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!

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.


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.

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.

. . . 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!


Its about the journey…I graduated from Intl Academy with a strong foundation in cosmetology as a stylist and an educator now over 10years. I am proud to help cultivate and inspire the beauty within us all and visually express it to the world.

Tina H.

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