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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.
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
Cosmetology - hair, skin and nails - the most complete program
Esthetics - skin care and makeup
Nail Tech - natural and artificial nails plus pedicures
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
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