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What will you learn
The Full Specialist program is a combination of the Esthetics and Nail Technology courses. For accelerated training, you will spend two days per week in the nails program and then two days per week in the esthetics program.
FAB is a Dermalogica Partnership School so as part of the Esthetics course, you will be trained in using the Dermalogica line of products. You also have the free option of being certified in the Dermalogica lineup as part of your instruction.
Employers value the versatility of a Full Specialist. Upon graduation, you will be much more attractive to employers as compared to holding only an esthetics or nail technology license. This is especially true if you plan on working for a large spa where they want employees to have training for both specialties.
400 hours. Classes run Monday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm for the nail classes and Monday to Thursday from 9am to 7pm. You should complete the course within 5 months. If you can only attend half-day or can only attend on certain days, you can work with your instructors on a customized schedule.
$6,530 for the full Esthetics and Nail Technology courses. This includes 4 months of instruction, a Dermalogica esthetics kit, a nail kit, apron, all state board license and registration fees. We use the latest edition of Milady’s textbooks, workbooks and exam review books which can be purchased via Amazon. The ISBN numbers are listed below in the FAQ.
Only $900 is due at enrollment. The balance of tuition can be spread out over the program. This equates to $940 per month until graduation. You will get a free set of Milady textbooks if you signup and pay in full using cash, check or Zelle.
At the end of the course, you will test with our lead instructors. You do not need to sit for a state exam.
You save $1,205 in tuition when enrolling as a full specialist as compared to signing up for each program individually.
We do not offer federal student grants or financial aid because this program is too short (Federal grants only apply to programs above 600 hours). However, most students will attest that this program is one of the best bang-for-your-buck programs in Orlando. Most students recoup their tuition within four months after graduation when working in a spa or salon.
With a Full Specialist license, you can work at a nail salon, esthetics spa or to start your own spa/salon. Employers prefer Full Specialists over a single Nail Technician or Esthetics licensee because of their versatility and further training.
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I can only attend days or nights. Can I still enroll?
Do you offer financial aid?
Federal financial aid only applies for programs that are above 600 hours. Since Florida only requires 400 hours for a Full Specialist license, federal funding does not apply for most schools in Florida (unless they structure a program with hours beyond Florida requirements).
We offer payment plans so you only need to pay $900 at enrollment and the balance can be paid monthly while you are in school.
What is the ultimate cost versus a school that offers financial aid
The typical cost of a Full Specialist program from a school that structures their program above 600 hours is $15,000. If you qualify, the government will give you a maximum of $6,495 in Pell grants which you do not need to pay back. This leaves you with $8,505 which you need to borrow from the federal government in the form of student loans.
At Florida Academy of Beauty, the Full Specialist program costs $6,530. The total cost of our program is cheaper than schools that offer financial aid because the Pell grant does not cover the total cost.
You also graduate much faster due to the shorter hours and eLearning program.
You can enroll in the program with a $900 deposit. Then it is $940 per month until full payment is made or until you graduate.
What books are required for the class?
MILADY STANDARD ESTHETICS TEXTBOOK, 12th EDITION. ISBN: 978-0357263792
MILADY STANDARD FOUNDATIONS TEXTBOOK, 1st EDITION ISBN: 0357263790
MILADY STANDARD NAIL TECHNOLOGY TEXTBOOK, 8th EDITION. ISBN: 978-0357446867
MILADY STANDARD FOUNDATIONS TEXTBOOK, 1st EDITION ISBN: 0357446860