Learn How to Help Others Achieve Beauty, Wellness, Inner Peace, and Balance through an Esthetics Education

We offer professional esthetics training that gives students the opportunity to learn more about skincare, facials, body treatments, hair removal, and much more. Esthetics and spa care is a growing aspect of the beauty industry, and our programs in Wichita, KS and St. Louis, MO give students the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to sit for the state board exam and enter the professional industry. Not only do we train students in the techniques an esthetician needs to know, but we also teach business and marketing strategies. With schedules suitable for full-time or part-time students, you can begin the enrollment process and achieve your educational dreams!

Prepare for a Future in Skincare

Follow your passion for skincare by enrolling in our professional Esthetics program. The Wichita esthetics program is 1,000 hours and the St. Louis program is 750 hours. Both programs include a core training phase, an advanced technique phase, online training, and hands-on experience in our student clinics. Students learn a customized blend of European techniques with American technologies, and we prepare students for the real world by providing business and retail training. Business and financial training is provided by Nuts and Bolts (NAB) Best in Business and The Pacific Institute (TPI) Thinking for a Successful Career.

At Crave Beauty Academy, we prepare students to sit for the state board exam. Students may also have an opportunity to receive an international certification. We are the only ITEC approved academy in our area. ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) is an international examination board that offers a variety of qualifications worldwide. Because ITEC testing is only offered at certain times, we ask that you contact your nearest Crave campus to find out more.
If you are ready to begin your enrollment journey, contact our friendly admissions team to get more information and schedule your campus tour.

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 Esthetics Program

How long does it take to become an esthetician?

The esthetician program at our main campus in Wichita, KS is 1,000 hours. Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 29 weeks, while part-time students can complete it in as few as 50 weeks.
The esthetician program at our St. Louis, MO is 750 hours.

What is the difference between esthetics and cosmetology?

Esthetics is concentrated on the services that are provided at a professional spa, such as skincare, facials, and body treatments. Cosmetology covers a wider range of beauty services, including hair, nails, skincare, and makeup. Crave Beauty Academy offers programs for both esthetics and cosmetology.

What careers can a licensed esthetician have?

An esthetician has a number of career options available, including a skincare specialist in a spa, makeup artist, product technician, and academy instructor. Some estheticians may choose to own or manage their own spa or work for a company that sells or distributes esthetic products. Crave Beauty Academy trains students in the skills and techniques of esthetics as well as the business aspects, so you can be well prepared for whatever esthetics-related career you choose.

How much does it cost to attend the esthetics program?

Tuition for the esthetics program costs $11.50/hour. When you add in the cost of equipment and books, the total tuition investment is around $14,789.91. As an accredited beauty school, we can offer financial aid to all who qualify. Please see our Financial Aid page for more information.

Do esthetics students actually get to work on real clients?

Yes! We offer a number of esthetics services to our clients in our student clinics. For example, in Wichita, we offer custom facial services, body treatments, and advanced treatments like microdermabrasion. Our St. Louis student clinic also offers custom facials, body treatments, and advanced treatments. Clients in St. Louis can also buy skin enhancement services and sunless spray tanning services. Students work directly under the supervision of a licensed professional at all times, and they gain invaluable professional experience.

What is the first step to enrolling in the esthetics program?

Contact our helpful admissions team to schedule a tour of the campus of your choice. You will also have a personal interview with a member of our team. We will answer your questions, provide you with the information you need to apply to our school and help you feel more comfortable being a part of the Crave Beauty Academy family.

Join The Crave Family

To enroll in the Esthetics program, you must be a high school graduate or have a GED, and you must be at least 17 years old. The enrollment process requires that you also provide a copy of your birth certificate and photo ID. We recommend that you schedule a school tour, which will also include a personal interview. This gets you better acquainted with the Crave way of life, and it gives you an opportunity to ask questions. Contact our team to learn more!


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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