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 career. Whether you are inspired by creative designs or a love of pampering others, students will find a career track that can drive them. You’ll learn from industry veterans to gain skills, study foundational theory, and practice your craft in a 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?

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Admission Requirements

  1. Be at least 16 years of age
  2. Attend a tour and personal interview with an Admissions representative
  3. Have at least one of the following acceptable documents:
    • High school diploma
    • General Educational Development (GED) diploma
    • Enrollment in Bene’s Career Pathways designed to aid students in passing ATB test and working towards GED diploma
  4. Have a social security card or student visa
  5. Meet the physical demands of the profession (details of physical requirements, wages, job growth etc. 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?

A variety of Financial Aid options are available to those who qualify. As a prospective student at Bene’s Career Academy, you may qualify for funding from a variety of federal programs. The most common of these include the Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, Federal Work-Study and Federal Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized). Eligibility is determined based on your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA®) status. Upon admission, you will meet with our helpful financial aid office for a brief interview to determine what options are available to you..

What Type of Career Services Are Offered?

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. You’ll have a lot of opportunities to network and decide where you’d like to be! Benes also provides a job board at each campus displaying positions from local businesses that have asked us to post their availability.

Do You Provide Housing?

We do not offer formal housing through our schools.

When Do Classes Start?

Class start dates vary per program. Classes start roughly every six weeks for our cosmetology and barber programs and start weekly for our skin care and nails programs. Our massage starts 1-2 times a year. Current start dates can be found at the end of our catalog.

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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


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