Boost Your Creativity with a Nail Tech Education

Creating beautiful nail art and helping people feel more confident through high-quality nail services can be rewarding to you and the people you provide services for. Do you see yourself enjoying a future in nail services? Our nail technology program could be perfect for you! Our program provides students with valuable knowledge and skills, such as natural nail health, nail extensions, massage techniques, and more. We also train students in the business and marketing aspects of the beauty industry.

Practice your newly learned skills in our student clinic, which is designed to be like a professional salon. All the services that students provide are directly supervised by a licensed professional. Our full-time nail technology program is one of our shortest programs and can be an excellent way to enter the world of beauty, so let us know when you are ready to enroll!

Prepare for Your Future in Nail Technology at Crave Beauty Academy

Our nail tech program can help you develop a personal style in nail art and learn valuable skills such as how to give full manicures and pedicures, how to perform a relaxing hand massage, and much more. Our knowledgeable instructors use core training and lessons in advanced techniques and technologies throughout the program. Nail Technology in Wichita, KS is 350 hours, and in St. Louis, MO it’s 400 hours, making it one of our shortest beauty programs.

We prepare our students to sit for the state board exam, which is an important step toward becoming a professional nail technician. Besides the classroom instruction and demonstrations, students also learn through practical experience in our student clinic, which provides professional salon services to clients in our community. All services that students provide are directly supervised by licensed instructors.

Many students find our nail technology program to be a great gateway into the beauty industry, and they may go on to be nail technicians at professional salons, or they may choose to continue their beauty education by enrolling in another of our excellent programs. Want to see what it’s like at Crave Beauty Academy? We encourage you to contact us to schedule a tour of the campus of your choice.

See What Our Students Have To Say

“Great school and great teachers! I love the support and resources that are available to me. I look forward to coming to school each day, and I definitely feel like I get the education/attention that I need for when I graduate… Very happy and thankful with my choice to come to crave beauty academy to continue on with getting my cosmetology license.”

-Lexi C.

Lexi C.

“Loving my experience at Crave! The staff is so knowledgeable! I am learning a lot and the other students are great. Lots of team work and willingness to share ideas and thoughts! Glad I have chosen Crave!!”



Frequently Asked Questions About Our Nail Technology Program

How long is the nail tech program?

This program is offered to full-time students in Wichita, KS and St. Louis, MO. It takes 350 hours in Wichita, which can be completed in as little as 10 weeks. In St. Louis, the nail tech program takes 400 hours.

How much does it cost to become a nail technician?

With books and equipment added to the cost, your tuition investment is about $4,379.28. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. See our Financial Aid page for more information.

What job opportunities are available to a graduate of the nail tech program?

Although we can’t ensure each graduate gets a nail-related job, we do prepare students for a future in the beauty industry. Nail technicians may work as a professional manicurist and/or pedicurist in a salon, or they could begin a career as a nail art specialist. Nail techs can specialize in artificial nail services, magazine nail fashion, or managing a spa or salon. Some nail technicians may choose to become an educator in a beauty school.

How do nail tech students practice their skills?

At each Crave Beauty Academy campus, we have a student clinic, which is like a professional salon. Real clients from the community can schedule services, including nail services, which are provided by our students under the direct supervision of licensed professionals. Students get the opportunity to learn how to make clients feel comfortable and to use high-quality nail products.

Why should I tour one of your campuses if I'm interested in enrolling in the nail technology program?

Touring the campus of your choice is one of the best ways to learn more about our programs. You get an opportunity to see the campus, experience a bit of campus life, talk to current students and instructors, and check out the student clinic. We also schedule a personal interview, so you get a chance to ask questions and learn the details of our enrollment process.

Starting Your Nail Technology Journey at Crave

Let us help you begin the enrollment process. To enroll, you must be a high school graduate or have a GED, and you must be at least 17 years old. You will need a copy of your birth certificate and a copy of photo ID. When you come for a campus tour, we will show you what our school and student clinic are like, and we will also sit down with you for a personal interview. You can ask us questions and learn the details of our easy application and enrollment process. Contact us to start your journey today!

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3804 W Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67203


Monday: 9AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 9AM - 9PM
Friday: 9AM - 4:30PM
Saturday: 9AM - 5PM
Sunday: Closed

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14858 Manchester Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63011


Monday: 9AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 9AM - 9PM
Friday: 9AM - 4:30PM
Saturday: 9AM - 5PM
Sunday: Closed