A strong attention to detail, a love of fashion, a passion for art, and a desire to take on a career in the beauty industry are what you need to pursue a nail tech education! If you love following all the hottest nail trends on Instagram, you should consider a career in nail artistry, and the nail technology program at American Institute of Beauty (AIB) may be just the place to start. Learn the ins and outs of natural nail care, gel/acrylic nail application, encapsulations, nail art and design, and more!
The nail program is amazing. You move at your own pace, the teachers are extremely friendly. I’ve been in the nail program for over a month and I enjoy the atmosphere. You will always be able to get the one on one help if you are having a hard time. I love it here and will recommend the nail tech program to my friends and family.~ Ril W. (Student)
We’re just as obsessed with nail art trends like encapsulation and stiletto nails as you are! Because we always like to be at the forefront of fashion and style, we teach a variety of nail tech skills, techniques, and trends. At AIB, we know that to truly learn a new skill it takes a hands-on approach! Our students have the opportunity to train alongside our educators who bring decades of combined experience to the table, along with real world exposure where they will be able to practice their newfound skills in our school salon.
We strive to expose our students to professional-grade products before they step out into the nail world. That’s why we’ve partnered with Gelish®
Nail Technology 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.
Whether you want to up your nail game as a technician or transition into business ownership, there are so many careers out there to explore! After licensure, you may be able to pursue a variety of careers like:
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 nail artist!
When you’re looking to enroll in a nail tech 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!
You can learn the ins and outs, theory and practice of nail technology in 300 clock hours! Nail art, design, and more beautiful skills are taught during our program.
Are you looking to launch your career in nail artistry as fast as possible? You can complete our program in as little as 9 weeks*!
*Based on a full-time schedule.
You can take our nail technology 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 Nail Technology program is offered at our Largo and St. Petersburg campus locations.
For questions on transferring to American Institute of Beauty from your current nail technology school institution, please contact our Admissions team!
Largo Campus: 727-532-2125 | St. Petersburg Campus: 727-826-0969
Class start dates vary by program. Due to the popularity of our programs, early enrollment is suggested to ensure seat availability!
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.
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 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/
AIB provides access to many different external scholarships to students who have enrolled in our nail technology 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 Nail Technology program!
When I was attending AIB I was enrolled in the nail technology course, and Ms. Serena was my teacher. I was new to nails so I had a lot to learn and I was overwhelmed by the bookwork, but I can honestly say that because of Ms. Serena it was the best school experience I’ve had. She really goes over and above for her students. She took the time to go over things with me and made sure I thoroughly understood the curriculum we were being taught. When I had to take tests, I did great, and I really do feel I owe that to Ms. Serena. She made it enjoyable to learn and even just come to class in general because she’s just a genuinely nice/cool person. We would do fun nail trivia in class too so it made things easy to learn. She made sure if we wanted to learn something specifically she would go out of her way to show us a demo. With that being said, Ms. Serena taught me so much in the three months of my course. Even after graduating I know that if I have a question or concern with nails she’s willing to help with no hesitation. ~Jade S. (Graduate)
I have been a student at AIB for a few months now. I am currently in the nail specialist program and my instructor is Ms. Mare. All information and techniques are current and up to date. Ms.Mare is extremely knowledgeable and goes the extra mile to ensure I understand the process. I am thrilled with the school, the program and instructor. If you want to make nails a career this is the place to be.~Belinda S. (Student)
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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