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Handcrafted Healing & Wellness

Cosmetology can be a bright, fun, and amazing career! At American Institute of Beauty (AIB), we strive to teach students what they need to know; not only to sit for the state board exam, but to build a future they’re proud of. If you’ve longed for a career that allows you to be creative, interact with others, and be in charge of your life and work schedule, this career might be perfect for you!

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What Can I Learn in AIB’s
Massage Therapy Program?

At AIB, you’ll learn more than just hair. We know that to prepare for a career you LOVE and are successful at, you’ll need training that exposes you to a variety of skills in a variety of areas. As a Redken school, we offer several certifications as a part of our education.

Our program also covers the art of makeup application and eyelash extensions. We utilize the professional makeup line Crown Pro and Bella Lash eyelash extensions as a part of our education.

Being a beauty professional doesn’t only require the knowledge and use of advanced techniques and skills. You need to know how to make beauty your business! You can learn the business side of being a stylist.

What Does a Future in
Massage Therapy Look Like?

Wondering what careers are waiting for licensed massage therapists? The world of health and wellness is vast! There are so many opportunities available! Here are a few potential careers you could pursue after licensure:

start the enrollment process

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 licensed Massage Therapist!

Massage Therapy School FAQs

When you’re looking to enroll in a 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 massage 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 Massage Therapy Program?

The Massage Therapy program is 600 clock hours. During that time you’ll start building a foundation of massage therapy and bodywork skills, techniques, and services!

2 How Long Will It Take to Complete the Program?

You can complete our massage therapy program in as little as five months*! 

*Based on a full-time schedule.

3 What Schedules Are the Programs Offered In?

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4 what locations provide the massage therapy course?

The Massage Therapy program is offered at our Largo campus.

5 how do you transfer to AIB?

For questions on transferring to American Institute of Beauty from your current massage therapy 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

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.

3 Florida Prepaid

Florida Prepaid is a great way to fund your education, and it’s not limited to traditional colleges. If your parents 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/

4 Scholarships

External Scholarships

AIB provides access to many different external scholarships to students who have enrolled in our full specialist 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


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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!

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.

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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*