La’ James International College, also known as LJIC, has been offering innovative, unique, and industry-leading education and training in beauty for almost 50 years! We believe that pursuing an education in the professional health and beauty industry is the first step to discovering a career filled with creativity and endless opportunities. Our mission at all of our campus locations in the Midwest is set upon four cornerstone goals: Enroll, Educate, Graduate, and Place.

    Our goal is to maximize your potential through programs that teach not only the latest techniques, but also proven business and marketing strategies. LJIC’s quality education can significantly improve your earning potential and prepare you for a long-term future in the industry.


    Our cosmetology 5-day program is like no other! It allows you to express your creativity and talent in hair, skin, spa services, makeup and nail care. Beyond the technical skills LJIC empowers students to graduate and reach their full potential in exceeding guest satisfaction to maximize their earning power and create profits at their fingertips.

    Exclusively at LJIC – Get the best of both worlds a skill and a degree! Earn a 2-year A.A.S. Degree in Health and Beauty Management, and a Cosmetology License at the same time, and do it all in about 1 year. This unbeatable dual education will take you to a higher level at a faster pace with more opportunities, advancement, and financial rewards.

    Experience the true spa atmosphere and be inspired to expand your love for skincare and makeup through skin analysis, advanced facial treatments, waxing, microdermabrasion, plus master the “Best Facial of the Century”. Also, at LJIC, learn effective guest communication skills to increase confidence and product recommendations and eminence to securing financial success in the industry.

    At LJIC, our interactive curriculum will allow you to expand on the power of touch and learn the art of relaxation and therapeutic benefits of Massage Therapy. Not only will you become skilled in massage, but also specialized spa body treatments, reflexology and a number of other modalities. You will find that our program enables each student to become proficient in developing client consultations, treatment, and plans for their client’s wellness, along with marketing techniques and business tactics for more career opportunities and success in starting and maintaining a successful practice.

    Another LJIC exclusive! – Be a leader in the industry, two skills and a degree! Earn a 2-year A.A.S. degree in Health and Beauty Management, and a dual license in Esthetics and Massage Therapy, and do it all in about 1 year. This preeminent multiple education can take you to a higher level at a faster pace with more opportunities, advancement, and financial rewards. Be in demand by the top spas!

    LJIC invests in our graduates! Be in demand, save time and money by taking multiple consecutive programs. Salon and Spa owners prefer graduates that are multi licensed. Be more marketable and increase your paycheck!

    Join LJIC and be a part of the growing nail industry! This short-term program gets you trained and ready for your career in as little as 16 weeks. Join the pros with your training in nail enhancements, nail art, manicures, pedicures, and reflexology. Our partnership with CND enables us to deliver the most current nail trends to complete the total look in fashion and exhibit innovative tips for industry success!

    As a profession, it is among life’s noblest and most responsible activities. It creates memories that last a lifetime for learners. It is the objective and purpose of La’ James International College to have developed a qualified instructor who will be licensed by the state through examination as well as become gainfully employed as a professional cosmetology arts and sciences instructor along with their licensure in their discipline of study.

    Cosmetology 5 day

    Next Class Starts July 18 or August 15

    Massage Therapy

    Next Class Starts August 16 or October 11


    Next Class Starts August 16 or October 11

    Nail Technology

    Next Class Starts September 13


    Are you ready to start a new career?

    LJIC is Distinctively Different!



    Our curriculum has been developed to translate to an education that is relevant, trending and compelling to succeed as a licensed professional in this industry. LJIC’s approach to learning is personal, hands on training that includes smaller class sizes that enable more one on one interaction with educators.  Additionally, we offer a multiple licensure plan that will save you time and tuition to obtain multiple licensure as well as giving you the option to receive an A.A.S degree in Health and Beauty Management – these options put you in high demand with top salons and spas.

    Our campus locations provide a true salon and spa experience to give you a real-world learning environment. LJIC not only wants to give excellent technical skills but we also want to help develop your abilities to grow a clientele, as well as increase client referrals and retail sales that will build long lasting guest relationships.


    I wouldn’t have gone to any other school. LJIC students and staff have become a whole other family and I’m thankful for each and every one of them. If you’re looking for a salon to go to, or a place to start your Cosmetology, Massage, or esthetics career, La James in Cedar Falls is the best place to be.

    Kat Nielsen (Cedar Falls)

    I graduated from the Cosmetology program here. I love the teachers, school & students. I knew I had to do Massage.

    Malorie Kleinhesselink (Fort Dodge)

    I immediately enrolled and right after high school, I started. It’s been an amazing experience. If it’s something that you like to do, then do it. Don’t let other people’s opinions steer you away from what you like to do.

    Katlyn VanWolvelaere (Davenport)

    The LJIC environment [students & staff] has made me feel welcomed. I can be myself without judgment.

    Ceola Rosenberger (Davenport)

    My advice for others who want to be a cosmetologist would be to just be you. Have confidence, courage, and responsibility. You need to take it seriously and have fun. Just follow your dreams.

    Tea Padilla

    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 [students & staff] meet to discuss the week ahead and build together as a team.

    Holly Droigk (Cedar Falls)

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

    Alexis Lamoreux (Iowa City)

    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 Lipp (Des Moines)


    We have graduated and placed thousands of students, launching them on the best path for success in
    various health and beauty careers. Whether you’re interested in attending a health and beauty school to
    be a licensed professional in Iowa; you won’t have to look further than LJIC for
    industry-leading programs and instruction. We have five campus locations in Iowa:


    Are you ready to explore your talents at one of our esteemed La’ James International College campus locations? Book your tour of one of our campus locations, contact us to get your questions answered, or enroll with us now! Want to stay in touch? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. LJIC is more than a beauty school. We are a health and beauty career college with Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Esthetics, and Nail Technology programs. Don’t wait another day to discover how you can make your dreams come true!




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