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.

Visit the Admissions Page for 2020 Class Start dates.

Testimonials

I am now the proud owner of Serenity Salon & Spa an 1800 square foot facility in St. Augustine, Florida. I really owe all of this to International Academy for giving me the education that allowed me to make this dream come true.

Kerri C.

I have no one else to Thank other then Mez and International Academy for my success today! After graduating I spent one year working for Hair Cuttery building a clientele and getting more experience. The skills I acquired at International gave me complete confidence and set me apart from many I’ve worked with! Since then I work alongside with my sister and other great girls, as a booth renter in our super cute and fun salon, The Loft. This is my career I absolutely Love my job, I’m able to support my family. Again thank you Mez and International for making my dream come true!

Amy P.

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.

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!

Denise L.

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