Foil web

A Florida beauty school, cosmetology school, barber school and hair school located in St Petersburg and 30 minutes from Clearwater or Tampa.


Advanced Hair Stylist / Hair Designer

Cosmetology with Advanced Styling Bootcamp

12.75 months on a 24 hour per week schedule.

Schedules vary and those who can attend more will graduate sooner. 106 weeks on a minimum part time schedule of 12 hours per week.

This program features 75 hours of advanced cutting and styling workshops PLUS our 1200 hour Cosmetology program, for a total of 1275 hours. The Bootcamp of technical design classes is usually conducted during our regular day and evening schedules. Techniques will include Clipper, Shear, and Razor over Comb, Fades, Blow-drying, Layer Cutting Blunt Cutting, Texturizing, Men's Cutting, Advanced Color, Competition Training and Business Building Skills. The professional techniques taught in these classes have been proven to work successfully, and are used every day in salons around the world by some of the best stylists in the world. The Bootcamp unit is directed by stylist instructors with expertise in these subject areas.


  • Hair Shaping (hair cutting)
  • Color
  • Bleach and Highlights
  • Foil and Cap Frosting
  • Permanent Waving images/Hair Styling
  • Hair Relaxing
  • Styling
  • Hair Extensions
  • Braiding
  • Nails
  • Facials
  • Makeup
  • Sanitation
  • Florida Law
  • Product Knowledge
  • Client Relations
  • Salon Preparation
  • ...and much more


Bootcamp Testimonials:

"The 'Bootcamp' module of this program was even greater than my expectations. In my very first month in a salon Career, I'll never forget the day someone else's client asked the front desk if she could have ME next time, because she was impressed by watching me work. My clients love that I've had extensive training from a world class professional. My instructors have also become my personal mentors as I move on in my career, helping me make professional decisions. I not only became more skilled and confident in cutting and styling, but I gained more insight into client retention." Crystal Walker

"When I received word that my position in corporate America was to be eliminated, I gleefully said 'Thank you very much- I'm finally going to beauty school!' The Bootcamp at Loraines Academy was a great start to my advanced education and, in my opinion, is an absolute must for any student who is serious about the art of doing hair." Tiffany Anderson

"Bootcamp was a big sacrifice for me, but it was well worth getting up out of a warm bed on an occasional Saturday morning. The instructor has traveled and competed in hair competitions all around the world. He has seen it all and done it all. For me to have had the opportunity to be taught by a world champion is an honor; had I not attended Loraines Academy I would have missed out on the greatest opportunity of a lifetime." Barbara Boyd

"This is an excellent program for gaining advanced techniques. The instructors are firm but flexible, and what I learned doubled my abilities...which were already pretty strong from the regular cosmetology training at Loraines. If you do the time, you can make it... and the class will change your life." Michael Montgomery

"The Bootcamp instructor is someone who loves to teach and it shows when you are in his class. He holds nothing back. He wants us to succeed. I feel my skills have greatly improved in both cutting and styling. More than ever, I really see the importance of 'finishing' my work." Melissa Pierson

"I absolutely loved Bootcamp. I have a new awareness of all the different techniques and trends in hair cutting and styling. The best thing about it is the structure and repetitiveness of techniques. The more you do them, the better you get. It's an awesome program and I'd tell anyone they should definitely consider enrolling. Especially if they want to improve their skills and gain more knowledge. The Bootcamp is both empowering and motivating." Kimberly Cunningham

"Overall...the Bootcamp covered a wealth of knowledge about cutting and finishing a hairstyle...SUPER! The techniques taught are the types that show the correct and precise way to finish a hairstyle with beautiful results. I am able to approach and execute ANY haircut and style with no fear...GOOD!" Mil Merriweather


Frequent professional seminars and demonstrations by guest artists are held. Our library features a full selection of videos, books, and current trade publications on every subject. We have full nail and skin technology units available for add-on, and a large retail center with related product knowledge classes.

We feature complete full-service training, both basic and advanced; a large and active clinic for supervised experience with the public; an intensive basic training program; and our own "Senior Designer" advanced clinic area.



Our Unique "Designer Training Program":

Small classes and professional instructors will see that you are prepared, one subject at a time, to move to the next unit. Each subject is taught beginning with one week of intensive classroom work followed by sessions of supervised experience on mannequins and live clients on our student cosmetology clinic. These units, in order, are: "D1" Hairstyling, "D2" Hair Shaping, "D3" Color, "D4" Permanent Waving and Relaxing, "D5" Specialty Subjects including Hair Extensions, Brow Tinting, and Lash Extensions, as well as "D6" Intro to Nail Extension intro.

