Here Are Some Frequently Asked Questions

What is the policy for guest satisfaction or service issues?

At Summit Salon Academy Kansas City we take guest satisfaction very seriously. We strive to provide high-quality services to our guests and we do offer a service satisfaction guarantee. This may include offering a redo of a service at no charge or issuing a credit on the guests account for their next service. We encourage our guests to communicate any issues or concerns they have during or after their service. This gives our Academy an opportunity to address the issue, find a solution, and learn from the experience.

What are the application requirements and how do I enroll?

You can see the complete process by visiting our website or downloading our app at  Visit our website or contact us directly to learn about the programs we offer and the requirements for each program.  This will help you determine which program is the best fit for your interests and goals.  To be eligible for admission, you will need to have a high school diploma or equivalent, meet age requirements, and meet any other program-specific requirements. We would recommend you scheduling a tour and visiting our campus to make sure we are a good fit for you.  To enroll we will require you to complete our enrollment packet, pay a $25 application fee, and await confirmation that you have been accepted and then begin your journey to your new career.

How do I make an appointment at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City?

Appointments for guest services or Academy tours can be made at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City in several convenient ways.  You can do so through our website at, call us directly at 816-252-4247, or download our app at If you have any questions or concerns about making an appointment at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  Our spa services can be found at and our salon services can be found at

What hands-on training and real-world experience opportunities are provided?

We are a Summit Academy and follow the business principles Summit Salon Business Center, the world’s largest salon and spa consulting company, has designed.  These business principles teach our students how maximize their earning potential and have a long-lasting career in the industry they love.  We combine technical skills and the business skills that are a must have for today’s graduates.  Our students have the opportunity to practice on guests so they gain real- world experience and interact with guests in a professional setting.  Mock interviews are offered to prepare students for job interviews after graduation.  Students are allowed to showcase their skills and compete against each other in fashion shows and contests.  Our Academy offers job placement assistance that can include resume and cover letter writing assistance, job search resources and career fairs.

What services are offered at the Academy to the public?

At Summit Salon Academy Kansas City we offer a range of services to the public as a way to provide hands-on training to students while also offering affordable services to our community that we love.  We are a full-service salon and spa.  Our hair services include haircuts, styling, coloring, highlights, and perms.  Our skincare services include facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and waxing.  Our nail services include manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements such as gel nails.  All services are performed by our students and overseen by our educators.  We offer our services at amazing prices.  You can see a full list of all our services offered on our website at or download our app on your phone at

What is the tuition cost, and are financial aid options available?

It’s very important to research the financial aid options available at the beauty school you are considering and to speak with a financial aid advisor to determine your eligibility.  Our 1500 hour cosmetology program has a cost of $21,632, our 1125 hour advanced esthetics program has a cost of $18,822 and our instructor education program has a cost of $7,646.  We are a fully accredited school that has the ability to offer financial aid options to our students who qualify.  We also offer payment plans that allow students to pay for their tuition in installments, rather than all at once.  If you are a veteran or active-duty service member, you may be eligible for education benefits that can help pay for your beauty school tuition.

Is the beauty school accredited and licensed?

It’s very import to research the accreditation and licensing status of a beauty school before enrolling in a program.  You can find our accreditation and licensing status on our school’s website or by contacting the Missouri Board of Cosmetology.  This Academy is 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 programs and courses are offered at the beauty school?

The programs and courses offered at our Academy includes the following: Full-Time Cosmetology, Part-Time Cosmetology.  These programs typically covers a range of beauty services including hair cutting, coloring, styling, skincare, nail care, makeup application and business skills.  Our Full-Time Advanced Esthetics program focuses on skincare treatments such as facials, chemical peels, waxing, makeup application, massage, nail care and business skills.  This program also opens the door to receiving an international license through CIDESCO.  The Instructor Training program will give a licensed professional the training needed to be a successful teacher in this amazing industry.  We are currently in the process of adding a Nail Program, a Barber Cross-Over Program, as well as a Part-Time Esthetics program.  We hope to have full approval by the end of 2023.