June 14, 2021

Why Choose International Academy?

Have you been considering a future in beauty? Whether your passion is cosmetology, skincare, barbering, or other, International Academy can help get you started! Our school’s mission is to improve our students’ lives through education and prepare them for employment in their chosen careers. In other words, we want to help you find success!

Wondering if we may be the perfect school for you? Keep reading to learn what sets our school apart!

Educating for 40+ Years

With experience comes growth and knowledge. At International Academy, we’ve been educating students for over forty years! In that time we’ve refined our programs and teaching methods to try and give you the best experience possible.

Our decades of experience help us produce competitive, confident graduates. We’ve helped thousands of aspiring beauty professionals just like you gain the skills needed to find success in over 25 countries!

“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 [atmosphere] … Who says you can’t learn a new skill and start a new career at 80!”
—Tanya, International Academy Alumna

International and National Field Trip Opportunities

Have you always wanted to travel and see the world? As a student at International Academy, you can take part in international or national field trips* for cultural exchange. Since our school attracts students from across the globe, you can also experience different cultures and perspectives from the friends you make right here in school!

Producing Sought-After Graduates

Our goal isn’t only to produce graduates. We want to help you find a career you can love. That’s why we provide services to help our students get jobs after school. We receive job inquiries from salons and spas across the globe, which we post on campus and store with our Education Coordinator. We can help you find beauty industry jobs to apply to, write a professional resume, and more. We’ve placed students in some of the top salons and spas worldwide!

“I began working … as a professional licensed Barber three years ago. This is the job for me, I’ve grown a clientele that is similar to my view points, 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 Dukes, International Academy Alumnus

Location, Location, Location!

International Academy is located just minutes away from the world-famous Daytona Beach! Relax after studying by dipping your toes in the warm Atlantic waters or sunbathing on the sand. We are also conveniently located near some of Florida’s best attractions: Walt Disney World®, historic St. Augustine, Spaceport USA®, Sea World®, and Universal Studios® are all within a one hour drive from our campus.

Flexible Scheduling

Many schools are rigid with scheduling, but International Academy is not! We want you to be able to follow your dreams, no matter what it takes. If our set schedules don’t work for you, please let us know. We will work with you on an individual basis to create a schedule that works for you. Just contact our team—we are always happy to help!

We Care About Our Students

At International Academy, our students are our number one priority. We care about you not only as students but also as people. We want to be there for you every step of the way! Whether you are struggling with a technique in class, or feel overwhelmed in your personal life, we care. We want to make a difference in your life and help you grow into a thriving industry professional!

“At International Academy, it’s not just a school…It’s a wholesome lifelong experience. I am proud to say that I have been making a difference in my student’s lives for 40 years.”
—Mez Varol
Founder and President

Get Started at International Academy

Are you excited yet? We hope you feel how much we care about improving our students’ lives and helping them find their dream careers! If you want to learn more about International Academy, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by filling out this form. You can also stop by and visit us in person if you live close by or call us if you live overseas!

We can’t wait to meet you and help you find your place in this exciting and rewarding industry!

*Travel opportunities depend on current safety limitations.

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