through every stage of their careers. 

For more information about MODERN SALON Media, please visit For more information about Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (student or guest services), please visit

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by Jill Marcordes, Executive Director of Cosmetology & Nail Technology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

“How often should I wash my hair?” is a popular client question. This is one of my favorite subjects when talking to our students and guest. Here’s my advice:
1. Consider Your Hair Type
Thicker or more course hair usually requires less cleaning compared to finer hair. This is because thicker hair takes longer to absorb the body’s natural oils that are excreted from the scalp. Chemically-processed hair and curly hair have a tendency to be dryer at the ends and may require less shampooing, too. We generally recommend that dry hair is cleansed every 3-4 days and normal to fine hair is cleaned every 1-2 days.

2. Use the Right Products
[Your client] should choose a shampoo and conditioner that best suits [her] hair type. For example, if [she] wants to add moisture and strength to the hair, I suggest using a shampoo that is a protein-based - Redken’s Extreme Line is a great example – and applying a moisture-based conditioner, such as Redken’s Clear Moisture line. Don’t be afraid to use different shampoo and conditioner product lines too, it’s totally acceptable to intermix.

3. Stop Over-Washing
If you shampoo your hair every single day, you’re removing dirt and debris but you’re also removing natural oils that your hair needs to be healthy. It takes 24 hours for your skin’s acid protective mantel (that what keeps our hair, skin and nails hydrated) to reach its fullest strength but some of us wash it away before it has time to develop – and it has to start all over again. This tells your brain that you’re not producing enough of these protective oils and the production goes into overdrive, which is what causes greasiness.

4. Consider "Re-Training" Your Hair
Encourage clients not to shampoo every day – and in order to properly restore hair and skin’s acid protective mantel long-term, we recommend not washing your hair for 28 days. This allows your brain to identify that it doesn’t need to send as much of this natural oils to the surface. Helpful hint: Dry shampoo can help clients through the month, it won’t mess with the "re-setting" process, but will help them feel more comfortable with their appearance. The Pureology line carries a dry shampoo and conditioner that I highly recommend. The dry shampoo is applied to the base/scalp of your hair to help soak up the oil residue, while the dry conditioner will help keep your locks looking soft and shiny.

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Oak Brook, IL – November 19th,
 2014 – Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) is honored to announce that two of its talented cosmetology students picked-up awards at the 29th annual Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools' Student Contest (IASC), held on November 9th at Tinley Park Convention Center.    

The following students represented TUBC with beautiful, creative work: Laura Saunders (TUBC’s Glendale Heights campus), Rebekah Hall (Chicago NE campus), and Kathryn (Kaedi) Leamon (both from TUBC”s Chicago NE campus); with Kathryn awarded first place and Laura winning fifth place in the bridal category.

The bridal category asked student competitors to create a very elegant bridal look that reflected a fashionable ‘classic bridal wedding’. Hair could be short or long and styled as an updo or down. The degree of difficulty in achieving the final hairstyle and makeup was considered as part of the judging.

Jill Marcodes, Executive Director of Cosmetology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, says:“This competition is always important to our students – it’s a chance for cosmetology students across Illinois to gather and demonstrate their newly developed beauty skills. This year’s team had an awesome time and a special congratulations to the two award winners.”


More about Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) is the premier beauty education provider that is redefining the industry and producing salon-ready graduates prepared for successful careers. Founded by international beauty industry leader Mario Tricoci, TUBC is developing a new type of professional for the beauty industry by using innovative teaching methods and facilities for students seeking to become successful cosmetologists, estheticians, and beauty school teachers. Each campus offers financial aid to those that qualify, including many institutional scholarship opportunities. There are ten campuses located throughout Illinois and Indiana. For more information, please visit www.tricociuniversity.comor connect with us at or

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