Esthetician Schools in Florida

The demand for estheticians in Florida is growing, meaning now may be the perfect time to start your career as an esthetician.

If you're searching for "esthetician licenses" in Florida, you may find yourself coming up empty. This could be because Florida doesn't use the term "esthetician" for these professionals. Instead, they use "facial specialist" and "full specialist." Additionally, they don't license in these areas—they provide registrations.

Browse our directory of esthetician schools in Florida, or skip ahead to learn about the state's esthetician licensing requirements and job outlook.

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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

2040 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907

(877) 282-8332
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy

700 South Royal Poinciana Boulevard Suite 103/303
Miami Springs, FL 33166

(786) 631-5676
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Electrology, Continuing Education

7820 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33434

(561) 487-1191
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Hair Design, Electrology

5090 West 12th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33012

(305) 639-8726
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

855 Southwest 79th Avenue
Miami, FL 33144

(305) 267-7277
Barbering, Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Laser Hair Removal, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

2600 Lake Lucien Drive 140
Maitland, FL 32751

(407) 261-0319
Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy

2001 West Sample Road Suite 100
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

(954) 975-6400
Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy

2370 34th Street North
St Petersburg, FL 33713

(727) 865-4940
Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy

3440 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

(714) 660-7881
Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
Florida Academy – Accredited

4387 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33966

(239) 489-2282
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

51 North State Road 7
Plantation, FL 33317

(954) 791-1792
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

1271 State Road 436 Suite 131
Casselberry, FL 32707

(407) 681-2410
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Electrology

420 South State Road 7
Hollywood, FL 33023

(954) 922-5505
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Electrology

5000 Coconut Creek Parkway C
Margate, FL 33063

(954) 781-2468
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

7587-7599 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

(561) 547-6333
Barbering, Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

6250 Northwest 23rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32653

(954) 972-0635
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

2620 Southwest 17th Road 700
Ocala, FL 34471

(954) 972-0635
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

1901 North Federal Highway Unit 201
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

2601 South Military Trail Suite 13
West Palm Beach, FL 33415

(561) 845-1400
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

1045 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204

(616) 975-7778
Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

552 East Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

(561) 733-2223
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Teacher Training

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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Academy of Beauty and Business

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

Academy of Career Training – Accredited

3501 West Vine Street Suite 111
Kissimmee, FL 34741

Academy of Cosmetology - Melbourne – Accredited

4850 Stack Boulevard F6
Melbourne, FL 32901

Academy of Cosmetology - Merritt Island – Accredited

2088 North Courtenay Parkway
Merritt Island, FL 32953

All In Beauty Supplies/Institute

1301 Ponce de Leon
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Altruistic Academy (Medical & Beauty School)

1253 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

American Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

1330 Blanding Boulevard
Orange Park, FL 32065

American Beauty Schools – Accredited

8150 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, FL 33144

Art of Hair Academy & Studio

4698 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Artistic School of Nails & Cosmetology

5232 South Orange Avenue Unit B
Orlando, FL 32809

ASM Beauty World Academy

6664 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33024

Aveda Institute Brandon – Accredited

1516 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511

Aveda Institute Jacksonville – Accredited

10601 San Jose Boulevard Suite 7
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Aveda Institute Orlando – Accredited

495 North Semoran Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32792

Aveda Institute South Florida – Accredited

4186 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

Aveda Institute Tallahassee – Accredited

2020 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Aveda Institute Tampa Bay – Accredited

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

AW Advanced Aesthetic Training

1239 East Newport Center Suite 106
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Beaut Academy Wellness Center

13574 Village Park Drive 255
Orlando, FL 32837

Beauty Academy Of South Florida

13411 Southwest 184th Street
Miami, FL 33155

Beauty Academy of South Florida - Hialeah Gardens – Accredited

9800 Northwest 77 Avenue
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016

Beauty and Health Institute

11309 Countryway Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33626

Beauty On Fleek School

366 East Graves Avenue Suite A
Orange City, FL 32763

Blissful Blinks Lash & Brow Artistry

3131 Northwest 13th Street Suite 34
Gainesville, FL 32609

Bloom Academy

2180 Central Florida Parkway A10
Orlando, FL 32837

Broward Beauty Institute

1500 North University Drive 208
Coral Springs, FL 33071

By Clau Consulting

6301 Memorial Highway Suite 202
Tampa, FL 33615

Chic Image Academy

8751 North Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614

Cindy Cassady

2995 Langley Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504

Cindy Lee's – Accredited

534 North Peninsula Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Confetti Glam Ombre Microblading Training Miami

10555 Northwest 41st Street 38
Doral, FL 33178

Cozmo Beauty School – Accredited

10347 Bonita Beach Road Unit 103
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Divine Luxe Esthetics - Orlando Lash Extensions & Lash Training

