Our Values

Safe & Inclusive

IIC endeavors to:

Respect the members of our community as individuals

Everyone at IIC (Students, educators, staff, clients, visitors) has value as an individual and we honor their humanity, regardless of identity group.

Embrace new and differing outlooks

IIC embraces ideas and perspectives that celebrate our diversity.

Progress is a journey

IIC values change and seeks to continually improve itself as a safe and all-inclusive learning environment.

“The teachers here helped me to realize the diversity of the beauty field”Brittany (Recent IIC Grad)

IIC has proudly provided direct support to the following non-profit organizations, whose values and missions we embrace:

Viviana Sofia Gugliotti Foundation

Beauty Changes Lives on behalf of the Graduating Class of 2024. Beauty Changes Lives is a nonprofit driven to make the beauty profession a first choice career by empowering individuals with mentorship, inspiration and scholarships.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on behalf of the Graduating Class of 2023, helping ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

The Susan G. Komen Organization on behalf of the 2022 IIC graduating class, Whose mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement on behalf of the 2021 Graduating Class. Local CT based was inspired by the bravery of a 6 year old boy and a mother’s choice to forgive, which led to the creation of Next-Generation Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) and Character Development programming to create a safer, more loving world.

Urban League of Greater Hartford, working to reduce economic disparities for African Americans and underserved communities.

Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to provide comfort and support to local, Connecticut women battling breast cancer.

Special Olympics of CT, providing year-round sports training and competitions for over 12,000 athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and Unified Sports® partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities who are the athletes’ teammates).

Boston Children’s Hospital, dedicated to improving and advancing the health and well-being of children around the world through its life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education and community engagement.