How to Become a Licensed Cosmetologist in Florida

Is a career in beauty in your sights?

If you have been dreaming of beginning a career in beauty, there is no better time than now! With immense growth and many different career opportunities available there has never been a better time to pursue your dreams!

Before you get there, however, you need an education tailored toward the license you hope for. At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Melbourne and Delray Beach we are committed to just that. We want you to find the right education and support for you to be able to reach your dreams, and we know that can be tricky!

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According to the Florida board of Cosmetology each license is broken down into individualized tasks and career trajectory. These breakdowns are listed below.

We hope you find the perfect license for the beauty-based goals that you have in your life. As always, you are welcome to come and sit down with our admissions director. We would love the chance to get to know you and help you find the right fit for your beautiful dreams.

Types of Licenses in Florida

Cosmetology License

A Cosmetology License is the most popular type of beauty license offered in Florida, and it’s no wonder why! With a wide scope of specialties and skills there are many more career options available to cosmetologists in Florida than with any other beauty license.

Some of the skills that are required for cosmetologists to master include the following.

  • Hair Shampooing
  • Hair Coloring
  • Hair Cutting
  • Hair Removing
  • Hair Relaxing
  • Pedicuring & Manicuring
  • And so many more!

Very attractive man who also cuts hair. Which is ironic because he has none.

Full Specialist

A Full Specialist focuses more on the health of the skin and nails. Many of the skills in this license are sought after in spas and nail salons through the state.

Some of the skills that a full specialist is expected to master includes:

  • Manicuring & Pedicuring
  • Facials
  • Makeup
  • Waxing
  • Acrylics

The Full Specialist license is a combination of two other licenses offered by the state of Florida. Both the Facial Specialist and the Nail Specialist licenses are included in the Full Specialist license, making this endorsement a great investment for you.

For more information on these licenses and many of the others offered in Florida please visit their site.

The Licensure Process

Once you have found the license that works for you and will help you reach your dreams, obtaining the required education should be the next thing on your mind. While you are on your journey toward finding your perfect school for you we invite you to visit The Salon Professional Academy campuses in Melbourne and Delray Beach. Take a look into our facility and into the education and support that we dedicate to each of our students. Schedule your tour today!

Depending on the license you are working toward you will be required to meet different educational training hour requirements. For the cosmetology program there is a 1200 Hour Training Requirement. These hours are broken up into two areas of focus to help the future stylists make the most of their education.

Foundational Courses

To become a master in any field you first need to focus on the basics. Nowhere is that more true than in cosmetology. Having a healthy knowledge of chemical processes, color interactions, skin health, sanitation, and more are vital building blocks that every cosmetologist needs.

These foundational skills do more than help the student provide quality services, they help them build the knowledge that could lead to a successful career.

Technical Skills Courses

Once students have mastered the foundational skills that can help them become the strong beauty professionals they dream of being, students are then taught many of the technical skills that help to create the student’s talent.

From cutting to styling and chemical processes these skills are first taught in a classroom before students begin transitioning toward mastering their skills in the student salon training area.

The time spent in the student salon training is valuable to each student so as to help them master their craft as they prepare to sit for their state board exam.

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The Exam Process

In addition to completing the required 1200 hours of training and education, the state of Florida has several other requirements that students must complete in order to gain their license.

For more information on the requirements for licensure in the state of Florida, please visit the state licensing boards website.

As per the website, the steps toward licensure are as follows.

  • Education or Endorsement– For a cosmetology license in Florida, the 1200 hours requirement must be met by all students. If you are transferring a license from out of state you may have the option to make up any missing hours at a licensed training facility. Contact TSPA Melbourne or the state licensing board for more information.
  • Age– In the state of Florida all applicants for licensure must be at least 16 years of age and hold a high school diploma.
  • HIV/AIDS Course– Florida requires all future cosmetologists to take an HIV/AIDS course that teaches future cosmetologists about safe practice and cross contamination issues.
  • Examination– In Florida only a written exam is required. This exam can be scheduled through the state board of licenses.
  • Application– Once all of the requirements have been met the student must submit an application and all applicable fees along with their exam results to be considered for a license.

Are you ready to pursue your dreams?

At The Salon Professional Academy, Melbourne and Delray Beach we are ready to help you do just that. With passionate students, dedicated instructors, and a staff that will stand by you through everything, isn’t it time you experienced the TSPA Difference?

Contact us today to schedule your tour and see how you can go from start date to state board and be ready to conquer the world.

Oh! The Places Cosmetology Can Take You!

The world is a wide and varied place, there are so many things to see, delicious foods to eat, and of course amazing things to do!

But all of that amazing doesn’t have to stop when you step into the professional world. You can have a job that you not only love but wake up every morning excited to do!

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Melbourne and Delray Beach we get to help people discover new and exciting futures every day. From creating monsters, to soothing hearts, to finding your place in an amazing community; a career in cosmetology could keep you on your toes.

If you want to build a future that will help you fill your life with amazing creativity, consider something beautiful.

Consider Cosmetology.

