Beauty Studies

The Beauty Studies Program at Ryubi International Beauty College (formerly Ryukyu Beauty Vocational College) is the oldest such program in Okinawa Prefecture. We celebrated our 59th anniversary this year, and in our cultivation of beauticians have produced approximately 10,000 alumni who are now working throughout the beauty industry.

Choose How You Study

Daytime Classes April Admissions

A rich two-year
learning experience

・Professional Post-secondary Course *For high school graduates and above
・Advanced Course

Night Classes

Earn your national certification
while working during the day

Correspondence study Classes

Learn at your own pace

Beauty Studies Special Course ,Daytime Classes

April Admissions

A two-year course of concentrated study! In addition to earning your National Beautician Certification, you can choose courses that suit your interests and work towards additional certifications.

Duration of study: 2 years Class hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Professional Post-secondary Course Admissions Requirements
Men/women who have graduated from or are expected to graduate from a senior high school, or working adults
Advanced Course Admissions Requirements
Men/women who have graduated from or are expected to graduate from junior high school, or working adults
Eyelash Trimming Course
Capacity40

Available Certifications National Beautician Certification
Japan Lash Association
Junior Eye Designer Certification

This course will help you further refine your skills as a beautician. You’ll learn everything from fundamental to highly-designable applied techniques, providing you with the practical skills you need to succeed in the real world. You can also obtain “Junior Eye Designer” certification from the Japan Lash Association(JLA) while taking your classes. Your post-graduation opportunities are certain to increase.

Esthetician Course
Capacity20

Available Certifications National Beautician Certification
Japan Esthetics Association-certified Esthetician

This double-licensing course allows you to obtain both National Beautician Certification and “Certified Esthetician” certification from the Association of Japanese esthetician and beauty therapist(AJESTHE) in the same two-year period! You’ll master fundamental beautician techniques and the knowledge essential to being an esthetician, allowing you to pursue a variety of opportunities.

Special Curriculum Offered by Both Courses

Bridal

Our institution is certified by WBJ, the Japanese branch of the international bridal association Weddings Beautiful Worldwide (WBW), thus allowing our students to obtain certification as a “Certified Wedding Planner” or “Certified Dress Coordinator.”

Makeup

Learn everything from fundamental techniques to stage makeup, special effects makeup, bridal hairstyling, practical photography experience, and more, giving you the skills you need for both salon work and other types of employment. You can obtain Makeup Therapy Certification as well.

Nails

Work at an actual nail salon and learn firsthand the latest in-demand techniques, including gel nails, 3D art, and more. As our institution is authorized by the JNA to offer nail certification, students are able to obtain certification on-site.

Student Salon

Work at our on-site salon to gain hands-on work experience while working through your studies. You’ll learn skills that will be necessary after graduation at your workplace, such as assistant work, clerical duties, and customer service.

Overseas Training

Ryubi Academy incorporates overseas training into all of its programs in order to cultivate an international mindset among its students. Experience life abroad and come into contact with other cultures to deepen your perspective and give rise to new possibilities.

Past overseas experience: South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Paris, London

For Working AdultsEligibility: Working adults with a high school diploma or above

Ryubi Academy aims to be an institution that opens its doors to people of all age groups, with the students it has thus far accepted ranging all the way from junior high school graduates to adults in their 70s. With our Beauty Studies Regular Program daytime classes having received the approval of the Ministry of Education(MEXT), our Professional Post-secondary Course is aimed at working adults who wish to advance their careers. Students can also utilize a stipend provision system for practical education and training.

*The stipend provision system for practical education and training requires that certain procedures and conditions be fulfilled. Check with your local Hello Work chapter to determine whether you are eligible to use this system.

Up to 960,000 yen in financial assistance

Beauty Studies Regular Program, Evening Classes

Capacity20

Duration of study: 2 years Class hours: 5:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Admissions Requirements
Men and women who have graduated or are expected to graduate from junior high school
Obtain the same national certification available through the two-year daytime program! The small number of students allows for plenty of technical guidance! This program allows students to earn their National Beautician Certification while working full or part-time. As the program only requires junior high school graduation or above, high school students may enroll as well. Acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to obtain the same national beautician certification available through the two-year daytime program!

Special Curriculum, Evening Classes Asia Training

Beauty Studies Regular Program, Correspondence study Classes

Capacity20

Duration of study: 3 years

Admissions Requirements
Men and women who have graduated or are expected to graduate from junior high school

This program is for aimed at those working at salons, housewives, and anyone else who lives too far to commute to the school. Over the course of three years, you will submit academic reports once to twice a month, allowing you to efficiently study from your home. You can choose an instruction style that best fits your individual learning needs.

April Admissions One class per week
Capacity 30
入Enrollment April
Duration of study 3 years
Classes Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October Admissions Two classes per week
Capacity 20
Enrollment 1October
Duration of study 3 years
Classes Approximately 15 days twice a year (Spring term: March/Summer term: August)
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