What Will I Learn?

Esthetics is the study of caring for, repairing, and beautifying the skin.

At PCI Academy, our educators are as diverse as they are knowledgeable. You will learn tips and tricks of the beauty industry that you cannot learn anywhere else. We teach our students cutting edge and timeless techniques, individualism and artistry, as well as the business skill set needed to ensure a successful career in the beauty industry. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to earn more doing what you love: making the world a more beautiful place.

Advanced Classes Conducted by Salon Professionals
Product knowledge of Bioelements and bareMinerals
Summit Salon Business Training
Summit Salon Front Desk System Training
Social Media Fundamentals
Skin Analysis
Custom Blend Facials
Traditional Microdermabrasion
Crystal-Free Microdermabrasion
Back Facials
Cryothermic Body Treatment
Herbology Body Treatment
Chemical Hand, Foot, and Elbow Treatments
Chemical Peels
Facial Waxing
Brow Design
Body Waxing
Brow and Lash Tinting
Makeup Applications
Airbrush Makeup
Lash Lift
Lash Tint
Lash Extensions

What is my investment?

  1. $100 application fee
  2. $11,816 tuition for our 600-hour program

PCI Academy offers financial aid for those who qualify. To learn more about this option click here. We also offer monthly no interest payments.

What is My Time Commitment?

Your first twelve weeks of Esthetics classes will be spent learning the fundamentals of skin. During this time your schedule will be Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-9pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm.

After you complete this eight weeks you will move on to the advanced portion of your training. This is where our 8 flex-schedules start. Come to school during the day or at night, part time or full time, it’s up to you.

Why PCI?

  • Nationwide Placement Assistance – Placement is our goal for each and every graduate. PCI Academy has connections with over 4000 Summit salons and spas nationwide.
  • Summit Salon Business Training and Level System – PCI Academy gives you the business training necessary for a successful and prosperous career in the beauty industry.
  • iPads, Kits and Books Provided – No hidden fees!
  • PCI Academy Pays for Your First State Board Exam AND Licensing Fee
  • Free Continuing Education (Required for License Renewal) for Life
  • One on One Monthly Coaching – Each month students meet with their coach to help track and achieve their personal and professional goals.
  • Team Assisted Learning – While attending PCI, you will always be a part of a team.
  • Monthly Celebration – Every month we rally all of our students to celebrate their successes. Just another reason to #ComeBeAPartOfIt!
  • Flex-Schedules – Here at PCI Academy, we know life is busy! That’s why our Esthetics program offers 8 flexible schedules, with 18 and 24 hour/week options.
  • We Offer Multiple Programs – Multiple licensure increases your earning potential. PCI Academy currently offers Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, and Nail Technology.

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Spring has sprung! Finally! Our skin doesn't have Spring has sprung! Finally! Our skin doesn't have to suffer in the cold of winter any more! 😂

How are you spending the first day of Spring?

Spring has sprung! Finally! Our skin doesn't have to suffer in the cold of winter any more! 😂

How are you spending the first day of Spring?

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🚨 Interested in pursuing a career in the beauty/wellness business? WE GOT YOU!! Our career coaches in all 3 of our locations are now doing virtual visits through FaceTime or Zoom! 🚨
To start your journey, click here to apply or to schedule a virtual visit. >> https://pci-academy.com/enrollment-application/
We can't wait for you to get started! 😊

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Over the weekend, our State government has recommended that schools close for a period of time. For our students, staff, and guests’ safety, we will be closing PCI Academy from Wednesday March 18th - up to Sunday April 12th for our Ames and Iowa City, IA locations and Wednesday March 18th - up to Sunday March 29th for our Plymouth, MN location. As the situation keeps evolving, we will be keeping you up to date of any changes. This closure will affect all school related activities in our buildings including continuing education classes, salon hiring fairs, guest speakers, etc.

Our guest service teams will be reaching out to reschedule your visits or you can give us a call today. Starting tomorrow, March 18th we will be taking future appointments and returning phone calls Monday-Thursday from 12pm-6pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. You can also reach us through email bsnider@pci-academy.com. Please call:

Ames: 515.232.7250
Iowa City: 319.800.6466
Plymouth: 763.504.2772

We know that this has a huge impact on everyone in the upcoming weeks. Please know we care and are concerned for you and your family’s health and safety.

We appreciate your continued support of our students learning and look forward to serving you when we return.

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From all of us at PCI Academy to all of YOU! Happy From all of us at PCI Academy to all of YOU! Happy St. Patrick’s day 🍀🌈

From all of us at PCI Academy to all of YOU! Happy St. Patrick’s day 🍀🌈 ...

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