PCI is an elite beauty school with academies 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:

  • Business training for a lifelong successful career
  • Student-produced hair shows annually
  • Educators have more than 200 years of salon experience
  • Class starts together and stays together for classroom training
  • All students part of a team
  • One-on-one monthly coaching
  • Celebration of success monthly
  • Unique community service component
  • A Day in the Life
  • Graduation ceremonies
  • MENTS our leadership program forMentoring Every New Top 20 Student
  • Road Map to Success tracking
  • Steady salon clientele to practice on
  • Guest speakers in all programs
  • Redken-certified color and design educators
  • 85% grade and attendance standards
  • Salon-ready dress code
  • Power Wheel training
  • Summit Salon Level System preparation
  • Art of Consultation by Redken
  • Color formulation and mixing by students
  • FREE books and kits for all programs
  • Referral rewards
  • Bimonthly business service and retail promos

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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
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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
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