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.


Full Specialist

Become a Skin and Nail Specialist
600 Hours

Full Specialist is an exact combination of our
Nail Tech and Facial Specialist programs.

6 months on a 24 hour per week schedule.

Schedules vary and those who can attend more will graduate sooner. 50 weeks on a minimum part time schedule of 12 hours per week.


This Program includes all of the elements of our 300 hour "Facial Specialist Program" as well as our complete 300 hour "Nail Tech Program," as you'll see below.

Skin Care Curriculum Includes:

  • Facial Specialist:
  • 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
  • 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, Botanicals, 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.
Nail Curriculum Includes:

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Sculpting using a Form
  • Tips with Overlay
  • Nail Wraps and Mending
  • Nail Fill-ins
  • Artificial Nail Removal
  • Nail Art
  • Paraffin Treatments
  • Light Activated Gels
  • Electric Drill
  • Pink & White Technique
  • Rebalancing
  • The Nail Business
  • Spa Services
  • Odorless Products

facial massage




Full Specialty 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 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.

Nail Tech Income and Occupational Outlook

Quick Facts: Manicurists and Pedicurists
2015 Median Pay $20,820 per year 
$10.01 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 113,600
Job Outlook, 2014-24 10% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 11,700

What Manicurists and Pedicurists Do
Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.

Work Environment
Manicurists and pedicurists usually work in a nail salon, spa, or hair salon. The job involves a lot of sitting. Those who own a mobile grooming company travel to their clients’ location. About 3 in 10 manicurists and pedicurists were self-employed, many running their own nail salon business.

How to Become a Manicurist or Pedicurist
Manicurists and pedicurists must complete a state-approved cosmetology or nail technician program and then pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require. 

The median hourly wage for manicurists and pedicurists was $10.01 in May 2015.

Job Outlook
Employment of manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. New nail services being offered, such as minisessions and mobile manicures and pedicures, will drive employment growth. High turnover and a growing number of nail salons will result in very good job opportunities.


Full Specialist:

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 schedule is 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Evening Classes meet 5:30 to 9:30 pm Monday - Friday. This is one of the quickest ways to enter the Beauty Field. In 6 months at 24 hours per week, a person can qualify for state registration to work in Florida.



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 have previously enrolled in any post-secondary school and demonstrate the ability to benefit from the training.


Program Price - Go to: Full Specialist Program Price

Full 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!
For personalized guidance and advice call:
Dr. Tina O’Daniels, Director of Admissions
(727) 347-4247
ext. 103
Toll Free: (888) 393-5015

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