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!
Two skill sets are better than one! Become a Massage Therapist AND Esthetician in our Spa Therapy program which can give you the opportunity to offer a broad range of client services, versatile career options, flexible schedules, and an in-demand skillset. Be the “one-stop shop” for all things beauty, health, and wellness! Give yourself the opportunity to be even more marketable in the beauty industry.
In AIB’s Spa Therapist training, you can learn Massage Therapy techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Chair and Sports Event Massage, Myofascial Release, and Hydrotherapy among many other skills. Then, in the Skin Care portion, you can learn various types of Facials, Waxing, Skin Care Analysis, Microdermabrasion, Skin Peels, Eyebrow/Lash Tinting, LED Light Therapy and much more!
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
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)
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!
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.
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*
Skin Care 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.
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:
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!
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!
The Skin Care program is 300 clock hours. During that time you’ll start building a foundation of skin care skills, techniques, and services!
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.
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.
The Skin Care program is offered at our Largo and St. Petersburg campus locations.
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
Class start dates vary by program. Due to the popularity of our programs, early enrollment is suggested to ensure seat availability!
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 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 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!
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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