La’ James International College has a history for innovation and excellence. We are an industry leader in concept, appearance and the ability to fulfill our mission to ENROLL, EDUCATE, GRADUATE and PLACE. We have been a family owned and operated business for 50 years and we will be around for years to come – so you can rely on us, even after you graduate.
La’ James International College is the only Cosmetology school in Iowa that gives students the opportunity to choose a Cosmetology program with a Blended 3 day schedule or a Traditional 5 day schedule to fit their needs. Whether you choose the Hybrid 3 Day or 5 Day Program you can still graduate in about a year!
What is a Cosmetology 3 day blended online? Students attend practical hands-on training 3 days a week on campus. Students complete the theory education online outside of the scheduled 3 days on campus. The practical hands-on training starts simultaneously with the online course. The Cosmetology Hybrid 3 Day Program with online education is an effective way to receive the highest standard of Cosmetology education and training from an INDUSTRY LEADER!
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!
Looking for the salon or spa that is the right fit for you? Our career services department is dedicated to assisting you in finding the job you’ve always wanted.
Do you want to stand out as a Health and Beauty Business Professional? Do you dream of being your own boss owning your own salon or spa?
Take advantage of this La’ James International College exclusive opportunity to apply LJIC hours as credits towards a two-year associate degree in Health and Beauty Management at Iowa Central Community College. This program is designed for salon and spa students seeking additional education in business and management. The Health and Beauty Management degree is an ideal continued education option for those interested in self-employment or owning and operating a salon or spa.
La’ James International College hosts its very own version of a Trend Vision Competition and Student Conference. LJIC students from all eight campuses come to observe and participate in different next level trend categories that give the students the opportunity to experience a high energy, real world runway fashion show environment.
LJIC Trend Vision is a high energy atmosphere with inspirational speakers, such as CND Founder and CEO Jan Arnold, the Up Do guru Martin Parsons, CEO and Founder of Repêchage Skin Care Lydia Sarfati, as well as local Iowa native, Dean Banowitz also known as the Hollywood Hair Guy.
Not only do our students have the opportunity to compete with other LJIC students at LJIC Trend Vision; our students and graduates also have a history of succeeding at national and international student competitions including Wella’s Trend Vision, LJIC Buzz Book Cover, CBI and America’s Beauty Show.
LJIC invests in your success after graduation with curriculum that includes best business practices, financial literacy and strategies for success that prepare you for the health and beauty business.
La’ James International College Seven Standards– What is LJIC Seven Standards? They are 7 habits that are proven to help salon and spa professionals in providing top rate customer service to their guest. To run or be a part of a successful salon or spa, you must know how to attract clientele and retain that clientele.
All of our programs include a mock state board test to help you prepare for the state license exam. LJIC also include the state board and licensing fees in your financial packaging.
LJIC also provides resume assistance, interview prep, and mock interviews with our industry partners. We are here to help steer you in the right direction. Our website and alumni group allow you to view current job openings. We also host career fairs throughout the year and give students the opportunity to attend professional industry events to network.
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.
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.
La’ James International College is proud to offer students the opportunity to double their potential to be in demand and be twice as appealing to employers. LJIC offers students multiple program transfer hours from program to program which saves time and tuition to obtain multiple licenses. In addition to a tuition savings LJIC also offers a scholarship to students who enroll in multiple programs consecutively.
Our relationships with our industry partners allow students to network with top stylists and owners. Therefore, our students’ mentor with the top salons and spas. Mentorships are available for our advanced cosmetology and esthetic programs.
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 7 campus locations. LJIC alumni receive priority emails for events, workshop opportunities, career assistance, scholarship information and guest speaking opportunities.
La’ James International College realizes health and beauty education doesn’t happen entirely inside the classroom. We offer students real world experience in busy Salon Clinics and TRUE Day Spas. LJIC students gain hands on experience with real clients in our state-of-the-art campuses under the guidance of licensed instructors. Students not only work in dynamic facilities, but they are provided professional quality products and equipment. It is LJIC’s mission to graduate students who feel confident and fully prepared to enter the professional world.
LJIC also gives students the opportunity to mentor with our industry partner professionals. Mentoring allows students to find their ideal place in the health and beauty industry prior to graduation. LJIC also welcomes salons, spas, health & wellness professional to interact with students on campus throughout the academic year.
La’ James International College takes pride in graduating well rounded professionals by not limiting the student’s knowledge of one product line. At LJIC we work with a variety of industry partners to give students experience with different options available in the health and beauty industry.
La’ James International College has built a reputation of quality and professionalism over the decades with our industry partners. These partnerships open doors of opportunity for our students and alumni.