8803 Futures Drive Unit 4 Suite 202
Orlando, FL 32819

Dolly Monroe Beauty Academy

10359 Cross Creek Boulevard Suite E
Tampa, FL 33647

Eastern Florida State College

1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922

Electrolysis, Laser & Beauty Institute

1713 Foxbower Road
Orlando, FL 32825

Elevate Salon Institute - Miami Beach – Accredited

1500 Bay Road C1
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Elise Esthetic Institute

435 East State Road 434 Suite 300
Longwood, FL 32750

Embelezze Beauty School

2239 Southwest 2nd Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Esthetic Training Institute

10789B Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33161

Esthetics Association Florida

2151 Consulate Drive
Orlando, FL 32837

European Beauty Academy

4023 North Armenia Avenue 230
Tampa, FL 33607

Fashion Focus Hair Academy

2184 Gulf Gate Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231

First Coast Technical College – Accredited

2980 Collins Avenue
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Flagler Technical Institute – Accredited

5400 East Highway 100
Palm Coast, FL 32164

Florida Academy of Health & Beauty – Accredited

2901 West Oakland Park Boulevard B16
Oakland Park, FL 33311

Florida Academy of Medical Aesthetics

11280 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Florida Dermal Institute Beauty School

2290 North Ronald Reagan Boulevard 108
Longwood, FL 32750

Florida Massage and Beauty Institute

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

Florida Professional Institute – Accredited

7951 Southwest 40 Street Suite 217
Miami, FL 33155

Florida Technical College

12520 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Focus 4 Beauty Career Institute

631 East Alexander Street
Plant City, FL 33563

Futura Career Institute – Accredited

4512 West 12th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33012

Gadsden Technical Institute – Accredited

201 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Quincy, FL 32351

Glam Bella Academy

4015 South West Shore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33611

Gm Belle Institute

4851 Northwest 79th Avenue 10
Doral, FL 33166

Gold Lashes

110 Southwest 12th Street
Miami, FL 33130

Gulf Coast Academy

13981 McGregor Boulevard Suite 203
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Hair In Motion Beauty Academy

851 East State Road 434 Suite 164
Longwood, FL 32750

Health and Beauty Institute of America

460 State Road 436 Suite 200
Casselberry, FL 32707

Hollywood Beauty Academy

11348 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837

Hyphen Beauty + Massage School

1421 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

Impact Glamour Lash Academy

5911 Northwest 173rd Drive Suite #24
Hialeah, FL 33015

Inspirit Esthetician School

7575 Kingspointe Parkway Suite 26
Orlando, FL 32819

International Academy

2550 South Ridgewood Avenue
South Daytona, FL 32119

International Institute of Education

1507 State Road 7 Suite B
Margate, FL 33063

Jacksonville Health and Beauty School

5161 Beach Boulevard Suites 1&2
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Kaizen Beauty Academy – Accredited

8405 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

KCK Beauty and Barber Academy – Accredited

10592 Balmoral Circle East 1
Jacksonville, FL 32218

La Belle Beauty Academy - Hialeah – Accredited

1495 West 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33144

Lake Technical College – Accredited

2001 Kurt Street
Eustis, FL 32726

LaSalle Tech - Plant City – Accredited

631 East Alexander Street
Plant City, FL 33563

Laser & Aesthetics Institute

851 West Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL 33458

Lashes & Beyond Studio | Training

8405 North Himes Avenue 107
Tampa, FL 33614

Latin Beauty Academy – Accredited

6348 Forest Hill Boulevard Suite 348
Greenacres, FL 33415

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College – Accredited

750 Northwest 20 Street
Miami, FL 33127

Loraines Academy & Spa – Accredited

1012 58th Street North
St Petersburg, FL 33710

Lorenzo Walker Technical College – Accredited

3702 Estey Avenue
Naples, FL 34104

Luxemore Beauty Academy

711 West Fletcher Avenue B
Tampa, FL 33612

M-DCPS The English Center – Accredited

3501 Southwest 28 Street
Miami, FL 33133

Manatee Technical College – Accredited

6305 State Road 70 East
Bradenton, FL 34203

Master Career Institute

6735 Conroy Road Suite 423
Orlando, FL 32835

Maya Estetic Institute

600 East 25th Street Suite D
Hialeah, FL 33013

Method Aesthetics Academy

5855 Creek Station Drive
Pensacola, FL 32504

Neo Beauty School

1920 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard Suite 503
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