Cosmetology is a Great Career Choice


LORAINES ACADEMY offers full-service training beyond the basics, including a large and active clinic for supervised experience with the public. Frequent professional seminars and demonstrations by guest artists are held. Our library features a full selection of videos, books, and current trade publications on every subject. We feature a large retail center with related product knowledge clas



Cosmetologist Income and Occupational Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015) says that the mean annual wage for cosmetologists is $27,940 per year. The BLS numbers often do not account for full-time and part-time cosmetologists, experience in the field, and tips that cosmetologists receive, which could make that salary higher.

The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) reveals that some of the main factors that determine cosmetology career earnings and salary ranges include the size and location of the salon, hours worked, the tipping habits of clients, and competition from other salons and shops. The cosmetologist's ability to bring in and maintain regular clients is another factor in determining many cosmetogists salaries and cosmetology salary ranges.

According to The United States Department of Labor, many cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers receive commissions based on the price of the service, or they earn a salary based on hours worked. Nearly every professional in the cosmetology industry receive tips and commissions for the products they sell and those tips often go unreported. Some salons pay bonuses or commissions to employees on top of their regular cosmetology salary who bring in new business or sell products.

What Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists Do
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, and a range of other beauty services.

Work Environment
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists work mostly in a barbershop or salon. Physical stamina is important, because they are on their feet for most of their shift. Many work full time, but part-time positions are also common. Nearly half were self-employed in 2014.

How to Become a Barber, Hairdresser, or Cosmetologist
All states require barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists to be licensed. To qualify for a license, candidates are required to graduate from a state-approved barber or cosmetology program and then pass a state exam for licensure.

Job Outlook
Employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. According to the United States Department of Labor, the U.S. employment rates for personal appearance works such as hairdressers, hairstylists, cosmetologists, skin care specialists and shampooers are projected to grow. Job growth in cosmetology is expected to rise at a rate of 13% between 2012 and 2022 (BLS, 2015) which could lead to greater demand for hairdressers, stylists, barbers and cosmetologists over the next decade. 

Cosmetology w/ Advanced Styling Bootcamp:

Gainful Employment:

The United States Department of Education has required that any institution that provides programs that lead to “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” must provide certain information to prospective students, effective July 1, 2011. The rules require that a percentage be calculated for students who graduate within the "normal" time listed for the program...which amounts to full time or a minimum of 24 hours/week. This means that none of our night students are counted as successfully completing in "normal time," for instance...nor are students who need to ask for part time schedules or take leaves of absence in order to juggle family and job obligations.

Gainful Employment Information

Placement Rate Methodology
Placement is calculated by our Accrediting Agency (NACCAS) methodology as institutional reporting. The data is reported for students “scheduled to graduate” in a certain calendar year. Of those students who graduated, it is determined how many are eligible for placement. Of those, students may count as placed if documentation is obtained to prove they have become employed in a field for which their training prepared them, prior to the submission of the report. The exceptions are for those who are deceased, permanently disabled, deployed for military duty, studied under student visa and ineligible for employment in the US, or continuing their education at an institution under the same ownership.


Career Placement:

We have a strong relationship with our local salons and they want to meet our students even before you graduate. There is a dramatic shortage of Facial Specialists, Nail Technicians, Stylists, Massage Therapists and other salon professionals, offering a very unique industry opportunity with "Zero Unemployment". Whether it is a new first career option or a mid-life career change, there are many, many more Career openings than there are licensed graduates to fill these openings.



Standard day schedules are 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Evening Classes meet 5:30 to 9:30 pm Monday - Friday. Completing the program and preparing for licensure will take, for instance, 12.75 months on a 24 hour per week schedule. The 75 hour Bootcamp portion of the program is scheduled to meet the needs of the participants, often on extra weekend days during part of the second half of your program. This results in students usually being able to complete in no more time than it would have taken them to do the regular Cosmetology program.



Housing is not provided by the school. There are plenty of apartments and rooms to rent nearby, with easy access to public transportation. We will be happy to assist out-of town students in their selection of a suitable place to stay.



The school admits as regular students:

  • High School graduates
  • Holders of GED's
  • And those age 16 or older who have previously enrolled in any post-secondary school and demonstrate the ability to benefit from the training.



Program Price - Go to: Cosmetology w/ Bootcamp Program Price

Cosmetology Kit - Go to:  Program Kit List

Class Dates: Call or e-mail us for day or evening dates.

Do you want to be successful in the Beauty Business or Massage Field?

Get Started Now And Call Today!
Dr. Tina O’Daniels, Director of Admissions
(727) 347-4247
ext. 103
Toll Free: (888) 393-5015

Copyright © Loraines Academy & Spa  ::  Local: 727-347-HAIR (4247)  ::  Toll-Free: 1-888-393-5015  ::  Site by Southern WebWorks