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)
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.
American Institute of Beauty is a Sanitas Partnership School. Training with professional grade skincare products can enhance your learning experience tenfold! Feel confident knowing that you’re using products that are great for both your skin and the environment. We believe wholeheartedly in the Sanitas mission to employ a strategy of progressive science, research and education to continuously strengthen the skin through topical, nutritional and wholistic strategies. The benefits of Sanitas Skincare products include:
*Photo is an example only and does not depict the exact student kit*
Applying eyelash extensions isn’t something you can learn after watching a few YouTube videos. In the state of Florida, you must have a cosmetology, skin care, or full specialist license to offer the service.
AIB offers an eyelash extension certification through Bella Lash, a worldwide lash provider committed to using the highest-quality medical grade products. Our school partners with Bella Lash to offer our students the opportunity to learn from an industry leader and set themselves up for success. A Bella Lash certification gives you the credibility and professional training that sets you apart as a lash technician.
Clinical Skin Care school is a big step in starting your journey to becoming a licensed professional. Picking the right school can help you set your future career up for success and ignite your passion even more!
See how we can help you pursue what you love, learn the skills necessary, and live your future career as a licensed beauty professional. Reaching your full potential is right around the corner- we want you to Love it, Learn it, and Live it!
We’re all about diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility. AIB is more than just a beauty school; we offer a real and authentic educational experience.
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:
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!
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!
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.
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 less than 6 months!
*Based on a full-time schedule.
You can take our clinical skincare program in one of three different options: full-time day, part-time day , and part-time evening .
If you have time to dedicate to your education as a full-time commitment, we offer a full-time program.
If you need to work during the day or have other obligations, we have a part-time night program.
If you need to work school into your schedule in another way, we have a part-time day program, too. We believe that your education should fit seamlessly into your life.
The Clinical program is only offered at our Largo campus location.
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
Class start dates vary by program. Due to the popularity of our programs, early enrollment is suggested to ensure seat availability!
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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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! www.myfloridaprepaid.com/
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!
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 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!
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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