Florida Gal

My experience at Beauty & Health Institute (BHI) was terrific and I highly recommend attending if you are interested in getting licensed! I wish I had chosen BHI first before I wasted my time and money attending a newer (and much cheaper) school in Tampa. (More on that below.) I found BHI to be very professional and extremely well run from the initial school tour to orientation to graduation day. Everyone on the staff and administration was friendly, genuinely helpful and always answered my questions in a timely manner. My instructor Ms Cathy is a sweetheart and was extremely passionate about everything related to skincare and I found each class lesson to be very interesting and engaging. She always took time for us and treated everyone equally with great respect and she demonstrated endless patience to help those who were behind and struggling. Happily, I graduated and got my facial specialist certification in December 2022. Regarding the other school I withdrew from, please learn from my mistakes; 1.) I would not attend a school where the owner/administration/instructors are all the same person. You want administrators and instructors separate from the owners (Like BHI) 2.) Choose a school that has been in business for several years. (Like BHI) 3.) Choose a school that is listed by Better Business Bureau and also has a good rating (BHI is A rated on BBB). 4.) Don’t rely solely on Google reviews! The owner of the school I originally attended was extremely intimidating and known to get mediocre or bad reviews taken down and get former students to only write glowing reviews. (Any business with exclusively 5 star reviews and not one lesser review is a red flag.) Speak directly with other former students to get their candid input. 5.) Only choose a school where you can tour while classes are in session like BHI does. You want to view the instructor's personality and teaching style, even if only for a few moments. Good luck in your endeavors! And a huge thanks to Ms Cathy and everyone at Beauty Health Institute for a wonderful experience!