Programs Offered

Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics / Nail Technology / Teacher Training

Recent Reviews

Mary Sims
5/14/2024 via Google
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I went to crave beauty for facial last Saturday. I specifically went to, Tiara Willis. Who offered me one amazing experience for a facial. From the warming blanket, to her very considerate touch. She was very educated, before each and every product she used, she explained what it was, what it does for the skin and even gave me the option of if I wanted it or not. She gave quiet time and a comforting space to really enjoy one of the best facials I’ve gotten in a very long time and the best nap! I can’t wait to see where she ends up !

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Kayte Monk
5/2/2024 via Google
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I’m currently a student at Crave Beauty Academy for the nail technician program. It’s been my absolute best experience in the beauty industry; this is my second time attending beauty school. My classmates and I became very close immediately and my instructors are phenomenal. Ms. Boone has such a unique and quirky way of teaching and the knowledge of things you wouldn’t think you could retain DOES stick thanks to the way she teaches. Mrs. Wilson is a fantastic instructor as well, they both equally encourage us students to persevere and be creative and they hype up our work!

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Dashaunnta Nichols
3/28/2024 via Google
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Recently graduated from Crave and my Nail Instructor was Ms. Boone! I loved having her as a teacher, she is very knowledgeable and was able to answer my many (sometimes stubborn) questions. I love that she challenged me to do my best, even when I doubted myself under the pressure of all my assignments. Ms. Boone believed in me and even convinced me to enter in a Nail competition. I hope I've made her proud :)

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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 - Wichita offers the following programs:

Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics / Nail Technology / Teacher Training


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 1,000 hours
Average Completion 7 months
Program Tuition $11,500

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 350 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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