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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Summit Salon Academy Kansas City recognizes the diverse needs of our students, and to accommodate their busy lives, we offer both full-time and part-time schedules. The start dates for our eshtetics program are as follows:
Start Dates Full-Time (Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
Summit Salon Academy, Kansas City takes pride in its commitment to providing a comprehensive and world-class education in esthetics. As part of our dedication to excellence, we have incorporated CIDESCO (Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie) standards and practices into our esthetics curriculum. CIDESCO, an internationally renowned authority in beauty and wellness, sets the gold standard for esthetics education and certification. By integrating CIDESCO into our program, we help our students receive training that can meet the highest global standards, covering a wide range of esthetic techniques, skincare practices, and wellness principles.
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!
Tuition: $15,495 + $3,627 Kit = $19,122 Total Tuition
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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!