Learn How to Begin your Educational Journey in Esthetics

Did you know that your passion for helping people with their skincare and body care needs could develop into an amazing, rewarding career? Summit Salon Academy Kansas City is proud to offer students the opportunity to learn to become a CIDESCO trained esthetician. Our advanced esthetics program is 1,125 hours and it trains students in skin, nail, body, and massage services.

From classroom lectures, to workshops, to hands-on experience, students receive a comprehensive, advanced esthetics education designed to prepare them for the business of beauty. We are proud to partner with Dermalogica, so our students can use one of the top product brands in today’s spa 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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Pursue Your Passion for Skin Care at Our Esthetician School

If you desire a career in esthetics, you have come to the right place! Summit Salon Academy Kansas City provides students with an advanced, comprehensive esthetics course consisting of 1,125 hours. This is an advanced course in skin care and also includes training in full body care, lash lifts, extensions, and tint as well as natural nails. Our proprietary curriculum is one of the few to combine business knowledge with advanced technical training in skin, lash, nail and body care, fueled by our International CIDESCO Accreditation. Our curriculum is set forth by this international organization for Estheticians, which is recognized worldwide. Students at SSAKC have the unique opportunity to sit for the international CIDESCO exam and earn a prestigious international diploma.

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 esthetician. Our students learn hands-on buy performing spa services on guests, under the direct supervision of our licensed professional educators. Our students also will learn by using our professional tools and products, such as Dermalogica. This program exceeds Missouri State requirements, while preparing students to sit for the state exam.

If you have a passion for esthetics, and you want the education you need to become a professional esthetician, then we encourage you to learn more about our enrollment process!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Our Esthetician Training Program

How long does the esthetics program take to complete?

The esthetics program is 1,125 hours, which can be completed in as few as 33 weeks. We only offer this program to full-time students. There are several start dates throughout the year, which means students can begin as soon as they are ready!

How much does your eshtetics program cost?

Tuition: $15,495 + $3,627 Kit = $19,122 Total Tuition

What makes your esthetics program different from similar programs?

At Summit Salon Academy in Kansas City, we are very proud to offer our esthetics students the opportunity to earn the international CIDESCO diploma. This requires sitting for an extra 75 hours for the CIDESCO Prep Course, and then taking and passing the CIDESCO exam. CIDESCO diplomas are recognized worldwide, which means students who have earned this diploma can go on to work as an esthetician in other countries!

Besides the unique opportunity to earn the CIDESCO diploma, our esthetician program is also partnered with Dermalogica. Students can use Dermalogica products as part of their training, giving them hands-on experience that is very similar to the experience of working in a professional spa environment.

What kind of a career might a student get after graduating from the esthetics program?

We train our students to develop their own personal skills in the area of skin care as well as professional skills, giving them an edge when it comes to entering the professional beauty industry after completing our course. Some of the careers students may be ready for include facialist, masseuse, make-up artist, spa owner, spa products representative, or spa manager. If they take and pass the CIDESCO exam, they will be certified to work internationally.

Do students work with real clients at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City?

Absolutely. Hands-on experience in the Student Spa area is a key aspect of our training. Guests from the community can book an appointment to receive a number of different spa treatments, which students perform under the direct supervision of our professional instructors.

How can I afford your tuition?

An education in esthetics is an investment in your future in the beauty business. We do offer financial aid to students who qualify, so be sure to check out our Financial Aid page! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Why do you encourage students to schedule a tour as part of the enrollment process?

When you are looking for an esthetician school, the best way to get a feel for the school is by experiencing it in person. We encourage all prospective students to schedule a tour of our campus, located in Independence, MO (near Kansas City). You can tour the campus, classrooms, and student salon floor. Plus, you will get the opportunity to meet instructors and chat with current students. We strive to answer your questions, so you can decide if SSAKC is the right place for you!

What is CIDESCO?

CIDESCO, the Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie, is a globally recognized authority in the field of beauty and wellness. It sets the highest standards for esthetics education and certification, with a reputation for excellence that spans over 70 years. Summit Salon Academy Kansas City choice to incorporate CIDESCO into its curriculum stems from a commitment to offering its students the very best in beauty education.

How to Apply

If you’re eager to embark on a journey into the world of esthetics at SSAKC, we encourage you to start with a campus tour. To schedule a tour, you can book online, send us a text, or give us a call at 816-491-2568. You can also reach out to us via email.

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 your first step, we recommend scheduling a campus tour, which you can do by filling out the form, or by calling or texting us. Our admissions team is always here to assist with any questions or guidance you may need!

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