hero-story

The Story of PCI Academy

We provide our students with the mindset, the behaviors, and the business skillset to allow them to love what they do and create the lifestyle of their dreams. We have been doing it the best for 38 years. Come be a part of us!

Train to be a salon professional in the top 8% of the industry, whether it be cosmetology, esthetics, nail tech or massage therapy. Our specialty is teaching you not only timeless and cutting edge technical skills but the business skills needed to be successful and prosperous in the beauty industry.

Today we have two schools, one located in Ames, Iowa and the other in Plymouth, Minnesota. Founded in Ames, Iowa in 1978 by the Lokken family, PCI Academy expanded to Minnesota in 2002 and became the model for more than 30 schools around the country.

Join us in helping make the world a more beautiful place! Our students, graduates and educators never stop growing. #ComeBeAPartOfIt!