Choosing a career path isn’t always easy and that’s why we’re here to help. American Institute of Beauty (AIB) is one of Florida’s premier beauty, barber, and massage schools, and by choosing us, you could be our next SUCCESS story!
In each of our programs, AIB educators have professional training, skills and REAL-WORLD industry experience to share with each student to help them learn the techniques necessary to achieve a fun and rewarding career! From the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom, to the hands-on experience with guests in our student salon or spa, you can gain the experience necessary to graduate and get your career started. It’s time to FOCUS on YOU!
It’s your time to shine and showcase your talents, after all we are located in the SUNSHINE STATE! The area that has it all, white sandy beaches, warm sunny weather, and a fun night life, all in close proximity to AIB in the Tampa Bay area.
I learned so much! The educators here are amazing and have so much to offer to each student individually and as a whole. Each educator has their own unique style of teaching. I have gained so much because of this, as a student and a person. Anyone looking for an amazing school to start a new career path you want to be at American Institute of Beauty. -Melissa S. (Graduate)
At AIB, you’ll learn more than just theoretical concepts. We know that to prepare for a career you LOVE and can be successful at, you’ll need training that exposes you to a variety of skills in many areas.
It’s all an adventure and it begins right here! Our education programs are filled with hands-on practice and creating on top of having fun. We know practice won’t make you perfect, but it sure can make you better! Knowledge is power and we ensure you know the theory behind what you’re learning along with hands-on experience in our student salon and spa. We encourage our future professionals to be passionate about what they do every single day! Love what you do!
Go ahead and complete the form or give us a call to see how you could be a part of our AIB SUCCESS story!
Beauty, Barber, and Massage* 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 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.
*Not offered at all campus locations
Wondering what careers are waiting for beauty, barber, health and wellness professionals? The world of beauty 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 beauty, barber, or massage therapy professional!
When you’re looking to enroll in a beauty, barbering/hair design, or massage therapy 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 length of the program ultimately depends on which one you are interested in and how flexible your schedule is! Our programs are offered in full-time or part time day or part-time evening schedules.
*Massage Therapy is currently offered in full-time or part time day schedules. The Massage program is not offered at all campus locations.
Once again, this depends on which program you are interested in and how flexible your schedule is! For example, our Nail Technology program can be completed in just 9-weeks on a full-time schedule!
Our St. Petersburg campus offers cosmetology, barbering/hair design, full specialist, nail technology, and skin care programs in both full and part-time day and evening schedules. We know that our students have other obligations in their life, like family and their current jobs. That’s why we offer schedules that work with you!
Our Largo campus offers cosmetology, clinical skin care, full specialist, nail technology, and skin care programs in both full and part-time day and evening schedules. The Massage Therapy program is offered in full-time or part-time day schedules. If you have day-time obligations and want to work after traditional work hours, our evening program might be the perfect match for your ambition!
For questions on transferring to American Institute of Beauty from your current beauty school institution, please contact our Admissions team!
Largo Campus: 727-532-2125 | St. Pete Campus: 727-826-0969
Class start dates vary by program and 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.
American Institute of Beauty is approved for veterans’ training by the Veterans Administration. We accept several 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 website 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 loved ones 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 programs. 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 graduates have to say about their experiences at American Institute of Beauty!
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, such as Redken representatives, to talk about expectations, desired skills, and their experience in the beauty industry. We also bring in industry leaders to demonstrate what is trending and is 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.
Our cosmetology program is available at both of our campuses and is designed to help you achieve your dream career. Are you ready to ditch the boring 9-5? Cosmetology might be for you.Learn More
Change your life. Change the lives of others. Barbering is a career for someone with ambition, talent, and the drive to make a difference. Check out our program at our St. Petersburg campus.Learn More
Are you passionate about skin care? Take your interest to the next level in our program! You can learn advance medical esthetics at our Largo campus.Learn More
Help others embrace their natural beauty by learning esthetics! Facials, waxing, makeup, and more!Learn More
Appreciate and create the finer things in life, like nail art! Show off your personal sense of style and help others capture their inner creativity.Learn More
Want to learn more than just one skill? Our Full Specialist program can teach you nails+skin. This program is offered at both of our beautiful campuses. Learn more today!Learn More
Have you always been interested in helping people reach their health and wellness goals? Our Massage Therapy program can prepare you to become a licensed Massage Therapist; giving you the potential to provide your clients with customizable therapeutic relaxation and stress reduction!Learn More
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