Posts Posts by: "Florida Academy"
skin-dry-out

Seasonal coffee, comfy sweaters, colorful leaves—we love everything about fall. Well, except for the frigid temps that dry out our skin. If you’re like most people, the change of weather causes your otherwise hydrated skin to dry out and you can’t help but scratch. Not cute. In lieu of rubbing your skin…(Read More)

medical-assistant-resume

According to the Burea of Labor Statistics (BLS), the medical assistant field is projected to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030. Compared to the average growth rate for all occupations, medical assistants’ growth is faster. Suffice to say that applying for a medical assistant job is a great idea, but first, you’ll need…(Read More)

skin-care-alumni

Meet Christine, a Florida local who has been a successful aesthetician for the past 18 years—all thanks to Florida Academy. This Skin Care alumni got her start in one of Florida’s leading beauty schools. From Corporate Life to Skin Care Career “I’ve had almost 20 years—18 years since I graduated—of…(Read More)

Hair Straightening Ideas

The winter months can make hair brittle and dry. This winter, take on the colder weather with a couple of hair-strengthening tips in your arsenal—you’ll be glad you did. Nourished, glossy hair can be yours all season long! Read on to learn more about DIY hair strengthening tips and tricks, including what…(Read More)

barber-clientele

Got the barbering skills, but not the clients? Don’t worry—we got you. Read on to find out all about building barber clientele, including tips and tricks to get a returning customer base and the best barbering program out there. All About the Barbering Business Ever think about the barbering industry as ancient? It…(Read More)

hvac-preventive-maintenace-tips

For most homeowners, fall is the best time to evaluate the function of their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. With the inconsistent weather, you may use the AC and heating elements of your unit within the same week. Changing seasons can reveal a lot about the condition of your most problematic HVAC parts. Here…(Read More)

hot-stone-massage-benefits

Self-care and relaxation take many different forms, from getting a facial to having an exercise routine. Perhaps one of the most popular relaxation techniques is a therapeutic massage. Massages have been used to help our bodies feel their best for thousands of years. Hot stone massages in particular have been gaining popularity in the…(Read More)

damaged-skin

Before trying those expensive facials and pricey serums, read this. Skin damage occurs quite frequently. Exposure to the sun, frequent face washing, smoking, and poor diet can all cause your skin barrier harm. But we’re here to help. Even if you’ve experienced any of these skin-damaging experiences, you can still repair damaged…(Read More)

hvac-career-overview

Behind every functioning home is a knowledgeable and efficient HVAC technician. HVAC technicians are the silent stars of keeping homes comfortable and liveable—so it makes sense that these hardworking individuals should get a career overview spotlight like the one you are about to read. Being an HVAC technician is more than just fixing and…(Read More)

facial-types

Amid the countless skin care serums and cleansing formulas, it’s hard to find something that actually works for your skin. But there’s a possible solution: facials. Facials can take skin from dull to glowing in as little as half an hour and help rejuvenate your skin—no matter the skin type you have…(Read More)

becoming-a-barber

Ever thought of becoming a barber? You might want to consider it. A billion-dollar industry that’s been around for thousands of years—that’s the barber industry. Along with its impressive ancient roots and many lucrative opportunities, barbering offers a profession with ample benefits and many open doors. From being your own boss…(Read More)

summer-skin-care-tips

Summer is right around the corner—are you ready? Summertime means margaritas by the pool, days spent in the sun, and fun trips. But there’s also another aspect of summer to consider: your skin care routine. Summertime heat can seriously dry out the skin. That’s why it’s important to modify your skin…(Read More)

cosmetologist-resume

A resume can stand in the way of landing your dream cosmetologist job. You might have the right skills, but if your resume can’t showcase that, chances are you won’t get the job. That’s why having a good resume is important in the cosmetology industry: you need to properly show employers that…(Read More)

tips-for-healthy-nails

The best-looking nails are strong, healthy nails. But from nail-biting to ripping off leftover polish, there are many things that can damage nail beds. Help combat the effects of bad habits by learning how to take care of nails. Good fingernail care starts here. Read on to find out everything you need to…(Read More)

become-a-medical-assistant

Are you considering a job in the medical field? Becoming a medical assistant just might be the perfect thing for you. Not only is it a rewarding, well-paying career choice, but you also can launch your medical assistant career in as little as nine months. With tons of perks and benefits, being a medical…(Read More)

