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The Next Step in Skin Care

Our Clinical Skin Care program is available at the Largo, FL campus only.

Do you have a passion for skin care? Are you looking to take your knowledge to the next level? Medi spas, dermatologists’ offices, and plastic surgeons’ offices are all places you could find your future career. An education in clinical skin care can take your love of skin care and elevate it. At American Institute of Beauty Inc. (AIB), we offer a program that can teach you the practical and theoretical elements of becoming a clinical esthetician. Learn more about our program!

Clinical Skin Care Program FAQs

Before you enroll in any educational program, you’ll want to know the details of what you’re going to be learning and the logistics behind getting enrolled. At AIB, we want to provide you with the information you need to take your future career into your own hands.


How Long is the Clinical Skin Care Program?

The Clinical Skin Care program is 720 clock hours. During that time you’ll start building a foundation of basic skin care skills, techniques, and services. Then, you’ll advance on to learning more clinical applications and techniques to set yourself apart.


How Long Will It Take to Complete the Program?

You can complete your clinical skin care education at our Largo campus in as little as five months*! You could be on your way to a rewarding career in under a year!

*Based on a full-time schedule.


What Schedules is the Program Offered In?

At AIB, we believe that your education should be a part of your life, not an obstacle. We know that many of our students are looking to add their education into a lifestyle they’re already living. That’s why we offer our programs in three schedules: full-time day, part-time day, and part-time night.

What Are My Options for Funding My Education?


Financial Aid

Qualifying students in our Clinical Skin Care program are eligible to receive financial aid. It’s time to invest in a brighter future! Contact us today to learn more about financial aid.


Veterans’ Training

We are approved to offer veterans’ training by the Veterans Administration. A variety of veterans’ training benefits can be used at AIB, including your POST-9/11 GI Bill®. You love to help others, let us help you make it your career here in Florida!

Dependents and spouses of veterans may also be eligible. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Florida Prepaid

Have you or your parents been saving for your college education using Florida Prepaid? Good news, it doesn’t have to be used at a traditional college! AIB is approved to accept funding through Florida Prepaid for your clinical skin care education.




Are you interested in using an external scholarship to pay for your beauty education? AIB is approved to accept a variety of scholarships from a variety of sources. Contact us today to learn more about which scholarships can help you fund your learning at AIB.

What Can I Learn in AIB’s Clinical Skin Care Program?

Our Clinical Skin Care program first starts off with teaching the fundamentals. We believe that a strong foundational understanding of skin care is the perfect base for building your advance knowledge. Instruction begins with the following taught over 300 training hours:

  • Standard facials
  • European facials
  • Facial waxing
  • Skin care analysis
  • Color analysis
  • Skin tone analysis
  • Back facials
  • Product application

After you’ve been well-versed in the fundamentals, we can start instruction in more advanced skills like:

  • Pre and post-op treatments
  • Medical terminology
  • Advance facial peels
  • Advance machine techniques
  • In-depth skin care theory

You will also learn additional skills and techniques in:

  • LED light therapy 
  • Microdermabrasion 
  • Master waxer 
  • Jessner peels 
  • Manual lymphatic drainage 
  • Microcurrent facials 
  • Oxygen facials 
  • Beta hydroxy acid peels 
  • Clinical spa coordinator 
  • Health and wellness/aromatherapy 
  • Dinair® airbrush makeup 
  • Brazilian waxing (elective)
  • Makeup artistry certification (elective)
  • Bella Lash eyelash extensions (elective)

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What’s the Difference Between a Skin Care Specialist and a Clinical Skin Care Specialist?

We offer both Clinical Skin Care and Fundamental Skin Care programs. We know that you may be wondering what the differences between them are. Here’s what you should know about each:

Fundamental Skin Care

  • Teaches skin care fundamental skills, techniques, and services.
  • Teaches business and networking skills.
  • Is taught over 300 training hours.
  • Includes five certifications and three elective courses.

Clinical Skin Care

  • Teaches fundamental skin care skills, techniques, and services.
  • Teaches in-depth, advance skin care skills techniques, and services.
  • Teaches business and networking skills.
  • Is taught over 720 training hours.
  • Teaches 10+ certification skills and several elective courses.

What Careers Can a Clinical Skin Care Specialist Pursue?

Many skin care enthusiasts who complete our Clinical Skin Care program are looking to elevate their careers. They’re looking to pursue occupations in highly-professional settings such as:

  • Medical (medi) spas
  • Dermatologists’ offices
  • Plastic surgeons’ offices
  • High-end salons and spas

Of course, that doesn’t mean their skills are limited to these types of luxury places. They can also pursue careers in beautiful places like:

  • Resorts
  • Cruise ships
  • Education
  • Manufacturing/product representation

The Extras at AIB

Our classrooms contain more than just practical learning. AIB provides these additional opportunities to our students!


Career Days

We pride ourselves in the connections we’ve made and the network of professionals that we maintain. At AIB, we host career days. Industry professionals from several areas of beauty come in and share their knowledge, talk about their businesses, and even do interviews with our students!


Career Assistance

AIB offers lifetime career placement assistance. Whether you graduated last year or last month, you can come back any time after graduation. We can help you work on your interviewing skills, spruce up your resume, or help you find open opportunities.


Guest Speakers and Industry Leaders

You can learn from industry pros at one of our guest speaker features! We bring in real professionals from the industry so that our students can learn the latest trends and styles. These days give you the opportunity to build a network and establish yourself as an up-and-coming pro.

Enroll at AIB!

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. Call us today!

Are you ready to start your career in clinical skin care? We’re ready to help you! Contact AIB to learn more about enrolling.

Contact AIB


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*