Mario Tricoci Explains Why He’s Buying Back His Beauty Empire

The Mario Tricoci Hair Salon and Day Spa has a new owner that may sound familiar: The Tricoci family. In 2001, the Italian-born Mario and his spouse-slash-business-partner, Cheryl, sold a majority interest to outside partners and investors. But, as of February 28, the family is back in charge.

“I think the legacy that my wife and I have created in Chicagoland, and perhaps in the country, is that we [brought] the services to the guest, rather than bringing the guest to a destination spa somewhere else in the world,” Tricoci says.