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 1-888-893-3636 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!


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.

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.

Philippe 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.

. . . I began working in the field of beautification as a professional licensed Barber three years ago. This is the job for me, I've grown a clientele that is similar to my viewpoints, humor, and generally good people that you want to surround yourself with. This has by far been the best decision of my life professionally for my mental health, financial security, and general happiness. I never saw it coming and couldn't be happier for it.

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