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

Cosmetology, esthetics, massage therapy — whichever path you choose to pursue, we promise to provide hands-on technical training and enrich your business acumen so you can kick-start your beauty career and watch it thrive.



Explore the foundations of beautifying hair, skin, and nails, and gain firsthand experience fulfilling client requests with cutting-edge treatments, timeless techniques, and industry-leading products.

Full-time and part-time study is available at our Ames, Iowa City, and Plymouth campuses.

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy may be the art of healing through touch, but there’s a rich science behind it, too. Your learning will start there before training in a wide range of wellness approaches and therapeutic techniques.

Part-time study is available at our Ames and Iowa City campuses.

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Dive into all things skin, starting with the fundamentals. Then, perform a range of services, from facials and body treatments to makeup application and hair removal, on your clients.

Part-time study is available at our Ames, Iowa City, and Plymouth campuses.

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Advanced Practice Esthetics

Gain experience in the more complex side of skincare and expand your skills. You’ll learn how to perform exfoliation services, chemical peels, electrical energy treatments, and much more.

Part-time study is available at our Plymouth campus.

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Our Culture

We foster an environment where students can create the career of their dreams and love every moment of it.


Do you have a passion for the industry and eagerly want to share your knowledge? Join us in making the world a more beautiful place!


We can go on and on about how great PCI Academy is, but we’ll let our alumni tell you instead.