This program offers a full course of nail science and artistry preparing the student for real life work in a nail salon or spa. Graduates will be fully prepared to perform professional, salon-grade services and begin earning a meaningful income immediately upon licensure.
Students are taught how to apply enhancements such as acrylics, sculptured nails, poly-gel nails, dip systems, nail tips and nail art techniques. Nail wrapping, manicuring, pedicuring and gel polish uses round out the natural nail part of the curriculum. In addition, students will learn the science behind the service, and will cover subjects like infection control, personal ethics, salon management, customer service and how to market themselves.
The course prepares the student to receive his or her license as a Nail Technician in the State of Florida and seek employment within nail salons, full services salons, spas and resorts and podiatrist offices. In addition to our Nail Technician Program, International Academy offers a dual licensure program, Full Specialist. This 750 hour program combines the Nail Technician Program (240 clock hours) and the Skin Care, Hair Removal Specialist Program (310 hours) along with 200 additional clock hours in Advanced Make Up, which covers microblading, eyelash extensions, special effect applications and airbrush make up. The State of Florida issues a Full Specialty License whereby no examination by the State is given.
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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.
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With the education I received from International I quickly advanced in the industry. After graduation I quickly surpassed colleagues in my salon and moved into management after six months. After only three years I was able to open my own salon which has been very successful. All of this has been possible because of International Academy!
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!
I have owned my spa and salon for 13 years in Florida. I was introduced to International Academy one year ago. During that time I have hired four graduates of the Academy. In my 18 years of experience in the beauty industry, I have found that the graduates of the International Academy demonstrate a superior knowledge of technical skills and a solid foundation of professionalism. I am proud to say that the International Academy has set a higher standard of learning for the beauty industry. Whenever I have an open position in my spa, I call the administrators at the International Academy for a referral of recent graduates. Of the interviews I’ve conducted with International’s graduates, I’ve hired every one of them. They have proven to be some of the best in the industry.
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.
Besides career placement our staff is ready to assist you with other services that will help you achieve your career goals. As a student ongoing assistance is provided in the following areas: Car pooling, Study Buddies, Graduation and more. Whatever you need, we are here to help!