Spa Specialist Program

The Spa Specialist Program allows the massage therapist to offer additional services within a spa not included within his/her Massage Therapy Licensure. These services can add valuable income and allows the employer to have one trained Spa Specialist instead of having the need to hire a massage therapist and esthetician.

Once the Massage Therapy Program is complete; the student enters phase two of the program, with 310 hours of intense skin and spa training. Students will learn about the skin  structure and function, as well as the proper use of various skin care treatments. Our curriculum will prepare students in the latest treatments of spa therapies, hydrotherapy, makeup-up application and hair removal. Students will explore subjects such as understanding the skin, infection control, mask and spa therapy. Students will perform facials, seaweed therapy, body wraps, exfoliating peels, relaxation treatments, stress recovery, massage of the neck and face and waxing. The course includes training in paramedical facial treatments such as microdermabrasion, ultrasonic facials, light therapy and advanced skin analysis.

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Upon completion 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 license for Skin Care Hair Removal Specialist.

Interested? Give us a call at 386-767-4600 (ext. 224)  and speak with one of our admissions representatives.

For more information, please visit our catalog. Need help paying for school? Check out our financial aid options!

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Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Weekly Class Schedule for 910 Hr Spa Specialist 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 Admissions Page for 2020 Class Start dates.

Testimonials

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.

Debra K.

Hair has always been a great passion of mine, and when I knew cosmetology was the career I wanted to pursue, I looked long and hard for a loyal school. I found the perfect one, International Academy! So, I packed up my bags from Chicago and moved down to Florida. I learned great skills in coloring and cutting and had lots of feed back from all of the great, knowledgeable teachers. I have now been doing hair for 5 years and am having great success!

Cheryl H.

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.

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!

Tara L.

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