A future in cosmetology could be just what you are looking for to help you wake up with a smile saying Oh! The places I will go!

Create the Perfect Night

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There are certain nights that people never forget, and there are the people behind them that infect those moments with magic. Weddings, prom, that family portrait that took four years to organize. It’s those moments the people want to look their best, and the hair magicians that help them get there make it all worth it.

Are you ready to find an adventure in beauty that leaves a lasting mark? More than just creating beautiful looks, you are creating the style that will live in people’s hearts forever. Are you up for the challenge?

Style the Stars, and Reach for the Moon

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All those big names on the silver screen don’t just wake up with perfectly curled hair. It takes professionals to get there there. One of those professionals could be you! If you are yearning for an adventure that helps others make a statement, a career as a personal stylist could be just what you are looking for.

From business men and women, to some of the biggest names in Hollywood, they all need a little help from time to time. Working as a stylists is more than hair and makeup, it’s clothes, it’s traveling the world and it’s seeing your beautiful creations in places you never would have expected.

Master Your Craft

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Sometimes the greatest adventure is waiting right outside your door. Kids, family, owning your own business; all of these present amazing possibilities of their own. If your desired destination falls in creating a personal brand and style that people will remember, or if you just want to help people look their very best, a future in cosmetology can take you there.

Working at or owning a salon can create an amazing satisfaction you may never have expected.

See the World, One Haircut at a Time

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If your heart yearns to see the world, an education in cosmetology could help create endless adventures in travel. Not only are cosmetologists in high demand all over the world, but many career placements that are available can take you to exotic locations.

If you see yourself working at a spa resort on a island paradise, or a floating cruise ship, or even in an ice carved wonderland below the northern lights, you can make them a reality.

Cosmetologists can be found anywhere! If you have the drive, and the passion for beauty, you could see yourself in one of these coveted positions before you know it.

Make Movie Magic

A woman making a movie. She looks great!

It takes an army to create the blockbusters you love so much. More than just the lights, camera, and action, it’s the style and look of the characters that help stories stick in our hearts.

Are you ready to help create movie magic? Whether for Hollywood blockbusters, your favorite TV show, or so many other opportunities in film and print, there are so many creative options for a cosmetologist!

Create the Next Generation

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You might find a passion for helping others follow their dreams. This can take the form of becoming a cosmetology instructor, or working with a brand to create awareness and educate others about some of the amazing products you know and love!

Whether you are teaching tomorrow’s beauty professionals, or helping to create branded looks on a runway, supporting future cosmetologists has never been so amazing.

Is your future looking even more adventurous? Are you ready to chase your dreams?

Contact our admissions coordinator today to schedule your tour at one of our beautiful locations. We are excited to welcome you to the first step in an amazing future, fueled by dedicated teachers and compassionate peers that will feel more like family.

Come in today and fall in love with your future.

We Accept GI Bill Recipients at TSPA Melbourne

TSPA Melbourne honors ALL GI Bill Benefits and military spouse careers advancement account recipients (MyCAA)

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The Salon Professional Academy couldn’t be more proud to have you as a student or to help you learn more about your GI Bill and your beautiful career.

Whether you are considering a career in cosmetology or esthetics, our admissions, and financial aid team can help you prepare for your beauty program. The process is pretty simple, all you have to do is reach out to us, schedule a visit to come see your new campus and social network, meet our warm admissions team and then we help guide and support you through the enrollment process as soon as you are ready – all you have to do is pick a start date! We help our students prepare for careers in salons, spas, runway, video or fashion. You could be eligible to compete in the TSPA national student competitions and more.

The sky is the limit on how far you want to take yourself in the cosmetology or esthetics world! Thank you for your service to our country! It is time to let us help and support you. We have a great relationship with the local VA vocational and educational team, that can help you with any of your GI Bill Benefits – either for yourself or your dependents!

GI Bill & Post / 911 GI Bill Dallas

Being a Military spouse is full of challenges. Help is available for those who wish to pursue an education. The MyCAA program assists military spouses to help start you on the path towards a new exciting career.

For additional information, eligibility criteria, instructions on how to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov . Call 321-951-0375 or text 321-312-9510  our Office of Admissions office or email Admissions@tspamelbourne.com to schedule an appointment to get all your questions answered don’t delay your passion any longer!

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

Master The Art Of Barbering

Pursuing Your Passion For Barbering Just Got Easier!

TSPA Melbourne, is offering barber/styling as a new core program.

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At TSPA Melbourne, we are excited to announce that we are launching our new Barber/Styling program and accepting new student enrollments for our upcoming classes. Our barber/styling program is designed to provide you with a superior education that will help you not only become a professional barber but also to help you be a success within your community and within the barbering industry. Our barber/styling programs, currently, will be offered twice a year as we grow to meet capacity! Reach out to us to learn more about scholarships for barbering today.

Don’t wait too long, however, this popular program fills up fast and seats are limited.

For more information, please visit our barber/styling page or inquire now with our admissions. We would love to schedule a tour so you can visit our ultra-modern campus. If you prefer to drop by or call, then please do so – 321-951-0595.

 

 

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