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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

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.

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.

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!

Cheryl H.

I am now the proud owner of Serenity Salon & Spa an 1800 square foot facility in St. Augustine, Florida. I really owe all of this to International Academy for giving me the education that allowed me to make this dream come true.

Kerri C.

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