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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 the Cosmetology and Esthetics programs educates students in the skills and knowledge they will need to sit for the Missouri State Board exam. Many students go on to take the exam and receive a Missouri State license for cosmetology or esthetics. Students who take our Instructors Training program already have a Missouri license in cosmetology or esthetics. After completing our program, they may go on to sit for the MO State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners Instructor exam.

Of special interest, students in our esthetics program may qualify to take the international
CIDESCO exam and earn a CIDESCO diploma, which is recognized worldwide.

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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Unleash your creativity in every nail, marking the beginning of an exciting new career journey! Classes start soon - seize the opportunity! 💅💡 Schedule a tour today, Click link in bio
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Please help us welcome our newest student! Averie has enrolled in our Full-Time Esthetics, starting September 23rd. We can't wait to follow her journey! Averie chose "SSAKC [because it] seems like such an amazing school and one that will allow me to pursue a career in the beauty industry which is something I have always wanted.”

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Congratulations to Traonna, who graduated from our Esthetics program. 
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Please help us welcome our newest student! Noelia has enrolled in our Full-Time Esthetics, starting September 23rd. We can't wait to follow her journey! Noelia believes “Becoming a licensed esthetician will allow me to help others feel more comfortable in their skin and bring out their inner beauty.”

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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
*Appointments Recommended*