Recent Blog Posts

All Beauty Hell Broke Loose on ABC News

Posted on: September 29th, 2015
By Amirah Muhmmed Bey, Tricoci University Esthetics student A full day of planning ahead didn’t save me on my first "fashion rondeaux" at the ABC News headquarters; concerning Latino Fashion Week event. It was a 30 seconds of fame you couldn’t have prepared for. As an esthetician I boned up on my techniques, organized my makeup in "put- on order", I went to bed earlier to get as much "focus rest" as possible and I rehearsed my plan of attack in one of the rooms at the headquarters. As ... Read Full Article

How I Went From Brunette to Blonde

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015
By Erin DiGangi This is my personal recollection of how I went from a dark brunette to blonde at Tricoci University. Please note that the times, steps, and processes may not be correct as I am not a cosmetologist nor was keeping accurate record of the time each application that was happening. This is my personal reflection of the events that happened that day and may not be 100% accurate. The Basics 9:30am As I walked in the door at Tricoci University I was nervous. I mean, yes, I had bl ... Read Full Article

The Expert’s Chair: Blonde or Brunette

Posted on: September 10th, 2015
By Jill Marcordes, Cosmetology Technical Director at Tricoci University In my career as a cosmetologist, I’ve seen really beautiful hair, but even more really bad hair color. Why? Most people have a difficult time answering one question: “am I a cool or a warm?” Believe it or not, this simple question makes all the difference in the world and is the deciding factor as to whether or not you end up with a great hair color...or a not-so-great hair color. So, how do you determine w ... Read Full Article

Tips on Cutting Men’s Hair

Posted on: August 10th, 2015
Guest post by Colleen "Vaseline Dion" Moore, TUBC student from our CNE campus. Cutting hair is an art form, so there's really no right or wrong way to get awesome results with a haircut. Every stylist is different, but there are some basic principals that all stylists can use to improve speed and quality when cutting men's hair. Good technical skills will also increase your male client retention. Here are my thoughts on cutting men's hair. DRY HAIR When using clippers, its almost always ... Read Full Article

“NO MORE” Video Contest

Posted on: August 4th, 2015
A few months ago, the founder of Tricoci University, Mario Tricoci, and the CEO, Ross Bravo, attended the “Chicago Says No More” event and were moved. An internal committee was formed for the sole purpose of learning about the types of abuse that The No More Project brings awareness to. We were moved to take action and wanted to be a voice for our students on these serious, epidemic issues. We felt it was our responsibility to make our students, who are primarily female, and some in at-ris ... Read Full Article

How to Achieve Ombre Hair Color

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015
Guest post by Katie Carswell, TUBC student at our CNE Campus. Ombre hair is one of the most requested services by colorists in a salon. There is no one single right way to do an ombre, you can achieve this look using many different techniques. In this blog I will be sharing some of my favorite and most successful ways to get an ombre on your client. Before you color your clients hair A good ombre is all about placement and if you place the lightener and color the hair before you cut it, it ... Read Full Article