Experience the Difference of Summit Salon Academy Kansas City

Students at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City can experience our technical training, knowledgeable instruction, and business training, which are all key to the development of their professional skills. More than that, students can experience confidence-building encouragement that helps them reach inside themselves and discover unique artistic talents. Our curriculum uses the Summit Salon Systems, which teaches students the foundational knowledge of how to earn a beautiful living while fostering an environment of support and encouragement. Instead of competing against each other, our students build each other up and celebrate when one student achieves success.

Our Mission

Summit Salon Academy Kansas City strives each and every day to elevate our beautiful industry one artist at a time, challenging our students with one question:

What difference will you make in the world?

Our programs are designed to help you develop your professional skills while teaching you about the business of beauty. Our faculty, as well as our salon and spa partners, reflect a world of industry knowledge and talent. SSAKC goes inside the issues that matter—and teach you to reach inside yourself for the strength, skills, and confidence you can and will develop to face them. Through superior technical training and business education, you will graduate from SSAKC ready to build a successful career with passion and purpose.

At Summit Salon Academy Kansas City, we not only teach leadership; we demonstrate it.

We Partner with Industry Leaders

Summit Salon Academy Kansas City we offer students a unique opportunity to collaborate closely with industry leaders and gain hands-on experience with professional-grade products.

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom, as we believe in preparing our students for the real-world demands of the beauty industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Beauty Schools

What kind of licenses or certifications do students receive after completing your programs?

Our curriculum for cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology and barber-crossover programs will educate students in the skills and knowledge they will need to pass the Missouri Board of Cosmetology exams. Once the exams are passed, you will receive a license that allow you to work in the State of Missouri.  Of special interest, students in our esthetics program may qualify to take the international CIDESCO exam and earn a CIDESCO diploma.  This diploma is recognized as setting the bar for esthetics.

What kinds of jobs can students get after completing a beauty school program?

Although we cannot guarantee employment after graduation, completing one of our programs at SSAKC can prepare you for a number of career choices in the beauty industry. Students might go on to work in a professional salon or spa, manage or own their own salon or spa, become a beauty school instructor, work as a product representative, and more. We are proud to help prepare students for the business of the beauty industry.

What hands-on, real-world experiences are provided for students at SSAKC?

Our students practice the skills they learn at our Student Salon and Student Spa. Real guests from the community book services that the students provide. This gives them real-world experience of working in a professional setting while interacting with guests. All services provided by students are under the supervision of licensed professionals.

Students are also allowed to showcase their skills in fashion shows and contests. To prepare them for the business of beauty, we offer career-related help, including mock interviews, resume and cover letter writing assistance, job search resources, and career fairs.

Why would I choose to attend SSAKC?

At SSAKC, our instructors genuinely care about the success of their students. We keep class sizes small so each student gets the personalized attention they deserve. We maintain an encouraging atmosphere that nurtures the passion and skill you already have. Also, our courses include educating students on the business aspects of the beauty industry, which is vital to your future if you choose to pursue a beauty career.

Is SSAKC an accredited and licensed beauty school?

Yes. We are licensed by the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. We are also accredited through NACCAS, The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, which is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as the national accrediting agency for cosmetology schools. Summit Salon Academy Kansas City is also an approved CIDESCO (Comite International D’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie) accredited training center for Esthetics.

What happens during the enrollment process?

To begin our simple enrollment process, first contact us to let us know what program you are interested in. We will send you more information, ask for some pre-enrollment information, and schedule a school tour so you can get a firsthand look at the campus, classrooms, and more. You can also speak with instructors and current students, ask questions, and get a better feel for our atmosphere. After that, you will finish relevant paperwork, apply for financial aid (if you qualify), and wait for your acceptance confirmation.

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See What Our Students Have To Say

Everyone is very welcoming and friendly environment! The business from top to bottom is spotlessly clean! I highly recommend their services and school!

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They have an exceptional training program that give you the tools to go out in the real world and be a successful cosmetologist they are the best

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Summit Salon Academy
Kansas City

815 W 23rd Street South
Kansas City MO 64055


Sunday Closed
Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm
*Appointments Recommended*