American Institute of Beauty (AIB) is an innovative Florida Beauty, Barber, Massage and Skin Care School centrally located in Pinellas County, with campuses in Largo and St. Petersburg. The school offers programs in Cosmetology, Barbering/Hair Design, Clinical Skin Care, Full Specialty (nails & skin), Massage Therapy, Nail Technology, Spa Therapy (massage & skin), and Fundamental Skin Care. AIB students receive a robust solid education including theory, clinical application, and professional development. Our goal is to prepare our students for a long-term career in the beauty industry and give each student an exceptional educational experience!
AIB is different because we teach fresh, current techniques that employers are looking for in their new hires. We use industry-leading product lines which help to create a real-life salon & spa environment, combined with experienced educators who motivate, develop, and equip our students with the best hands-on training, product knowledge, current trends, and business management skills available.
Whether you’re training to become a licensed Cosmetologist, Barber, Clinical Esthetician, Massage Therapist, Nail Technologist, Skin Care Specialist, Spa Therapist, or Full Specialist it’s all about being in the know. At AIB we make it FUN and EXCITING while learning trend-setting and cutting-edge skills with a BIG emphasis on creativity!
The mission of American Institute of Beauty is to educate and train each student with the skills to achieve a rewarding career in the Beauty, Barber, Massage Therapy, and Wellness Industry to build a future you can be proud of. Our objective is to thoroughly instruct and prepare the student to pass the state licensing exam (when applicable) and to be competent and efficient while working in the industry. If you’ve longed for a career that allows you to be creative, interact with others, and be in charge of your life and work schedule, this industry might be perfect for you!
American Institute of Beauty is a Redken Premier Beauty School where the minute you walk through our doors you can feel the difference! Our passion for helping to change our students’ lives started over two decades ago in 2003 and grows stronger with each graduating class. Our priority is to teach our students skills for a future that makes them happy, successful, and excited! We’re all about diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility. AIB is more than just a beauty school; we offer a real and authentic educational experience.
Whether you’re fresh out of high school, changing careers, or looking for a brand-new start, AIB wants to help you pursue a future you can be proud of. We strive to go above and beyond the call of education. Not only can we help you prepare to sit for your state board exam in whichever field you choose, we also have a Career Services department prepared to assist you in finding employment upon graduation.
Flexible schedules, a variety of learning opportunities, and our ability to offer financial aid to those who qualify in eligible programs allow us to help our students on the path toward success. Take the first step and contact us today to learn more about our school, our programs, and our culture.
2022 & 2023 Winner: Best Cosmetology School
2022 & 2023 Finalist: Best Trade/Tech School
At the Largo/Clearwater campus, AIB offers Cosmetology, Full Specialist (nails & skin), Clinical/Paramedical Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology, Spa Therapy (massage & skin) and Fundamental Skin Care Programs.
The Largo campus has over 13,000 sq. ft. of classrooms and salon/spa areas with surroundings that provide a REAL world learning experience. American Institute of Beauty is the only Florida Beauty and Massage Therapy School located in Largo, Florida, in Pinellas County. We are conveniently located in Clearwater/Largo city limits close to Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Pinellas Park, Tampa, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Countryside, Oldsmar and the Gulf Beaches, just a short drive from anywhere in the Tampa Bay area.
We are one of Florida’s largest Beauty and Barber Schools providing exceptional training to develop the skills you need to succeed. This campus is approximately 11,000. sq. ft. of classroom and salon/barbershop/spa environment that provides a REAL world learning experience.
We are conveniently located in St. Petersburg, city limits close to Seminole, Pinellas Park, Tampa, and the Gulf Beaches. We are also just a short drive over the Skyway Bridge from Bradenton, Palmetto, Parrish, Ruskin, Brandon, Riverview and other Tampa Bay areas.
