PCI is an elite beauty school serving students in Iowa and Minnesota. We have earned our reputation for excellence by providing our students with the tools and support to be successful in cosmetology, esthetics, massage and many other areas in the beauty industry. We are committed to helping our students become among the top 10% of earners in their region and back this commitment with proven strategies, including:

All Programs

  • Business training for lifelong careers
  • FREE books and kits for all programs
  • Annual student-produced hair shows
  • Salon-experienced educators
  • All students part of a team
  • One-on-one coaching monthly
  • Celebration of success monthly
  • Community service component
  • Graduation ceremonies
  • Steady salon clientele to practice on
  • Guest speakers in all programs
  • 85% grade and attendance standards
  • Salon-ready dress code
  • Power Wheel training
  • Level System salon-ready preparation
  • Referral rewards
  • Business service & retail promos
  • Lifetime placement
  • Free continuing education after training

Specialized Programs

  • Redken certified color educators
  • Redken certified design educators
  • Color formulation and mixing by students


  • Micro-dermabrasion certification
  • Several types of chemical peels
  • Facial machine training
  • Body treatments
  • Skin treatments
  • Stone facials
  • Air-brush makeup

Massage Therapy

  • Comprehensive program leading to
  • National testing and state licensing
  • Free online testing prep
  • National testing fee paid by academy
  • More than the state required hours
  • Opportunities to experience real world¬†while in training

Nail Technology

  • Natural nail manicures and pedicures
  • Vinyl Nails
  • Gel Nails
  • Acrylics
  • Sculptured Nails

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Upcoming Events

  1. Iowa State Law

    August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Microteaching/Educator Training

    August 23 @ 9:00 am - August 24 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Educator Teaching Methodology

    August 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ames Location

309 Kitty Hawk Drive
Ames, IA 50010

515.232.7250 Guest Services
515.956.3781 Admissions
800.956.3781 Toll-Free Admissions
515.956.3784 Financial Aid
515.956.3783 Fax
515.956.3115 Corporate/Educators


Plymouth Location

4315 Peony Lane N.
Plymouth, MN 55446

763.504.2772 Guest Services
763.536.0772 Admissions
800.561.1772 Toll-Free Admissions
763.536.0772 Financial Aid
763.504.2868 Fax
763.536.0772 Educators


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