PCI Academy

Ames, IA

PCI in Ames!

309 Kitty Hawk Drive
Ames, IA 50010


Ames, Iowa, and New Hope, Minnesota, are the original beauty BUSINESS schools - PCI Academy. 35 years of educational experience makes us the leaders in innovation and excellence in salon training. Continued creative leadership helps us stay ahead of other vocational beauty programs.

Real life training

Prepare for a lifelong career
Learn the business of beauty
Practice on real clients
Develop your creativity
Use top professional products - Redken, Pureology, Bioelements, Mirabella, OPI, and more.

Educational leaders

Learn Redken principle-based cutting and coloring techniques
Commit to high standards of grades and attendance
High school graduation or G.E.D. required
Learn what top salon and spa owners are seeking in graduates
Attend a Redken Premier School
Learn in a salon-simulated environment - salon styling stations, pedicure thrones, nail tables, and private esthetics area
State-of-the-art classrooms - power point presentations, DVD training tools, practical labs
Placement in over 7,000 Redken premier salons and spas and more than 3,000 Summit Salons
Limited class size for better learning
Computers in salon area allow students to track progress

Programs offered

Cosmetology - hair, skin and nails - the most complete program

Esthetics - skin care and makeup

Nail Tech - natural and artificial nails plus pedicures

Massage Therapy

Books and kits are FREE!

Wear black street clothing and shoes for a fashion-forward look

Payment plans include financial aid for those who qualify

Enrollment schedule

Full-time cosmetology classes begin in January, March, May, July, August, September, October, and November

Evening part-time cosmetology, esthetics and nail classes are available

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