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


Massage w/Facial Program

Become a Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician
900 Hours

9 months on a 24 hour per week schedule.

Schedules vary and those who can attend more will graduate sooner. 55 weeks on a minimum part time schedule of 20 hr per week in massage and 12 hours per week in facials.

Qualifies for Federal Financial Aid

A combination of Therapeutic Massage and Facial Specialist
The Therapeutic Massage Program covers each of the subjects listed below, including specialized massage techniques, in both theory and practical work.


Therapeutic Massage Program:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ethics and Law
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Massage Effects
  • Equipment and Products
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Consultation
  • Classification of Massage
  • Movements
  • Application of Massage
  • Techniques
  • Massage Procedures
  • Face & Scalp Massage
  • Hydrotherapy

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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.

The Loraines Academy Spa is a new state-of-the-art 4000 foot facility adjacent to the main school. It is the home to the skin and massage departments. As instructors guide them, massage and facial students gain valuable career experience as they practice their skills on clients in a true Spa Environment complete with soft lighting and spa music.

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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. See Massage Therapy and Facial Specialist pages for more details on this combination Program.

Skincare 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.

Massage Therapist Income and Occupational Outlook

Quick Facts: Massage Therapists
2015 Median Pay $38,040 per year 
$18.29 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 168,800
Job Outlook, 2014-24 22% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 36,500

What Massage Therapists Do
Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

Work Environment
Massage therapists work in an array of settings, such as spas, franchised clinics, physicians’ offices, hotels, and fitness centers. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to give a massage. 

How to Become a Massage Therapist
Massage therapists typically complete a postsecondary education program of 500 or more hours of study and experience, although standards and requirements vary by state or other jurisdictions. Most states regulate massage therapy and require massage therapists to have a license or certification.

The median annual wage for massage therapists was $38,040 in May 2015.

Job Outlook
Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.

Therapeutic Massage with Facial Program:

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, wellness centers, chiropractors, hotels, health clubs and massage clinics 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 for the Massage portion of the program is 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Standard day schedule for the Facial portion of the program is 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Evening Classes meet 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Monday-Friday



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
    Note: Therapeutic Massage students must be 18 or have a High School diploma or GED


Program Price - Go to: Therapeutic Massage Program Price

Therapeutic Massage 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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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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