Tampa - St. Petersburg - Sarasota, FL

Whether you want to become a manicurist, cosmetologist, barber, or esthetician, the Tampa metropolitan area could be the best place for you to get started. The cities in this region are home to dozens of beauty schools, community colleges, and technical schools that offer accredited beauty training programs. Tampa is the largest city in this metro area, with over 369,000 people (Wikipedia, 2017). St. Petersburg and Sarasota are also well-established communities, with populations of 257,000 people and 53,000 people (Wikipedia, 2017).

No matter which city you decide to study and work in, you can benefit from the growing population of this metropolitan area and the many tourists that come to this region each year. Curious about where you could work as a Tampa beauty professional? Learn more by checking out popular local salons below:

In the Tampa area, the average salary for a cosmetologist is $30,010 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). As you check out different beauty schools in this area, you want to look for a program that gives you lots of chances to work hands-on with clients.

During your time in Tampa, why not check out the local sites and attractions? The Florida Aquarium brings some of the most beautiful sea life to Tampa, while the Lowry Park Zoo gives you the chance to enjoy exotic wildlife. Take a spin on exciting roller coasters at Busch Gardens.

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American Institute of Beauty Inc.

Suite 164, Suite 164
Clearwater area-Largo, FL 33771

Program: Cosmetology

Why We're Different American Institute of Beauty, Inc. is the Nation's first exclusive Matrix C.R.A.F.T. Methodology School Welcome to Matrix C.R.A.F.T. Methodology C.R.A.F.T. is a unique and powerful education philosophy that focuses on the skills Why We're Different American Institute of Beauty, Inc. is the Nation's first exclusive Matrix C.R.A.F.T. Methodology School Welcome to Matrix C.R.A.F.T. Methodology C.R.A.F.T. is a unique and powerful education philosophy that focuses on the skills of your art and all the services you provide for your clients. It is a learning environment unlike any you've known before- hands-on, interactive, self-empowering. By partnering with Matrix, AIB can enhance our training to teach our Cosmetology students how to maximize their potential to significantly improve their future earnings through this powerful education philosophy that is incorporated into our classes as a permanent part of AIB's curriculum. Educating Future Salon Professionals For over a decade, AIB has been dedicated to educating the Future Salon Professionals & Beauty Industry Leaders! American Institute of Beauty is not just another beauty school in Florida, we're more than that! AIB provides educational programs for individuals who desire training to become licensed in the fields of Cosmetology, Skin Care, Nail Technology, Clinical Skin Care, Full Specialty or Master Barbering. At American Institute of Beauty, our highly qualified instructors receive Matrix professional training. AIB provides to our students, in all educational programs, the exceptional skills, knowledge and techniques to become more marketable for employment and successful in the beauty industry. Career Opportunities Getting the right job is important, not only to you but to us, we're dedicated to assisting our graduates find just the right fit. AIB has a very successful Professional Partnership program. Networking with Salon Owners, Medi-spa or Day-Spa Owners, National Hair Cutting Chains , Manufacturers Reps., Educators and Beauty Industry Leaders, to cultivate new beginning for our graduates.There are approximately 125,000 Salons in the US and approximately 270,000 Salons World Wide that use Matrix, giving you more opportunities to achieve your earning potential! Check out our programs! • Cosmetology • Clinical Skin Care • Full Specialty • Skin Care • Nail Technology • Master Barber Contact Us Apply NOW! .Contact us to schedule a time to plan out your career goals and visit our campuses. Check out what we're all about! Financial Aid and Scholarships available, if qualified. Let us HELP you SUCCEED today! It's Time to Shine! Start Your Beauty or Barber Career Today!      
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Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy 4951 Adamo Drive
Brandon-Tampa area, FL 33605

