Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Advances Legacy under New Executive Team

Initiatives already launched or in the planning stages under the new leadership team include curriculum updates designed to embrace distance education, additional student and career services resources to elevate student outcomes, and a focus on becoming the employer of choice in the communities we serve. The University is also pleased to announce the launch of a new aesthetics program at the Janesville, WI campus, and an expansion of the Bridgeview, IL campus to accommodate growing student demand on Chicago’s South Side.

These projects and others build on the legacy of hair salon and day spa visionary Mario Tricoci. Mario founded Tricoci University to raise the bar in beauty education and produce the most highly skilled professionals in the industry.

Today, 16 years later, the University remains at the forefront of beauty industry training. Even in 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tricoci University exceeded

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How 11 Beauty Entrepreneurs Are Handling Business Amid the Pandemic

Once brimming with energy and post- haircut highs, salons and spas have been eerily quiet for the better part of a year. So we called up 11 beauty entrepreneurs — all of whom we profiled during happier days — to find out how they’re faring a year into the pandemic, and what’s next for an industry on the brink.

Whoever coined the phrase “hope isn’t a strategy” clearly never lived through a pandemic — or met these entrepreneurs. They still have their skills, their tools (needles, threads, miles of hair), and the belief that best pc monitoring software things will eventually get better. Because if any business knows how to finesse a comeback, it’s the beauty business. Keep scrolling for their stories.

Shelley Smith

Braid Heaven Salon, Kansas City



a person holding a baby: The family behind Braid Heaven Salon (clockwise from left), Leslyn, Allecia, Shelley, Jasmine, and Glynnis Smith.


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The family behind Braid Heaven Salon (clockwise from left), Leslyn, Allecia, Shelley, Jasmine, and Glynnis Smith.

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Two KC teen entrepreneurs could be the next big hit in KC’s history of beauty businesses success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The future of Kansas City’s beauty business could be in the hands of two Kansas City teenage girls.

Best friends Chondra Walters, 14, and 15-year old Makaila Traylor launched a beauty company last month called MC Cosmeticare. They got the idea to go into business because both of their mothers are entrepreneurs. The mothers helped their girls understand and complete the process of starting a business, along with offering some motherly advice.

“She informed us on the essentials and how to take care of ourselves when it comes to being business partners and starting our own business,” Traylor said.

The young entrepreneurs are walking in the shadow of some heavy-hitters in the beauty business in Kansas City. Longtime Kansas City residents are well acquainted with Blankenship Beauty and Barber supply in the 18th and Vine District.

Lawrence Blankenship Sr. and Fred Meyer started the business

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Hailey Bieber on Her Exact Daytime and Nighttime Beauty Routine

  • Hailey Bieber has revealed the exact daytime and nighttime beauty routine she sticks to for glowing skin
  • The 24-year-old model and Instagram star discusses on our Going For Goal podcast her go-to ingredients for nixing breakouts and warding off signs of ageing
  • She also chatted to us about husband Justin’s Lyme Disease diagnosis, as well as the workout that gets her in the best shape, how she eats well and what she does to protect her mental health online

    For an LA-dwelling, global social media sensation – followed every step by 32m Instagram fans and a hoard of paps – you’d be forgiven for thinking that Hailey Bieber would have a suitably Hollywood beauty regime, featuring more pricey products and exotic treatments than you could throw a muslin cloth at. But the 24-year-old model and bareMinerals ambassador spoke on this week’s Going For Goal podcast and told us that she

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