Pursue your beauty education at International Academy. Our Cosmetology Program has training that takes you from on-trend coloring techniques to precision cutting and everything in between! Prepare to sit for your Florida state board exam and become eligible for licensure at our destination beauty school.

Looking to use your license outside of Florida? You can complete any additional hours that may be required at International Academy for no additional cost! Ask an admissions advisor for details.

Complete our 1200 clock-hour program in as little as 9 months and be on your way to a new career faster!

Cosmetology Program Cost

Registration:      $100

Tuition:               $16,200

Kits:                     $1,750

Books:                 $250

Supply Fee:        $300

Total:                 $18,600

For more information, please visit our catalog. Need help paying for school? Check out our financial aid options!

Our Curriculum

If you can believe it, you can achieve it! We strive to set our students up for success both in school and after graduation. Learn hands-on with real clients under the direction of our passionate instructors in our student salon.

As a student in our cosmetology program, you will learn:

  • Sanitation Best Practices
  • Hair Shaping/ Cutting
  • Shampooing
  • Scalp Treatments & Hair Care
  • Hair Styling
  • Hair Coloring
  • Chemical Waving
  • Chemical Relaxing/ Straightening
  • Facials
  • Skincare
  • Makeup
  • Hair Removal
  • Manicuring & Pedicuring
  • Artificial Nail Application
  • Salon Business & Management
  • State Board Preparatory Theory
  • And More!

Are you as passionate about skincare or nails as you are about hair? Students in our cosmetology program have the option to complete our full nail technology or skincare, hair removal, and spa training programs at no additional cost!

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Imagine Your Dream Career…

Would you be working flexible hours, using your creativity, and making a difference? Maybe your dream career even involves working for yourself! If so, cosmetology could be your perfect fit.

One-third of all cosmetologists are self-employed, and about 60% feel like they are making a difference in others’ lives. Job satisfaction is high, and it may be because there are so many opportunities in this industry! Here are just a few career paths our program can help prepare you for:

  • Salon Owner/ Manager
  • Independent Hairstylist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Barbershop Stylist
  • Beauty Influencer
  • Cruise Ship Beauty Therapist
  • Lash and Brow Specialist
  • Editorial Hair and Makeup Artist
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Product Line Developer

Student Kit

comb, clippers, brushes

Our cosmetology students receive professional kits with everything they need for a future beauty career. Progress through your program to receive your “freshman,” “sophomore,” and “senior” kits, which include:

Freshman Kit

  • Mist Bottle
  • Shampoo Cape
  • Chemical Cape
  • 2 Manikins
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Curling Iron
  • Clips
  • Tint Bowls
  • Color Brushes
  • Blow Dryer
  • Professional Shear Set (2 Shears)

Sophomore Kit

  • 1 Extra Long Hair Manikin
  • 1 Male Manikin
  • Razor with blades
  • Hand Mirror
  • Clippers
  • Trimmers
  • Guards
  • Flat Iron
  • Large Curling Iron

Senior Kit

  • 1 Manikin
  • Graphite Comb Set
  • Manicure/Pedicure/Nail Tool Set
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Professional Makeup
  • Acrylic Nail Kit
  • Emory Boards
  • Tool Caddy
  • Nail Clippers
  • Toe and Finger Spacer

Weekly Class Schedules:

Full-time Days: 30 hours per week, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday

Part-time Days: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Part-time Nights: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.

collage of students and student work


Interested? Give us a call at 386-767-4600 (ext. 224)  and speak with one of our admissions representatives.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.


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.

. . . I began working in the field of beautification as a professional licensed Barber three years ago. This is the job for me, I've grown a clientele that is similar to my viewpoints, humor, and generally good people that you want to surround yourself with. This has by far been the best decision of my life professionally for my mental health, financial security, and general happiness. I never saw it coming and couldn't be happier for it.

Russell D.

. . . 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 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.

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