Are you looking to be that “one-stop-shop” for all things health, wellness, and skincare related? Are you already licensed and looking to expand on your career? Maybe this is your time to finally follow your passion! American Institute of Beauty (AIB) offers an innovative Spa Therapy education program that gives you the ability to become a licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician. Becoming a Spa Therapist can give you the opportunity to offer a broad range of client services, versatile career options, flexible schedules and an in-demand skillset.
The Spa Therapy Program is only offered at our Largo Campus.
At AIB, we believe the more skills you can learn, the more opportunities you have to become successful. In the Spa Therapy program, you will study different techniques in Massage Therapy that aid in relaxation and stress-reduction and apply these skills in a real-world spa setting on actual guests. Then, you will learn esthetic techniques such as facials, skin care analysis, body waxing, LED light therapy, microdermabrasion, and many other skin services. But you must first understand your canvas: the skin.
By the end of the Spa Therapist program, you can gain an understanding of the human body, common diseases and ailments, how to provide your clients with a comprehensive Massage Therapy treatment plan along with a variety of skincare services to meet your client’s needs!
American Institute of Beauty is a BIOTONE Partnership School. At AIB, it is crucial that our future professionals receive Massage Therapy training with industry-leading products to become comfortable and familiar with using high-quality, professional grade lines. BIOTONE has a commitment to innovation and provides a full line of quality massage oils, cremes, lotions, gels, and professional spa body and body care products. The benefits of BIOTONE products include:
*Photo is an example of what is used in the Massage portion of the Spa Therapy program*
American Institute of Beauty is a Dermalogica Partnership School. Training with professional grade skincare enhances your learning experience tenfold! All of our skin care students receive training from the Dermalogica educators from the International Dermal Institute to best recommend treatments and products for their client’s journey to healthy skin. The benefits of Dermalogica 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 can set you apart as a lash technician with professional training!
**Additional fees will apply if certification is elected.
Spa Therapy school is a big step in starting your journey to becoming a licensed Massage Therapy and Skin Care 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 could be waiting for you as a Spa Therapist? The world of health, wellness, and skincare is broad! As a professional, 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 Spa Therapy Specialist!
When you’re looking to enroll in a spa therapy program, you’ll want a few questions 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 Spa Therapy program is a combination of Massage Therapy and our fundamental Skin Care programs for a total of 900 hours. Massage Therapy is 600 hours and fundamental Skin Care is 300 hours.
You can complete our spa therapy program in as little as 7.5 months*!
*Approximately. Based on a full-time schedule.
You can take our Spa Therapy program in either a full-time or part-time schedule.
The Spa Therapy program is currently only offered at our Largo campus.
For questions on transferring to American Institute of Beauty, please contact our Admissions team!
Largo Campus: 727-532-2125
Class start dates vary by program and campus.
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 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 Spa Therapy program. Each external scholarship has its own requirements and availability throughout the year. The criteria for each external scholarship are unique. For more information visit: Beauty Changes Lives | Scholarships
See what students and graduates have to say about their experiences in our Spa Therapy 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, hand out resumes, and you might even land an interview 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, and 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 could have the opportunity 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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