Dream, believe, achieve

Have you always had a passion for beauty? Dreaming is the first step to achieving! At International Academy, our dream is to help you find your footing in the beauty and wellness industry so you can have a career you love. With 40+ years of experience in the beauty education industry, our school has helped thousands of aspiring beauty professionals just like you gain the skills needed to find success. 

Students come from all over the world to learn at our South Daytona beauty school. With a rigorous education, sought-after graduates in the world’s top salons and spas, and an amazing location by the beach, International Academy is more than just a beauty school. It’s a destination! So what are you waiting for? Contact us and take the plunge to finally start pursuing your dreams. We know you can do it!

International Academy COVID-19 update:

International Academy reopened to the public on June 15th. All services are by appointment only. Call 386-767-4600 x221 to book a day or night appointment.

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See why students come from across the globe to study at International Academy. We have alumni in cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, massage therapy, nail technology, and more from over 25 different countries.

Love traveling? International Academy also offers *travel opportunities nationally and internationally as field trips for cultural exchange!

International Academy is accredited by The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS) and is recognized by the United States Department of Education. Students at International Academy can learn from seasoned industry professionals using state-of-the-art equipment and professional products to provide a “real world” experience. Take a look at what International Academy has to offer and schedule your tour of our school today!

International Academy salutes our men and women in uniform. All programs at International Academy are VA-approved. Contact our financial aid office to learn how to determine your eligibility for educational benefits from the US Veterans Administration.

*Travel opportunities depend on current safety limitations.

Testimonials

. . . After many years as a practicing lawyer and not yet ready to retire, I decided to re-visit the skincare business. Being an active octogenarian I enrolled at the International Academy, a private school, graduated, and obtained my state license as an esthetician. IA is a fabulous school, providing interesting classes, patient teachers, and an overall pleasant [experience]. I have been actively working in a salon in Florida and loving every minute of it. Who says you can’t learn a new skill and start a new career at 80!

Tanya

. . . I began working in the field of beautification as a professional licensed Barber three years ago. This is the job for me, I've grown a clientele that is similar to my viewpoints, humor, and generally good people that you want to surround yourself with. This has by far been the best decision of my life professionally for my mental health, financial security, and general happiness. I never saw it coming and couldn't be happier for it.

Russell D.

We are proud to be associated with the International Academy. The International Academy is committed to high standards and is sincerely focused on preparing students to succeed in the field of cosmetology. We hire many students from many cosmetology schools and without exception the ones we hire from International Academy have the necessary skills to excel in today’s job market.

Dan W.

International Academy provided me with a strong educational and professional foundation in which I have been able to build upon. My goal has been to elevate myself and others to new levels of success and to show cosmetology graduates that anything is possible in our industry.

Kirk R.

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