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 and Spa Training (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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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!
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.
As a veteran to the skincare and spa industry, I have collaborated and worked with thousands of estheticians worldwide. Many of them have graduated from the International Academy in Daytona Beach and speak very highly of the stellar education they obtained. I believe this school is one of the leading educational facilities in the US.
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.
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!