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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.
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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, 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.

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 $85 application fee (as of 2016-2017), 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.

Your specialist license must be renewed by October 31st each year, and you must also pay a $55 fee (current as of 2016-2017). The state Board of Cosmetology also mandates that you complete at least 16 hours of supplemental education every two years. This is something that you will be responsible for documenting. Licensed estheticians enjoy a rewarding career either working for themselves or in an established salon.

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

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

Florida Board

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Cosmetology and esthetician laws in FL pdf.

More interested in other types of beauty schools? Check out our pages that list Florida schools for nail technicians, barbers, cosmetologists and makeup artists.


More listings below…

Estheticians in the US – Schools by State

Schools for Estheticians in Canada

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Academy of Career Training – Kissimmee

Academy of Cosmetology – Melbourne

American Academy of Cosmetology – Delray Beach, Orange Park

American Institute – Margate

American Institute of Beauty – Largo

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy – Brandon, Lakeland

Artistic School of Nails – Orlando

ASM Beauty World Academy – Davie

Aveda Institute – Winter Park, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Clearwater

Beauty Careers Training Center – Nicevilles

Beauty Schools of America – Hialeah, Homestead, Miami Beach, Miami

Bene’s International School of Beauty – New Port Richey

Boca Beauty Academy – Boca Raton

celebrity school of beauty – Miami

Central Florida Community College – Ocala

Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry – Fort Lauderdale

Daytona College – Ormond Beach, FL

Empire Medical Training – Fort Lauderdale

Fashion Focus Hair Academy – Sarasota

Florida Academy of Hair Design – Zephyrhills

Florida Career College – Brandon, Pembroke Pines

Florida College of Natural Health – Bradenton, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Miami

Florida Community College – Jacksonville

Florida Technical College – Kissimmee

Fortis College – Orange Park

Gulf Coast College – Tampa

Heritage Institute – Jacksonville

Hollywood Beauty Academy – Orlando

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers – Hollywood, Miami Beach, Casselberry, West Palm Beach

International Academy – South Daytona

Jacksonville Beauty Institute – Jacksonville

Kaizen Beauty Academy – Pembroke Pines

La Belle Beauty Academy – Miami

Loraine’s Academy – St. Petersburg

MCI Institute of Technology-School of Cosmetology – Boca Raton, West Palm Beach CLOSED

New Concept Massage and Beauty School – Miami

North Florida Academy – Orange Park

North Florida Cosmetology – Tallahassee

Nouvelle Institute – Hialeah

Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty – Lake Park

Paul Mitchell The School – Casselberry

Pensacola Junior College – Pensacola

Puttin’ on the Tips Cosmetology School – Ocala

Sarasota School of Massage Therapy – Sarasota

Sebring School of Hair Design – Sebring

Southeastern College – Greenacres, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg

Step Ahead Cosmetology School – Lynn Haven

Summit Salon Academy – Tampa

The Esthetic Institute – Sarasota

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