Admissions & Cosmetology Educator

Ames, Iowa

Megan Thompson, a valued member of the Admissions Team at the Ames Campus of PCI Academy, brings her comprehensive expertise as a Licensed Cosmetologist and Educator, along with her Redken Color Certified Stylist credentials, to guide prospective students through their journey into the beauty industry. Her role involves helping students navigate the application and enrollment processes, ensuring they embark on their financial and educational paths with confidence.

With 12 years as a licensed cosmetologist and a passion that shines through her work, Megan’s enthusiasm for the beauty industry is infectious. Her recent hobbies, including motorcycle riding, echo a spirit of adventure and freedom, qualities she brings to her educational approach, particularly in the art of coloring and cutting. Megan cherishes the connections formed through her role, finding joy in the relationships built over years of service in the industry and the rewarding experience of witnessing students master new techniques.

Married with a son and daughter, as well as two bonus children, Megan’s family life is as fulfilling as her professional endeavors. She advocates for the beauty industry as a perfect fit for those passionate about serving others and pursuing constant learning and growth. According to Megan, PCI Academy not only opens many doors for its graduates but also actively seeks to place them in prestigious Salon and Spa Companies.

Megan’s journey to becoming a cosmetologist is both inspiring and relatable. From early aspirations influenced by family and a natural talent for hair and makeup, to a pivotal career fair discovery that led her to PCI Academy, her path reflects determination and resilience. Despite initial setbacks, Megan’s commitment to her passion for beauty and her desire to make a difference led her to significant achievements and personal growth.

Today, Megan is not just an educator but also a mentor and coach, deeply involved in shaping the next generation of beauty professionals. Her accomplishments include gaining certification in makeup artistry, lash extensions, and achieving top-tier status as a Master designer at the JC Penney Salon. Now, as part of the Admissions Team, Megan is poised to share her love for PCI and the industry with future students.

For those considering a career in cosmetology, esthetics, or massage therapy, Megan Thompson exemplifies the dedicated, passionate professional that PCI Academy nurtures. Join Megan and the PCI family, where your passion for beauty can transform into a rewarding career, supported by an exceptional educational experience and a community that values creativity, service, and lifelong learning.

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