Are you ready for a future that you love? We’re ready to help you! For nearly twenty years, American Institute of Beauty (AIB) has provided future beauty professional training in the Pinellas County Florida area. We have a strong passion for helping aspiring beauty professionals change their lives. The beauty industry could be the perfect place for you to create a future of your own you can be proud of. Here are the top three reasons why we think you should choose the beauty, barber, or massage therapy 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? Lash artist? Esthetician? Barbershop owner? Freelance makeup artist? Licensed Massage Therapist? 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/Hair Design, Skin Care, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy, Clinical Skin Care, 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!
Don’t have a high school diploma or equivalent? Give us a call.
We’re here to answer your most pressing questions when it comes to enrolling in an AIB program. Don’t worry, we hear these all the time!
It depends! Beauty, Barber, and Massage school tuition varies from school to school and state to state. 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! AIB offers financial aid to those who qualify. Funding your education can be as simple as using your VA benefits- American Institute of Beauty is approved for veterans’ training- Florida Prepaid and Pinellas County Vocational Rehab (if qualified).
Again, this answer depends on the program you intend to enroll in! It can also vary by the schedule you choose or campus 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, visit educational programs and complete the form!
You have to be at least 16 years old.
Our schedules vary by program. Certain programs are offered 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, complete the form above! (Schedules vary from campus to campus)
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Both campus locations in Largo and St. Petersburg offer financial aid. Your future is worth funding. Don’t be afraid to learn more about what options are available for investing in a career you love.
Class start dates vary by program and campus.
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 educators, so check out employment opportunities at AIB!
American Institute of Beauty is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, also referred to as NACCAS.
By attending American Institute of Beauty, an 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.
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
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