Meridian Career Institute

Like a well-tended flower, beauty comes through if the body is healthy. It's the same with people. Health, beauty and wellness come together at Meridian Career Institute.

If you have longed to work at a resort or health spa, you can do it with the right training.
Our facility includes a modern day spa where students are able to practice their skills on real clients in a professional environment. This provides our students with a multitude of learning opportunities, under the watchful eyes of our faculty.

Meridian Career Institute (formerly Resort & Spa Schools International) is a featured Redken school. We use only the finest products in our salon and spa. Our new campus is located in the beautiful Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota. Both our spa and salon are sure to surpass your expectations.


The art and science of health, beauty and wellness are the focus of the programs taught at Meridian Career Institute. Each program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level career in the field of your choice. Our instructors are licensed and experienced professionals who can help you explore your passion in one of these exciting fields:

  • Cosmetology - Find your flair. Cosmetology is more than haircutting. It's about beauty and form. If you have the desire to learn, we can teach you the essentials of hair care and styling.
  • Esthetics - Discover the beauty within and bring it to the surface. In our Esthetics program, you can study the theory and practical skills necessary for skin care. Train in basic facial massage, makeup, hair removal and more.
  • Massage Therapy - See for yourself how the art of massage therapy can bring relief to those living with chronic pain or stress. Train your hands to do this important work. Ease tension with deep tissue massage, improve circulation and help the lives of others.

Financial Aid

Your career training does not have to wait because your bank account is low. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Ask us for more information.


Meridian Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).

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