Nail Technician Program

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.

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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.

For more information, please visit our catalog. Need help paying for school? Check out our financial aid options!

Interested? Give us a call at  386-767-4600 (ext. 224) and speak with one of our admissions representatives.

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Weekly Class Schedule for 240hr Nail Technician 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.

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Testimonials

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.

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.

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.

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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