Crave Beauty Academy

Basic Information

Address: Wichita Campus 3804 W Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67203 St. Louis Campus 15435 Clayton Rd Ballwin, MO 63011
Phone Number: Wichita- 316-943-5516 St Louis- 636-394-7335
President: Kim McIntosh

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Additional Information

Accreditation: NACAS
Founded: While our Crave Beauty Academy story begins in 2013, we have had years of experience and success. Prior to 2013, we had an extensive background and a global reputation as a leader in cosmetology education for over 25 years. This has given us a strong foundation to build upon and become even better.
Organization Affiliation: Pivot Point International, Pivot Point Advanced Academy, AACS- American Association of Cosmetology Schools, CEA- Career Educators Alliance, ASCP- Associate Skin Care Professionals, AHCP- Associate Hair Care Professionals, KACRAO- Kansas, MACRAO- Missouri, WWFP- West Wichita Family Physicians, Nuts and Bolts Training, Redken, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Kenra, American Crew, Epionce Medical Skin Care, Dermalogica, CND- Creative Nail Design, The Pacific Institute, Summit Salon Tracking Systems, OPI, OYA, Hair pHix
Degrees Offered: Certification

Barbering, nail technician, hair stylist, cosmetology, and esthetician. We also offer certificate bearing advanced courses in microdermabrasion, eyelash extensions, spray tanning, and electric nail file

School Setting:

Both of our campuses feature an upscale salon and spa, a computerized scheduling program, advanced skin care machines, and interactive class rooms. In all our programs students have an amazing opportunity and experience provided in the student salon & spa. Part of your training is to preform services on clients and learn how to market yourself and build your business. The student salon & spa is a critical area to thorough training as a future professional. You can learn to provide a full range of services which may include hair coloring, texture services, hair sculpting, trends in hair coloring, spa manicures, spa pedicures, hair removal techniques, facial treatments, working with advanced facial treatments, makeup applications and more. You can also learn how to start building your salon/spa clientelle immediately with Crave's Nuts and Bolts Training.

School Schedule: Schedules vary with programs offered.
School days in Calendar Year: Clock Hour Programs
School Holidays: Crave Beauty Academy operates continuously throughout the year except for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Any other holidays taken will be decided upon by the academy administrative staff. Additional Holidays or closing will be posted to students in a timely manner. In-service (pow-wow meeting) staff training is conducted the first Monday of every month. Students are scheduled at 12:30 p.m. "Notice of Change" will be posted by student time clocks and break room if the date needs to be changed.
School Size: 50-100
Classroom Size: 5-15

Wichita/St. Louis

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1-15:1
Financial Aid:


Percentage of Graduating Class: 80% Completion Rate and 96% Licensees Rate
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Parking lot

Admissions Deadline: Varied throughout the year.
Computer Capabilities:

complimentary student wifi, computer access on campus, LAB (Learn About Beauty) online learning tool, and blogs/videos/online instruction and tools

Mission Statement:

To our Students...
To enthusiastically provide an educational environment which empowers our students through optimism and teamwork to become career-oriented professionals in the art of cosmetology related fields.

Accredited by NACCAS- The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences is recognized by the Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for post-secondary schools and programs of cosmetology and sciences.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Crave Beauty Academy is dedicated to the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to acquire the education and technical skills that will allow them to attain fulfilling and productive careers in cosmetology and other related fields.

The Academy is committed to providing programs that deliver quality training within a convenient time frame. We are very interested in the success of our students and strive to maintain a reputation for quality training programs, an array of modern equipment and curriculum, which reflects current industry standards.

Crave Beauty Academy feels deep responsibility to our students, parents, and business community, which we serve. The Academy attempts to instill a similar sense of responsibility in their faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Programs and Services:

cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetics, and nail technology. We also offer advanced courses in microdermabrasion, eyelash extensions, spray tanning, electric nail file, and other advanced courses.

Our salon is a fully functioning salon and spa offering cuts, colors (foils, balayage, ombre, corrective color, fantasy color, etc), chemical services, barbering services (shaves, etc), styling, facials and advanced facial treatments, eyelash extensions, manicures, pedicures, shellac, acrylics, waxing, and conditioning treatments

School History:

While our Crave Beauty Academy story begins in 2013, we have had years of experience and success. Prior to 2013, we had an extensive background and a global reputation as a leader in Cosmetology Education for over 25 years. This has given us a strong foundation to build upon and become even better allowing us to continue to be a leader in Beauty Schools.

Notes/School Information:

Our Student Salon and Spa is designed to inspire our students and make our clients feel welcome. As a student you get real world experience with clients under the close supervision of your instructors.

The fun, friendly and positive environment gives you the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of students and clients.

Crave is an exclusive Pivot Point Legacy member school: Pivot Point is the world leader in beauty education that educates on how to see, think, create and adapt as a designer. Experience Pivot Point's on-line learning system LAB (Learn About Beauty) which is a full service on-line community and interactive teaching tool.

Nuts & Bolts is an industry leading business skills curriculum that enables you to embrace change, retail successfully, build a successful business, and WOW your customers all the time... EVERY TIME! This includes Nab Lounge, Nab Link and Nab Live, on-line interactive learning tools.

Summit Salon focuses on business and people skills, building and retaining clientele, goal setting and product prescriptions using your personal Summit Salon Planner.

Extensive kit with professional tools and quality equipment that you take with you to the salon/spa

State Board Preparation: Our Certificate For Advancement assessments are designed to be as much like the licensing exams as possible. Making your more comfortable and successful. Our Institution Licensure Rate is 96%.•Internship program through local salons, spas and quest artists.

Professional Products: Redken, Matrix, American Crew, Lanza, Paul Mitchell, OYA, HairPhix, Dermalogica, Ofra, Makeup Forever, OPI, Essie, CND, Shellac, Acrylic, Artistic, Harmony,, Footlogix, Farmhouse Fresh, and more.

Professional Color line: Matrix and OYA

Exclusive Pivot Point Men's Work Program: It's a perfect blend of cosmetology, core barbering and advanced techniques that create contemporary men's looks and a passion for the craft. This program is exclusive to Crave!

Student Benefits include discounted personal services, access to Salon Centric, State Beauty, Cosmo Prof and KMac Beauty Supply;s unique products, National Trade shows, guest speakers, and so much more! Study abroad trips upon avaliability.

Continued Education: Opportunities to further your education in the industry with Creative Jam Sessions, Advanced Classes, Eyelash Extension Classes, Orth Gore and many others.•Mac Pro School: As a student you are eligible to participate in the MAC Pro student program. The program offers master classes, pro only events, MAC Pro website access and discounts at MAC stand alone stores.

Presentations from guest artists with educational opportunities on a continuous basis.

Marketing Materials are provided for you! Build your business with referral cards, business cards, loyalty programs and menus.