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Company Overview

Beauty Academy International was founded as a training centre in 2002 by Joy Duffield and has grown into a well-respected international training academy. Beauty Academy International has become an extensive beauty product distribution centre supplying hair and beauty products, equipment, and consumables. We will continue to strive to be the market leader in our space through producing highly qualified, quality graduates and stocking only the top premium brands in our stores.

Training Academy

At Beauty Academy International we pride ourselves in having one of the most successful beauty schools in South Africa. At Beauty Academy International we place our Emphasis on individual attention by offering training in small classes. We prepare our students for the world of beauty with the required knowledge, skills, practical experience, and confidence to ensure their success. The Students are practically assessed in our comfortable and relaxed environment throughout the year to ensure consistent standards.



Beauty therapy remains one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. It is a career that opens doors anywhere in the world and gives choices between skincare, aesthetics, nail technology, health and wellness, sales or even training! Career placement agencies are in constant contact with Beauty Academy International which proves that there is a daily rise in demand for qualified therapists. Steiner, a recruitment company who offer placements on cruise liners, give their presentation at the school to offer exciting alternatives to working on land.

Globally Recognised Qualifications

Globally recognized qualifications to equip you with everything you need to work locally and abroad.

State Of The Art Facilities

We pride ourselves in our academy which boasts faculties across all facets of beauty therapy and practice.

Real World Experience

With a focus on practical assessments, our students are well prepared to enter the working environment.


We run a full-time two-year course as well as modular courses which are accredited with the following quality assuring and examining bodies:


  • National qualification with SETA
    Accreditation no. 3975
  • National qualification with SETA
    Accreditation no. 3975
  • ITEC – International offered in 38 counties Accreditation no. Z14133
  • VTCT – International Accreditation no. 2478/001



  • Diploma for Beauty Specialist
  • Diploma in body treatments
  • Diploma in Nail Technology – 1 Year
  • Diploma for Advanced Beauty Therapy
  • Award in Education and Training

Modular part-time courses:


  • Facial Therapy | 40 Hours
  • Make-Up Application | 21 Hours
  • Permanent Make-Up | 40 Hours
  • Eyelash Extensions | 12 Hours
  • Microblading Course | 12 Hours

Hands and Nail

  • Nail Technology | 21 Hours
  • Manicure and Pedicure | 36 Hours

Other Courses

  • Waxing | 36 Hours
  • Hair: Wahls men’s method (NEW)


  • Swedish Massage | 36 Hours
  • Shiatsu Massage | 18 Hours
  • Indian Head Massage | 15 Hours
  • Hot Stone Therapy | 18 Hours
  • Aromatherapy Massage | 50 Hours
  • Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi  | 15 Hours
  • Auricular Thermo Therapy | 9 Hours
  • Bellabaci Massage | 24 Hours
  • Baby Massage | 9 Hours

Luxury, variety & quality

Beauty Product Distribution

In 2006 we opened the Distribution which has grown into the one of the biggest salon suppliers in South Africa. We pride ourselves in the quality of all our products and service we offer. We believe in building personal relationships with each salon / therapist / hairdresser / nail technicians we partner with to assist in building their businesses.

We have built up such a good reputation in the market that we have diversified into a distribution channel for the top international beauty and cosmetic brands through our branches located in East London and Port Elizabeth, and through our online store for our national clients. We have partnered with the top international companies to bring the best brands for your Salon to South Africa.

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What They Say

Sibu Pakade

“My experience at Beauty Academy International was phenomenal! I walked out of that college being able to perform services that I never thoughts I’d be able to perform, I am also confident that with my accomplished expertise I will open a place of mine own one day, with so many qualifications and amazing references under my belt. Most importantly I built strong and life long relationships with my Headmistress, lecturers and fellow students. I would definitely go through that amazing experience again if I could but we all have to grow up and spread our wings because at Beauty Academy we are groomed, taught and nurtured to be the best and perform to our utmost potential.”

Melanie Horn

I started my journey with Beauty Academy in July 2018 by with what seemed to be a good pocket money opportunity at the time, by doing Nails part time.  I soon realized that I had found my passion and enrolled for further courses.  I soon made the decision that this was no longer going to be a part time thing for me so I completed all the subjects necessary for me to complete my Beauty Academy International Diplomas as well as my ITEC Diplomas in Nail Technology and Beauty Therapy.

Over the past 2 years, Joy and staff at Beauty Academy International have become a part of my life story to finally owning my own business.

My sincere gratitude to Joy Duffield for seeing my potential, you will always be part of the Liquid Glamour Nail and Beauty Boutique story!