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Prepare-Your-skin-for-summer

As temperatures continue rising, people are spending more time outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. With this shift comes increased sun exposure. Whether hiking or laying on the beach, shielding your skin from the sun is an essential component of any healthy skincare routine. Check out our guide below to learn what you can do…(Read More)

Tips-for-healthy-nails

When your nails look good, nothing can stop you. The best way to keep your nails looking fresh is to keep them healthy. Keep reading to learn five simple tips and tricks for maintaining nail health. Why Nail Care Is Essential Whether you get a manicure every month or sport a bare nail look, you…(Read More)

Being-an-Esthetician

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a nail technician? Is it your lifelong dream to give clients radiant complexions with specialized skincare treatments? If so, a career working as an esthetician is a great option for you. As an esthetician, you’d help clients look and feel their best…(Read More)

haircut-trends

New year, new hairstyle trends. Since it can be hard to stay up-to-date on the latest beauty trends, we’ve put together a helpful guide for the most common hairstyles and haircut trends you can expect to see in 2022. Everything You Need To Know About Haircut Trends Maybe you need new haircut…(Read More)

spring-hairstyles

There’s something about a new haircut or hairstyle that makes you feel like a million bucks. Whether you need a trim to keep your ends healthy or want a dramatic new look, take the time to determine which look will best complement your features and personal style. If you’re struggling to settle on…(Read More)

beauty-wellness-career

If you’re looking for a flexible career that offers diverse job functions, a career in the beauty and wellness industry may be a great fit for you. From cosmetology to esthetics to massage therapy, the beauty and wellness industry has promising career opportunities for people in every career stage and from all walks of…(Read More)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

facials

Skin care specialists have many different tasks to perform. One major task is giving the perfect facial. But how does one know the difference between facials, and which is best for their client? Choosing the right skin care school is essential in this process, as your training should give you the experience you need to…(Read More)

in-demand-beauty-skills

At Florida Academy, we offer a beauty program that provides a curriculum rich in the most in-demand trends and skills in the beauty industry. Our beauty school trains students in the latest trends in haircutting, coloring and styling. Our goal is for every student to master hair texture concepts that will leave each of…(Read More)

massage-therapy-techniques

When starting a new career as a massage therapist, it is important to understand and master the most popular techniques, as this is what your clients will be looking for in a therapist. There are four major techniques that Florida Academy has all students master in the massage therapy program, to help set you up…(Read More)

Nail technician giving a manicure.

If you are creative, detail-oriented, a fast worker, and enjoy meeting new people, you will love starting a career as a nail technician. Nail salons can see over 100 clients per day and the great thing about nails is that they will always need to be redone in a couple of weeks. This means…(Read More)

Beauty Salon Interior Shot.

Cosmetology covers a vast array of specialties which is why it is such an in-demand career field. Depending on the state and program you choose, your cosmetology training may include instruction in hair cutting, shampooing and conditioning treatments, hair restoration, coloring, permanents and styling. Training also includes nail care and design, skin care to…(Read More)

skin-care-specialities

No matter what profession you aspire to, finding the program that fits your needs is essential. Finding the right skin care school is no exception. When picking what school is best for you, it is important to consider the different types of skin care that you can specialize in and determine if you would like…(Read More)

Massage School Photo

Taking the step towards higher education can be intimidating, but finding the right massage therapy school can make all of the difference in your success. Being a massage therapist is an exciting and rewarding career that gives you purpose. You get to help people relax, heal, and improve their well-being. You get mental and…(Read More)

nail-technician-techniques

Countless bottles of nail polish are gone through every day. Little girls at slumber parties may have a bottle of every color in the rainbow with finger and toenails to match. Teenagers may use nail polish to express their emotional state to the world. Adventurous women are sporting the latest gels and designs on their…(Read More)

Coloring your hair is a great way to achieve a vibrant and beautiful color, or even experiment with something new. However, it’s a well-known fact that color treatment doesn’t come without consequences. It can leave your hair dry, brittle and damaged. This is because color treatment can actually change the inner structure…(Read More)

If you think massages are solely for luxury spas and relaxation, think again. Massage therapy is becoming an increasingly more important part of healthcare as more people are finding it a critical aspect to alleviate pain, injury and depression, as well as lower blood pressure, increase circulation and reduce stress. Therapeutic massage, for example, can…(Read More)

Why not start 2021 off with a refreshed look? It’s amazing what something as simple as great skin or a fresh cut and color can do to boost your mood. We want you to start the new year not only looking your best, but feeling your best! Florida Academy has a number of services…(Read More)

We know you’ve heard it before – “New Year, New You” – but what if this year, you actually did something life changing? If you’re tired of being in a job that doesn’t challenge you, doesn’t tap into your creative edge, or doesn’t bring value to your life and the lives of…(Read More)

We realize Southwest Florida does not get particularly chilly even in the winter months, but if you’re headed up North for the holidays, you may want to prepare your skin. It doesn’t take long for cooler weather to impact your skin, which often causes dryness, flakiness and irritation. Check out our winter skin…(Read More)

the-massage-guide

With the holidays upon us, massages make great gifts for others, or yourself if you’re feeling the stress that sometimes comes along with the holiday cheer. There are lots of massage techniques and types to choose from (over 200, to be exact), which can be confusing when trying to decide the right massage for…(Read More)

The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to start compiling your holiday gift lists and shopping for your friends and family! Florida Academy rounded up some of the best of our services to treat your friends, family, or even yourself to this season. And best of all, our “Buy A Gift, Get…(Read More)

Florida Academy has chosen to partner with Rodan +Fields, one of the leading skincare brands founded by world-renowned dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, the creators of Proactiv® Solution. Named the 2010 Rising Star by the Direct Selling Association (DSA) for its dedication to achieving a high standard of excellence in business…(Read More)

Halloween is upon us, which means it’s time to decide who you’ll be dressing up as. The zombie is a popular choice for many, so we’re here to take your zombie look from scary to absolutely terrifying! We’ve broken out the steps for you, so all you have to do is…(Read More)

skin-care-myths

If you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to skincare, think again. We polled our students and found the top 5 skincare myths that many believed to be true before learning otherwise at Florida Academy. The following myths and tips on how you should really be taking care of your skin will…(Read More)

job-placement-rate-2013

If you’re looking for a new career, Florida Academy offers many opportunities to pursue high demand jobs. With a 97% job placement rate in 2013, Florida Academy can get you the education you need while also helping to match you with employers that love our graduates! We were recently featured in a Naples News…(Read More)

florida-academy-fort-myers

Florida Academy was honored to be featured on NBC 2’s Health Matters segment that highlighted our students offering massage therapy to patients in the Gulf Coast Medical Center.  Massages in the waiting room. Florida-Academy’s Massage Therapy Students Got Highlight Here’s an excerpt from the piece… They set up shop three days…(Read More)

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