July 20, 2021
Enrolling in Beauty School: Our Ultimate Checklist!
Have you been considering enrolling in beauty school? Whether your goal is to start your own business or work at your dream salon, the beauty industry can give you an exciting and rewarding career path! Not to mention, beauty is big business. In total, the industry is worth over $500 billion. Additionally, women in the US spend over $3,500 annually on facials, haircuts, manicures, and other beauty products and services. Men spend just under $3,000!
At International Academy, our goal is to help students find their paths in beauty. If you’re ready to begin that process, keep reading! Our checklist breaks down the enrollment process into manageable steps, so you can be sure you’re not missing anything important. Let’s get started!
Choose Your Beauty School
The first step to enrolling is choosing the right beauty school for you! When considering schools, everything from financial aid to schedule options can make a difference. Here are a few questions to ask yourself (and the admissions team!) when deciding on a school:
- Does this school offer my desired program?
- What is included in the program?
- Are part-time or flexible schedules offered?
- What is unique about this school?
- Does this school accept financial aid?
- Does this school help students with career placement?
- What qualifications do the teachers have?
- Can I see myself fitting in at and enjoying this school?
At International Academy, we strive to provide both an excellent education and an unforgettable life experience. Our destination beauty school attracts students worldwide, and we truly care about each student!
“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.”
Founder and President
Choosing a Program
Something to consider while you’re choosing a beauty school is what program you want to enroll in. If you already know what program you’re interested in, this part is easy! If you’re not sure, we recommend talking to those already in the industry to learn the pros and cons of each industry. At International Academy, we offer programs in
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Schedule a Tour!
One of the most important things you can do when choosing a school is taking a tour! We always recommend touring your top choices before enrolling. This allows you to get your questions answered in person, meet the staff, and see if you could picture yourself as a student there!
Make a Financial Plan
Once you’ve chosen your school, the next step is to get your finances in order. At International Academy, we are proud to offer financial aid to those who qualify. If this step feels overwhelming, please feel free to reach out to us for help! Our team can help you see if you may qualify for funding through
If you can dream it, you can achieve it. Don’t let financial roadblocks keep you from creating your future in beauty! Our team has experience helping aspiring beauty professionals like you create a financial plan that works. We are here to help you every step of the way!
Send in Your Application
You’ve decided on a school that feels right for you. Check. You have a financial plan to help you get there. Check. You are officially ready to apply!
This step will vary depending on the school. At International Academy, you can fill out your application directly online! Some schools may have you request a physical application from them. Application requirements will also vary by state, but at International Academy, here are a few things you will need
- A high school diploma, GED equivalency, or Home School diploma
- Drivers License or Picture ID
- To be at least 16 years of age
For a complete list, or to see what documents are required for International students, contact one of our helpful admissions representatives.
Once you have submitted the required documents and paid any application fees, you are ready to go! Your school will notify you if your application is missing any required information or if anything further is needed. If accepted, you are ready to begin your beauty school journey on your first day of class!
Start Your First Day With Confidence!
Your last step with enrolling in beauty school is beginning classes! We know the first day of school can be both exciting and a little nerve-wracking. Don’t worry! The staff and instructors will be there to help you every step of the way.
Here are just a few things you may want to bring to your first day to help you feel confident and ready to go:
- Dress-code appropriate, professional outfit
- Pen or pencil and paper to take notes
- Your professional kit
- Comfortable shoes
At International Academy, our classes start every Monday (excepting a few holidays–Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day). Be sure to show up on time and come prepared! You are officially ready to pursue your exciting new future in the beauty industry! We can’t wait to help you turn your dreams into your reality.
Apply at International Academy
If you’re ready to pursue your future in beauty, International Academy can get you started! We want to help you on the path to success. Our goal is to improve students’ lives through education and prepare graduates to enter the industry as working professionals.
Learn more about our school by scheduling your tour today. Or, if you already know International Academy is the school for you, begin filling out your application online! We can’t wait to meet you and help you become the artist you are meant to be!