Learn The Art of Nails

Are you someone who has a strong attention to detail, a creative mindset, and a love for beauty? If a career in creating stunning nail art sounds right for you, get started with International Academy. In our nail technician program, you can explore your creative side while you learn current nail trends. Our curriculum focuses on offering you the skills you need to be a successful nail technologist.

Our Nail Technology Training

We designed our program to offer full training in both nail science and artistry. You’ll start your education with classroom theory and learning from experienced instructors. You’ll then get to practice what you learned in our student spa under the supervision of licensed professionals. Our nail technology program is separated into two sections:

Basic Nail Skills: The basics start with an orientation to the field of nail technology. You’ll learn theories within a classroom setting and work on manikins and live models for hands-on practice.

Advanced Skills: An extension of basic skills, you’ll get the opportunity to work on real clients in our student salon while preparing for employment competency level and licensure. As you provide services to actual clients, you’ll get live feedback as all services are closely supervised by our licensed instructors.

By the time you graduate, we want you to feel confident and prepared for the industry. Our goal is to help our students succeed in their education and their careers.

Check Out Our Student Kits

Nail Technology Kit
  • Basecoat
  • Topcoat
  • Cuticle Softener
  • Mixing Pot
  • Manicure Bowl
  • Toe Separators
  • Nail Tips
  • Acrylic Nippers
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • Miracle Shiner
  • Glue Dryer
  • Toenail Clippers
  • Foot File
  • Orangewood Sticks
  • Acrylic Sculpting Brush
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Pre-Primer; Primer Bonder
  • Advanced Monomer
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Polishes
  • Wrap Fabric
  • Zip Bond
  • Nail Adhesives
  • Acrylic Forms
  • Glass Dappen Dish
  • Advanced Acrylic Powders

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International Academy is proud to announce that we are now using Cima’s digital curriculum.

Start Doing What You Love

At International Academy, we’re here to help our students throughout their entire program. While we can’t guarantee employment, we offer career placement help by building your resume, putting together a list of prospects, and reviewing interview success techniques.

Besides career placement, our staff is ready to assist you with other services that will help you achieve your career goals.

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Program FAQs

What schedules are available for this program?

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.

How long is your nail technician program?

Our nail technician program is 240 hours, meaning you could be licensed in as little as 8 weeks!

Can I receive my license outside of Florida?

Each state has different requirements to become a licensed nail technician, and licenses may require additional work to transfer. You can complete any additional hours that may be required at International Academy for no additional cost! Ask an admissions advisor for details.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Unfortunately, for our nail technician program, we do not offer financial aid. For help creating a financial plan, contact our admissions office!

Start the Admission Process

Are you ready to express your creativity at International Academy? The first step is to schedule a tour with us by either contacting us at 1-386-767-4600 or by filling out the form.

Before applying, it is important to note that students who apply must meet the following requirements:

All applicants must be beyond the age of compulsory education, which is sixteen (16) years old.
Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

Our friendly admissions team is always happy to help. If you have any questions about enrollment or our school, don’t hesitate to reach out!


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.

I escaped East Berlin Germany to the USA to follow my dreams. I discovered International Academy. It was the best decision I ever made! After graduating I have since bought my own salon and ran it for the past 10 years with 9 employees. I owe it all to International Academy for all their experience and training. I highly recommend this wonderful school for a life changing experience. Always follow your dreams!

Simone W.

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.

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.

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