Brie Bogard

Brie Bogard – Nail Tech at Estillo Salon and Day Spa I graduated a cosmetologist, but decided nails were my passion. The school helped me because I was encouraged to follow what I believed I wanted to do. They were all very encouraging and supportive with me pursuing my nail tech goals. It gave me […] Read more


Kelsey Ambler

Kelsey Ambler – Owner and Licensed Cosmetologist at Ambellish Salon I’ve always wanted to own a salon and boutique, since I was a little girl. And I grew up in the industry. Between my business degree and PCI, I was ready shortly after building my clientele to open a salon. PCI really helped me with […] Read more


Megan Moore

I finally feel like I can start my career and do everything that I’ve dreamed of doing this past year, and before that. Read more


Erin McNamara

Erin McNamara – Cosmetology Graduate “Beauty school, or cosmetology, is serving to beautify the body and improve the appearance of a physical feature. It is much more than that definition. It teaches you how to make people feel better about themselves, how to have a kind heart, a listening ear, personal connections and to always, always […] Read more


Amie Lauer

Amie Lauer – Massage Therapy Graduate “The massage program at PCI Academy provided everything I was looking for in a school. Not only did I receive hands-on training with massage, I also gained the knowledge to truly understand how massage benefits the body through in-depth anatomy and physiology. The educators at PCI also focused on the […] 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

Parisa P: Chasing the Dream

Parisa P., Level 4A graduate, PCI Academy, Plymouth MN My life has changed since attending PCI academy. I am much more optimist about life and trials that come my way. I’ve really learned that no matter how people treat you or what people say, it’s always best to remain positive for your own sake. I […] Read more

Ashlee Ferlitsch: ‘I love my job!!!’

I love it in Iowa City!!! I love my job!!! I would say the most valuable thing I took away from school was learning how to connect with people, learning how to take a one-time guest and turn them into a repeat request guest. I have taken so many of the tricks I learned from […] Read more