Learn How to Begin Your Educational Journey in Cosmetology

Do you love doing hair, makeup, and nails? Are you looking for a way to use that passion to build a successful career? At Summit Salon Academy Kansas City, we train students in the professional skills of cosmetology, which includes hair, skin, makeup, and nail services. Our innovative cosmetology curriculum allows for multiple learning styles, so every student can benefit and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to begin an amazing career. We also prepare students to sit for the Missouri State Exam. Summit Salon Academy Kansas City is proud to be Kansas City’s only L’Oreal Professionnel partnership school. We believe in partnering with the best-in-class vendors so you can get the education you deserve as well as receive an education that prepares you for a rewarding, exciting career in the beauty industry. SSAKC is the place to follow your passion, your dreams, so you can make a difference in the world doing what you love to do!

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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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At Summit Salon Academy in Kansas City, You Can Receive a Professional Cosmetology Education

The cosmetology training program at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City is an advanced 1,500-hour program available to full-time and part-time students. Our professional educators train students in the subject matter of hair, skin, makeup, and nail services. This program exceeds Missouri State requirements, while preparing students to sit for the state exam.

Our passionate team of educators will develop your professional skills while teaching you about today’s salon business. We aim to give each student the foundational knowledge they need to earn a beautiful living doing what they love to do. We partner with the industry’s best, such as L’Oreal Professionnel, so our students practice using the same high-quality products they would use in a professional salon environment.

You can expect to start with learning the core fundamentals in the classroom. This soon moves into theory and workshop classes, then practical training on the Student Salon Floor. Our students work with guests from the community under the direct supervision of our licensed, professional educators. Students also benefit from support and interaction with other students in our programs. As part of our program, students receive instruction for personal development, professional development, business basics, and something we call “Over the Top Training,” which is exclusive to Summit Salon Academies. We also offer Beauty as a Business (BAAB) as a course, which teaches social media marketing, an important concept for any professional cosmetologist. We believe that by learning and training together, with the mission of making a positive difference in the world through our talents and skills, makes for an amazing teaching environment.

If you are interested in an education in cosmetology at SSAKC, then we invite you to schedule a tour and learn more about our simple enrollment process!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Cosmetology Program

How long does it take to complete the cosmetology program?

The cosmetology program is 1,500 hours, which means full-time students can complete the course in as little as 43 weeks. Part-time students may complete the program in as few as 60 weeks. We have multiple starting dates throughout the year, so you can get started on your beauty education at a time that works for you.

How much is the tuition for the cosmetology program?

Tuition: $18,650 + $2,982 Kit = $21,632 Total Tuition

Are students prepared to sit for the State Board Examination?

Yes. Our cosmetology curriculum is designed to prepare students to sit for the state exam. We believe students receive all the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a professional career after graduation.

What are the practical ways Summit Salon Academy Kansas City prepares students for the business side of beauty?

Great question! Not only do we provide hands-on workshop classes for our cosmetology students, but we also give students a chance to work on our Student Salon Floor, providing services to real clients from the community while being directly supervised by experienced instructors. Our student salon and classrooms are stocked with professional tools and products that you will find in a professional salon, including L’Oreal Professionnel products. Part of our curriculum is dedicated to shop management and salesmanship, so students can be prepared for the business aspect of the industry as well as the creative aspect.

What other programs could I take at SSAKC?

We offer three programs at our Kansas City beauty school: Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Instructor Training. All three programs help prepare students for a professional career in the beauty industry. Explore the different programs to find out which one aligns most closely with your passion!

Does SSAKC provide financial aid?

Yes, financial aid is available to all who qualify. Check out our Financial Aid page to learn about the options available to make your beauty school education more affordable.

How do I know if Summit Salon Academy Kansas City is right for me?

The best way to get a feel for our beauty school in Kansas City is to schedule a tour. You can tour the campus, check out the classrooms and Student Salon Floor, meet with instructors and current students, and get your questions answered. We think you will love the professional yet friendly atmosphere of Summit Salon Academy Kansas City!

How to Apply

If you are ready to take the next step toward a beauty education at SSAKC, then we encourage you to schedule a tour of our school. You can book online, text or call us at 816-491-2568, or email us.

Ready to enroll? Here are the key requirements:

  • Have a personal interview with a school official.
  • Pass an entrance exam.
  • Complete an enrollment form supplied through the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners.
  • Provide proof of age (birth certificate, driver’s license, or US passport).
  • Be at least 17 years old before applying for the MO State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners exam.
  • Provide a valid high school diploma, GED certificate, or a high school transcript showing 12th-grade completion.
  • Submit two or more character references.
  • Pay a $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • Sign an Enrollment Agreement with Summit Salon Academy Kansas City.
  • Complete the admissions personality quiz.

As a first step, we recommend a tour, which you can schedule by filling out the form or calling or texting us. If you ever have any questions, our admissions team is here for you!

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Summit Salon Academy
Kansas City

815 W 23rd Street South
Kansas City MO 64055

816-252-4247

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