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My Journey that PCI prepared me for!

Graduating from PCI prepared me for all my dreams to come true. Going through 15 months of school was definitely trying, but having mentors and educators that keep you on track and moving forward seriously makes a difference. After graduating, I worked at two separate salons doing chair rental. I’ve now been a salon owner […] Read more

Two PCI Academy Educators Reach New Career Heights

Congratulations to Ronda Bayliss Ott, licensed educator at PCI Academy, Ames, and Heidi Seymour, licensed educator at PCI Academy, Plymouth, for having earned the right to be called Redken Design Certified. Redken Certification recognizes and rewards salon professionals who possess exceptional technical skill and have a true passion for their craft. They are known and […] Read more

A Conversation with Graduate Thomas Stoops

No one speaks better for PCI Academy than our graduates. We recently took a few minutes to sit down and chat with grad Thomas Stoops of Radiance Salon inside Dolce Vita Salon Suites. PCI: What has your life been like since graduating from PCI Academy? Thomas: I’ve worked behind the chair, done hair and makeup […] Read more

PCI Graduate Featured on Industry Website

PCI Academy graduate Shreeda Tailor was recently featured on the AmazingHairstylists.com website. In a regular feature titled “Spotlight on Amazing Hairstylists” Shreeda shares more about her training, her approach to hair care and much more. Congratulations to Shreeda for the much-deserved recognition! The article is included below. For more visit: AmazingHairstylists.com! SPOTLIGHT ON: SHREEDA TAILOR […] Read more

A Conversation with Success: Aurilla Goldsmith

Aurilla Goldsmith, a 2010 graduate of PCI Academy’s cosmetology program, has created a career that includes personal work as a cosmetologist, as a photo session stylist and with Martin Parsons, a Canadian known for training stylists in high fashion hairstyling. A graduate of Corning High School, Corning Iowa in 2007, Aurilla continued her education at […] Read more