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.
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.
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If you love nails but want to learn more, then our dual licensure program might be the perfect fit for you! Our Full Specialist program is a 600-hour program that combines our Nail Technician program, our Skin Care, Hair Removal, and Spa Training, and our Advanced Makeup training. Our Full Specialty program helps prepare our students for more advanced spa services and the state of Florida offers Full Specialty License without examination.
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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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.
Our nail technician program is 240 hours, meaning you could be licensed in as little as 8 weeks!
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.
Unfortunately, for our nail technician program, we do not offer financial aid. For help creating a financial plan, contact our admissions office!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!