Program: Cosmetology

The School The right start will prepare you for a future filled with pride, success and monetary rewards. Move ahead by making the right school choice: Small classes, dedicated instructors, equals success! Artistic Nails The School The right start will prepare you for a future filled with pride, success and monetary rewards. Move ahead by making the right school choice: Small classes, dedicated instructors, equals success! Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy is the smart choice for you to begin a great career in the beauty industry. Call today for a tour of our facilities and info that will help you make the right decision about your future. We Moved! Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy moved and is now centrally located between Brandon and Tampa. The new school building is over 11,600 square feet of space with all new equipment.   Cosmetology A license in cosmetology opens the door to many rich and rewarding career opportunities that can turn your creative, artistic skills into a satisfying lifelong profession. Today more than ever before , licensed cosmetologists trained in the business and communication skills our school builds into the curriculum are poised for financial, personal, and professional success. Employment opportunities are on the rise. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment for cosmetologists will continue to to grow faster than the average growth in other industries .In the new millennium, more and more people will spend their money on personal care services such as hair styling, hair coloring and texturizing, manicures and pedicures, facials and makeup application.While the majority of cosmetologists work as stylists in salons; many choose careers in other areas,These might include: MAKE UP ARTIST FOR PHOTO/VIDEO SHOOT PLATFORM ARTIST AT TRADE SHOWS/CONVENTIONS EDUCATOR/SCHOOL OWNER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR MANUFACTURERS OR PUBLISHER NAIL TECHNICIAN Nail Care It has been estimated that the average person spends one-third of her cosmetic budget on nail care. Because today's fashion conscious woman regards professional nail care services increasingly important, you are looking at a career with many good advantages. Nail Technology is defined as the art and science of beauty care involving all facets of the hands and nails. Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy, Inc offers a 288 hour Nail Technology Course divided into four basic units of instruction. After completing this course you will have a complete understanding of the role of the Nail Technician and be prepared to take the State Examination for Licensing. The professional nail care business, a billion dollar industry and growing, can offer you promising employment opportunities. In addition to the basic curriculum, speakers are featured and include top product manufactures, salon owners, competition winning nail technicians, business and marketing motivators and more.   Skin Care Begin a career in the growing field of skin care where the possibilities are endless. There are boundless opportunities awaiting our graduates. One can work in a Salon or Day Spa, as a Cosmetician in a department store or Make-Up Artist on the set of a movie or television commercial. There are positions open in the paramedical field as an assistant in the office of a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon. Many of our students have gone to work as Manufacturer's Representatives some have gone into teaching. Our State-of-the-Art facility includes a makeup/color analysis center, professional facial clinic with facial beds, waxing center and video center. Since classes are small, it is not unusual to have students receiving one on one training. Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy has a very busy customer's clinic where the hands-on approach gives you, the student, a chance to practice as if you were already working in the field. Along with this "practical" experience you will receive excellent theoretical information necessary to become the best at what you do in a business where job opportunities have never been better. If you feel you would be a perfect fit for this profession and would like to be a part of the beauty field, please make an appointment to take a tour of our school to discuss the possibilities of a career move that will change your life. Description This training and license will qualify you to teach all phases of cosmetology. There is a need in the field of cosmetology to meet the never ending demand for well trained Cosmetology Instructors. As an Instructor trainee, you will study:   Barber One of the reasons is that few schools in this country teach the program because the majority of students opt for Cosmetology. This leaves a void in the field of Barbering which in turn opens the door for a lucrative career as a Barber Stylist. Here, at Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy, the Barber Styling License requires 1200 hours of training. You will become proficient at cutting, styling, beard and mustache trim, clipper cuts and "trend" design among the many other specialized attributes that separate the barber from the cosmetologist. It is an important distinction and of one you can be proud. Employment opportunities are excellent. Barber Stylist can be found working in exclusive shops, salon and day spas, as manufacturer's representatives, platform artists and as instructors and free-lance artists demonstrating new technology for various companies. Please call for further information and/or a tour of the school. Massage Therapy Massage therapy is a career focused on helping others. With training from Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy you can learn how to help your clients who suffer from back pain, tension, stress, depression, arthritis and more. Massage therapists are in demand as more people are turning to them to help alleviate stress from their everyday lives. Doctors and insurance companies recognizing the preventive and healing benefits of massage are also helping this career field grow. After training and receiving a license to practice massage therapy, you can have the opportunities to work in spas, chiropractic offices, cruise ships, massage clinics and more. If a massage therapy career interests you, find out more about Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy today.
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Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy 985 E. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801

