Crave Beauty Academy

Wichita, KS

Wichita, KS Campus - Beyond a Beauty School

3804 West Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67203

For school information call 1-800-554-5817

Crave Beauty Academy

Change your life and begin your career in the beauty industry at Crave Beauty Academy. Crave is a Cosmetology Academy located in Wichita, Kansas. We offer programs in Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology and offer a variety of Advanced Continuing Education classes.

Our unique programs with Pivot Point International are customized with years of experience which allow our students to prepare for a career in the beauty industry. Students utilize technology with Pivot Point LAB (Learn About Beauty) on line program which allows students 24/7 access to textbooks, online quizzes, videos and a social network with other Crave students. Crave also includes the option to purchase an iPad with the student kit of textbooks and supplies. 

Crave strives to develop a high level of professionalism in an atmosphere suitable for learning and comfortable for clients who visit the salon for services. 

We teach more than hair design, skin treatments and nail services...we are transforming future professionals and making a difference in our industry. 

While our Crave Beauty Academy story begins in 2014, we have had years of experience and success. Prior to 2014, we had a successful educational background and global reputation as a leader in Cosmetology education for over 25 years. This has given us our heritage and a strong foundation to build upon and strive to become even better. 

We are interested in guiding you to a new level! Crave Beauty Academy believes in investing our whole heart and soul in our students' education. This belief guides us in every decision we make. We find inspiration for doing and believe this leads to a greater balance and fosters growth for our Crave Beauty future professionals. 

Culture. Relationships. Achievement. Values. Education. Our core values drive us to become better. 

Our culture is to learn and work hard and have fun doing it! We promote a constant state of change and improvement, a positive team environment and promote a sincere customer service culture. 

Real relationships help build real success, the kind that exists on multiple levels. Real success is impossible unless you treat other people with kindness, regard, and respect. We work hard to build long lasting relationships that foster individual growth. 

We want you to achieve more than you expect and be over the top with excitement in your career. Our focus is on learning and the well-being of all our students. 

We value you and will assist you in reaching for greatness. The values we instill in our team and students include; accountability, balance, community, diversity, empowerment, integrity and respect.

Education is our first priority. It is our academic responsibility to take our education serious and teach you how to master your skills while in training. We continue to add to our curriculums with new studies in industry trends, business training, marketing, salon success and personal development to give you an advantage to success. 

Crave change. Crave excitement. 

Some quick facts about Crave:

• Previous educational experience established in 1986
• Small student to teacher ratio 12:1 average
• Premier Pivot Point Member school - exclusive in our area
• Accredited by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) - exclusive in our area.

This means students are eligible to get their international certificate and travel to over 40 different countries. ITEC written and practical tests have to be passed and are an additional fee to receive the international certificate. 

• State Board Preparation
• American Crew Menswork Certification Program - exclusive in our area
• Nuts and Bolts Business training (NaB) - exclusive in our area
• ASCP - Associated Skincare professionals

Our learning partners include: Pivot Point International, American Crew, Nuts and Bolts Business Training, Summit Salon Tracking system, Matrix, Redken, Paul Mitchell, OPI, CND, Dermalogica, MAC professional school, Jane Iredale - skincare cosmetics to name a few...and professional associations that aid in our students learning. 

Cosmetology Program

Find beauty and make your dreams a it, skin and nails!

Our 1500 hour cosmetology program is divided into components of like related subjects presented in an order that is conducive to a variety of learning styles. Core Training, Experience, Create and Salon life. Our planned and continually updated curriculum builds form the first day to include all areas of the professional salon industry from hair sculpture & design to color work, chemistry and business skills. Students in the cosmetology program at Crave will learn the skills necessary for their success when they step into the salon. 

Esthetics Program

Solutions in beauty wellness...inner peace and balance...

Our 1000 hour esthetics program focuses on the skin through theory, lectures, demonstrations, guest presenters and practical work. The esthetics program consists of Core Training and Advanced technique phase. Students will learn aspects of skin care from basic to more advanced treatments and machine treatments. Students also learn aromatherapy, makeup artistry (including airbrush makeup), and eyelash extensions. Students also participate in business, sales classes with Nuts and Bolts Business training and complete the summit salon tracking system.

Nail Technology

Success at your fingertips...

Our 350 hour nail technology program includes learning about Nails. This short but fast paced program learns natural nail health & beauty, nail enhancement and extensions, spa manicures and pedicures, relaxing massage techniques & reflexology, customized moisturizing treatments, advanced filling techniques, creative nail artistry and salon business & marketing. 

Advanced Continuing Education Opportunities

Crave believes in life-long learning. And we like to offer opportunities to advance and continue learning. Crave CE offers classes in make-up, hair coloring, business strategies, and a 120 hour Medical Esthetics class with our Medical Director; Dr. Yao Yang. Class options are available based on trend and demand, and are subject to change. 


Financial aid is available to those who qualify. The nail technology program and advanced continuing education classes do not qualify for financial aid opportunities. 

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