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A Fresh New career in
skin care!

Glowing skin. Makeup artistry. Skin care routines. Brows, brows, brows! Are you excited by the idea that you could one day be a professional esthetician? An education from American Institute of Beauty (AIB), could be your open door to a new career in skin care. Whether you’re changing careers to pursue your lifelong passion or you have recently fallen in love with the idea of becoming a professional skin care provider, AIB wants to help you pursue your dreams!



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The skin educators are awesome! They’re knowledgeable and not just that, they take the time to make sure you have an understanding. If you’re nervous, they work with you. Scared? They are by your side until YOU feel comfortable. AIB thank you for the opportunity, and to the educators, thank you for EVERYTHING!~Shera G. (Graduate)

What Can I Learn in AIB’s
Skin Care Program?

To truly understand facials, skin care analysis, makeup artistry and all of the other beautiful services estheticians can provide, you must understand your canvas: skin. Skin care is the basis of our curriculum, but we offer so much more!

Tech-Forward Beauty Education

At AIB, we know that in today’s day and age, part of becoming successful in the beauty industry is understanding and using technology. That’s why we use the Milady CIMA digital learning platform. This platform enhances the in-person classroom experience, offering additional tools and educational content on top of the training you receive from our knowledgeable, licensed educators. Each of our programs includes 24/7 access to the comprehensive, mobile-friendly, easy-to-use, digital platform.

Our Milady CIMA program offers a visual and collaborative experience that promotes the use of technology, efficiency, and the delivery of educational content that supports various learning styles.

What Does a Future in
Skin Care Look Like?

You love what you do, and you should love your job, too! Here are a few different careers that a licensed skin care professional could pursue:

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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 an esthetician!

Skin Care School FAQs

When you’re looking to enroll in a 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!

1 How Long is the Skin Care Program?

The Skin Care program is 300 clock hours. During that time you’ll start building a foundation of skin care skills, techniques, and services!

2 How Long Will It Take to Complete the Program?

If you’re passionate and ready to commit to our program, you can complete our program in as little as 9 weeks*. You could be on your way to a brand new career in just a few months!

*Based on a full-time schedule.

3 What Schedules Are the Programs Offered In?

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.

4 what locations provide the skin care course?

The Skin Care program is offered at our Largo and St. Petersburg campus locations.

5 how do you transfer to AIB?

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 | St. Petersburg Campus: 727-826-0969

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

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

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!

4 Scholarships

External Scholarships

AIB provides access to many different external scholarships to students who have enrolled in our barbering 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 Skin Care program!

I am a graduate of AIB and I absolutely loved it. I was nervous about going to school for skincare and where to go but after further research I decided that AIB was exactly the place for me. I drove from Brandon everyday to go to school here and I never thought for one day that it was a waste of time to travel as far as I did for school. The education I received exceeded my expectations. My instructors pushed me and encouraged me in everything I did and taught me everything I needed to know and more. The school itself is very knowledgeable, including the other programs. Whenever I had a question about my hair or why my nails chip like they do, the nail and cosmo instructors were always more than welcome to help me understand and find ways to better my hair/nails. I have never been more eager to get up in the morning and start my day doing what I love. Thank you AIB for giving me the chance to complete this program and make me strive to not only be a better person but be an even better aesthetician.~Madison D. (Graduate)

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!

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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*