Meet our talented Crave Beauty Academy Team… Excellence in Education

The Crave Beauty Academy team strives to stay abreast of the most current industry trends. Our team consists of some of the finest educators, guest service personnel, and directors in Kansas & Missouri. We have been recognized as leaders in the professional industry and our local communities. We have been honored with some of the most elite awards in Excellence in Education, Best in Business, and Emerging Leaders and rated the Winner and Favorited in local community awards.

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!!”

-LINDSEY K.

LINDSEY K.

Kim McIntosh
President & Owner

Kim McIntosh is the owner of Crave Beauty Academy and is the spirit and heart of
Crave Beauty Academy! She has worked tirelessly to build a school that feels like a
family and focuses on lifting others, whether it be students in the classroom or clients in
the Student Salon. A lifelong dedication to education, hard work, and fun are all qualities
that Kim brings to the table to make CBA an outstanding school. Kim was the 2020 N.F.
Cimaglia Award Recipient, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated
continuous outstanding service in the beauty education industry.

Stacey Peters
Senior Director

Mrs. Peters has been in the beauty industry for 30 years and employed with Crave
Beauty Academy for 22.  She holds a Cosmetology license and has been an Educator
since 2004. Stacey is responsible for compliance with governing agencies, and ensuring
the academies follow all regulatory requirements to maintain the high standards and
expectations of CBA.

ICT CAMPUS

Jessy Orth
ICT Campus Director

Ms. Orth has been in the beauty industry for 19 years and employed with Crave Beauty
Academy for 16.  She holds a Cosmetology & Instructor’s license and specializes in
men’s hair and FX make-up.

Hollie Holtzinger
Executive Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Holtzinger has been in the beauty industry for 9 years and employed with Crave
Beauty Academy for 6.  She holds a Cosmetology license and specializes in FX make-
up.

Jessica Rousseau
Business Office

Mrs. Rousseau has been employed with Crave Beauty Academy for 2 years.  She
enjoys educating future students about financial aid and helping them strategize how to
pay for their education.

Journei Bales
Guest Services Coordinator

Ms. Bales grew up in the beauty industry and has been employed with Crave Beauty
Academy for 1 year.  She holds an Esthetics license and specializes in lashes.

Tayla Link
Guest Services Coordinator

Ms. Link has been in the beauty industry for 3 years and has been employed with Crave
Beauty since January 2024.  She holds a Cosmetology & Nail technician license and
specializes in nail art.

Meranda Barker
Guest Services Coordinator

Ms. Barker has been in the beauty industry for 5 years and has been employed with
Crave Beauty Academy since September 2023.

Christine Thompson
Guest Services Coordinator

Mrs. Thompson has been in the beauty industry for 41 years and has been employed
with Crave Beauty Academy since January 2024.  She holds a Cosmetology license
and specializes in fashion color and haircutting.

Jace Young
Guest Service Coordinator

Ms Young

Stephanie Pace
Esthetics Instructor

Mrs. Pace has been in the beauty industry for 8 years and has been employed with
Crave Beauty Academy for 3 years.  She holds a Massage Therapy and Esthetics
license and specializes in helping people feel relaxed and rejuvenated by incorporating
skincare into her massages.

Kameron Wilson
ICT Social Media Coordinator and Lead Nail Instructor

Mrs. Wilson has been in the beauty industry for 2 years and has been employed with
Crave Beauty Academy since July 2023.  She holds a Nail Technician & Instructor’s
license and specializes in acrylic and character nails.

Kylie Bishop
Cosmetology Instructor

Ms. Bishop has been in the beauty industry for 16 years and employed with Crave
Beauty Academy for 2.  She holds a Cosmetology & Instructor’s license and specializes
in blonding and waxing.

Stephanie Schooley
Lead Esthetics Educator

Mrs. Schooley has been in the beauty industry for 8 years and employed with Crave Beauty Academy for 3.  She holds an Esthetics & Instructor’s license and specializes in sugar hair removal.

Cheyenne Russel
Cosmetology Instructor

Ms. Russel has been in the beauty industry for 11 years and employed with Crave Beauty Academy for 1. She holds a Cosmetology & Instructor’s license and specializes in fun, edgy haircutting.

Dajana Frey
Cosmetology Instructor

Mrs. Frey has been in the beauty industry for 14 years and employed with Crave Beauty Academy for 2.  She holds a Cosmetology & Instructor’s license and specializes in haircutting.

Makayla Moore
Cosmetology Instructor

Ms. Moore has been in the beauty industry for 3 years and employed with Crave Beauty Academy for 1.  She holds a Cosmetology & Instructor’s license and specializes in men’s haircutting.

Lauren Russell
Cosmetology Instructor

Mrs. Russell

Michelle McKenzie
Admissions Advisor & Licensed Esthetician

Ms. McKenzie

BALLWIN (ST. LOUIS) CAMPUS

Dena Moss
Director, Licensed Esthetician & Educator

Mrs. Moss has been in the beauty industry for 9 years and
employed with Crave Beauty Academy for 5.  She holds an Esthetics & Instructor’s license and specializes in waxing.

Cassie Boone
Cosmetology & Nail Instructor

Ms. Boone has been in the beauty industry for 5 years and employed with Crave Beauty Academy for 2. She holds a Cosmetology, Nail Technician, & Instructor’s license and her passion is educating future beauty industry professionals.

Ashley Debonnaire
Guest Service and Social Media Coordinator

Ms. Debonnaire has been in the beauty industry for 4 years and employed with Crave Beauty Academy for 2. She holds a Cosmetology license and specializes in haircutting.

Kayla Deines
Guest Service Coordinator

Ms. Deines has been in the beauty industry for 14 years and has been employed with Crave Beauty Academy since February 2024. She holds a Cosmetology license and specializes in finger waves.

Cyrena Collins
Cosmetology Instructor

Ms. Collins

Ashley Gonzales
Cosmetology Instructor

Mrs. Gonzales has been in the beauty industry for 10 years and employed with Crave Beauty Academy for 2. She holds a Cosmetology and Instructor’s license and is a color specialist.

Jocelyn Walton
Nail Technician

Ms. Walton has been in the beauty industry for 4 years and has been employed with Crave Beauty Academy for 1. She holds a Nail Technician and Instructor’s license and specializes in hand painted nail art on liquid & powder enhancements.

Kristen Gillespie
Cosmetology Instructor

Ms. Gillespie

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Wichita

3804 W Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67203

316-943-5516

CAMPUS HOURS
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

636-394-7335

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