Beauty Schools and Cosmetology Schools in Boca Raton, FL

The beauty industry of Florida serves the state's millions of residents and its many tourists. Boca Raton, one of the primary business centers of Florida, offers myriad opportunities to new and established cosmetology workers.

Within Boca Raton and its metropolitan area, you'll find a variety of cosmetology education options. With a cosmetology education, you can become a cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician, or barber. Consult our list of cosmetology schools to find one that is right for you and your needs.

Beauty Salaries in Boca Raton

Beauty workers in Boca Raton and the surrounding area can earn very lucrative salaries. When you begin your career, work hard to gain experience and build a reputation as a high-quality cosmetology professional. Not only can this fill up your appointment slots, it can help you command a higher salary. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following salary ranges for Boca Raton cosmetology workers:

  • Cosmetologists: $18,560 to $63,890 per year
  • Manicurists: $17,580 to $39,890 per year
  • Shampooers: $16,740 to $26,870 per year
  • Skincare specialists: $16,900 to $36,270 per year

Your salary may be dependent on what type of job you pursue. Owning your own salon may give you the highest earning potential, but it also requires business knowledge. If you can attract customers and market your skills, renting a chair at a salon may be the best option for you. You can also look for a job at a salon; whether you are employed by a salon or rent a chair, tips will likely be part of your income.

License Requirements in Florida

While your education gives you the knowledge and skills you need to start a cosmetology career, you must complete a few more steps before working in the beauty industry. First, the Florida Board of Cosmetology will verify that you've completed the required amount of training hours:

  • Barbers and cosmetologists: 1,200 hours
  • Estheticians: 260 hours
  • Nail technicians: 240 hours

Once you have provided proof of your hours, you can take the Board-administered exam. The exam has two sections: a written section and a practical section. Upon passing the exam, you can receive a license that must be renewed by October 31 of every other year.

Getting Around and Networking

It can be difficult to get around on a student budget. You can save money by relying on public transit! Palm Tran offers bus service all over the Boca Raton area, so you can get to class no matter which area school you attend.

Both as a student and as a cosmetology professional, you can really benefit from networking opportunities in Boca Raton. Many beauty students and professionals join the Florida Association of Cosmetology & Technical Schools, a statewide organization that offers advocacy services.

Also consider these nearby beauty schools. View Denton, FL, Jacksonsville, FL and Pensacola, FL.


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Cosmetology Schools in Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton, FL

ACAS - Academy of Cosmetic Arts and Sciences is an elite teaching institution specializing in the fine arts of cosmetic and medical tattoo enhancement training. 

Boca Raton, FL

International Hair and Barber Academy offers amazing courses in cosmetology, Barbering, Refresher courses, and a Master Color Course. Threading, Hair Extensions and makeup..
Fort Lauderdale / Pompano Beach, FL

Do you want a career that offers the satisfaction of helping people and a work environment that is positive and exciting? With the education you will receive at the Florida College of Natural Health, you can have a flexible and rewarding career that you will love ...
Boca Raton, FL

Boca Beauty Academy represents a premiere educational institution in the field of Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nails. Loocated in the "Beverly Hills of the Southeast" here in Boca...
Parkland, FL

Boca Beauty Academy represents a premiere educational institution in the field of Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nails. Come visit our Newest campus in Parkland/Coral Springs today!
Delray Beach, FL

At AAC we unite people who are passionate about cosmetology with the education and ability to be a licensed professional.
Boynton Beach, FL

Where is your cosmetology career going to end up? It all depends on where you start. So get your career started...
Fort Lauderdale-Lauderhill , FL

Welcome to Empire Beauty School in Lauderhill, FL. Conveniently located in the Boulevard Shops, this school is close to all forms of public transportation.
Ft. Lauderdale/Miami - Davie, FL

The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students are educated by professionals, using innovative.....
Pembroke Pines, FL

At Kaizen Beauty Academy, we believe in the power of constant improvement. Our school is all- encompassing with programs in....
West Palm Beach, FL

For 70 years, Empire Beauty Schools have presented the finest talent into the world of cosmetology. We are driven to make a rewarding career in cosmetology available to you.
West Palm Beach, FL

Do you enjoy knowing that you're making a positive impact on the lives of others? Do you want to help other people look and feel great?

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