The Story of PCI Academy

We provide our students with the mindset, the behaviors, and the business skill set to allow them to love what they do and create the lifestyle of their dreams. We have been doing it best for over 40 years.

Train to be a salon professional in the top 8% of the industry, whether it be cosmetology, esthetics, advanced practice esthetics, nail technology or massage therapy. Our specialty is teaching not only the timeless and cutting edge technical skills but the business skills necessary to prosper in the most beautiful industry in the world.

Today we have three schools, one located in Ames, Iowa, one in Plymouth, MN and our third in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in Ames, Iowa in 1978 by the Lokken family, PCI Academy expanded to Minnesota in 2002. We became the model for more than 30 schools around the country.  Our third campus opened in Iowa City, Iowa in June of 2019.

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

PCI Academy Staff

Angie Torgeson

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Brady Snider

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Gilbert Valdez

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Linda Lohman
Owner & Company Financial Aid Lead

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Steph Reasland

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Zane Dreesman
Marketing & Branding Lead

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Amy Heaberlin
Company Curriculum Lead

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Michelle Duncan
Owner & Company Compliance Lead

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Carina Plotnick

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Aerielle Bloom
Guest Services

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Kayleigh Bauer
Cosmetology Educator

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Kenia Vazquez
Guest Services

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Kristin Keith

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Mayra Guzman
Cosmetology & Esthetics Educator

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Morgan Kroeze
Financial Aid

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Nelia Campbell
Cosmetology Educator

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Ramean Walczuk
Financial Aid

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Rhonda Holdaway
Lead Educator

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Ronda Ott
Cosmetology Educator & Business Coach

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Sarah Haberl
Cosmetology Educator, Business Coach, & Admissions

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Taylor Graham
Inventory Specialist

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Katie Penk
Cosmetology Educator & Business Coach

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Autumn Deemer
Student Experience Coordinator

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Heidi Searle
Cosmetology Educator & Business Coach

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Jenny Fiebelkorn
Financial Aid & Compliance

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Jo Lampe
Esthetics Educator

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Ali Baker
Guest Services

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Lisa Jarvis
Cosmetology Educator

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Mary Boots
Massage Educator & Business Coach

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Jordan Fischer
Cosmetology Educator & Business Coach

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Melinda Santineau
Guest Services

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Vicky Parmer
Esthetics Educator In Training

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Marcella Richardson
Company Education Lead

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Teresa Sullivan
Massage Educator & Business Coach

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Kate Manders
Lead Educator & Business Coach

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Taylor Seward
Cosmetology Educator

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Samantha Sand
Financial Aid

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Meeg-wun DesJarlait
Advanced Practice Esthetic Educator & Esthetics Educator

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Tammy Nichols

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Lillian Jacobus
Guest Services & Inventory Specialist

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Maria Segura
Lead Educator & Business Coach

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Brenda Wallace
Lead Educator & Business Coach

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Cassandra Stuckly
Guest Services

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Sue Jensen
Esthetics Educator & Advanced Practice Esthetics Educator

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Crystal Greene
Lead Educator & Business Coach

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Megan Sullivan
Cosmetology Educator, Business Coach, & Guest Services Lead

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Niki Lindsey
Esthetics Educator & Business Coach

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Brittany Baires
Cosmetology Educator

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Hallie Wirth
Guest Services

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Shelly Kelly
Cosmetology Educator

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Sandy Timmerman
Student Experience Coordinator

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Sara Strouts
Cosmetology, Esthetics, & Advance Practice Esthetics Educator & Business Coach

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Katelynn Janssen
Massage & Esthetics Educator

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Sadie Buchta
Massage & Cosmetology Educator

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