By attending American Institute of Beauty-an accredited School, you can be confident that we have met the highest standards of accreditation. These standards ensure that our cosmetology program, clinical skin care program, massage therapy program, nail technology program, skin care program, full specialist program, and barbering/hair design program perform at the level of educational quality you should expect. NACCAS is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Value of Accreditation Accreditors establish best practices, generally referred to as “standards,” and then ask a school to show how that school is meeting (or exceeding) those standards. By attending American Institute of Beauty, a NACCAS accredited institution, you should have confidence in knowing that you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous accreditation process that has evaluated educational quality in the programs offered and that AIB- an Accredited School has shown that it is meeting NACCAS established standards.
Accreditation relies on experienced individuals – administrators, educators, and subject matter specialists – to review the quality of the education provided by your school. The accreditation process evaluates areas including the qualifications of administrators and faculty delivering the education; the relevance and adequacy of the curriculum, equipment and learning materials; and the achievements of students in graduating from a program and subsequently obtaining employment in the field. A school that has successfully completed an accreditation review should have in place the instructional resources and student support services necessary to assist you in achieving your educational goals.
You can learn more about NACCAS accreditation by visiting their website at www.naccas.org
License Number 2835 Largo Campus
License Number 4688 St. Petersburg Campus
Florida Department of Education:
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission toll free at 888-224-6684
American Institute of Beauty- an Accredited School- is also a member of the American Association for Cosmetology Schools (AACS) which is an organization representing beauty and wellness since 1924. By being a member of this organization our students benefit by qualifying to apply for scholarships and grants from beauty industry partners. Click for how you can apply for these scholarships and grants www.beautychangeslives.org.
American Institute of Beauty- an Accredited School- is also a member of the Florida Association for Cosmetology & Technical Schools (FACTS). An organization that works to encourage high educational standards and business practices by providing networking opportunities, continuing education, up-to-date news and guidance on regulatory changes. As Founding Members of FACTS, we take your career seriously and strive to make our beauty school and the entire Industry strong. All Florida cosmetology schools should belong to this organization and participate as members. www.facts-edu.org
We like to go above and beyond in providing for our students. That’s why we offer a few extras at AIB!
Twice a year, AIB hosts industry-leading employers in our communities from all aspects of the beauty industry to come in and connect with our students on career days. You can meet potential employers, do mock interviews, and you might even land a job before you graduate!
We offer lifetime career placement assistance. You can come back any time after you graduate, and we’ll help you find opportunities. We can also help you mock interview and fine-tune your resume.
We bring in guest speakers, such as Redken representatives, to talk about expectations, desired skills, and their experience in the beauty industry. We also bring in industry leaders to demonstrate what is trending and is hot in the beauty industry. You can have the chance to meet and interact with beauty industry professionals!
Our cosmetology program is available at both of our campuses and is designed to help you achieve your dream career. Are you ready to ditch the boring 9-5? Cosmetology might be for you.Learn More
Change your life. Change the lives of others. Barbering is a career for someone with ambition, talent, and the drive to make a difference. Check out our program at our St. Petersburg campus.Learn More
Are you passionate about skin care? Take your interest to the next level in our program! You can learn advance medical esthetics at our Largo campus.Learn More
Help others embrace their natural beauty by learning esthetics! Facials, waxing, makeup, and more!Learn More
Appreciate and create the finer things in life, like nail art! Show off your personal sense of style and help others capture their inner creativity.Learn More
Want to learn more than just one skill? Our Full Specialist program can teach you nails+skin. This program is offered at both of our beautiful campuses. Learn more today!Learn More
Have you always been interested in helping people reach their health and wellness goals? Our Massage Therapy program can prepare you to become a licensed Massage Therapist; giving you the potential to provide your clients with customizable therapeutic relaxation and stress reduction!Learn More
Become the one-stop shop for health, wellness, and skincare! In our Spa Therapy program, you can learn both Massage Therapy+Esthetics. Double the skills can benefit you in the competitive beauty industry! Get started on your new career at our Largo campus.Learn More
Ready to get started on a career you love? Contact us to learn more about enrolling in one of our year-round programs! Your future can’t wait.
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