“. . . After many years as a practicing lawyer and not yet ready to retire, I decided to re-visit the skincare business. Being an active octogenarian I enrolled at the International Academy, a private school, graduated, and obtained my state license as an esthetician. IA is a fabulous school, providing interesting classes, patient teachers, and an overall pleasant [experience]. I have been actively working in a salon in Florida and loving every minute of it. Who says you can’t learn a new skill and start a new career at 80!” – Tanya
International Academy teaches a full program of Skin Care, Hair Removal and Spa Training. Students will learn the science behind the service when performing facials, body treatments, and hair removal. Beyond the basic facial, participants will learn ultrasonic methods, microdermabrasion, exfoliating peels, deeply relaxing massage techniques to deliver exceptional treatment options in today’s day spa environment. Skin students learn how to increase income utilizing lash lifts, lash additions and makeup services. Students will explore body treatments designed to smooth skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite, to detox, and the soothing benefits of hydrotherapy. Graduates of this program will be able to step into the spa and begin earning immediately!
Students will gain knowledge of the skin including structures and functions and the proper use of skin care treatments. Students will be trained in spa therapies, hydrotherapy, make-up application, and hair removal. Students will explore subjects such as understanding the skin, infection control, mask and spa therapies. Services that students will perform include facials (classic and para-medical), seaweed therapy, body wraps, exfoliating peels, relaxing hydrotherapy treatments, waxing, lash enhancing and massage of the neck and face.
Become a licensed Facial Specialist in as little as 2.5 months!
Supply Fee: $300
Interested? Give us a call at 386-767-4600 (ext. 224) and speak with one of our admissions representatives.
Apply Now for the 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.
See the Admissions page for 2021 class start dates.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!