Pursue Your Dream Career At Our Cosmetology School in Iowa

Turn your passion for hair, skincare, and nails into your dream career. The cosmetology program at La’ James International College is for students looking for a more traditional hands-on classroom environment. During our program, you can learn techniques that allow you to show off your creativity while helping real clients achieve their beauty goals. See what’s to come during class at La’ James International College based in Iowa!

Make Your Mark in Cosmetology

If you’re creative, ambitious, and have a love for beauty, then our cosmetology school may just be right for you. In our 2100-hour cosmetology program, you can gain an in-depth understanding of the cosmetology industry through our program’s three-term phases.

The cosmetology training at La’ James International College is separated into three terms. It begins with the principles of beauty and works upwards to help you gain the skills necessary for a future as a cosmetologist. You’ll begin learning in a classroom setting to learn technical skills before showing real clients what you’ve learned in our student salon. All services are performed under experienced and licensed instructors.

Our third is heavily focused on a student’s journey to salon/spa readiness and thus, much time is spent on practicing and perfecting skills learned in Terms 1 and 2 with a focus on perfecting and using LJIC’s Seven Standards. Term 3 is intended to be an internship-like atmosphere. Our goal is to help you feel prepared and confident for your future as a cosmetologist.

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See What Our Students Are Saying!

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 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.

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.

Cosmetology Program FAQs

When do classes start?

LJIC has classes starting every four weeks at each campus. However, not all programs start each month, and we may be looking for a certain number of enrollments before holding Class. Orientation is held the week prior to the class start date.

How long is your cosmetology program?

Our cosmetology program is a total of 2100 hours. This makes it possible to complete our program in as little as 60 weeks, depending on your schedule.

How can I pay for beauty school?

La’ James International College is an accredited beauty school. Meaning that we offer financial aid to those who qualify. Some forms of financial aid we accept include:

  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Military and Veterans Benefits

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Turn Your Dreams into Reality

With so many different careers available within the cosmetology industry, it all depends on you and what aspect of beauty you’re most passionate about. A career in the beauty industry can be fun and flexible and if becoming a cosmetologist has been your dream, now is the time. While we can’t guarantee employment after graduation, we do help graduates with placement assistance.

After you’ve graduated, you’ll be given the opportunity to sit down with our career director and discuss your career goal, strengths, and passions. Afterward, we’ll do our best to guide you in the right direction as a licensed cosmetologist in Iowa.

Take The First Step

Ready to get started? Great! We’re here to help you through our simple admissions process. If you haven’t already, we recommend scheduling a tour with us. That way, you can get a feel for our school’s environment, instructors, and culture.

Once you feel that you’re ready to apply for our cosmetology program, you’ll need to keep these requirements in mind:

  • Must have a valid high school diploma, official high school transcript, or GED equivalent
  • A valid form of a government photo ID
  • A completed Enrollment Application
  • Payment of the $50 application fee

We’re here to help you through our enrollment process if you have any questions a member from our admissions team would be happy to help answer them!

For additional info, you can check our FAQ section.

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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
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6322 University Avenue
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319-277-2150

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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
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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*

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5205 North Brady Street
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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
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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*