Welcome to Gulf Coast Academy

Your future begins here.

Gulf Coast Academy is the only certified Esthetic and Laser school in Lee County, Florida. We have a beautiful facility and offer a high level of support from our training staff. At Gulf Coast Academy we specialize in hands on training preparing students for their new career in esthetics. We offer programs for entry level esthetics, advanced esthetics, laser hair removal, electrolysis, and more. Our training staff will help prepare students for state licensing exams. 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. Our continuing education courses are offered in Fort Myers.

There are full-time, part-time, and weekend options for students.


Courses of Study

Hair Removal

Electrolysis/Laser and Light Based Hair Removal

Facial Care

Facial Specialist

Advanced Esthetics Academy in Florida

Advanced Medical Esthetics

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 Electrolysis and 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.

We also offer Advanced Esthetics in Spanish!

Hydrafacial Partner

Electrolysis/Laser and Light Based Hair Removal

This program is designed to give the student complete training in permanent 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, 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.

Chemical Peels advanced training including Lactic, Glycolic, Salicylic, TCA & Jessner Mid-Depth Peels.


Eye Lash Extensions

Hands on training for a variety of lash options and applications. You must hold a current Facial Specialist License in the State of Florida to participate in this course.

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.