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


Cosmetology with Facial Program

1500 Hours

Become a Hair Stylist - with Advanced:
Skin Care, Waxing and Makeup Skills

15 months on a 24 hour per week schedule.

Schedules vary and those who can attend more will graduate sooner. 125 weeks on a minimum part time schedule of 12 hours per week.

Qualifies for Federal Financial Aid.


Cosmetology: (1200 Hours)

  • 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
Facial Specialist: (300 Hours)

  • Facials without machines
  • Facials with machines incl High Frequency, Galvanic, Steam, Vacuum and Brush
  • Crystal and Diamond Microdermabrasion
  • Skin Analysis
  • Skin Care
  • Hair Removal (tweezing, hard wax, strip wax, threading, sugaring, cold wax)
  • Makeup including Camouflage
  • Color Analysis
  • LED Light Therapy



Treatments Include:

  • Facials without machines
  • Facials with machines
  • including Microdermabrasion and
  • Photo Rejuvenation
  • Skin Analysis
  • Skin Care
  • Hair Removal
  • Makeup
  • Color Analysis



hair modelOur 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" Hair Color, "D4" Permanent Waving, "D5" Specialty Subjects and "D6" Nail Technology.

hair braidFrequent 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.


Cosmetology is a Great Career Choice

4girlsLORAINES 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 classes.



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. 

Skin Care Specialist Income and Occupational Outlook

Quick Facts: Skincare Specialists
2015 Median Pay $30,090 per year 
$14.47 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2014 55,000
Job Outlook, 2014-24 12% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 6,600


What Skincare Specialists Do
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.

Work Environment
Skincare specialists usually work in salons and beauty and health spas. Some also work in medical offices. Although most work full time, many work evenings and weekends. This is particularly true for self-employed workers who run their own salons.

How to Become a Skincare Specialist
Skincare specialists must complete a state-approved cosmetology or esthetician program and then pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require. Newly hired specialists sometimes receive on-the-job training, especially when working with chemicals.

The median hourly wage for skincare specialists was $14.47 in May 2015.

Job Outlook
Employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The desire among many women and a growing number of men to reduce the effects of aging will result in employment growth. Good job opportunities are expected.





Cosmetology w/Facial:

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, a little over a year on a 24 hour per week schedule.



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/ Facial Program Price

Cosmetology w/Facial 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?

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Dr. Tina O’Daniels, Director of Admissions
(727) 347-4247
ext. 103
Toll Free: (888) 393-5015

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