Getting to Know La’ James International College

La’ James International College is a beauty school with five different accredited campuses throughout the state of Iowa. Our focus is on our students and helping them build confidence so they can pursue their goals of becoming beauty professionals.

I would recommend everyone come to LJIC because you get to meet a lot of new people and this field can take you anywhere.

Alexis L.

Alexis L.

The opportunities are endless here at LJIC and the tools for success are given to you. You just have to apply them! I love Wednesday and Thursday mornings We [student & staff] meet to discuss the week ahead and build together as a team.

Holly D.

Holly D.

I chose LJIC because it gave me more options to learn different areas rather than just hair only. You learn nails, the spa side of Cosmetology, and everything else.

Betty L.

Betty L.

Why La’ James International College

We pride ourselves on creating an environment where you can learn, express your creativity, and become a part of a tight-knit community. Your beauty school experience plays a huge role in your success, later on in your career. So why choose LJIC?

Job Placement

LJIC has graduated thousands of students and helped place them into rewarding health and beauty careers. Our relationships with our industry partners and local salon and spas have helped us place our graduates all over the United States and Internationally!

Going Beyond Beauty Basics

LJIC invests in your success after graduation with a curriculum that includes best business practices, financial literacy, and strategies for success that prepare you for the health and beauty business. You’ll also get the opportunity to learn from La’ James International College Seven Standards. These are seven habits that are proven to help salon and spa professionals in providing top-rate customer service to their guests.

Alumni Benefits

Only at La’ James International College will you receive FREE Lifetime LJIC Continuing Education for all of our graduates. LJIC works with Industry Partners to provide trend-relevant continuing education classes at all of our campus locations. Alumni receive priority emails for events, workshop opportunities, career assistance, scholarship information, and guest speaking opportunities.

Grow Your Knowledge

Students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and receive multiple licenses or earn credits toward a two-year associate degree in Health and Beauty Management. These programs are designed for students who are seeking additional education and want to stand out from the competition.

Experienced Educators

We invest in our educators to ensure that they are trained in the latest industry techniques and protocols. Many of our educators also work in the professional industry, bringing relevant expertise to our students.

Smaller Class Sizes

We maintain a 15 to 1 student-to-educator ratio or better, so you get the time and personal attention you deserve. We want students to feel supported by our educators to ensure our students can pick up concepts quickly in a supportive environment. Students are not just a number in a classroom at La’ James International College.

LJIC Awards

Teaching the “Best Facial of The Century”

With five campus locations throughout Iowa, La’ James International College is an institution in the Hawkeye State and beyond. For more than 50 years La’ James International College has developed a reputation for excellence, providing students with everything they need to succeed through their four-cornerstone goal of enrolling, educating, graduating, and finally, placing graduates in jobs they love. Estheticianedu.org was nothing but impressed by the immersive approach La’ James takes in preparing students to become skilled estheticians, providing a true spa atmosphere designed to both teach and inspire. Choose LJIC for your esthetics program and you’ll be part of a school known for the ‘Best Facial of the Century!’

La’ James International College has been a proud member of NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Science) for over 50 years. LJIC was recently recognized as a Founding Member School at NACCAS’s 50-year celebration in Arlington, Virginia. NACCAS has over 1200 accredited institutions with some 105,000 students. That is more than one hundred thousand students whose lives are changing because of attending an accredited institution, like LJIC, that gives their student better career opportunities upon program completion.

 

Annual Cimaglia Award

In 2012, the 35th Annual Cimaglia Award was presented by Milady President, Dawn Gerrain. Candidates are either past presidents of AACS and/or those persons with 25 years or more of outstanding performance for continuous service to cosmetology education and the beauty industry.

The nominees for the 2012 Awards were: Cynthia Becher, Sam Federico, Jim Goins and John Halal.

The award, sponsored by Milady and presented by AACS Past Presidents, was presented to Cynthia A. Becher for her honorable contributions to the industry. In her emotional acceptance, Becher said, “It’s truly an honor… I’m shocked.” She fell into the industry but stated that she quickly fell in love with it and acknowledged how generous and rewarding it as been for her. “This industry changed me internally,” she said. “From the bottom of my heart, I can’t tell you enough how I appreciate this.”

Ready to Get Started?

Are you convinced that La’ James International College is the school for you? Schedule your tour of one of our five Iowa locations! We welcome you to get to know more about our school’s culture, our programs, and more!

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Fort Dodge

2419 5th Avenue South
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

515-576-3119

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Cedar Falls

6322 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

319-277-2150

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Cedar Rapids

4444 1st Ave NE #12
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

319-378-6456

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Davenport

5205 North Brady Street
Davenport, Iowa 52806

563-441-7900

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Des Moines

8805 Chambery Boulevard
Johnston, Iowa 50131

515-278-2208

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*