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Making A Difference

How AOC Changes Lives and Improves Careers

Academy Of Cosmetology provides an enriched learning environment that has helped countless students get ahead. Founded in 1984, the Academy is a family owned and operated business and is proudly accredited through the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS). The school is located in Merritt Island. Our school reflects the diverse backgrounds and cultures of the area. We have amazing students and a passionate staff, eager to learn, create and grow together.

Our Mission

The mission of our school is to prepare and train students to become skilled and employable, and to encourage self-growth, motivation and professionalism in the Cosmetology, Skin Care, Manicuring, Teacher Training, Massage and Restricted Barber Industries


Our Courses

Operating Hours

Tue: 10am – 4pm
Wed: 10am – 4pm
Thu: 10am – 4pm
Fri: 10am – 4pm
Sat: 9am – 4pm


What Our Clients & Students Say

Contacted manager in regards to a previous issue. They invited me back in. What a difference the new management has made. Everyone is happy and helpful. The whole atmosphere has changed. Got a wonderful hair cut and K shot. which I would recommend. Great service I will go again.

Shawn D.

The massages at The Academy are top rate. They’re an incredible value at $30 for an hour.


Chinh D.

Belle did a great bleach and tone for me and at half the price of a normal salon (and did a better job than some profs)

Whitney S.

Hands down best school in Brevard!!!!! No complaints. Friendly, understanding and best teachers!!! The atmosphere is amazing and students are trained above and beyond expectations!!!! I would recommend this school over a salon/spa any day!!! Not to mention the great pricing. We ❤ you!! Keep up the great work!

Danitra C.

Took my granddaughter in for a trim and layers. They did a fantastic job. Very quick, friendly.

Peri P.

Happy Grandma
TCM Cheung

Very nice service, people are friendly here. Hair done by DJ with lots of attention and care. Great job! Mic is the teacher with us and he is great.

TCM Cheung

Had the Microdermabrasion!, Wow, what a great experience! Will definitely go back! The price was also fantastic!

Sharon Netherton

Best massage program in the county! The teachers are very experienced, use a great curriculum, and are there for you every step of the way. I even looked into the other schools and personally know multiple graduates from all 3 of the schools, and I have always heard the best feedback about this one in particular. They offer financial aid, admissions with rick is smooth and fast, and there are so many places always trying to recruit the graduates at this school that your almost guaranteed a job at graduation! If your interested in being a successful massage therapist this is the place for you.


Awesome school taught and ran by great people. I highly recommend visiting this place!

Palm Bay Mom

Very nice cut from the barber student!!!!
First time at the Academy. Took my niece for a cut and was very pleased with how good the cut came out!!!

Debbie S.

Pleased Aunt

I love this place. I’ve been in and out of the school for years, and have never had a bad experience. The pedicures are second to none. Both programs barber and cosmetology are extremely well organized. Super friendly and welcoming staff. GO CHECK THEM OUT!!!

Travis G.

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