Program: Cosmetology

The School The right start will prepare you for a future filled with pride, success and monetary rewards. Move ahead by making the right school choice: Small classes, dedicated instructors, equals success! Artistic Nails The School The right start will prepare you for a future filled with pride, success and monetary rewards. Move ahead by making the right school choice: Small classes, dedicated instructors, equals success! Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy is the smart choice for you to begin a great career in the beauty industry. Call today for a tour of our facilities and info that will help you make the right decision about your future. We Moved! Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy moved and is now centrally located between Brandon and Tampa. The new school building is over 11,600 square feet of space with all new equipment.   Cosmetology A license in cosmetology opens the door to many rich and rewarding career opportunities that can turn your creative, artistic skills into a satisfying lifelong profession. Today more than ever before , licensed cosmetologists trained in the business and communication skills our school builds into the curriculum are poised for financial, personal, and professional success. Employment opportunities are on the rise. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment for cosmetologists will continue to to grow faster than the average growth in other industries .In the new millennium, more and more people will spend their money on personal care services such as hair styling, hair coloring and texturizing, manicures and pedicures, facials and makeup application.While the majority of cosmetologists work as stylists in salons; many choose careers in other areas,These might include: MAKE UP ARTIST FOR PHOTO/VIDEO SHOOT PLATFORM ARTIST AT TRADE SHOWS/CONVENTIONS EDUCATOR/SCHOOL OWNER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR MANUFACTURERS OR PUBLISHER NAIL TECHNICIAN Nail Care It has been estimated that the average person spends one-third of her cosmetic budget on nail care. Because today's fashion conscious woman regards professional nail care services increasingly important, you are looking at a career with many good advantages. Nail Technology is defined as the art and science of beauty care involving all facets of the hands and nails. Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy, Inc offers a 288 hour Nail Technology Course divided into four basic units of instruction. After completing this course you will have a complete understanding of the role of the Nail Technician and be prepared to take the State Examination for Licensing. The professional nail care business, a billion dollar industry and growing, can offer you promising employment opportunities. In addition to the basic curriculum, speakers are featured and include top product manufactures, salon owners, competition winning nail technicians, business and marketing motivators and more.   Skin Care Begin a career in the growing field of skin care where the possibilities are endless. There are boundless opportunities awaiting our graduates. One can work in a Salon or Day Spa, as a Cosmetician in a department store or Make-Up Artist on the set of a movie or television commercial. There are positions open in the paramedical field as an assistant in the office of a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon. Many of our students have gone to work as Manufacturer's Representatives some have gone into teaching. Our State-of-the-Art facility includes a makeup/color analysis center, professional facial clinic with facial beds, waxing center and video center. Since classes are small, it is not unusual to have students receiving one on one training. Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy has a very busy customer's clinic where the hands-on approach gives you, the student, a chance to practice as if you were already working in the field. Along with this "practical" experience you will receive excellent theoretical information necessary to become the best at what you do in a business where job opportunities have never been better. If you feel you would be a perfect fit for this profession and would like to be a part of the beauty field, please make an appointment to take a tour of our school to discuss the possibilities of a career move that will change your life. Description This training and license will qualify you to teach all phases of cosmetology. There is a need in the field of cosmetology to meet the never ending demand for well trained Cosmetology Instructors. As an Instructor trainee, you will study:   Barber One of the reasons is that few schools in this country teach the program because the majority of students opt for Cosmetology. This leaves a void in the field of Barbering which in turn opens the door for a lucrative career as a Barber Stylist. Here, at Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy, the Barber Styling License requires 1200 hours of training. You will become proficient at cutting, styling, beard and mustache trim, clipper cuts and "trend" design among the many other specialized attributes that separate the barber from the cosmetologist. It is an important distinction and of one you can be proud. Employment opportunities are excellent. Barber Stylist can be found working in exclusive shops, salon and day spas, as manufacturer's representatives, platform artists and as instructors and free-lance artists demonstrating new technology for various companies. Please call for further information and/or a tour of the school. Massage Therapy Massage therapy is a career focused on helping others. With training from Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy you can learn how to help your clients who suffer from back pain, tension, stress, depression, arthritis and more. Massage therapists are in demand as more people are turning to them to help alleviate stress from their everyday lives. Doctors and insurance companies recognizing the preventive and healing benefits of massage are also helping this career field grow. After training and receiving a license to practice massage therapy, you can have the opportunities to work in spas, chiropractic offices, cruise ships, massage clinics and more. If a massage therapy career interests you, find out more about Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy today.
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Empire Beauty Schools

