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What is a Full Specialist?

Have you ever felt stuck between choosing a career in skin care OR nail artistry? Lucky for you, there is a license that combines both! Even better, both professions have a 17%+ projected job growth rate over the next decade according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Get the best of both worlds with a Full Specialist license!

Understanding our student’s passion and creativity is top priority for our staff and educators in order to encourage student’s confidence and success! We eat, sleep, and dream beauty. Bring your love for skin care and nails to AIB, learn everything you need to know to prepare you for your career, and live your best beauty dream! #loveitlearnitliveit

What is a Full Specialist?

A Full Specialist is someone who has the unique opportunity to beautify BOTH skin and nails under ONE license! This license is one that increases your marketability in the beauty industry since you receive training in two areas: skin and nails. Be the all-in-one beauty provider for your clientele!

How Do I Become a Full Specialist?

After meeting the requirements to enroll, you must first complete our Full Specialist program, which is offered at both of our campuses conveniently located in Largo and St. Petersburg Florida.

In the nail portion of our program, you will learn:

  • Advanced nail enhancement (acrylic, gel, etc.)
  • Nail art and design
  • Electric filing
  • Polishing techniques
  • Spa manicures
  • Spa pedicures
  • Natural nail care
  • Safety and sanitation

In the skin portion of the program, you will learn:

  • Facials
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • LED light therapy
  • Full body waxing
  • Dinair® airbrush makeup
  • Body treatments
  • Health and wellness/aromatherapy
  • Safety and sanitation

You will also have the opportunity to become certified in Bella Lash eyelash extensions*. You can elect to take our Makeup Artistry bootcamp* and Brazilian Waxing* class and receive additional certificates. The possibilities are endless with a Full Specialist license!

*A class kit must be purchased prior to attending class. See school for details.

How Long Does It Take to Become a Full Specialist?

The full specialist program at American Institute of Beauty can be completed in as little as 4 months*! We offer full-time and part-time day or night classes for ease and schedule flexibility.

*Based on a full-time schedule

What Career Opportunities Do Full Specialists Have?

You’ve got passion, and now you want a career! Here are a few potential opportunities you can pursue as a full specialist:

  • Spa owner
  • Medi-spa esthetician
  • Makeup artist
  • Manufacturer’s representative
  • Developer for skin care products
  • Creator/illustrator of nail art design
  • Beauty blogger or Influencer
  • Master waxer
  • Lash artist
  • Nail specialist
  • Skin care specialist
  • Resort esthetician or nail specialist
  • Cruise ship esthetician or nail specialist

Start Your Full Specialist Program Today!

Are you excited to learn more about the benefits of a Full Specialist license and want to experience them for yourself? In our Full Specialist program, we cover a variety of different nail and skin care techniques to help you prepare for the next step in your career. Contact us to learn more about how you can get started. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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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*