Jennifer Larocco at Mario Tricoci–Oak Brook
Street cred Larocco started working at Mario Tricoci in Oak Brook (284 Oakbrook Center, 847-202-1900, tricoci.com) at 14 and spent the next four years washing clients’ hair, waiting to attend beauty school. Thirteen years later, the 27-year-old hairdresser has seven years on the floor at Tricoci, as well as a certificate from Elmhurst’s Cannella School of Hair Design, under her belt. While she loves working with clients on special-occasion updos and graduated bobs, she has a knack for cutting curly locks (thanks to a lifetime of managing her own).
Why we love her Reader Shevawn Weber sent us a tweet about her love for Larocco, who has been styling her hair for three years. “Her approach to styling my hair is a combination of what will work best for my needs, minimal time investment in the bathroom and what I envision for myself,” Weber says. Weber not only admires Larocco’s magic with scissors, but also her skills with people. “She has a great rapport with customers of all ages,” she says. “Plus, she has the greatest smile ever and great energy.” Cuts by Larocco at Mario Tricoci start at $50.