Start Living Your Dream by Enrolling in Our Hands-On Cosmetology Program

You could turn your love for hair, nails, makeup, and skincare into a career as a cosmetologist! The first step begins right here at Crave Beauty Academy in Wichita, KS and St. Louis, MO.

Our customized cosmetology program teaches students numerous cosmetology techniques as well as business and marketing strategies of the beauty industry. We offer a hands-on cosmetology education that includes classroom demonstrations, activities, and experience working on real clients in the student salon. Our flexible program is available to full-time students as well as part-time students, which means you can pursue your dream beauty education right away!

Discover the Benefits of Learning Cosmetology at Crave Beauty Academy

Crave Beauty Academy provides students with a cosmetology education that can help them succeed in the beauty industry. We train students in many different aspects of cosmetology, including hair, skincare, nails, and makeup. Our program has four distinct phases of instruction: Core Training, Experience, Create, and Salon Life. Each phase exposes students to new cosmetology techniques while also teaching them business and marketing strategies specific to the beauty industry. As a whole, the 1,500-hour cosmetology program helps students be successful beauty students who are ready to graduate, sit for the state board exam, and begin a career as a professional cosmetologist!

The cosmetology training program is available to full-time and part-time students. The full-time program can be completed in as little as 43 weeks, and the part-time evening program can take as few as 75 weeks to complete. Either way, the program is designed to give students a comprehensive cosmetology education that results in the necessary number of training hours required for licensed cosmetologists in Kansas and Missouri.

See What Our Students Have To Say

“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!!”



“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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Cosmetology Program

How do I become a licensed cosmetologist?

To become a licensed cosmetologist in Kansas, you must pass the Kansas State Board Exam of Cosmetology, and other states have similar state board exams. Part of the requirements to get the license is to have completed 1,500 hours of cosmetology training from a qualifying beauty school, such as Crave Beauty Academy. We help full-time and part-time students reach this training requirement and prepare to sit for the state exam through our cosmetology program.

What does a cosmetologist do?

A cosmetologist can do a lot of different services, and that’s why we train each student in many aspects of the beauty industry. Cosmetologists can work in a professional salon, performing all types of hair services for clients. They might concentrate on specific beauty services, such as nail technology. They could provide skincare services, such as facials. They could also do makeup for clients. A licensed cosmetologist could become a model stylist or work for a fashion magazine. They could become a salon owner or a professional style consultant. Your cosmetology education could lead you toward so many exciting career paths!

How does Crave Beauty Academy prepare me for a future in the beauty industry?

Our cosmetology program is specially designed to give each student hands-on experience with professional cosmetology techniques. You will be working with tools and products that you can find in a professional salon environment. The best preparation comes in our student salon, where real clients from the community schedule our services. Students perform these services under the direct supervision of licensed professionals.

Also, we prepare each student for the business aspect of a professional beauty career. Students can learn marketing techniques, business strategies, and more, so they can be better prepared to succeed in a beauty industry career.

Can you tell me more about Pivot Point?

We partner with Pivot Point, which provides beauty schools with online learning tools to help students succeed in their beauty education. With Pivot Point you can have access to a unique distance learning technology lab throughout your program. This online learning tool encompasses everything you need to know about the hair, skin, nail care, and business. You can gain valuable insights into the beauty industry as well as business and financial knowledge to help you master your finances.

What other programs could I take at Crave Beauty Academy?

Our other programs include Esthetics, Nail Technology, Cosmetology Instructor Training, Barber Expansion Opportunities, Medical Spa Aesthetics, and ITEC Certification. Explore these programs, and see where your passion lies in the beauty industry!

How much does the cosmetology program cost?

Our cosmetology program costs $10.67/hour, which we believe is an excellent value for the quality of education you receive at Crave Beauty Academy. When you add in equipment and books, the cost for tuition comes to around $20,084.36.

Does Crave Beauty Academy provide financial aid?

Yes. Crave Beauty Academy is an accredited school, so we can offer financial aid to all who qualify. See our Financial Aid page to learn ways to make your beauty school education more affordable.

How do I enroll in the cosmetology program?

To begin the enrollment process, you first schedule a tour of one of our school campuses. We have a campus in Wichita, KS, and one in St. Louis, MO. Part of the tour will also include a personal interview, during which we will help answer your questions about our beauty school and how to officially enroll. We hope to see you soon!

Getting Started at Crave Beauty Academy

Are you ready to apply to our cosmetology program? We encourage you to contact us to learn more about the enrollment process, or go ahead and book a tour of one of our campuses! Getting a school tour is the best way to get a feel for the atmosphere and energy of our beauty school.

If you are eager to begin our enrollment process, the first step is to set up a tour of our school as well as a personal interview with a member of our admissions team. As a reminder, 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 photo ID. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We’re here to make the process easier for you!



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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

St. Louis

14858 Manchester Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63011


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