A Florida esthetician school, skin care school, aesthetician school, specialty school and facial school located in St Petersburg, Florida and 30 min from Clearwater or Tampa.


Facial Specialist

Become a Facial Specialist or Esthetician
300 Hours

3 months on a 24 hour per week schedule.

Schedules vary and those who can attend more will graduate sooner. 25 weeks on a minimum part time schedule of 12 hours per week.


  • Facials without machines
  • Facials with machines incl. Microdermabrasion and Photo Rejuvenation
  • Skin Analysis
  • Skin Care
  • Hair Removal
  • Makeup
  • Color Analysis
  • Students learn to analyze a client's face, perform salon treatments (Glycolic, Hydrating, Oxygenating, Vitamin Therapy, Dry Skin, Acne, etc.), and prescribe home care.
  • Instructors have received advanced training from the International Dermal Institute, Syence, Sonage, and Sonitas
  • Introduction to Aromatherapy, Medical Esthetics, Body Wrapping, and other extras are included.
  • A makeup/color analysis center, a professional facial clinic complete with hydraulic facial beds, a separate classroom, and a private waxing room are used by students.
  • This program features small theory, demo and practical classes along with lots of experience on real clients. Salons and day spas are seeking beauty professionals with these skills.


Facial Specialist


Esthetics is a Great Career Choice

LORAINES ACADEMY & SPA 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.


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.


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, 10 weeks on a 30 hour per week day schedule, or 15 weeks on a 20 hour per week evening 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.



No State Exam is Required!

The school admits as regular students:

  • High School graduates
  • Holders of GED's
  • And those age 16 or older who demonstrate the ability to benefit from the training.


Program Price - Go to: Facial Specialist Program Price

Facial Specialist 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

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