In as little as 16 Months

Get Hands on Training in Cosmetology Degree Program at Florida-Academy

It’s time to pursue your passion! Why go to school when you can train in a beautiful high-end salon? At Florida Academy’s Redken Premier School cosmetology program, you will get hands-on professional training that allows you to master basic, contemporary, and advanced cosmetology techniques – all in our modern salon.

As a student in our cosmetology program, you will learn from Southwest Florida’s top beauty professionals who bring years of real-world salon experience into our accredited program.  Our instructors have worked in various roles in the beauty and wellness field and our curriculum is focused on today’s hottest trends and techniques. Throughout the course of the program, you will learn how to:

  • Use the latest trends in haircutting, coloring, and design
  • Master hair texture concepts and create the haircut or style that makes clients raving fans
  • Provide nail services such as manicures and pedicures, as well as skin care procedures

You will also learn how to develop marketing and communication skills to attract loyal salon clients and build your business through positive word of mouth – all while serving guests in our upscale salon floor.

At Florida Academy, our cosmetology program is designed to prepare students for the workforce through extensive hands-on training, modern facilities, and real-world instructors. You will be learning from cosmetology professionals who have years of experience working in high-end salons and understand the demands of the profession. Our small class sizes allow for maximum personal attention so that we can help transform your career dreams into reality.

We understand life is busy and that’s why we offer day schedules to fit your lifestyle. The daytime program is our accelerated course, which can be completed in as little as 10 months. We are really committed towards your professional career and that’s why we designed a schedule that helps to adjust your hours while learning this program.

There has never been a better time to train as a cosmetologist! The future looks very bright for this in-demand profession. Today’s job market offers a variety of opportunities to put your skills to work and enjoy a successful career in the beauty and wellness field. In fact, according to O*Net OnLine, the demand for cosmetologists is projected to grow by 16% in Florida alone between 2014 and 2024!* Consumer demands for beauty treatments and the desire to maintain a youthful appearance will continue to drive demand for this profession.

A degree in cosmetology opens the door to many exciting career opportunities. One advantage to this profession is the potential to open your own business. According to BLS, nearly half of all barbers, hairdressers and cosmetologists in 2014 were self-employed. In fact, many Florida Academy graduates have opened their own successful salon businesses! Other career opportunities include:

  • Hairstylist
  • Hair Color Specialist
  • Salon Manager
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Cosmetology School Owner
  • Fashion Show Stylist
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • Beauty Sales
  • Beauty Magazine Editor
  • Beauty Product Designer


Florida Academy’s cosmetology training program features a mix of classroom learning and hands-on instruction. Our curriculum is designed to deliver the necessary practical knowledge and skills our students need to launch a successful career as a cosmetologist. From the very beginning, you’ll put your newly learned skills to practice under the guide of our experienced instructors. Plus our modern salon allows you to perfect your guest service skills with real clientele!

In Florida Academy’s 1,200-hour cosmetology program, you will learn the latest skills and techniques required to pass the state board exam and practice as a successful cosmetologist. Our program includes the following subject matters:

  • Orientation to the Trade of Ethics
  • Ecology
  • Electricity and Safety
  • Trichology
  • Hairstyling: Hair shaping and arranging
  • Nails: Manicuring and Pedicuring
  • Hair Removal
  • Guest Services and Handling
  • Haircutting
  • Chemistry
  • Hair Color
  • Chemical Retexturing, Relaxing, and Straightening
  • Wigs and Hair Extensions
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skin Care, Facials, and Makeup
  • Job Skills: Salon Business, Retail, and Marketing
  • Florida Laws and Regulations
  • State Board Preparations

Upon successful completion of Florida Academy’s accredited cosmetology program, you may take the cosmetology exam through the Board of Cosmetology. Once you pass this exam, you will receive your license to practice cosmetology in the state of Florida. Since Florida Academy graduates qualify for lifetime job placement assistance, finding the perfect position is that much easier!

**The program length does not include holidays or breaks

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