New Concept Massage and Beauty School Main Campus – Accredited

1164 Southwest 67 Avenue
Miami, FL 33144

New Concept Massage and Beauty School West Campus – Accredited

12851 Southwest 42 Street Suite 101
Miami, FL 33175

New Concept Massage and Beauty School, Cutler Bay – Accredited

11484 Southwest 186 Street
Miami, FL 33157

North Florida Cosmetology Institute – Accredited

2424 Allen Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Nouveau Contour USA - Orlando

7087 Grand National Drive Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32819

Nouvelle Institute - Hialeah – Accredited

500 West 49 Street Second Floor
Hialeah, FL 33012

Nouvelle Institute - Miami – Accredited

3271 Northwest 7th Street Suite 106
Miami, FL 33125

Orange Technical College - Winter Garden – Accredited

955 East Story Road
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Pearl Lash Extensions

2503 Del Prado Boulevard South Suite 402
Cape Coral, FL 33904

Pensacola State College

1000 College Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32504

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

Prestige Health & Beauty Sciences Academy – Accredited

1250 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard Suite 409
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Pro Nails & Beauty School

11631 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32817

Psico Salud Belleza Academy

3497 West Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741

Pure Skincare Academy

701 North Congress Avenue Suite 11A
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Ridge Technical College – Accredited

7700 State Road 544
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College – Accredited

18180 Southwest 122nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33177

Shear Finesse Hairstyling Academy – Accredited

9200 Arlington Express Way
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Sheridan Technical College – Accredited

5400 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021

Skin 360 Beauty Institute

1303 Kingsway Road
Brandon, FL 33510

Skin Clinic Academy

8793 Southwest 132nd Street Suite 1
Miami, FL 33176

Spa Professionals Academy - Esthetician School

4061 Bonita Beach Road Suite 201
Bonita Springs, FL 34134


240 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Summit Salon Academy - Gainesville – Accredited

6915 Northwest 4th Boulevard Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32607

Summit Salon Academy - Tampa – Accredited

4802 Gunn Highway Suite 144
Tampa, FL 33624

Suncoast Technical College – Accredited

4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34233

The Beauty Institute - West Palm Beach – Accredited

2215 North Military Trail 1
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

The Salon Professional Academy - Delray Beach – Accredited

14610 South Military Trail
Delray Beach, FL 33484

The Salon Professional Academy - Fort Myers – Accredited

1388 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907

The Salon Professional Academy - Melbourne – Accredited

1700 West New Haven Avenue Suite 540A
Melbourne, FL 32904


11685 West Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33635

Total Beauty Institute – Accredited

5308 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Total Nails and Hair Academy

2716 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

UR Beauty & Barber Academy – Accredited

3750 Emergency Lane 3
Sebring, FL 33870

VK Beauty Academy

3970 Northlake Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403

Wonderful Beauty

5950 Lakehurst Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

World Class Academy of Beauty Careers – Accredited

516 West Orange Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Yessi Lash

7858 Turkey Lake Road Suite 226A
Orlando, FL 32819

Z Beauty Academy & Spa

1534 West Brandon Boulevard Suite 1
Brandon, FL 33511
Accredited School

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.

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Cost of Esthetician School Across FL

Metro Average Tuition
Fort Myers / Naples $7,300
Tampa / St. Petersburg $6,644
West Palm Beach / Fort Pierce $6,390
Tallahassee / Thomasville $6,318
Miami / Fort Lauderdale $5,819
Jacksonville $5,197
Orlando / Daytona $4,155
Gainesville $4,100

Comparing Program Costs in FL

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $11,348 - $19,700
Lowest range: $2,995 - $11,348
Average: $11,986
Esthetics/Skin Care School Costs
Highest range: $7,637 - $14,620
Lowest range: $654 - $7,637
Average: $5,944

How to Become a Esthetician in Florida

Florida Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 220 education hours (facial specialist) or 400 education hours (full specialist) are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 10 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for estheticians in Florida is $33,930 ($16.31/hour). This is higher than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 19% job increase between 2016–2026 for estheticians. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

In Florida, estheticians are divided into two types: facial specialists and full specialists (more on those later).

To become an esthetician in Florida, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years old or have earned a high school diploma
  • Complete 220 hours of facial specialization training or complete 400 hours of full specialist training
  • Complete a four-hour-long HIV/Aids course approved by Florida's Board of Cosmetology

There aren't any exams required for facial or full specialist registrations. It's worth noting these are "registrations," not "licenses," though you do need to have this registration to practice.

If you ever want to become a cosmetologist in the state, you'll need to take additional courses and earn a standard license.

What are the Differences Between Florida's Facial Specialist and Full Specialist Fields?

