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Program: Full Specialist

Course cost

Tuition:   $7,579.00

Books & Kit/Supplies/ID/Licensure/Fee: $1,321.00

TOTAL:   $8,900.00

This program is designed to teach students the art and science of beautifying the skin, nails, hands and feet; to give a professional massage; and to use safety precautions and sanitation methods in basic facials, manicuring, pedicuring, and nail extensions. Students will learn to identify diseases and disorders of the skin and nails.


They will acquire professional techniques appropriate for all types of skin conditions, and for maintaining both natural and artificial nails. Program content includes current information on infection control, facials, hair removal, and nail techniques.


  • Textbook (Hardcover Skin-English) ISBN-13: 9780357446867
  • Textbook (Hardcover Skin-Spanish) ISBN-13: 9780357265420
  • MindTap (Skin) ISBN-13: 9781337095150
  • Textbook (Hardcover Nail-English) ISBN-13: 9780357446867
  • Textbook (Softcover Nail-Spanish) ISBN-13: 9780357446874
  • MindTap (Nail) ISBN-13: 9781337786669

Course details

COURSE NAME:   Full Specialist

PROGRAM LENGTH:  Five (5) months


COST OF PROGRAM:   $8,900.00

PROGRAM CIP:   12.0409

Overall graduation rate:  85%


Job Placement Rate: 88%

note: Agencies Rate Reported to Council on Occupational Education (COE)

FBA gives the option/opportunity to purchase textbooks outside from the school, to new enrolled students for the Barber, Cosmetology, Nail Technician, and Full Specialist Programs. The institution will accommodate as such, to allow the students to use subsequent disbursement of Title IV Aid to pay for those funds. For further questions please contact the school financial aid office.


Students will learn how to properly sanitize their station and implements as a Facial Specialist. Proper procedures to follow to assure sanitary conditions with all materials, implements, and products used.

Students will learn about ethics as a professional, which will provide the moral principles by which a Facial Specialist lives by. Student will learn ethical behavior that they will employ in five actions.

Students will learn the importance for beauty professional to have a basic working knowledge of electricity and its safety.

Students will learn the physiology and histology of the skin, disorders and diseases of the skin, along with learning how to use facial devices and its technology.

Students will learn how to analyze the skin and differentiate the six Fitzpatrick skin types, be able to create an environment for treatment, and how to perform various treatments on clients.

Students will learn about skin care products, its chemistry, ingredients, and selection.

Students will learn how to explain to client’s hair removal, be able to identify the excessive hair growth, proper client consultation for hair removal service, understanding of the hair growth cycle, and be able to select the proper product for the service.

Students will learn the basics of makeup application, color theory, face shapes, prepare the station for service, highlighting and contouring techniques, and perform day and evening makeup looks.

Students will learn makeup applications for special occasions, makeup for runaway, fantasy looks, makeup for mature clients, and Avant Garde.

Students will learn about the basics of anatomy and physiology, understanding the muscles that involve esthetic massage, and an understanding of how hormonal changes in the reproductive system can affect the skin.

Students will learn the benefits of adding a facial massage in an esthetic service, the five types of massage movements used by estheticians, and discuss facial massage contraindications.

SKI112 - Advanced Topics and Treatments

30 Clock Hours

Students will learn about advanced topics and treatments that can be offered to clients. Students will learn to provide services for body wrapping (thermal gel/cast/reduction creams/scrubs), microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation and peels.

30 Clock Hours

SKI113 - The Healthy Professional

Students will learn the importance of being a healthy professional, as well as the natural products that can be used to perform esthetic services.

SKI114 - Business Essentials

30 Clock Hours

Students will learn to create a resumé, portfolio, and business plan.

NT121 - Sanitation for Nails

8 Clock Hours

Students will learn how to properly sanitize their station and implements as a Nail Technician. Proper procedures to follow to assure sanitary conditions with all materials, implements, and products used.

NT122 - Ethics for Nail Technicians

2 Clock Hours

Students will learn about ethics as a professional nail technician. Students will learn to embody qualities that will promote professional ethics.

NT123 - Nail Theory and Practicum

162 Clock Hours

Students will learn about nails in subjects of nail structure, disorders, diseases, manicuring, pedicuring, nail product chemistry, chemistry and chemical safety, gel nail enhancements, nail art, electric filling, nail tips and forms, nail resin, systems, history, monomer liquid, and polymer powder nail enhancements. Students will learn how to perform client services such as nail fill-in, gel, manicures, pedicures, nail wraps and/or mending, artificial nail removal, polishing and nail art, sculpting using A Form, and tips with overlay.


4 Clock Hours

Students will learn about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), the effects, how to keep clients and yourself safe, and what are the differences.

available schedules

Mornings:   Monday-Friday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Evenings:  Monday-Friday - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM OR 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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For over 15 years, Florida Barber Academy has stood amongst the barber schools in Florida. Our goal is to provide future licensed professionals with a positive environment where creativity is fostered and students are allowed to grow into becoming well rounded professionals within the beauty industry.


Learn more about us.

51 N. State Road 7 (441)

Plantation, FL 33317

(Located at the Westgate Plaza. NW corner of 441 and Broward blvd)

(954) 791-1792 Main


Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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