Cosmetology Schools near Tampa, 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.

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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

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Aveda Institute

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

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3665 East Bay Drive Suite 164
Largo, FL 33771

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

2800 34th Street North
St Petersburg, FL 33713

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

985 East Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33801

(863) 682-4247
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

4951-A Adamo Drive
Tampa, FL 33605

(813) 654-4529
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

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

(863) 868-1845

10083 East Adamo Drive
Tampa, FL 33619

(502) 447-0111

3679 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

3244 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Valrico, FL 33594

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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A Beauty School Of Tampa

8203 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604

Academy of Beauty and Business

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

Altruistic Academy (Medical & Beauty School)

1253 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Aveda Institute Brandon – Accredited

1516 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511

Aveda Institute Tampa Bay – Accredited

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

Bene's Career Academy - Brooksville

698 South Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

Bene's Career Academy - Port Richey

7027 US-19
Port Richey, FL 34652

Erwin Technical College – Accredited

2010 East Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

Fashion Focus Hair Academy

2184 Gulf Gate Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231

Florida Massage and Beauty Institute

3911 West Waters Avenue Suites 10 - 11
Tampa, FL 33614

Focus 4 Beauty Career Institute

631 East Alexander Street
Plant City, FL 33563

Fred D. Learey Technical College

5410 North 20th Street
Tampa, FL 33610

Fred K Marchman Technical College – Accredited

7825 Campus Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34653

KDLR Beauty Labs | Luxury Makeup Artistry & Classes

1101 East Cumberland Avenue Suite 210-H 3187
Tampa, FL 33602

KOE Barber Academy

437 South Central Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815

LaSalle Tech - Plant City – Accredited

631 East Alexander Street
Plant City, FL 33563

Loraines Academy & Spa – Accredited

1012 58th Street North
St Petersburg, FL 33710

Manatee Technical College – Accredited

6305 State Road 70 East
Bradenton, FL 34203

Manhattan Hairstyling Academy

1906 West Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606

Meridian College – Accredited

7020 Professional Parkway East
Sarasota, FL 34240

Paul Mitchell The School Sarasota – Accredited

501 North Beneva Road Suite 620
Sarasota, FL 34232

Paul Mitchell The School Tampa – Accredited

7823 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa, FL 33625

Pinellas Technical College - Clearwater – Accredited

6100 154th Avenue North
Clearwater, FL 33760

Pinellas Technical College - Saint Petersburg – Accredited

901 34th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711

Shear Excellence Hair Academy & Salon Tampa

3663 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614

Summit Salon Academy - Tampa – Accredited

4802 Gunn Highway Suite 144
Tampa, FL 33624

Suncoast Technical College – Accredited

4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34233

Suncoast Technical Education Center

4057 California Street
Brooksville, FL 34604

Tampa Beauty School

14805 North Florida Avenue D
Tampa, FL 33613

Traviss Technical College – Accredited

3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803

USA International Health and Beauty Academy

12218 University Mall Court
Tampa, FL 33612

Wilton Simpson Technical College – Accredited

801 North Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

Cost of Cosmetology Schools in Tampa / St. Petersburg

In the Tampa / St. Petersburg area, the range of reported Cosmetology schools runs from $3,504 – $18,200, with an average of $11,657.


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