Teacher Training

What’s so cool about teaching beauty classes in the Sunshine State? For starters, you get to see that curious look in your students’ eyes when you teach them a cool new styling technique. You can also teach classes as a way to earn some extra money or move into teaching to get a break from your routine. And why not take beauty teacher training courses? You were a student once, and relied on quality teachers to develop your skills. What better way to pay it back than by stepping up and doing the same for the next generation of learners? You don’t have to look any further than your own state for a personal story of inspiration.

Laurel Ritenbaugh, from Plant City, is an example of a Florida cosmetology teacher who has received accolades for her hard work in her teaching role. If you want to be like her, don’t worry. That’s what we’re here for. Just scroll down to view the school listings below or use the search box above to narrow your results. We also have more quick facts below that are handy for making this decision. Good luck as you pursue cosmetology teacher programs!

State License Requirements

As a cosmetology teacher, you can help new beauty students reach their potential as professionals. Florida is one of few states that does not have any additional licensing requirements for cosmetology instructors. All you need is a current cosmetology license that is valid in Florida. You can work as a teacher with your cosmetology license without completing additional coursework or experience requirements.

Find out how to earn a cosmetology license in Florida:

Florida Board of Cosmetology

Education Details

To train to become a beauty school instructor, you need mentorship from inspiring teachers who are already effective leaders in the classroom. You should walk away from your training with the knowledge to design course materials, hands-on exercises and other teaching methods. Quality teacher training programs can also help you become a leader, even if you don’t feel like you’re a natural presenter or public speaker.

Florida cosmetology instructor courses should cover: •

  • Classroom management •
  • Student retention •
  • Learning styles •
  • Teaching methods
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period

Florida does not regulate cosmetology instructors, therefore does not offer a license for this type of beauty industry professional. In fact, cosmetology schools are the ones who certify instructors. When you renew your cosmetology ‘full specialist’ license in Florida, your renewal fee will be anywhere from $50-100, depending on your area of focus in cosmetology. That’s why you should discuss this topic with schools if you want to teach cosmetology in this state.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Cosmetology Instructor

Beauty school instructors in Florida work in an educational setting to assist students with learning various beauty salon talents, including hair styling, makeup, nails, braiding and more. Beauty school instructors may work in small community colleges or private beauty colleges. Beauty school instructors currently make $49,470 per year, with a work force of 119,800 individuals. Some of the most popular beauty schools in Florida include:

State board Contact Information

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Board of Cosmetology
1940 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone Number: 850-487-1395
Fax Number: 866-888-1176
E-mail Address: call.center@dbpr.state.fl.us

The Florida State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Florida state cosmetology license.

To succeed as a cosmetologist in Florida, networking with local and national organizations is imperative. Below are a few organizations that we recommend.

  • Associated Hair Professionals, https://www.insuringstyle.com/hairstylists/
  • Hair Artist Association, http://thehairartistassociation.org/
  • Black Beauty Association, http://blackbeautyassociation.com/
  • National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences, http://naccas.org/naccas/
  • National Interstate Council of Boards of Cosmetology, https://nictesting.org/

Find the Beauty Schools in Florida that interest you below,

Boca Beauty Academy

7820 Glades Road,
Boca Raton, FL 33434

Program: Cosmetology

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

4951 Adamo Drive,
Brandon-Tampa area, FL 33605

Program: Cosmetology

Sunstate Academy - Clearwater

2525 Drew Street,
Clearwater, FL 33765

Program: Cosmetology

American Institute of Beauty Inc.

3665 East Bay Drive, Suite 164,
Clearwater area-Largo, FL 33771

Program: Cosmetology

Sunstate Academy - Fort Myers

2040 Colonial Blvd,
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Program: Cosmetology

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers - Hollywood

420 S State Road 7,
Hollywood, FL 33020

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lakeland

5101 U.S Highway 98 North,
Lakeland, FL 33812

Program: Cosmetology

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

985 E. Memorial Blvd.,
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 33801

Program: Cosmetology

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-Orlando

1271 East Semoran Blvd,Suite 131
Orlando, FL 32707

Program: Cosmetology

Daytona College

425 South Nova Road,
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Program: Cosmetology

Boca Beauty Academy

7329 North State Road 7,
Parkland, FL 33073

Program: Cosmetology

Florida Barber Academy

51 N. State Road 7,
Plantation, FL 33317

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - West Palm Beach

Cross County Plaza, 4258 Okeechobee Blvd,(Intersection of Okeechobee & Military Trail)
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Program: Cosmetology

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-West Palm Beach Campus

7587 S. Dixie Highway,
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Program: Cosmetology

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