Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Barbering / Nail Technology

Recent Reviews

Beth Whitcraft
6/6/2024 via Google
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First time going into a beauty academy for a haircut. Everyone there was extremely nice and I was well taken care off. Instructor Ashley was always available and kept an eye on me during the entire process, I never felt uncomfortable. Every one there was very attentive. Stylist Naleena was super sweet and wanted to make sure everything was what I wanted. Will go back!

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Brittany Nienhaus
6/1/2024 via Google
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This school is AMAZING! I was a bit weary going to a beauty school to get my haircut but I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised than I am! The student cutting my hair listened to exactly what I wanted and made sure, throughout the entire cut, that I was ok with the direction she was going. Her supervisor came to check in multiple times and at the end of the cut to be sure I was satisfied! Both woman were incredibly thoughtful and so friendly! I will never doubt a beauty school again! These individuals take pride in what they do and it shows! I will never go to a professional salon again paying outrageous prices for sub par haircuts. I love this place! Thank you, Crave!!!

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Alice Mosblech
5/28/2024 via Google
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Lauren is the best, she listened and gave me exactly what I wanted. They are very professional and have their instructors check on you periodically. So happy will recommend this salon to everyone I know.

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In the School's Words

Crave Beauty Academy is a cosmetology school with locations in Wichita, Kansas and Ballwin, Missouri that is all about helping students to embrace change and excitement. Our programs in cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, and cosmetology instruction are all designed to help our students to be competitive and successful beauty professionals.


Crave Beauty Academy - Ballwin offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Barbering / Nail Technology


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 11 months
Program Tuition $17,500

Our accredited 1500 hour cosmetology program is built to provide all the basic skills and understanding you may need to work with hair, skin, and nails for your clients. The program incorporates both classroom and salon floor education, allowing you to feel prepared for your career as a cosmetologist. Visit our cosmetology page for more info!


Program Length 750 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $15,500

Because Kansas and Missouri have different requirements, our accredited esthetics programs are 1000 hours in Wichita and 750 hours in Ballwin, and both can provide you the essential skills to become a professional esthetician. Skin analysis, anatomy, treatments, massage, and so much more are covered to help you be prepared to be a professional esthetician. Visit our esthetics page for more info!

Nail Technology

Program Length 400 hours
Average Completion 3 months
Program Tuition $2,500

Our accredited nail technology programs are 350 hours in Wichita and 400 hours in Ballwin because of the different licensing requirements in each state. Both programs are designed to teach you the essentials of nail health, enhancement, main/pedicures, and so much more. This program can prepare you to work as a nail technician in a spa, resort, or anywhere else you can think of. Visit our nail technology page for more information!

Barber to Cosmetology Crossover

Program Length 500 hours
Average Completion 3 months
Program Tuition N/A

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 300 hours
Average Completion N/A
Program Tuition N/A

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.


To apply to this school, there is a $100 application fee.

Financial Aid

76% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $1,766 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

99% Female, 1% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

42% White, 10% Hispanic / Latino, 40% African American, 1% Asian American, 1% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 6% Two or More, 0% Unknown

265 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 06/03/2024

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