diy-hvac-repair-guide

Your HVAC system is one of the most important things in your home because it helps regulate the right temperature so that you can live comfortably. It is important to ensure that your HVAC system is operating efficiently—if it isn’t, you could be losing money or living in subpar conditions. Luckily, there are…(Read More)

repair-or-replace-hvac

Whether to Repair or Replace Heating and Cooling System Have you been having trouble with your home’s HVAC system? If you’re struggling to determine whether to repair or replace HVAC miscellaneous parts—or even the entire system—Florida Academy is here to help. Read about some of the most common HVAC issues below…(Read More)

makeup-collection

Whether you’re going for a glam look or a natural, dewy look, the right beauty products make all the difference. Building the perfect makeup collection might seem overwhelming, but knowing the basic products you need can help get you started. From primer to highlighter, each makeup product adds a special touch to any makeup…(Read More)

beauty-tips-for-face

10 Beauty Care Tips To build your confidence from within and feel your best, Florida Academy has put together a list of our favorite beauty tips for face, skin, and overall health. Wash Your Face It’s mentioned often with skincare tips because it’s a staple: wash your face. Depending on your skin type…(Read More)

skincare-mistakes

Cut out these self-care blunders to improve skin appearance A Look at 2022 Skincare 2020 was all about making skincare synonymous with self-care. A great skincare routine can improve skin dullness, dryness, dark spots, fatigue, and more! Following a tried-and-true beauty routine is a great way to feel fresh and confident…(Read More)

no-makeup-look

Trend Alert! Natural-Looking Makeup is Still In You’ve noticed the 90s fashion revival become a Y2K rebirth, haven’t you? A-list celebrities and Tik Tok influencers alike are sporting skater pants, oversized sneakers, crop tops, and lots of accessories. Think hoop earrings, layered necklaces, chains, tiny purses and sunglasses, and even bandanas…(Read More)

hair-care-tips

Florida Academy recognizes that not all hair types are the same. The wide range of diversity in hair type, texture, and thickness means that you need to listen to your head of hair to help it shine and grow healthy. Here’s our list of hair care tips to give yourself some much-deserved hair…(Read More)

nail-salon-trends

10 Inspo Ideas for Fall Nail Colors and Designs To most people, fall feels like colorful leaves, thick knit blankets, and a warm cup of cocoa. To nail technicians and manicure and pedicure enthusiasts, it’s the chance for you to experiment with warm and rich autumn hues and the latest nail trends to keep…(Read More)

Spring-Makeup-Trends-2020

Anti-Aging Beauty Tips There’s a lot of ways to go about getting a youthful appearance and younger looking skin. Taking a little extra time to treat your skin and hair with the appreciation they deserve will get you not only looking younger but maybe even feeling that way too. Read on to discover…(Read More)

fall-hvac-tips

You’ve heard the adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That holds true when it comes to your heating and air conditioning (HVAC system). If you are proactive and prepare your HVAC for fall, you’re less likely to have costly repair or replacement issues. In addition, when you…(Read More)

nail-salon-trends

Trends in the U.S. Salon Industry By the end of 2020, IBISWorld expects the salon industry to reach $47 billion in revenue. Products and treatments involving your nails, hair, and skin are growing in popularity because the practice of “self-care” strongly resonates with people. Nowadays, pampering yourself with brand new salon manicures or…(Read More)

fall-hvac-tips

You’ve heard the adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That holds true when it comes to your heating and air conditioning (HVAC system). If you are proactive and prepare your HVAC for fall, you’re less likely to have costly repair or replacement issues. In addition, when you…(Read More)

skin-care-alumni

Shea Harper always knew she was passionate about skincare but wasn’t sure if that’s what she wanted to pursue as a career. But, after talking to admissions and the people at Florida Academy, Shea knew this is what she wanted to do! “I chose Florida Academy because the teachers, educators and faculty here…(Read More)

dermatologist-skincare-tips

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it’s important to take good care of it. You can maintain healthy and younger-looking skin with these dermatologist skincare tips. Even if you already have signs of prematurely aging skin, it is never too late to benefit from making changes to improve your skin…(Read More)

makeup-foundation-florida-academy

Finding the right makeup foundation is an important first step to creating a beautiful face. Foundation is the base for the rest of your makeup. Foundation can bring confidence by evening out skin color, minimizing pores, and giving the appearance of a fresh, flawless face. Your True Makeup Color Match The first thing you need…(Read More)