5101 U.S Highway 98 North
Lakeland, FL 33812

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Empire Beauty Schools

10083 East Adamo Drive, 10083 East Adamo Drive, 10083 East Adamo Drive
Tampa, FL 33619

Program: Cosmetology

As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people As the leading group of cosmetology schools in the U.S., with 89 schools in 21 states, Empire Education Group continues to dedicate the company's time and resources to creating opportunities for people to improve their lives. For more than 80 years, Empire has maintained this strong heritage and tradition of training future beauty professionals for rewarding and in-demand careers in the beauty industry. And, all Empire Education Group schools are also backed by the Regis Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company, and industry partner of Empire Education Group.
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Sunstate Academy

Sunstate Academy 2525 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome to Sunstate At Sunstate Academy, we break the rules! We go against the grain, push limits, and defy boundaries. That's what we're about. We're not afraid to be unique and different. It's Welcome to Sunstate At Sunstate Academy, we break the rules! We go against the grain, push limits, and defy boundaries. That's what we're about. We're not afraid to be unique and different. It's how we roll. At Sunstate Academy, you will be encouraged to let your imagination run wild. • Interactive Classes and Hands-On Training • Salon & Spa Style Experience • Lots of Fun Events, Competitions, and Celebrations As a Redken Premier school, Sunstate Academy offers in-depth programs taught by experienced instructors who have received Redken professional training. At Sunstate Academy, a combination of theory and hands-on training teaches you what you need to know to begin a long, rewarding career as a massage therapist, professional stylist or nail technician. Why Choose Sunstate Academy? • Experience. Our instructors give students the inside scoop. They have been training and working in the industry for years. • We treat you right! Our staff is there for you every step of the way. • Students aren't a number. Our instructors know our students by name, doing everything they can to help them succeed. • Reputation. We have a reputation like no other in the area. • Quality. Sunstate is a Redken Premier School. Our students are trained using quality products. Programs • Cosmetology • Barber Styling • Massage Therapy • Spa Therapies • Nail Technician Get Educated! Get Involved! Get into a Sunstate of Mind! For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, visit sunstate.edu/programs Cosmetology From fierce coloring techniques, chic cuts, and avant-garde up-dos, to bombshell makeup techniques and the latest in nail art and design, our Cosmetology program has got it going on! You'll learn: • Haircutting & styling • Highlights & coloring • Hair relaxing & straightening • Nail acrylics & extensions • Manicures & pedicures • Nail art & design • Make-up artistry • Facials Massage Therapy Now this is a program to feel good about! If you've got a passion for helping others, you can gain the ability to heal others with the Massage Therapy program. You'll learn: • Hydrotherapy • Hot stone massage • Athletic/sports massage • Prenatal massage • Anatomy & physiology • Pathology • Business operations Spa Therapies Take the massage therapy program to the next level! The Spa Therapies program covers all the healing qualities of bodywork including skin care. You'll learn: • Therapeutic massage • Aromatherapy • Microdermabrasion • Make up artistry • Color application • Masques • Hair removal - tweezing & waxing Nail Technician The world of nail art and design is taking the world of fashion to the next level. From nail glitter and rhinestones, to acrylics and racy polish, this program has it ALL! You'll learn: • Manicures & pedicures • Nail art & design • Nail wraps and mending • Apply nail tips with acrylic overlay • Apply sculptured nails using form • Perform acrylic fills  
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