Welcome to Gulf Coast Academy

Your future begins here.

Gulf Coast Academy, we are the only certified Esthetic and Laser school in Lee County, Florida. We are an intentionally small and selective school and can, therefore, offer a level of support which larger institutions cannot, in developing our students’ skills in the field of Esthetic and Laser. At Gulf Coast Academy we specialize in educating our students on the different treatments available today in medical spas and doctors’ offices.  Our educators do everything they can to ensure our students graduate as a highly qualified Esthetic and Laser therapist.

We offer exceptional education in Esthetic and Laser courses which is provided by our highly qualified professional lecturers in a safe, encouraging and supportive training environment. Our objective is to educate and train you to the highest of standards and to see you reach your full potential within this industry.

Gulf Coast Academy Students

Using the latest technology in laser and esthetics, our facility offers all the training you will need to help you build your business and get your clients the best results and education for maintaining skins overall health and protection.  Smaller classes detailed instruction on technique hands-on training. Includes medical & RX products (obagi) most popular new service available hydrafacial certification. Not just skincare its beyond.


Courses of Study

Hair Removal

Electrolysis/Laser and Light Based Hair Removal

Facial Care

Facial Specialist

Advanced Esthetics Academy in Florida

Advanced Medical Esthetics


Microblading and Permanent Makeup

Eye Lash Extension

Eyelash Extension

Why Gulf Coast Academy?

Trusted qualifications

We offer some of the most sought after qualifications in the Esthetic and Laser Industry. These qualifications are offered by the most respected beauty organizations. A state board exam must be passed in order to become licensed. We also help you prepare for the Certified Medical Electrologist exam. These certifications are prerequisites to being certified as a laser technician in Florida.

Flexible study mode

We know that a career in this industry can be an early decision in a few or even as a change in career. It may also be for mothers who would like to work part-time from home. With this in mind, we have full time, part-time and fast track study modes to suit everyone.we have a 30-hour Laser Technician Course approved by The Florida Electrology Council, as well as a Facial Specialist course. We also offer advanced training courses to ensure you have experience and training for today’s fast-growing Esthetics practices.

Flexible payment plans

We understand that financially funding courses can often be difficult so we have flexible payment plans available.

Hydrafacial Partner

Electrolysis/Laser and Light Based Hair Removal

This program is designed to give the student complete training in hair removal. We will teach Electrolysis and Laser procedures that will remove hair from all areas of the face and body safely and effectively.


Facial Specialist

This program is designed to teach students to work as an Esthetician. Learn about maintaining the health of the skin through exfoliation, massage, and deep cleansing by using various machines and hands-on tools. Our school provides the latest products and equipment being used in spas today. classroom instruction will help you recognize different conditions and treatments available to get the best results for your clients while maintaining healthy skin. This course will teach services such as microdermabrasion, hydrafacial, chemical peels, ultrasonic scrubber, led light therapy, brow/lash tinting, high frequency, and much more!


Advanced Medical Esthetics

Dermaplaning is a safe, painless procedure that exfoliates the surface of the skin while removing those fine hairs (called vellus) many refer to as peach fuzz. Estheticians and other trained professionals use a ten gauge scalpel and gently exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin cells to reveal a natural healthy glow.

Microneedling treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and many other skin texture conditions. Can be used on all parts of the body including face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. This course will train you to microneedle using a SkinPen, the only FDA approved microneedling device on the market.


Permanent Make Up Artist

Microblading, Permanent Eyebrow Tattoo (hairstroke method), Eyeliner, Lash Enhancement, Lip Enhancement. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking to build your existing skills, we’ll guide you through the most innovative permanent makeup training program in the industry. You will gain knowledge on innovative products, techniques and business practices to ensure you strive in this competitive market.


Eye Lash Extensions

Hands on Training

Training for eyelash extensions. We pride ourselves on our exclusive training programs offering excellent success rates on our trainees. Learn with us to be outstanding.

Private classes are available for one on one training. Contact Gulf Coast Academy. You are one step closer to your dreams.


Meet Our Staff

Gulf Coast Academy is a small, informal school located in the beautiful community of Lee County, Florida. Our professional and friendly staff is here to serve you in meeting your educational and career goals.


Natalie Suero, CME

Education and Qualifications

  • CCE, CME, Laser Technician
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Permanent Makeup/Tattoo Artist (Paramedical, Scalp, Scar Revision)
  • Alma Medical Laser Certification
  • Owner-Operator
    Natalie’s Skin Solutions Aesthetic & Laser Center
  • Owner-Operator
    Gulf Coast Academy

Ronald Brunette, CME

Education and Qualifications

  • CCE, CME, Laser Technician
  • Training Director for the 320 and 600 hour Electrolysis Course
  • Instructor/Administrator with over 20 Years Experience in Education
  • Continuing Education Instructor (Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal)
Ronald Brunette