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If you are at least 16 years of age then you are of legal age to enroll in any esthetician school in the state of Florida. There are many of these schools that offer all kinds of advanced courses and training exercises, despite the fact that the state’s Board of Cosmetology has mandated that only 260 total hours of training need be completed.

miami area has many esthiology schools
South Beach, Miami by SOBEJoe [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

What You’ll Learn

This kind of training offers many different ways for individuals to learn everything that they could ever want to know about skin care. These schools offer training courses in subjects such as facial massage, hair removal, exfoliation, nutrition, skin analysis, business skills, laws, career planning, alternative facial techniques, and much more.

With esthiology schools all over, the state Florida is a perfect place to study to be a licensed, professional esthetician.

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Florida Esthetician License Requirements

When you have completed school and are ready to apply for your certification, you can do this in one of two different ways. You can either apply online or by downloading, printing out, and filling out a paper application. If you choose to submit a paper application, you will need to ensure that you also provide an application fee , proof that you have completed a Board-approved HIV/AIDS course, the Certification of Eligibility portion of your application from your school, and documentation regarding previous course evaluations.

If you hold a skin care specialty license from another state, you will likely be able to apply for your license solely based on endorsement. For this, you must be at least 16 years old, have a license with similar or greater regulations as Florida, a high school diploma, 260 hours of necessary education, and other requirements.

Keeping Your Esthetician License in FL Up-To-Date

Your specialist license must be renewed by October 31st each year, and you must also pay a fee. The state Board of Cosmetology also needs you to complete at least 16 hours of supplemental education every two years. This is something that you will be responsible for documenting, and can be in things such as laser or microblading.

Newly minted estheticians in FL can find work to start their careers in a variety of ways. It can be worthwhile to check job search sites such as employflorida to get an idea of starting wages for entry employment, or even to find a job.

Did you know it’s now possible to get some of your esthetics training online? Read about it here.

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Esthetics Association Florida2151 Consulate Drive #2, Orlando, 32837Student Membership: $39.95/yearContinuing Education
Beauty and Health Institute11309 Countryway Boulevard, Tampa, 33626Program Cost $12,600Continuing Education Classes
Boca Beauty Academy7820 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 3434UnknownBarbering,Cosmetology,Electrolysis,Makeup Artistry,Massage Therapist,Nail Technician,Continuing Education
Academy Of Cosmetology2088 North Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, 32953Tuition $2,500.00
Registration Fee 100.00 (Non-refundable)
Kit Fee* 400.00 (Non-refundable)
Total Required $3,000.00
Cosmetology,Manicuring/Nail Extensions, Massage Therapy,Restricted Barbering
North Florida Cosmetology Institute, Inc. 2424 Allen Road, Tallahassee, 32312Tuition $2,795
Registration Fee $150
Books $ Supplies $800
Total$3,745
Cosmetology,Nail Technology,
Restricted Barber
The Beauty Institute2215 North Military Trail # I, West Palm Beach, 33409UnknownCosmetology, Barber, Nail Specialty

Listings For Various Institutes

About Face-A Teaching Inst – Fort Walton Beach

Academy of Beauty & Business – St Petersburg

Academy of Beauty Careers – Merritt Island

Academy of Health & Beauty – Sunrise

Academy of Health and Beauty – Orlando

Academy of Nail Sculpturing – Pensacola

Academy of Nail Technology – Fort Lauderdale

Alpha Institute – Port Saint Lucie

Angels Nails Academy – Tampa

Anton Aesthetics Academy – West Palm Beach

Bly’s School of Cosmetology – Gainesville

Career Training Institute – Orlando

Cindy Lee’s Facial & Nail Inst – Daytona Beach

E-Elite Academy – Dunedin

Exotica Beauty Academy – Miramar

Fena Beauty Institute – Winter Park

Florida School of Electrolysis and Skin Care – Port Charlotte

Gainesville School – Gainesville

Gloria’s Academy of Nail & Beauty Technology – Fort Lauderdale

Hollywood Nail Academy – Orlando

International School of Health and Beauty Technology – Lauderdale Lakes


Margate School of Beauty – formerly at 5281 Coconut Creek Pkwy, Margate, FL 33063 but now CLOSED. Not too surprising since the school got bad reviews on the internet and quite a few of them both from students and clients. Reviews include bad facials and haircuts as well as poor post-graduate care.

Melbourne Beauty School – Melbourne

Naples Academy of Beauty – Naples

Orange Park International School of Beauty – Orange Park

Powell’s Beauty Academy – Gainesville

Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage – Jacksonville

The Salon Professional Academy – Inverness

The Salon Professional Academy – 501 SE 18th Ave, Boynton Beach, FL –

TLC Aesthetic and Nail Institute – Ocala

Universal Career Institute – 10760 W Flagler St #5, Miami, FL

World Class Academy of Beauty – Tallahasee

Other Florida schools for nail technicians, barbers, cosmetologists and makeup artists.

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School Websites:
academyofcareertraining.com
floridacosmetologyschools.com
aacschool.com
americaninstitute.com
aibschool.com
artistic.edu
asmbeautyworld.org
avedainstitutessouth.edu
beautyschoolsokaloosa.com
bsa.edu
benes.edu
bocabeautyacademy.edu
celebrity-beauty.com
cf.edu
cosmixinc.com
daytonacollege.edu
empiremedicaltraining.com
fashionfocusacad.com
academyofhairdesigninc.com

anthem.edu
fcnh.com
fscj.edu
ftccollege.edu
fortis.edu
gulfcoast.edu
heritage-education.com
hollywoodbeautyacademy.net
hi.edu
iahd.net
jacksonvillebeautyinstitute.edu
kba.edu
abellebeauty.net
lorainesacademy.edu
massagebeautyschool.com
northfloridaacademy.com
Ncosmetologyinst.com
nouvelleinstitute.com
pbacademy.net
orlando.paulmitchell.edu
pensacolastate.edu
puttinonthetips.com
sarasotaschoolofmassagetherapy.edu
sebringcareerschools.com
sec.edu
stepaheadcosmetology.com
summitsalonacademytampa.com

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