Medical-Assistant-Career

We are now living in the rapidly changing world of a global pandemic. There has never been a more challenging time or a more rewarding time to be a medical assistant. As Covid cases (also called Coronavirus, or Covid-19) continue to rise, the healthcare industry is rapidly responding to an incredibly dynamic environment. Updates…(Read More)

Perfect-Makeup-Look-Tutorial

Face it, you can become your own glam squad of one with these ten easy steps! A Perfect Makeup look tutorial. READY Whether you are a true makeup newbie, or just need to brush up on your makeup techniques, here’s your beauty school how-to guide for the perfect makeup look. We go from…(Read More)

HVAC-Grad-Florida-Academy

Meet Kayle Roxbury! Kyle graduated from Florida Academy’s HVAC program in 2017. Through the program, Kyle was able to learn about more than just HVAC – he learned about electricity, AC and refrigeration as well. “I chose Florida Academy because I heard it was a highly recommended HVAC school. I looked into some other ones…(Read More)

Beauty-Industry-Recession-Proof

When people think of recession-proof businesses and industries, some of the things that come to mind first include the grocery and IT sectors. Everyone has to buy food and they need to communicate, but there’s also an inherent drive that surfaces when they’re feeling down. Evidence suggests that no matter the circumstances…(Read More)

how-to-maintain-your-healthy-hair

From special occasions to everyday life, your hair is the highlight of your look. You can change the color and cut as often as you like but there’s more to beautiful hair than a great style. It’s just as important that you care for your tresses on a regular basis in order to…(Read More)

Scalp-Head-Massage-Benefits

People love massage for its relaxation properties as well as its lessening of muscle pain and soreness, but they may think that targeting the neck, shoulders, and back is the best way to get those benefits. Massage therapists and hair stylists alike understand that scalp and head massage is also a valuable practice, especially for…(Read More)

Common-Air-Conditioning-Problems

Enjoy cool, fresh air all year with a restored HVAC system. Find out how to spot A/C problems in Fort Myers, Florida today and learn more about HVAC training courses near you. Don’t invest in maintenance services year after year but invest in the professional training you need to repair your own system…(Read More)

HVAC-Troubleshooting-Guide

On really hot days, there’s nothing better than getting out of the hot air and cooling off in your air-conditioned house. But have you ever walked in the door, only to discover that your air conditioner is not working? It’s not fun. Then you worry about the cost of having to repair…(Read More)

Skin-Care-Routines

You take care of your heart, your lungs and your kidneys to keep them healthy. So doesn’t it make sense to do the same for the largest and fastest-growing organ in your body—your skin? It helps you by covering and protecting you all day, every day. Help your skin by establishing good…(Read More)

Cosmo-Grad-Angela-Artile

Meet Angela Artiles! – Cosmetology Graduate at Florida Academy. After going to college for two years, she realized she wasn’t pursuing her true passion and what she truly loved to do. Since then, she attended Florida Academy and graduated from the Cosmetology program in 2019. Through FA’s cosmetology program, students receive hands-on training…(Read More)

CosmetologyAlumniSpotlight - FloridaAcademy

Kristen Edman is a Florida Academy alumni. She graduated from the Cosmetology program in 2018. At Florida Academy, you will be able to complete the program in 10 months through day or evening classes! As a student in our cosmetology program, you will learn from Southwest Florida’s top beauty professionals who bring years of…(Read More)

Holiday-Makeup-Trends2019

Ah, the winter holiday season! Now is the time to start thinking about which beauty trends for the holiday season that will make you your most glamorous. With all of those parties and gatherings, you may even want to try a different special look for each one you attend. This year’s top holiday makeup…(Read More)

Massage Therapy FAQs

Have you thought about getting a massage to help you recover from an injury or to just relax? If you’ve never had one, you probably have some questions. Here are a few common Massage Therapy FAQs for those who are new to massage therapy. What are the benefits of massage therapy? The touch of…(Read More)

Massage Therapy Types

Massage therapy’s benefits run the gamut from easing tension and stress to helping recovery after injury to relieving cancer treatment pain. By triggering an involuntary relaxation response from the nervous system, massage can produce physical and emotional benefits. Massage techniques have been used since 3000 BCE (or earlier). Today, massage therapists employ up to…(Read More)

Air Conditioning Time Line

You know how hot and steamy it gets in Florida, but can you imagine living without air conditioning? Until the 1950s or 1960s, the chances were pretty good that people did, in fact, live without AC – in Florida and everywhere else. Fortunately, the evolution of the heating and cooling industry has not only made…(Read More)

