About Us

Our Mission

It is the Mission of International Academy to help people improve their lives through education, preparing them for employment in their chosen career.

Why International Academy?

As a student of International Academy, we will help you create your career path.

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Here are the top ten reasons for you to choose International Academy:

  1. Educating for 40+ years.
  2. Interactive, hands-on, fun and enjoyable teaching methods.
  3. International and national travel opportunities as field trips for cultural exchange.
  4. Modern, dynamic facilities.
  5. Producing sought after graduates with job placement nationally and internationally in top salons and spas.
  6. Graduate students with customer service skills, technical skills and attitudes based on winning.
  7. Accreditation and industry affiliations that ensure your success.
  8. Career paths that become a reality in less than a year.
  9. Location, location, location! International Academy is located just minutes away from the world’s most famous beach and an hour from Walt Disney theme parks.
  10. The dedication that the administrators, staff and faculty give to each and every student. Each student is treated as an individual, not just a number. Every day is spent filled with learning experiences to meet each students needs, so that everyone will reach their maximum learning potential and achieve their career goals in the beauty and wellness industry.

“At International Academy, it’s not just a school…It’s a wholesome
life long 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



With the education I received from International I quickly advanced in the industry. After graduation I quickly surpassed colleagues in my salon and moved into management after six months. After only three years I was able to open my own salon which has been very successful. All of this has been possible because of International Academy!

Denise L.

International Academy is not just a school for me, they became my family. Even when I visit as a graduate, I feel like I am visiting my family. Since Graduation, I have been employed with Great Clips and love my career. I am beginning Management training there and I owe it all to the training I received at International Academy. They truly exceeded my expectations!

Ernest C.

After graduating from Intl Academy I went out into the real world of with such confidence and was ready for anything had to offer me. I started with Hair Cuttery and in 6 months became the manager. Several years later I opened my own salon with another Intl Academy grad and have successfully been in business over 4 years thanks to my fabulous education, love and support from Mez and the entire staff at Intl Academy!

Tara L.

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.

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