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The Clear Choice in Clinical skin care education!

Do you have a passion for skincare? An education in clinical skin care can take your love of skincare and elevate it! Medi spas, dermatologists’ offices, and plastic surgeons’ offices are all places you could find your future career. At American Institute of Beauty (AIB), we offer a program that can teach you the advanced practical and theoretical elements of becoming a clinical esthetician while providing hands-on training and support in our school spa. Learn the latest progressive trends in skin care such as dermaplaning, LED light therapy, microneedling, microchanneling, complex chemical peels, and much more!

The Clinical Skin Care Program is only offered at our Largo Campus.

The teachers are really helpful, knowledgable, and willing to take their time and show you everything they know. If you are hungry for it and apply yourself efficiently, you will be well prepared for the real world.~ Shameka J. (Graduate)

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 basics, taught over 300 training hours, including standard facials, skin care analysis, lash/eyebrow tinting, product knowledge, and machine techniques such as microdermabrasion.

After this, you’ll progress onto more advanced skills such as dermaplaning, Jessner skin peels, plastic surgery pre and post-op treatments, microcurrent facials, oxygen facials, and more! You’ll round out your time at AIB with career-building education in marketing and social media, resume creation, business training, and professionalism.

Tech-Forward Beauty Education

At AIB, we know that in today’s day and age, part of becoming successful in the beauty industry is understanding and using technology. That’s why we use the Milady CIMA digital learning platform. This platform enhances the in-person classroom experience, offering additional tools and educational content on top of the training you receive from our knowledgeable, licensed educators. Each of our programs includes 24/7 access to the comprehensive, mobile-friendly, easy-to-use, digital platform.

Our Milady CIMA program offers a visual and collaborative experience that promotes the use of technology, efficiency, and the delivery of educational content that supports various learning styles.


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What Does a Future in
Clinical Skin Care Look Like?

Wondering what careers are waiting for clinical estheticians? The world of skincare is vast! There are so many opportunities available! Here are a few potential careers you could pursue after licensure:

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Have you decided American Institute of Beauty may be the right school for you? Contact our admissions team by giving us a call or filling out the form. From there, we’ll reach out to you to schedule your personal tour, so you can get an inside look of our school and start the enrollment process. We can’t wait to meet you and help you get started on your future as a clinical esthetician!

Clinical Skin Care School FAQs

When you’re looking to enroll in a clinical skin care program, there are a few questions you’ll want answered right away. We’re here to address the most commonly asked questions about starting beauty school so you can get the info you need to make a decision that changes your life. You want to do this, and we want to help!

1 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.

2 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 eight months! You could be on your way to a rewarding career in less than a year!

3 What Schedule Is the Program Offered In?

You can take our clinical skincare program in our part-time evening schedule.


4 what locations provide the Clinical Skin Care course?

The Clinical program is only offered at our Largo campus location.

5 how do you transfer to AIB?

For questions on transferring to American Institute of Beauty from your current skincare school institution, please contact our Admissions team!

Largo Campus: 727-532-2125

6 when do classes start?

Class start dates vary by program. Due to the popularity of our programs, early enrollment is suggested to ensure seat availability!

What Are My Options for Funding My Education?

1 Financial Aid

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.

2 Veterans’ Training

American Institute of Beauty is approved for veterans’ training by the Veterans Administration. We accept many different types of VA benefits, including your POST-9/11 GI Bill®, at our campuses. You’ve dedicated your life to making the lives of others better, and you can continue that lifestyle with a career in beauty! Contact us to learn more about using veterans benefits at AIB.

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

3 Florida Prepaid

Florida Prepaid is a great way to fund your education, and it’s not limited to traditional colleges. If your relatives have put money away for you to invest in yourself, you can use it to help fund your beauty education at AIB!

4 Scholarships

External Scholarships

AIB provides access to many different external scholarships to students who have enrolled in our clinical skin care program. Each external scholarship has its own requirements and availability throughout the year. The criteria for each external scholarship is unique. For more information visit: Beauty Changes Lives | Scholarships


See what students and graduates have to say about their experiences in our Clinical Skin Care program!

As a former and returning student at AIB, I must say I have very much enjoyed my experience here. The school has gone above and beyond to help me succeed and I feel they genuinely care about my future as a professional. The instructors as well as our director all provide a fun, pleasant, and welcoming learning environment- while taking the time to make sure we are confident in our knowledge and skills. The office staff is also very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this school to anyone serious about a career in the beauty industry. ~Summer S. (Graduate)

I looked up and down the east coast to decide which esthetician school I wanted to go to and I moved to this area from West Virginia just to attend this school, for what they have to offer in the clinical skin program. I’m very close to graduating and I don’t regret my decision AT ALL. The teachers and staff help you become the best professional that you can be! Not to mention, they always inform you on any outside events you’d like to attend and upcoming extra classes they have to offer. They also have a plethora of guest speakers that come in from different well-known companies to speak with us, which are very informative. I could go on forever but AIB is definitely the school to go to. ~Katie D.(Graduate)

I’m a graduate from the Clinical Skin Care department. I’ve loved every part of my learning experience here . The lengths the instructors and administration go to make sure we’re successful and well prepared for a career as Estheticians is incomparable, and I’m glad I chose AIB Largo. ~Sade R. (Graduate)

The Extras at AIB

We like to go above and beyond in providing for our students. That’s why we offer a few extras at AIB!

1 Career Days

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!

2 Career Assistance

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.

3 Guest Speakers and Industry Leaders

We bring in guest speakers to talk about expectations, desired skills, and share their experience in the beauty industry. We also bring in industry leaders to demonstrate what is trending and hot in the beauty industry. You can have the chance to meet and interact with beauty industry professionals!

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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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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*