Massage Therapy for Back Pain

Have you ever wrenched your back by picking up something the “wrong” way, or have you slept the “wrong” way? The pain can be terrible. It’s perhaps only when something like this happens that we realize how important spine health is. All we want is pain relief, because when you “throw your back out…(Read More)

Massage Therapy Relaxation

A simple shoulder massage from your partner, who may have no professional training, makes you feel good. This caring touch signals a relaxation response, causing your heart and breathing rates to slow, blood flow to increase, blood pressure to reduce, stress hormones to decrease and muscles to relax. In some cases, massage may be just…(Read More)

Massage Therapy Career Facts

For people suffering from stress, injury and pain, massage practitioners can sometimes seem like miracle workers – if they’re good at their jobs. Their hands can knead the knots out of soft tissue, help muscles recover after injury or overuse, relax the body, relieve stress and put their clients into a state of near euphoria…(Read More)

Science Behind Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be a natural way to help remedy back pain, reduce stress, provide relief and relaxation, and contribute to overall wellness. It is also used in pain management for cancer patients and in sports medicine. Although it is not a “medical” panacea, there is science behind massage therapy and its uses. What is…(Read More)

Nail Technician Secret

In 2018, Americans spent $8.36 billion on nail salon services. You may be one of the regular customers who has contributed to that number by frequently visiting a nail technician for a manicure and/or pedicure. You may think of it as a relaxing indulgence or luxury, or you may make it part of…(Read More)

Medical Assisting Timeline

Wondering the timeline of medical assisting? A medical assistant is a valuable resource in the healthcare industry because of his or her versatility: part clinician, part administrative assistant, part counselor and comforter. Although they may not have been officially recognized by title until the early 20th century, medical assistants have been helping physicians at least…(Read More)

Air Conditioning Time Line

Here in Florida having air conditioning is a necessity throughout the year. If you like to gamble, then just let your home’s heating and cooling equipment keep running without regularly testing the system. You might get lucky and have no problems. However, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise: no A/C. To…(Read More)

Medical Assisting - Florida Academy

When you’re studying to become a medical assistant, a vital part of your education that all major medical employers value should involve participating in an externship. A medical assisting externship, a requirement of the Florida Academy Medical Assisting Program, gives you the opportunity to enhance your studies, applying additional hands-on experience in an…(Read More)

how-to-become-nail-technician

Let your creativity soar with a career as a professional nail technician, a career that is expected to grow 13 percent by 2026 – much faster than average for other jobs. Florida’s employment of nail technicians is among the highest in the country, proving it’s an in-demand job with a bright future. If…(Read More)

how-to-apply-eye-makeup

Before you even think about applying your eye make-up, you need to gather your tools of the trade: an assortment of brushes, primer, concealer, shadows, mascara, eyebrow gel and eyeliners. With tools assembled and a few techniques, you should be able to give yourself the look you desire. There’s still one more thing…(Read More)

Summertime in Florida can melt your face off, literally. Whether you’re basking on the sprawling beaches or hanging out in the city with your friends, the humidity can take your makeup right off. But the problem can be avoided, right? Oftentimes, you’ll hear the typical careless advice “just don’t wear any” — but…(Read More)

Vitamin for Skin Care - FloridaAcademy

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the human body? In an average adult, it weighs about eight pounds and takes up 22 square feet of space. Taking care of it and following a skincare routine that includes vitamin applications is important. But what specifically should you do? Most people have…(Read More)

Natural Makeup Tips by Florida Academy

Having a fresh, glowing appearance is a plus of a natural make-up look – one that really makes you look as if you’re wearing no make-up. If youth is not necessarily on your side, you can enhance your appearance and give yourself a natural finish. It takes a little effort until you get…(Read More)

HVAC Issues and how to fix them - Florida Academy

As is the case with other appliances, there are issues people frequently experience with their heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC) units. Many of these have simple solutions you can implement by yourself. Others are more serious and require placing a call to a seasoned HVAC technician to troubleshoot.   Dirty/Clogged Filter…(Read More)

HVAC Maintenance Check list by Florida-Academy

To find out how you can learn more about making HVAC maintenance into a career, contact Florida-academy.edu. The Florida Academy school, located in Fort Myers, FL, provides a nationally accredited HVAC/R Technology program. The HVAC/R Technology program is built around expert instructors, leading-edge equipment, and trusted brand names such as…(Read More)

