Do you dream for passion in your profession? Do you dream of a career doing what you love?
If you can DREAM…have a vision of where you want to be in life and the career path you want to follow. If you BELIEVE…in yourself and your aspirations. We will help you ACHIEVE…
Together we can do this.
It’s EASIER to choose your path when you’re in demand.
The cosmetology industry employs individuals in every town and city in the country.
No community exists without hair salons, barber shops, spas and wellness centers.
The supply of skilled professionals in the industry continues to fall short of the demand.*
Salon owners have jobs waiting, but are not able to find properly trained employees.*
The average salary, NOT including tips in the U.S. is about $30,000 to $48,000 per year.*
“*The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) 2007 Job Demand Survey.
You have a wide range of career opportunities! So many options!
A career with a solid foundation and lifelong job security!
*The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) – 2007 Job Demand Survey.
**U.S. Dept of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook 2019-2029 Edition
Hair has always been a great passion of mine, and when I knew cosmetology was the career I wanted to pursue, I looked long and hard for a loyal school. I found the perfect one, International Academy! So, I packed up my bags from Chicago and moved down to Florida. I learned great skills in coloring and cutting and had lots of feed back from all of the great, knowledgeable teachers. I have now been doing hair for 5 years and am having great success!
. . . 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!
I have owned my spa and salon for 13 years in Florida. I was introduced to International Academy one year ago. During that time I have hired four graduates of the Academy. In my 18 years of experience in the beauty industry, I have found that the graduates of the International Academy demonstrate a superior knowledge of technical skills and a solid foundation of professionalism. I am proud to say that the International Academy has set a higher standard of learning for the beauty industry. Whenever I have an open position in my spa, I call the administrators at the International Academy for a referral of recent graduates. Of the interviews I’ve conducted with International’s graduates, I’ve hired every one of them. They have proven to be some of the best in the industry.
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!
Besides career placement our staff is ready to assist you with other services that will help you achieve your career goals. As a student ongoing assistance is provided in the following areas: Car pooling, Study Buddies, Graduation and more. Whatever you need, we are here to help!