Due to an overwhelming demand by the industry to hire multi-licensed professionals, International Academy began the Spa Specialist Program. This unique program gives enhancement to the massage therapist in offering additional services within a spa not included within his/her Massage Therapy Licensure. These services can add valuable income for the licensed professional and allows the employer the opportunity to have one trained Spa Specialist instead of having the need to hire a massage therapist and an esthetician.
After completing the Massage Therapy Program, the student would enter phase two of the Spa Specialist Program which focuses on 310 hours of intense skin and spa training. Students will examine breakthrough research on the skin and all its elements including but not limited to structure and its functions, as well as the proper procedures behind the use of certain skin care treatments. The curriculum will also prepare students in the latest treatments of spa therapies, hydrotherapy, makeup-up application in addition to hair removal. Students will explore subjects such as understanding the skin, sterilization and sanitation, mask and spa therapy. Services that students will perform include facials, seaweed therapy, body wraps, exfoliating peels, relaxation treatments, stress recovery, waxing and massage of the neck and face. This course also includes training in paramedical facial treatments such as microdermabrasion, ultrasonic facials, and state of the art skin analysis.
Upon completion of both phases of the program, the student is prepared to pass the State authorized MBLEX Test, for Massage Therapy and then apply for their Florida Massage Therapy License, as well as, apply for and receive their licensure for Skin Care Hair Removal Specialist. (There is no State exam required for Skin Care and Hair Removal licensing)
Interested? Give us a call at 386-788-5620 and speak with one of our admissions representatives.
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Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.
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 Admissions Page for 2020 Class Start dates.
I have owned my spa and salon for 13 years in Florida. I was introduced to International Academy one year ago. During that time I have hired four graduates of the Academy. In my 18 years of experience in the beauty industry, I have found that the graduates of the International Academy demonstrate a superior knowledge of technical skills and a solid foundation of professionalism. I am proud to say that the International Academy has set a higher standard of learning for the beauty industry. Whenever I have an open position in my spa, I call the administrators at the International Academy for a referral of recent graduates. Of the interviews I’ve conducted with International’s graduates, I’ve hired every one of them. They have proven to be some of the best in the industry.
After graduating from Intl Academy I went out into the real world of with such confidence and was ready for anything had to offer me. I started with Hair Cuttery and in 6 months became the manager. Several years later I opened my own salon with another Intl Academy grad and have successfully been in business over 4 years thanks to my fabulous education, love and support from Mez and the entire staff at Intl Academy!
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!
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!