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Lakeland: (863) 682-4247 Tampa: (813) 654-4529

Explore a Career in Skincare and Nails!

Can’t decide between an education in nails or esthetics? Good news, you do not have to choose! Unique to Florida, you can decide to become a full specialist, which combines both skincare and nails to help you become a more well-rounded beauty professional. In our program, you can help others relax and beautify through manicuring services, facials, and more!

Schedule your tour today to see if this program could help you work toward your dreams of working in the beauty and wellness industry.

Our Curriculum

  • Sterilization
  • Florida law
  • Basic anatomy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Nail wraps
  • Nail tips and fills
  • Sculptured nails
  • Artificial nail removal
  • Polishing
  • Facial massage
  • Facial treatments
  • Waxing and tweezing
  • Makeup techniques

Career Opportunities

  • Spa esthetician
  • Manicurist
  • Nail technician
  • Product sales representative
  • Makeup artist

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What To Expect in Our Program

Our unique full specialist program gives you the opportunity to do what you love, all in less than a year spent in the classroom. An education at Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy means you get to dive deep into the science and chemistry behind skincare products and how they interact with the skin while actively practicing what you’re learning, first on mannequins and eventually on actual guests.

All services in our salon and spa are provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals, which means you can gain real experience and a hands-on approach. You will get to visit with clients, walk through the process alongside licensed instructors, and learn on the go with a curriculum that’s accessible online. As you provide these services directly to clients, you can learn how to run a successful client consultation, a crucial step for skincare professionals.

Someone in a spa getting a facial

The program is presented through comprehensive lesson plans that reflect a variety of effective educational methods. Subjects are taught through lectures, demonstrations, and interactive student participation. Audiovisual aids, guest speakers, field trips, projects, activities, and other related learning methods are also used in this program, so it’s more than just reading out of textbooks!

Because our curriculum also includes Florida’s laws, regulations, and best practices, you can also learn how to run a successful business, whether you want to work in a spa or manage your own. Many graduates can find careers in a salon or spa as a full specialist—providing both skincare services and manicures and pedicures.

Choose From Multiple Schedules

We understand that sometimes our students have busy lives and even busier schedules. At Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy, we do our best to accommodate this with multiple classes running year-round. Full-time and part-time schedules are available to all students. We want you to be able to become a specialist no matter what other commitments you may have!

Our Full Specialist Program is 600 clock hours and takes approximately 4 to 7 months to complete, depending on the class schedule you’ve chosen. Our program has start dates throughout the year, so get in touch to see when classes start next!

Financial Aid Available

The cost of school shouldn’t hold you back. If you want to do what you love, there are a variety of payment options available to all of our students. You can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to see what you may qualify for.

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy also has access to VA* and Spousal funding through various chapters, or we can help get you connected with various scholarships. Flexible payment options are also available. Contact our admissions office today for any questions or for further information on what financial aid may be available to you.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Learn How To Enroll

Our team is ready to help you every step of the way. Once you are ready to start the enrollment process, please contact our admissions office to schedule a tour of the campus and for more information on classes, financial aid, and more.

You can see if Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy is a good fit for you and see how you can be part of our unique culture!

Admissions Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Provide proof of high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Take and pass Wonderlic aptitude test



Are You Ready To Start Your Beauty School Journey?

We want to help you plan your new career! Choose Artistic Nails and Beauty for your full specialist education. Our licensed teachers can guide you through the entire learning process and ensure the training you can use in your future as a full specialist. Book an appointment with our admissions team to come in for a program tour!

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My time at Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy has been quite a learning experience. I've met some nice people who were always willing to help me out when I had any questions. I never felt out of place or out of the loop with anything. From the Instructors down to the students, I always felt I had a friend. My experience at ANBA has been one to remember.

- Ruben – Massage Therapy

My time at ANAB has been a great learning experience and has been a great new start for me. All staff is very helpful, full of ideas and will help you with as much as they can. To me ANBA is a fun environment. On each holiday, they do something creative to celebrate, food, dress up or a competitive competition. It's a great school to come to if you're ready for a change on life and a kick start on being creative in your career.

- Ashley – Full Specialist

Artistic Nails & Beauty is on of my biggest life changing moments. The staff is so eager to be supportive and very helpful. I so love the productiveness of the receptionist Tamara, she makes my day very well. I love my school and really recommend this to anyone!

- Kmart – Cosmetology

Artistic Nails and Beauty has given me the opportunity to achieve my dreams while attending school in a fun, eventful environment. Instructors and staff are hand on and very informative. ANAB Academy has overall helped me perfect my skills and become more educated in my field of study. I now feel confident to utilize what I have learned in the working field.

- Elizabeth – Full Specialist

985 E. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: (863) 682 – HAIR
or (863) 682 – 4247

4951 East Adamo Drive,
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 654-4529