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.


International Academy is not just a school for me, they became my family. Even when I visit as a graduate, I feel like I am visiting my family. Since Graduation, I have been employed with Great Clips and love my career. I am beginning Management training there and I owe it all to the training I received at International Academy. They truly exceeded my expectations!

Ernest C.

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.

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.

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