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.

I have no one else to Thank other then Mez and International Academy for my success today! After graduating I spent one year working for Hair Cuttery building a clientele and getting more experience. The skills I acquired at International gave me complete confidence and set me apart from many I’ve worked with! Since then I work alongside with my sister and other great girls, as a booth renter in our super cute and fun salon, The Loft. This is my career I absolutely Love my job, I’m able to support my family. Again thank you Mez and International for making my dream come true!

Amy P.

Everything is great now since moving up North and graduating from International Academy. I got my dream job in Maryland. I seriously couldn’t be happier! I have been busy with bookings and double booked for 2 months out! My high energy really works in this industry. I'll be continuing my education but I’m so grateful for you everyone at International Academy.

Carina D.

I searched for six months looking for a school where I could learn cosmetology and fully learn esthetics in the same place. When I finally found International Academy, I thought it was too good to be true. The Administration was so caring and attentive to anything that I needed to make my transition to Daytona and into school as easy as possible. Also, the facilities at International Academy are amazing! The equipment and products that we trained with are of the highest quality. The equipment in the school spa is more up-to-date and high-tech than many of the professional spas out there today. I feel like International Academy has thoroughly prepared me to be one of the best in the beauty industry!

Sharon A.

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