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Sunstate Academy - Fort Myers

Welcome to Sunstate

At Sunstate Academy, we break the rules! We go against the grain, push limits, and defy boundaries. That's what we're about. We're not afraid to be unique and different. It's how we roll.

Choose your track! Our Cosmetology program is now offering an accelerated option. Graduate in as little as 9 1/2 months!

At Sunstate Academy, you will be encouraged to let your imagination run wild.

• Interactive Classes and Hands-On Training
• Salon & Spa Style Experience
• Lots of Fun Events, Competitions, and Celebrations

As a Redken Premier school, Sunstate Academy offers in-depth programs taught by experienced instructors who have received Redken professional training. At Sunstate Academy, a combination of theory and hands-on training teaches you what you need to know to begin a long, rewarding career as a massage therapist, professional stylist or nail technician.

Why Choose Sunstate Academy?

• Experience. Our instructors give students the inside scoop. They have been training and working in the industry for years.
• We treat you right! Our staff is there for you every step of the way.
• Students aren't a number. Our instructors know our students by name, doing everything they can to help them succeed.
• Reputation. We have a reputation like no other in the area.
• Quality. Sunstate is a Redken Premier School. Our students are trained using quality products.


Baber Styling
Massage Therapy
Spa Therapies
Nail Technician

Get Educated! Get Involved! Get into a Sunstate of Mind!

For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, visit


*Now graduate in as little as 9 1/2 months!*

From fierce coloring techniques, chic cuts, and avant-garde up-dos, to bombshell makeup techniques and the latest in nail art and design, our Cosmetology program has got it going on! You'll learn:

· Haircutting & styling

· Highlights & coloring

· Hair relaxing & straightening

· Nail acrylics & extensions

· Manicures & pedicures

· Nail art & design

· Make-up artistry

· Facials

Barber Styling

Get ready to dive head-first into an exciting career, shaping up heads and faces. There are a lot of dudes out there looking for a barber right now — and maybe a barber for life.

· Haircutting & styling

· Straight razor cuts

· Taper cuts

· Coloring & lightening

· Chemical waves

· Beard & mustache trimming

· Relaxing & straightening

· Shaving

Massage Therapy

Now this is a program to feel good about! If you've got a passion for helping others, you can gain the ability to heal others with the Massage Therapy program. You'll learn:

· Hydrotherapy

· Hot stone massage

· Athletic/sports massage

· Prenatal massage

· Anatomy & physiology

· Pathology

· Business operations

Spa Therapies

Take the massage therapy program to the next level! The Spa Therapies program covers all the healing qualities of bodywork including skin care. You'll learn:

· Therapeutic massage

· Aromatherapy

· Microdermabrasion

· Make up artistry

· Color application

· Masques

· Hair removal - tweezing & waxing

Nail Technician

The world of nail art and design is taking the world of fashion to the next level. From nail glitter and rhinestones, to acrylics and racy polish, this program has it ALL! You'll learn:

· Manicures & pedicures

· Nail art & design

· Nail wraps and mending

· Apply nail tips with acrylic overlay

· Apply sculptured nails using form

· Perform acrylic fills