On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry.
Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci protégés study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We here in Central Illinois know that finding something fun to do can sometimes be a challenge.
So we started Art at the Bottega.
It is a great place to come with friends, learn something you never thought you could do, it is where art meets entertainment!
BYOB and find your inner artist!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
You don't bring anything, we provide canvas, paint, brushes, professional instruction, snacks, soda, water, music, the only thing you need to bring, if you want, is your own favorite beverage, including wine and beer.
No need to bring glasses or openers, we have those too!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We attended a similar business on vacation and had such a blast that we thought we needed to bring it to the Peoria area. The owner, Kaitlyn Mugg is a Fine Arts student at Eureka College and wanted to do something she loved every day.
Teaching others the wonders of art made those wishes come true.
What do you love most about your job?
There is nothing more fun than hanging out with some great folks, painting, helping them find their inner artist, and seeing the smile on their face when they finish their own masterpiece, and the excitement they have to tell all of their friends what a great time they had.
From your fingernails down to your toenails, Midwest College of Cosmetology in Normal provides relaxing nail care services to suit your needs.
Midwest College of Cosmetology has a comfortable atmosphere for all your beauty needs, such as make up application.
This salon offers a wide range of hair care services, including up-dos and color processes.
Increase your nail strength and health with a manicure and pedicure.
No appointment, no problem. This modern beauty establishment happily accepts walk-in customers.
This spa is devoted to providing relaxing spa treatments at affordable prices.
This establishment offers guests a wide selection of payment options, including paying with a major credit card.
When you need a quick polish change, swing in Midwest College of Cosmetology to get the job done in a flash.