New Port Richey (727) 848-8415 Brooksville (352) 364-8502

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Bene’s Career Academy empowers students to turn their passion into a profession. From nail technology training to barbering and skin care specialty courses, students will find a career track that can inspire them. You’ll learn from industry veterans to gain skills in cosmetology and esthetics techniques, study foundational theory, and practice your craft in a state-of-the-art salon and spa environment. Be a part of a thriving health, beauty, and wellness community while developing your skills alongside a network of driven peers.

The journey starts at enrollment. Our admissions counselors are available to guide and shape your pathway to success. Enrollment can be easy, as we offer year-round start dates and multiple schedules. Schedule an appointment for your tour to discuss your career goals and options. What are you waiting for?

Admission Requirements

  1. Be at least 16 years of age
  2. Complete your enrollment application
  3. Attend a tour and personal interview with an Admissions representative
  4. Massage Therapy, Instructor Training, Barber Styling, Cosmetology, and Cosmetology/ Barber Styling Students with proof of acceptable education; must have at least one of the following acceptable documents:
    • High school diploma
    • High school transcript confirming graduation date for all graduation requirements
    • General Educational Development (GED) diploma
    • Associate Bachelor’s Degree
    • Enrollment in Bene’s Career Pathways designed to aid students in passing ATB test and working towards GED diploma
  5. Complete an enrollment agreement and be accepted as a student by Bene’s Career Academy.
  6. Meet the physical demands of the profession (details of physical requirements, wages, job growth and more can be found at

Instructor Training students must hold a current Florida Cosmetology license AND have two years of salon experience.

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Common Questions

Do You Offer Financial Aid?

Financial aid is available for our applicants. Grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs are open to both full and part-time students. Eligibility is dependent on need, academic merit, and full or part-time enrollment status. Bene’s Career Academy can help guide you through the FAFSA® process and identify the best financial aid options for you.

What Type of Career Services Are Offered at Bene’s Career Academy?

While we cannot guarantee employment, we do strive to help you create your own professional network through guest artists, salon owners, and other industry professionals. We also have an entire course program called Professional Development, in which we prepare you for salon success and business and give you successful strategies for your career. You’ll have a lot of opportunities to network and decide where you’d like to be!

Do You Provide Housing?

We do not offer formal housing through our schools. We are here to help you in any way that we can with housing. We can provide you with a list of housing in the area.

When Do Classes Start?

Class start dates vary per program. We have a few classes starting throught the year for our cosmetology program and classes start weekly for our skin care and nails programs. Please reach out to our admissions team to find out when you can get started!

What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the beauty industry but aren’t quite sure which beauty school to choose, we’ve got you covered at Bene’s Career Academy. We encourage you to reach out to one of our two locations to start exploring your options.

Our goal is to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the industry and serve your community. Our friendly staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the program that’s right for you. So why wait? Contact us today to kickstart your future in the beauty industry!

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Partners & Accreditation

New Port Richey

7027 US Hw 19
New Port Richey, FL 34652


Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday:
*Appointments Recommended*


698 S Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601


Tuesday - Friday:
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday - Monday:
*Appointments Recommended*