2019 Hairstyles - Florida Academy

Nothing says a new year and new you like a change in your hairstyle or hair color. In 2019, you may choose to go with the cut or style of your favorite celebrity, or pick a style that everyday people seem to like. The possibilities are limitless, but here are some trends in hairstyles, color…(Read More)

Teen Skin Care

For decades, teens have been subject to unhelpful and misleading advice about how to treat acne. They are told their skin would clear up if they washed their faces more often and cut down on junk food. The truth is, however, that teen acne is caused not by a poor diet or hygiene, but by…(Read More)

Ductless HVAC System

Depending on the layout of your home or business, you may not have the option of installing a traditional HVAC system, which could be because of a lack of space or ductwork, or because of how certain rooms are laid out. Rather than suffer during the hottest of summers and the coldest of winters, you…(Read More)

Hair Treatment

Is your hair looking a little dry or damaged? While professional salon hair treatments are extremely nourishing and rejuvenating for hair of all types, they can be expensive to receive often. Fortunately, you can create your own DIY hair masks using healthy ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Here are the top five…(Read More)

Fall Makeup DIY Tutorial 2018 Florida Academy

As summer starts to fade, now is the perfect time to take stock of your makeup and discover fall’s makeup trends. Makeup trends for fall 2018 take their cue from the fashions and designs introduced during the renowned New York Fashion Week, held twice a year in February and September. The good news is…(Read More)

HVAC Apprenticeship Program Florida Fort Myers

Studying to be an HVAC technician puts you on a path to a viable career. If you are able to secure an HVAC apprenticeship, you’ll have the opportunity to learn while you earn – one of the many benefits of apprenticeships. How to get apprenticeships, however, is a question that deserves an answer. Enroll in…(Read More)

why-choose-florida-academy

Take the first steps toward your future! Florida Academy offers professional career education programs in beauty & wellness and trade & industrial. Learn hands-on from instructors who are all industry experts and be ready to begin your career in just one year. Once you graduate, Florida Academy’s Career Services representatives are committed to…(Read More)

HVAC Programs Florida Academy

We know that taking good care of your body and getting regular checkups is good for your health. The same can be said about your HVAC system. Regular cleaning and maintenance can potentially ward off problems and extend the life of your HVAC system. If you act now to ensure that your air conditioning system…(Read More)

Massage Therapy Program Florida

After studying finance in college and doing a few internships, Myra Adu-Sarkodie knew it wasn’t the field for her. She did a considerable amount of research to see what she was best suited for. One field came up repeatedly: massage therapy. Check out our Massage Therapy Alumni Spotlight below. She pondered the possibilities…(Read More)

Massage Therapy Program Florida

“Work” is not a word Eliane Oramas would use to describe her job as a massage instructor at Florida Academy. For her, teaching massage therapy program is her passion. A beauty school graduate who went back to study massage therapy at the age of 30, Oramas says it changed her life. “I never felt that…(Read More)

career-school-in-florida

Best Career School in Southwest Florida Florida Academy was voted best career of Southwest Florida! One of the top career school in Florida. Find out about our trade programs and get career training in less than a year! Located in Fort Myers, Florida Academy offers professional trade programs in beauty and wellness as well as…(Read More)

massage-therapy-alumni

Lauriel Bowen, who graduated from Florida Academy’s massage therapy program last summer (our massage therapy alumni), is anxious to put her massage training and techniques to use. Licensed in Virginia as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Bowen is waiting for the Florida Board of Massage to receive that…(Read More)

People have been using face masks as part of their skin care regimen for millennia. Cleopatra was said to have used clay, dead sea mud and egg whites as facial masks in ancient Egypt, and other cultures followed with natural facial and skin care practices. Regardless of the ingredients used, all recognized the importance of…(Read More)

build-your-clientele

Congrats! You’ve passed your state cosmetology boards and have landed a position as a stylist in a salon. You’ve set up your station, but the only one sitting in your chair is you. How do you build up your clientele and get them in your chair? Get social Of course, talking about what…(Read More)

Massage Therapy

Stress, the body’s “fight or flight” mechanism, is supposed to be a shield to protect the body from danger. When it occurs in the short term – such as making a presentation to work colleagues or spilling coffee on your white shirt – there is an end in sight. Sometimes, though, stress relief doesn’t come…(Read More)

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