About Mario Tricoci

Mario Tricoci Hair Salons and Day Spas

For over 40 years, Celebrity Stylist and International Style Icon, Mario Tricoci, continues to lead the beauty industry in expert salon and spa services. As visionaries and trendsetters, his highly trained Chicagoland team provides cutting-edge hair styling, state of the art color, advanced skincare, massage, manicures/pedicures, custom makeup, plus a range of innovative beauty products to customize a take home regimen for every guest.


After operating a successful salon in Villa Park, Mario and Cheryl Tricoci break new ground by opening the first Hair Salon in a major Shopping Center – Woodfield Mall in 1977.  More radical for the time, Mario sets an industry trend focusing solely on Cutting and Blow-Drying hair at his salon.  Mario Tricoci was the first to move away from traditional roller sets that were salon standard at the time.


Incredible success in Woodfield prompted adding nail and makeup services and expanding to new locations in Oak Brook and Arlington Heights. In 1986, the Arlington Heights location becomes the first day spa in the United States.


Soon after launching the spas, Mario develops his own line of hair care products, Mario Tricoci Hair Care, and expands to private branded skincare and COSE™ custom blend cosmetics, all of which can be purchased at all Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa locations.


With a trophy case full of national and international awards garnered over the years, Mario is honored with the inaugural, exclusive and highly coveted International Legends Award from the National Cosmetology Association in 2006.  Only two others among the hairdressing elite have been so honored: Vidal Sassoon and Aveda Founder Horst Rechelbacher.


Our Passion Defines Us.

At Mario Tricoci, our guests’ beauty is our passion.  Everyone deserves to feel beautiful, however, true beauty is not created at the salon, it starts from within.  Through our expertise in style and innovative beauty services, Mario Tricoci helps our guests find their true selves through a style that is striking, authentic and effortless.  Nothing feels better than being yourself.  Our passion for providing inspired services is the key to our longevity and success.