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Are you ready for a future that you love? We’re ready to help you! We have a passion for helping aspiring beauty professionals change their lives. The beauty industry is the perfect place for you to create a future of your own. Here are the top three reasons why we think you should choose the beauty industry!

1. The flexibility
Oftentimes careers in the beauty industry can allow you to create your own schedule and design your future. Ditch the 9-5, say goodbye to the office, and start changing lives!
2. The possibility
Hair stylist? Brand ambassador? Barbershop owner? Freelance makeup artist? There are so many career possibilities within the industry! An education is the key to pursuing any of these careers and more!
3. The creativity
Longing for a career that allows you to flex your creative muscles and inspire your artistic side? Cosmetology, barbering, makeup artistry, and nail technology are all great avenues for someone with a knack for creativity and love for working with their hands.

Sound exciting? Here’s how to get started at American Institute of Beauty!

The Admissions Process at AIB


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be 16 years of age or older.
  • If you’re interested in seeing if you qualify for financial aid, you must be registered for selective services.
  • Ability to pay for your education.

Don’t have a high school diploma or equivalent? Give us a call. We can help advise you!

Getting Started

  1. Watch a Virtual Tour of our Largo or St. Pete campuses.
  2. If you’re looking to see if you qualify for financial aid, you’ll want to meet with our financial aid officer. For this meeting you’ll need a picture ID, your Social Security Number, tax information, and proof of high school completion or equivalent.
  3. Schedule an appointment for a meeting to start the enrollment process.


  1. Go through the personal interview process. We want to get to know you, let you get to know us, talk about your goals, and talk about your commitment.
  2. Speak with the financial aid officer and make sure your documents are complete. (If applicable.)
  3. Discuss which date you’d like to start.
  4. Sign up for orientation, which happens on the Thursday before you start.

Admissions FAQs

We’re here to answer your most pressing questions when it comes to getting admitted to an AIB program. Don’t worry, we hear these all the time!


How Much Does Beauty School Cost?

It depends! The tuition between schools varies. It also varies based on the program you’re interested in. If you’re interested in learning more about our programs and figuring out the financial side of attending beauty school, contact us! We’d be happy to help you with funding your dream. (Psst, AIB offers financial aid to those who qualify in eligible programs!)


How Long Does Beauty School Take?

Again, this answer depends on the program you intend to enroll in! It can also vary by the schedule you choose. We have a variety of programs that range in length and offer several schedules to fit busy lifestyles of people who have families, full-time jobs, and other obligations! To learn more about our programs and schedules, just give us a call!


How Old Do You Have to Be to Enroll in Beauty School?

In the state of Florida, you have to be 16 years old to be eligible to become a licensed beauty professional. Each school has their own set of requirements, but AIB requires you to be at least 16 years of age to enroll in one of our programs. If you want to know more about what is required, they’re listed above! Feeling excited about enrollment and are 16 or older? Don’t hesitate, call us!


What Types of Schedules Does AIB Offer?

Our schedules vary by program. Certain programs are offered in full time during the day, part time during the day, and part time at night. We know the aspiring dreamers and doers of the beauty industry are also busy with life itself, and that’s why we offer flexible schedules. To find out if our schedules are a match, give us a ring.


When Do Classes Start?

We have classes starting on a rolling basis! If you’re eager to find out when our programs start next, call us!


Does AIB Help With Job Placement Assistance?

We sure do. We offer lifetime placement assistance. Even years after graduation, you are welcome to come back and get assistance in finding employment. While we don’t guarantee employment, we can help you get interviews, edit your resume, and practice interviewing skills. We also make a habit of updating our job listing page, and we love hiring our grads as staff and instructors, so check out employment opportunities at AIB!


How Much Can I Make as a Professional?

That’s a great question, but it’s one we can’t answer for you. Different positions, skill sets, place of employment, and even location can affect how much money you can make. However, these aren’t the only things that can affect your income. Your drive and passion make all the difference. In the end the answer is that you’ll have to push yourself to make the income you want; no one else will decide that for you.


Largo Campus
3665 East Bay Drive, Suite 164
Largo, Florida 33771

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

St. Petersburg Campus
2800 34th St. North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*