Cosmetology Schools near Tampa / St. Petersburg / Sarasota, FL

If you want to become a cosmetologist in the Sunshine State, Tampa and St. Petersburg could be the best cities to start in. These cities are popular with tourists, destination wedding guests, and business travelers, so you would have ample opportunities to work in both salons and as a mobile cosmetologist. In the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area, cosmetologists made a median salary of $25,660 per year ($12.34 per hour) as of 2018. Florida is expecting a 17% growth in cosmetology jobs between 2016 and 2026, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Florida cosmetologists are required to complete 1,200 hours of training and pass two licensure exams. The Tampa and St. Petersburg schools below will help you on your way to becoming a cosmetologist in the state.

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Paul Mitchell The School

Program: Cosmetology

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Aveda Institute

Program: Cosmetology

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

Program: Cosmetology

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2800 34th Street North
Largo, FL 33771

(727) 532-2125
Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Barbering

3665 East Bay Drive Suite 164
St Petersburg, FL 33713

Programs:
Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Barbering

985 East Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33801

Programs:
Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Barbering

4951-A Adamo Drive
Tampa, FL 33605

Programs:
Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Barbering

3831 West Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741

Programs:
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering
Sunstate Academy – Accredited

2525 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765

(727) 538-3827
Programs:
Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Barbering

Bene's Career Academy | New Port Richey

200 College Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34652

3D Brows & Lashes

12025 Seminole Boulevard
Largo, FL 33778

Academy of Beauty and Business – Accredited

3301 3rd Avenue North Street
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Arts of Attraction

8950 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North Suite 170
St Petersburg, FL 33702

Be Aveda – Accredited

28272 U.S. Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761

Beauty and Health Institute

11309 Countryway Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33626

Beauty Mark Brows

1120 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602

Bene's Career Academy – Accredited

698 South Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

Bene's Career Academy – Accredited

7027 US-19
Port Richey, FL 34652

Bene's Career Academy – Accredited

1486 Pinehurst Drive #1496
Spring Hill, FL 34606

Dolly Monroe Beauty Studios & Academy

10359 Cross Creek Boulevard Suite E
Tampa, FL 33747

Empire Beauty Schools – Accredited

5101 U.S. Highway 98 North
Lakeland, FL 33809

Empire Beauty Schools – Accredited

10083 East Adamo Drive
Tampa, FL 33619

Erwin Technical College – Accredited

2010 East Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

Fashion Focus Hair Academy

2184 Gulf Gate Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231

Florida Career College – Accredited

9950 Princess Palm Avenue Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33629

Florida Massage and Beauty Institute – Accredited

3911 West Waters Avenue Suite
Tampa, FL 33614

Focus 4 Beauty Career Institute

631 East Alexander Street
Plant City, FL 33563

Fred K Marchman Technical College – Accredited

7825 Campus Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34653

Glensford Beauty Academy

8412 Sabal Industrial Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33619

Infinite Beauty Institute

4023 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33629

KOE Barber Academy

437 South Central Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815

Loraines Academy & Spa – Accredited

1012 58th Street North
St Petersburg, FL 33710

Manatee Technical College – Accredited

6305 State Road 70 East
Bradenton, FL 34203

Meridian College – Accredited

7020 Professional Parkway East
Sarasota, FL 34240

Pinellas Technical College – Accredited

6100 154th Avenue North
Clearwater, FL 33760

Pinellas Technical College

901 34th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711

Rawish Brows

4318 El Prado Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33629

Ruben's Five Star Academy – Accredited

104 FL-60 W
Lake Wales, FL 33853

Salon Centric

5143 U.S. Highway 98 North
Lakeland, FL 33810

Shear Excellence Hair Academy – Accredited

3649 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614

Shear Excellence Hair Academy – Accredited

3244 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Valrico, FL 33594

Simply Organic Beauty

35095 US-19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

South Florida State College

600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

Summit Salon Academy – Accredited

4802 Gunn Highway Suite 144
Tampa, FL 33624

Suncoast Technical College – Accredited

4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34233

Traviss Technical College – Accredited

3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803

Tyler's Beauty & Spa Academy – Accredited

6815 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207

UR Beauty & Barber Academy – Accredited

6011 US Highway 27 North
Sebring, FL 33870

USA International Health and Beauty Academy

12218 University Mall Court
Tampa, FL 33612

Withlacoochee Technical College – Accredited

1201 West Main Street
Inverness, FL 34450

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