Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Makeup Artistry / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology

Recent Reviews

Aaron B.
4/5/2024 via Yelp
via Yelp

I may very well have gotten the best haircut I've ever gotten here, and it only cost eight dollars! My barber said I was only the second man's cut she'd...

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L Thomas
4/4/2024 via Google
via Google

I had a haircut done by savanna and not only was she super sweet but so helpful in helping me decide on how my hair cut should look. She picked up super fast whenever she needed help from Crystal to better her technique, she's going to be an amazing future hairstylist 10/10

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Jaedyn Wyatt
2/11/2024 via Google
via Google

I just recently graduated the clinical skincare program with Miss.Stephanie. And as someone who just finished high school I can say I have never been close with a teacher until I met Miss Stephanie. I originally wasn’t going to do the clinical program because I was ready to be finished with schooling but I’m so glad I did! Miss.Stephanie is truly for the students which is rare and it shows, everything she does is to ensure each of her students succeed. I have graduated feeling so confident and ready to start my career, I couldn’t imagine stepping out into the world without the knowledge she goes out of her way to give. It’s all love and encouragement in her room and she takes the time to learn everyone, down to even recognizing if you’re feeling a little anxious about a service. She is an amazing teacher ofc but an amazing person over all, and I’m so glad I got the chance to not only meet her but be taught by her as well. And she gives the best facials ofccc!

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In the School's Words

At the Largo/Clearwater campus, American Institute of Beauty (AIB) offers multiple beauty and wellness programs including:

  • Cosmetology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Full Specialist (nail tech & skin care combined)
  • Clinical/Paramedical Esthetics
  • Nail Technology
  • Spa Therapy (massage therapy & skin care combined)
  • Fundamental Skin Care

American Institute of Beauty is a Redken Premier Beauty School where the minute you walk through our doors you can feel the difference! Our passion for helping to change our students’ lives started over two decades ago in 2003 and grows stronger with each graduating class. Our priority is to teach our students skills for a future career that makes them happy, successful, and excited! We’re all about diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility. AIB is more than just a beauty school; we offer a real and authentic educational experience.

Why Choose AIB?

  • Day and Evening Classes Offered
  • Approved For Veterans Training
  • Financial Aid Available, If Qualified
  • Florida Prepaid Accepted
  • Flexible Full-Time and Part-Time Schedules
  • Hands-on Training
  • Nationally accredited

Educating Future Salon Professionals

American Institute of Beauty (AIB) is an innovative Beauty, Barber, Massage and Skin Care school centrally located in Pinellas County, with campuses in Largo and St. Petersburg, Florida. The school offers programs in Cosmetology, Barbering/Hair Design, Clinical Skin Care, Full Specialty (nails & skin), Massage Therapy, Nail Technology, Spa Therapy (massage & skin), and Fundamental Skin Care. AIB students receive a robust solid education including theory, clinical application, hands-on practice, and professional development. Our goal is to prepare our students for a long-term career in the beauty industry and give each student an exceptional educational experience!

For over two decades, AIB has been teaching fresh, current techniques that employers are looking for in their new hires. We use industry-leading product lines such as Redken, Mizani, Dermalogica, and more which help to create a real-life salon & spa environment, combined with experienced educators who motivate, develop, and equip our students with the best hands-on training, product knowledge, current trends, and business management skills available.

Whether you’re training to become a licensed Cosmetologist, Barber, Clinical Esthetician, Massage Therapist, Nail Technologist, Skin Care Specialist, Spa Therapist, or Full Specialist, it’s all about being in the know. At AIB we make it FUN and EXCITING while learning trend-setting and cutting-edge skills with a BIG emphasis on creativity!

Career Opportunities

At American Institute of Beauty (AIB), we are committed to helping each future professional discover a career path that aligns with their skills and ambitions. With a passionate Career Services team dedicated to fostering success; our mission is clear: to empower aspiring beauty and wellness professionals with the tools, knowledge, and resources needed to ignite a flourishing career.

With their finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving beauty industry, our dedicated Career Services team is here to ensure that every future professional graduates as a confident, skilled professional ready to make their mark in the world of beauty. Unlock the door to your dream career today!

While we cannot guarantee employment, our services strive towards the ultimate goal of helping you secure employment in the beauty and wellness industry. We believe in nurturing your career development from enrollment to graduation and into your professional life, providing tools and guidance to help you land your dream career that could bring satisfaction and potential for success. Your success is OUR success!

Check Out Our Programs!

  • Cosmetology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Full Specialist
  • Spa Therapy
  • Clinical Skin Care
  • Skin Care
  • Nail Technology
  • Barbering/Hair Design (St. Pete Campus)

Contact Us

Are you ready to learn more about the educational programs available at American Institute of Beauty? Fill out the form to get started! Once you get in touch, our Admissions team will contact you at the phone number you’ve provided. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Approved for Veterans Training.

We’re happy to answer any of your questions and help you take the next step on your path toward a future career in beauty, barbering, or massage therapy! We can’t wait to meet you.


American Institute of Beauty - Largo offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Makeup Artistry / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology

Cosmetology, Other

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $9,165


Program Length 1,200 hours
Average Completion 9 months
Program Tuition $18,025


Program Length 1,200 hours
Average Completion 9 months
Program Tuition $16,405

Facial Treatment

Program Length 720 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $11,262

Nail Technology

Program Length 300 hours
Average Completion 2 months
Program Tuition $3,195


Program Length 300 hours
Average Completion 2 months
Program Tuition $5,970

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.

Financial Aid

75% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,656 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

91% Female, 9% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

55% White, 19% Hispanic / Latino, 17% African American, 2% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 6% Two or More, 1% Unknown

184 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 04/09/2024

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