By the end of this year, Cosmetology schools will provide just 70,000 graduates annually while the industry needs a least 150,000 a year to fill open positions. Furthermore, most students entering the salon business upon graduation will assist at minimum wages for at least a year simply because they are not adequately trained. (According to the American Salon Magazines, “Coming Up Short”) This statistic is a reflection upon poorly designed, out-dated curriculums, not representative of the curriculum at International Academy of Style. Students studying under our cutting edge curriculum are challenging and changing this national statistic.


Q: Do you require students to wear a uniform?

A: No, we do not require a uniform. We recognize and respect that this industry has a variety of personalities and styles. We do require that you wear a black apron or black button up smock. We want you to look stylish yet feel comfortable in who you are.

Q: Do you require that we sell retail?

A: No, we absolutely do not require you to sell any retail. We do however train you in this area We prefer to keep our students’ focus on their education with out adding any pressure to sell retail for the school. We believe selling product is easy if you have the knowledge and the knowledge is what you are in school for.

Q: Do you have someone mixing color for us and controlling products and supplies?

A: No, we believe it to be an invaluable part of your education to learn the hands on skills of mixing the variety of products you will work with in the professional world. Hands on education allows you to learn portion control so when you are a part of the professional world you have already mastered product portions and your waste will be minimal.

Q: Do you only allow us to use Redken Product?

A: While a nice theory the reality of the world is that out in the salon you will use a variety of products to meet the variety of your clients needs. Redken is the primary product that we do use at International Academy of Style due to its’ excellence in quality. With that being said we do use other products at our school in conjunction with this product. We also allow you to bring in and experiment with outside professional products with your Education Development Leaders permission. We always want to insure that our loyal clientele are being treated with the highest professional quality products.

Q: When do your classes start?

A: We start new classes the 1st Tuesday of every month.

Q: What are the schools hours of business?

A: Our school is open Tuesday through Friday 9:00a.m.-7:30p.m. and Saturdays 9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.

Q: Are we required to bring in a certain amount of friends or family?

A: No, you are not required you to bring in any clients. We have a long standing and loyal clientele that have come and remained with us due to our superior quality and service. However, if you would like to have family and friends come in as clients they are welcome to. It is always fun for friends and family to enjoy your progress in education and skills.

Q: How can I work my schedule?

A: Because we are also working professionals we understand the need for flexible schedules. You are required to do no less or more than 30 hours a week. The exception to this is if you are an independent pay account, with that financial structure you are allowed to do no less than 30 hours a week but you can clock up to 48 hours a week to graduate earlier. Your 1st hour every day must be Theory, this is a state law, which means that your days will start at either 9:00a.m. or 12:00p.m. The Theory classes are 9:00a.m.-10:00am and 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. You can attend up to 10 hours per day . If you do not have a job you are required to attend on Saturdays. So you set your schedule as long as it meets those requirements.

Q: Do I need to supply the product to learn and work on clients while I am in school?

A: No, you do not need to buy any product to use on the school clientele. All implements, tools and supplies needed for the course will be supplied by International Academy of Style. Your education is number 1 at International Academy of Style and will never take a back seat to anything.