Turn your dream of working in the beauty industry into a reality.

Whether your passion lies in Cosmetology, Esthetics, or Massage Therapy, we're here to turn your dreams into reality. At our Academy, we offer not just hands-on technical training in your chosen field, but we also enrich your business skills to ensure you’re well-prepared to launch and elevate your career in the beauty and wellness industry. Choose your path with us, and we'll equip you with the tools to flourish and succeed in a thriving professional environment. Join us and watch your beauty career soar!



Discover the essentials of transforming hair, skin, and nails at our Cosmetology Program. Gain practical experience with the latest treatments, classic techniques, and top industry products, preparing you to meet client needs professionally. Ideal for aspiring cosmetologists eager to excel in the beauty industry.

Whether you prefer full-time or part-time study, we offer flexible learning options at our campuses in Ames, Iowa City, and Plymouth. Explore the schedule that best fits your lifestyle and start your journey with us.

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a blend of artful healing through touch and the fascinating science that supports it. Begin your journey with us by exploring the scientific principles behind effective therapy, then delve into a diverse array of wellness approaches and therapeutic techniques. Our program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to master this holistic practice, setting the foundation for a rewarding career in helping others achieve physical and mental well-being.

Discover the flexibility of part-time study options available at our Ames and Iowa City campuses. Perfect for accommodating your busy lifestyle, these programs allow you to balance your education in massage therapy with other commitments, setting you on a path to a rewarding new career at your own pace.

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Embark on an exciting journey into the world of skin care with our Esthetics Program. Begin with the essentials of skin health, and then quickly advance to practicing a variety of services. You’ll learn to expertly perform facials, body treatments, makeup applications, and hair removal, applying your skills directly on guests. This hands-on approach ensures you gain the confidence and competence to excel in the dynamic field of esthetics. Join us and transform your passion for beauty into a thriving career.

Explore part-time study options at our Ames, Iowa City, and Plymouth campuses. Our flexible scheduling allows you to advance your education at your own pace, fitting seamlessly into your current lifestyle. Perfect for those balancing other commitments while pursuing their educational goals.

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Advanced Practice Esthetics

Delve into the intricate art of advanced skincare with our specialized program tailored for licensed Cosmetologists and Estheticians. Elevate your expertise as you learn to master sophisticated techniques including exfoliation services, chemical peels, and electrical energy treatments among others. This program is your gateway to becoming a leader in the evolving field of Esthetics, equipped with the skills to offer cutting-edge treatments that cater to the ever-growing demands of beauty and wellness enthusiasts.

Explore the convenience of part-time study at our Plymouth campus, specifically tailored for those advancing their esthetics education. This flexible option allows you to enhance your skills and knowledge in advanced practice esthetics without sacrificing your current professional or personal commitments. Perfect for those eager to elevate their career at their own pace.

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Our Culture

At our Academy, we cultivate a vibrant learning environment that empowers students to build their dream careers and truly enjoy every step of the journey. Join us to immerse yourself in a supportive community where passion meets profession, and every day brings you closer to achieving your aspirations in the beauty and wellness industries.


Are you passionate about the beauty and wellness industry and excited to impart your knowledge to the next generation of professionals? Join our team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future by educating and inspiring students in Esthetics, Cosmetology, and Massage Therapy. Together, we can make the world a more beautiful place, one student at a time!


We could rave about the exceptional experience at PCI Academy all day, but we think it’s best heard from those who’ve walked our halls. Hear directly from our proud alumni who are excited to share their journeys and successes.