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FAQ

Why should I choose your school?

Not only are we a family owned and operated institution, we are accredited through NACCAS and offer Financial Aid to those who qualify. We offer competitive pricing and an enthusiastic staff of passionate instructors ready to help make your new career rewarding and fun!

Can I visit the school?

Absolutely! We’d love to meet you! Simply call the area campus you’re interested in and we’ll gladly give you a tour of our facility, introduce our instructors and give you information about our programs.

Where is the school campus located?

We have two convenient locations. Our Merritt Island campus is just North of State Route 528 at 2088 N Courtenay Parkway, while our Palm Bay campus is just off Palm Bay Rd at 4850 Stack Blvd.  View Maps Below.

Merritt Island
Melbourne/Palm Bay

What is included in school tuition?

The cost of school tuition includes two uniforms, books, workbooks, study guides and a graduation kit. Additionally, students and their immediate family receive discounted services! Woot woot!

What is the school dress code?

Professionalism begins when you enroll in school. We adhere to a strict dress code policy of clean and unwrinkled school-issued uniforms and closed-toed shoes. No hats or profane clothing/jewelry allowed. Students are expected to not only be prepared but to ‘look the part’ when arriving at school, as this is your training ‘on the job’.

What are the policies on behavior and etiquette?

Because this is adult education, students are expected to behave as professional working adults. We have a zero tolerance policy on harassment, violence, drugs or discrimination against any student, instructor, staff or client of Academy of Cosmetology. We strive to protect our learning environment by ensuring the safety of our students, patrons and staff.

When do classes start?

We have classes starting every Tuesday! Some programs may allow early entry, so please contact the area campus you wish to attend for more information. In addition, we have some evening programs available.

What is the employment like?

Employment of Barbers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth will lead to greater demand for hair care services.The median annual wage for Cosmetologists was $24,830 in 2018.

Employment of Manicurists and Pedicurists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. New types of nail services, such as mini-sessions and mobile manicures and pedicures, may drive employment growth.  The median annual wage for Manicurists and Pedicurists was $24,330 in 2018.

Employment of Skincare Specialists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, 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. The median annual wage for Skin Care Specialists was $31,290 in 2018.

Employment of Massage Therapists is projected to grow 26 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists. The median annual wage for Massage Therapists was $41,420 in 2018.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook @ www.bls.gov, visited June 2019.

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Testimonials

What Our Clients & Students Say

Contacted manager in regards to a previous issue. They invited me back in. What a difference the new management has made. Everyone is happy and helpful. The whole atmosphere has changed. Got a wonderful hair cut and K shot. which I would recommend. Great service I will go again.

Shawn D.

The massages at The Academy are top rate. They’re an incredible value at $30 for an hour. Don’t forget to tip your massage therapist for the incredible work that they do.

Chinh D.

Belle did a great bleach and tone for me and at half the price of a normal salon (and did a better job than some profs)

Whitney S.

Hands down best school in Brevard!!!!! No complaints. Friendly, understanding and best teachers!!! The atmosphere is amazing and students are trained above and beyond expectations!!!! I would recommend this school over a salon/spa any day!!! Not to mention the great pricing. We ❤ you!! Keep up the great work!

Danitra C.

Took my granddaughter in for a trim and layers. They did a fantastic job. Very quick, friendly.

Peri P.

Happy Grandma

Very nice service, people are friendly here. Hair done by DJ with lots of attention and care. Great job! Mic is the teacher with us and he is great.

TCM Cheung

TCM Cheung

Had the Microdermabrasion!, Wow, what a great experience! Will definitely go back! The price was also fantastic!

Sharon Netherton

Best massage program in the county! The teachers are very experienced, use a great curriculum, and are there for you every step of the way. I even looked into the other schools and personally know multiple graduates from all 3 of the schools, and I have always heard the best feedback about this one in particular. They offer financial aid, admissions with rick is smooth and fast, and there are so many places always trying to recruit the graduates at this school that your almost guaranteed a job at graduation! If your interested in being a successful massage therapist this is the place for you.

K C

Awesome school taught and ran by great people. I highly recommend visiting this place!

Palm Bay Mom

Very nice cut from the barber student!!!!
First time at the Academy. Took my niece for a cut and was very pleased with how good the cut came out!!!

Debbie S.

Pleased Aunt

I love this place. I’ve been in and out of the school for years, and have never had a bad experience. The pedicures are second to none. Both programs barber and cosmetology are extremely well organized. Super friendly and welcoming staff. GO CHECK THEM OUT!!!

Travis G.

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