Programs Offered

Esthetics / Makeup Artistry / Massage Therapy

Recent Reviews

Emily Knight
2/29/2024 via Google
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I booked with Emilia for an hour facial… to say the least, I will be back! It was so relaxing, I haven’t had a facial that well performed in a very long time. My skin has been amazing since. She gave me tips on what I can do to take care of my skin at home between facials and It actually has helped me! I loved every minute. Seeing her again next week!

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Jeffrey Johnson
2/27/2024 via Google
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Had a wonderful experience. It was my first time there, as well. Went there for a facial and Emilia did a great job making me feel comfortable while I was there. She also did an excellent job of walking me through the entire process while also answering all of my questions that I had. Cant wait to go back again!

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Christopher Reed
2/2/2024 via Google
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Recently, I was fortunate enough to experience the work and talent of Janell P at the Cortiva Institute. I was apprehensive at first as I have never received a regular facial or back facial. Janell took the time to make sure I was comfortable and thoroughly explained each part of the process. I learned about the importance of proper skincare and more importantly, was made aware of the importance of using sunblock on a daily basis. Just because you’re not at the beach doesn’t mean you’re not exposed to the sun! Janelle’s professionalism, knowledge, and passion for her craft, made for a great experience. I am glad I chose to go outside my comfort zone and be part of her journey at Cortiva. I look forward to more self care experiences with her as she enters the next phase of her new career.

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In the School's Words

A Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy, Makeup Artistry, or Skin Care Starts Here... Classes Start Soon

Do you want a career that offers the satisfaction of helping people and a work environment that is positive and exciting? Consider a career in Massage Therapy, Makeup Artistry, or Skin Care.

Massage Therapists and Skin Care professionals work in a wide variety of environments, including resort spas, cruise ships, medical offices, destination spas, and day spas. Makeup Artists work in spas and salons, and they also work in the motion picture, television, cosmetics, bridal, and fashion industries.

Many Massage Therapists, Skin Care professionals, and Makeup Artists start their own private practices.

Why choose the Cortiva Institute Tampa Campus?

  • Convenient Day and Night classes that fit your life
  • Career Services Assistance
  • Support in finding a career that gives you joy
  • Accomplished instructors and faculty to guide your development
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Tampa Campus accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

New Job Opportunities Every Year

Of course, your success ultimately depends on you. Cortiva Institute cannot guarantee employment or salary. But our career services assistance starts when you are a student and does not stop even after you graduate. From your first job to your last in the industry - whether you need help tomorrow or ten years from now - we're here to help you succeed.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, please visit our website at

* Financial aid is not available for the 3-hour Skin Care Training Program.


Cortiva Institute - St Petersburg offers the following programs:

Esthetics / Makeup Artistry / Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $11,399


Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $10,671

Master Esthetics

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $10,413

Cosmetology, Other

Program Length 300 hours
Average Completion 3 months
Program Tuition $4,471

Makeup Artistry

Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion N/A
Program Tuition N/A

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

45% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $3,382 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

88% Female, 12% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

43% White, 17% Hispanic / Latino, 27% African American, 2% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 7% Two or More, 4% Unknown

115 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 04/09/2024

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