Beauty School & Massage Programs Offered at
The Original LaJames College

LaJames College is a beauty school that is internationally recognized providing Beauty Education and Massage Therapy Training and is considered a world-class educational institution. The college is nationally accredited though the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences and is approved through the U.S. Department of Education to participate in Title IV financial aid programs (our programs are eligible for financial aid). We are also very proud to also be approved to offer international students the opportunity to be educated in the United States from the Department of Homeland Security (INS). Very few Beauty Schools have this ability. This "excellence in education" is also provided in Massage Therapy training, Skin Care and Nail Technology. After over 80 years in business, the Original LaJames College located in Mason City Iowa is (in our opinion) one of the best places to receive professional beauty school and massage therapy training in the world. As a result of our efforts, our cosmetology college and beauty school graduates consistently land great entry-level (initial) jobs in the industry they were trained for, with many LaJames College graduates opening their own business and salons - even right out of beauty school!
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We offer comfortable, affordable, convenient housing (dorms) , and a wonderful community with lots of events and attractions to compliment your experience at LaJames! See the Programs we offer...

Some Like to Refer to Our Beauty School as Just LaJames
But we Like to be Referred To As...

"The Original LaJames College".

If you are looking for excellence in Cosmetology / beauty school, Massage Therapy training, Esthiology(Spa Skin Care), and Nail Technology Courses, then you really do not need to look farther than The Original LaJames College. Compared to any standard beauty school, the Original LaJames College differs dramatically. Not only by providing large classrooms and training areas, this beauty school combines over 80 years of training experience along with a U.S. (our own) and an International Training Curriculum (Pivot Point). You receive the Best of Both Worlds. Our instructors have a combined teaching experience of over 125 years. This wealth of knowledge is enhanced with the colleges commitment to provide the best education that they can. More than 22,000 square feet of classroom, clinical space and dorms, we teach students the art of beauty, cosmetology techniques & massage therapy applications, along with related training in nail technology and esthetic's (skin care) education. The professional environment is both personally enjoyable and educationally stimulating. Each program area in our college has "state of the art" equipment. The beauty school clinic floor is equipped with the latest European design styling stations. Our massage therapy clinic is a modern, soothing "spa like" setting. You will enjoy taking our beauty school courses and our other related programs in our first class artistic institution!

Where Are We Located???

LaJames College is in the heart of Mason City, Iowa. Mason City has been voted one of the Top 10 best cities in the country to live in according to CNN, Fortune and Money® (for cities up to 50,000 population). Uniquely, this Iowa beauty school has many students in attendance from surrounding states. Our international students come from all over the world. We offer affordable dormitory facilities for our students who like or enjoy dorms to further enrich their campus experience. Other housing options are available. Attending LaJames College will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

Has this always been a dream for you?

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You Will Be Glad You Did.

Our Programs Are

Cosmetology 2100 Hours - 61 weeks
Massage Therapy 650 Hours - 33 weeks
Esthetics 600 Hours - 26 weeks
Nail Technology 350 Hours - 22 weeks

Take a look at our courses. Click on the Highlighted Programs to see what they are all about.... And Just for your Information, our Title IX coordinator is Irene Richards (The Coordinator can be reached at 641-424-2161)


I am a 2006 graduate from The Original LaJames College of Cosmetology in Mason City. My experience at LaJames was unforgettable; I went in excited, and ready to start my journey. After having some personal issues, I wasn't sure if I’d finish school. Talking with Irene Richards (Instructor at LaJames) really helped me, and all of her motivation, and positive inspiration helped me to complete school. If it wasn't for her, and the rest of the staff’s method of teaching, I wouldn't be where I am today. Many students have this same problem, and the college staff is always available to help motivate and encourage them in their career path.

Heidi Knoke

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LaJames College 24 2nd Street N.E.
Mason City, Iowa, 50401 - USA



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