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Fort Myers

Nestled between the big cities of Tampa and Miami, and just east of the beautiful islands of Captiva and Sanibel, Fort Myers provides the hustle and bustle of a big city along with the calmness of the islands. As one of the fastest growing cities in Florida, Fort Myers provides students with a wide array of job opportunities upon graduation. Whether you want to work as a stylist in a high-end salon or an esthetician in a luxury beach front hotel, Fort Myers is the place for you!

The Aveda Institute Fort Myers, previously Sunstate Academy, joined the Be Aveda Institute family in 2022. This location offers cosmetology, esthiology, massage therapy and nail technician programs. We pride ourselves on providing our students with a world-class educational experience and hands-on training under the supervision of licensed educator professionals in our clinic salon and spa environment. We believe in lifelong learning, by utilizing technology to connect you with Aveda Institute educators throughout the state of Florida and lifelong mentors and friends to help support you through your journey.

Looking to start your career in the beauty industry? Stop by and check out our campus in person today, give us a call or complete our application form online. A member of our Admissions team is waiting to help support you in this exciting new chapter of your life!

To schedule an appointment for services, stop by, give us a call or book online here. You can also shop Aveda products online here.

Programs Offered*


Our cosmetology program incorporates theory with extensive hands-on experience to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. The program includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the strategy of gaining and retaining clients.

Skin Care

Our esthiology full specialist program prepares you for a future as a skincare specialist. The training utilizes our trademark Aveda pure flower and plant essences and wellness rituals. Every graduate will be trained in facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge. Full-time and part-time schedules are available!

Massage Therapy

Students learn specialized Ayurvedic techniques to purify, balance and renew the body. Hands-on clinical experience includes massage techniques, business development, wellness and retail knowledge.

Nail Technician

During your training as a Nail Technician, you’ll be learning practical techniques for manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, and all the latest nail technologies. You’ll be perfecting those techniques on real clients in an actual salon. But, we also teach theory and client interaction techniques to help students perfect more than just their technical skills.

* All state testing and licensing fees are included in your tuition.
Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, License #4849

FAFSA Information School Code: 016467

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Fort Myers, FL 33907