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Schools

NACCAS

 

American Association of Cosmetology Schools

AACS is “America’s Voice in Hair, Skin, and Nail Education”

AACS was founded in 1924; we are a national non-profit association open to all privately owned schools of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences.

AACS specializes in updating our members with information about new teaching methods, current industry events, and Washington, DC updates. We do this through a series of seminars, conferences and conventions held throughout the year.

Most of all, AACS members act as a family, often helping each other with addressing problems facing beauty education. This “networking” is often listed as the most important benefit to membership.

For those schools that participate in Title IV funding, AACS lobbies Congress and the Department of Education aggressively to protect the interests of private career schools. AACS is your representative in Washington, DC.

Beauty Changes Lives

The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) presented an inspiring, public event showcasing beauty’s power to change lives. Beauty Changes Lives convened icons in the beauty and wellness industry as well as beauty school students and school owners to share how a career in beauty changed their lives. Proceeds from the event benefitted the CUT IT OUT! domestic violence awareness initiative

Cut It Out

CUT IT OUT is a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States.

Mike McKinley Motivational Speaker

 


Professional Organizations

InSPAration Management

We Are Your Success Partner InSPAration Management, a firm specializing in spa and salon business development, advanced education, BizTools, and medi spa management to help elevate your success.InSPAration Management is committed to maximizing spas’ and salons’ growth and profits, while improving the guest’s experience, through professional consulting and education.

Spas around the world face many challenges in developing, marketing, and selling their spa brand and services. Additionally, most spas have not fully maximized their profit potential. InSPAration Management provides effective solutions to assist spa and salon industry professionals to reach and exceed their goals.

For nearly 2 decades, Dori Soukup, Founder and CEO, has traveled the world visiting over 27 countries, that lead her to see firsthand the challenges spa and salon leaders are experiencing. She discovered that most spas and salons have the same challenges. Dori began developing solutions and implementing and testing strategies to help the industry overcome their challenges. We now have a blueprint on how to effectively and successfully manage spas and salons. We invite you to explore all of the business solutions, systems, and structure we have created for you!


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Testimonials

Before I came to International Academy I was working a job that was both physically and mentally draining. I came to International Academy and fell in love with not only the facilities but also the staff. The teachers and administrators really care about their students and want them to succeed. The difference I found in this school vs. others was that at International we were like a family. I completed both the massage and skin programs and was prepared to go out into the real world. I graduated and obtained a great job in the same week. I chalk that up to the skills I learned at International Academy.

Jennifer I.

I escaped East Berlin Germany to the USA to follow my dreams. I discovered International Academy. It was the best decision I ever made! After graduating I have since bought my own salon and ran it for the past 10 years with 9 employees. I owe it all to International Academy for all their experience and training. I highly recommend this wonderful school for a life changing experience. Always follow your dreams!

Simone W.

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.

International Academy provided me with a strong educational and professional foundation in which I have been able to build upon. My goal has been to elevate myself and others to new levels of success and to show cosmetology graduates that anything is possible in our industry.

Kirk R.

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