A facial specialist may perform facial and basic scalp treatments in a licensed salon. This program takes 220 hours to complete.

A full specialist may provide facial and nail services after 400 training hours.

There's a separate nail specialist license available, which requires 180 training hours. If you only have the time or money to complete a facial or nail specialty program, you may undergo training in the other field later if you want to work as a full specialist. The combined number of hours equals the full specialist training hours.

Florida Esthetician Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetician in Florida

The esthetician profession is growing rapidly in the United States with a 17% projected job growth rate. In Florida, the profession is growing at an even faster pace, with a projected 19% job growth for skincare specialists.

Florida estheticians earn an average of $33,930 per year ($16.31/hour) as of 2019.

The highest-paying metro areas for estheticians in Florida are:

  • Tallahassee: $46,890
  • Jacksonville: $39,080
  • Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island: $38,990
  • Punta Gorda: $36,950
  • Port St. Lucie: $35,180

It would be wise to assume this amount is particularly relevant to full specialists; the state doesn't provide specific information for facial specialists alone. By comparison, Florida's manicurists and pedicurists—who provide about half the services full specialists do—make an average of $27,240 ($13.10).

What to Expect From a Esthetician Program in Florida

220 - 400 Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetician license

Florida requires 220 hours of training to become a facial specialist and 400 hours of education for full specialist registration.

As these aren't full licenses, there isn't a prescribed curriculum for either registration. However, your coursework needs to cover all skills you'll use in your career, including:

  • Facial and scalp massage
  • Use of oils, creams, and lotions on the face
  • Manicure and pedicure skills, including hand massage, nail extensions, and artificial nails (for full specialist)

You're also expected to undergo a four-hour HIV/AIDS course and have extensive knowledge of state laws, rules, and regulations, as well as sanitation and sterilization.

You have several options when it comes to completing your esthetician studies. You can pursue training at a private cosmetology school licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, public school, government-operated cosmetology program, or the Cosmetology Division of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Schools must be accredited.

Can I Apprentice as an Esthetician in Florida?

Florida doesn't accept apprenticeship licenses or education.

Florida Esthetician Licensing Requirements

You don't need to take the cosmetology licensure examination to become registered as a facial or full specialist in Florida.

However, you must complete 220 hours of facial specialty training or 400 hours of full specialty training along with completing a four-hour-long, board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS course.

After finishing your education, you can apply for registration. You need to pay a $75 fee to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation as part of your application for both specialties.

Florida Esthetician Licensure Reciprocity

If you have a valid and current license or registration from another state, you may be eligible for endorsement if the other state's requirements meet or exceed Florida's requirements.

If you're moving to Florida from another country, you aren't eligible for an endorsement. However, a cosmetology school can look at your previous training and give you credit for none, some, or all of your required hours.

Active duty members of the military, National Guard members, veterans, and their spouses applying for reciprocity can have their application fees waived, reimbursed, or discounted.

What Procedures Can Florida Estheticians Not Perform?

While some of these treatments may be permitted in other states, Florida doesn't allow any beauty professionals to perform the following:

  • Dermaplaning
  • Electrolysis
  • IPL hair removal
  • Laser treatments
  • Microblading
  • Microneedling

These are all considered medical treatments. If you want to perform any of these, check into regulations from Florida Health.

License Renewal

2 Year

License renewal period

10 Hours

Continuing education required

Registrations for specialists are broken up into two groups. The first group's registrations expire on October 31 of every odd year, and the second expires on that same day every even year.

As of 2021, renewal fees have been waived. In some cases, late fees may also be waived. However, this may only last until the end of the COVID-19 crisis, so it's important to keep an eye on the board website for updates.

Traditionally, the fee has been $45.

You must complete 10 hours of continuing education and pay the renewal fee before midnight EST on the expiration date.

Below are the continuing education requirements for both facial and full specialists:

  • One hour on HIV/AIDS
  • Three hours on sanitation and sterilization
  • 30 minutes on Occupational Safety Health Administration
  • 30 minutes on workers' compensation
  • Two hours on laws and rules
  • One hour on chemical makeup
  • One hour on environmental issues
  • One hour covering any subject related to the practice of cosmetology

Contact the Florida State Board of Esthetics

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Resources for Estheticians in Florida

The Board of Cosmetology
Responsible for licensing and regulating cosmetology in the state

The Florida Association of Cosmetology and Technical Schools (FACTS)
Advocates on behalf of beauty schools, educators, and students in Florida

Esthetics Association Florida
Focuses on education, working conditions, and networking

Florida Spa Association (FSA)
Provides continuing education, product access, and networking and employment opportunities for spa professionals

Esthetics/Skin Care

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