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We understand how stressful may be to some students to make the decision to start school, at IBA we try to make it as simple as possible. Enrollment appointments may take 20 to 30 minutes. We will discuss the payment options, schedule, school regulations, and answer any questions you might have.

If you choose us as your school, then you will fill out the enrollment paperwork!



IBA used to accept new students every week on Mondays, but after COVID, few things got adjusted, so now we start our new students about every 6 to 8 weeks, all depends if we have seats available. No worries, as soon as you enroll, you can start working on your textbooks, so you can be ready for start date. 

We will explain more in detail on the admissions appointment. 



No problem, we accept transfer hours from almost any school in the state or out of state. If you want to transfer to our school, it's a state law to have an official transcript from the school you attended, and the transcript must reflect active hours. If the last day attended was more than 24 months, the hours are expired, and they will no longer be transferable.  


If you are ready to start your new career in the nail industry, text us at (864)469-6847 to set up an appointment.

Admissions, Enrollments and Tours appointments are available Monday through Thursday; by appointments only, please contact us to check availability.


We are a Certified School by the SC Board of Cosmetology “SCBOC” and the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations, "SCLLR” in order to receive a beauty professional license in the State of South Carolina, you must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 10th grade or equivalent. (school transcripts acceptable)

  • High School diploma, GED or High School Transcripts

  • We do not required high school diploma or GED to enroll at IBA

In case you don’t have all the documents, you can still start the program, and bring them as soon as they become available to you.

What to bring to your enrollment appointment?

2 Forms of ID

Proof of Education (High school diploma, GED or transcripts

Social Security number

For payment plans, please bring a Debit or credit card to process your payments

Down Payment (to be discussed) 


IBA offers flexible payment plans, and we work with the majority of students budgets. In most cases, students pay upfront for the admission fee, books and kit and the remaining balance is divided in weekly payments. Since we are a State Certified school, you will receive a 1098-T form by January 31 to claim your educational expenses refund with the IRS. Make sure to keep all the receipts for all your school supplies, materials, products, uniforms, etc.



IBA do not offer financial aid or any government funding at this time, we don't have an accreditation to be a Title IV school, but we are a Licensed and Bonded Private Beauty school, Certified by the State of South Carolina, Department of Licensing and Labor Regulations, Lic. # 1204.



Beauty Schools Directory's $2,500 Scholarship / Application page, here:


The Chapman Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, born out of William & Kimberly Chapman’s innate desire to give back to the community, which helped in their own success as business people. The Chapman Foundation was created specifically to receive and administer financial contributions for scholarships and charitable contributions in accordance with IRS. The Chapman Foundation Scholarship Award was started to help African and Latin American seniors graduating high school. The student must exemplify excellence and have plans to continue their education.

If you are granted for the Scholarship, it is very important to maintain an excellent record of attendance, academic, clinics, payments and behavior. 


To apply for the CFI Scholarship, please GOOGLE: Chapman Foundation Scholarship visit




    Are you a foreign student? You are not alone, IBA specialty is diversity! You can start immediately and start processing the documentation required by the state of South Carolina to obtain your beauty professional license. Find additional information about licensing in the state by visiting:                                                                                                                                    and /or – South Carolina Cosmetology professions



To obtain a license in South Carolina, all foreign students should submit credentials

Any foreign credentials are required to be evaluated by one of the following

South Carolina Board approved services.

1. Aequo International 1‐844‐882‐3786

Admissions, Enrollments and Tours appointments are available Monday thru Thursday; please contact us to check availability. We take walk-ins upon availability. 


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