January 18, 2024

Our Favorite 2023 Looks from Students!

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Welcome to the glamorous world of beauty and style! At Summit Salon Academy Kansas City, our students are not just learning the ropes; they’re creating masterpieces. As we step into 2024, we’re thrilled to showcase the incredible talents of our students and their expertise in the latest trends from the past year. From captivating color blocking to mesmerizing makeup looks, and everything in between, let’s dive into our favorite looks of the year.

Color Blocking

Color blocking has made a bold statement in the fashion world, and our students are taking it to the next level in the realm of hair and beauty. This trend involves using contrasting colors to create visually striking sections or blocks of color. Our students have experimented with an array of hues, showcasing their creativity and mastery of color theory.


Reverse Balayage

Balayage has been a classic favorite for years, but our students are putting a modern twist on it with reverse balayage. Instead of the traditional method of lightening strands, reverse balayage involves darkening certain sections to create depth and dimension. It’s a technique that requires precision and skill, and our students have embraced the challenge, producing stunning and unique results.


Blonde Balayage

Blonde balayage continues to be a crowd-pleaser, and our students have mastered the art of blending and seamlessly transitioning between shades of blonde. From sun-kissed golden hues to icy platinum, the versatility of blonde balayage allows our students to cater to a diverse range of preferences, ensuring each client leaves with a personalized and breathtaking look.


Vibrant Colors

Bold and vibrant colors are stealing the spotlight, and our students are fearlessly embracing the trend. Electric blues, fiery reds, and vivid purples have become the canvas for our students to showcase their artistic flair. These daring looks not only reflect the personality of the wearer but also demonstrate the skill and precision our students bring to the table.


Stunning Makeup Looks

Our students don’t just focus on hair – they’re also masters of makeup. Stunning makeup looks have become a signature at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City. From soft and natural to bold and dramatic, our students are well-versed in enhancing natural beauty and creating looks that leave a lasting impression.



The timeless trend of highlights continues to captivate, and our students excel in adding that touch of radiance to their clients’ hair. Whether it’s subtle babylights for a natural look or bold chunky highlights for a statement style, our students showcase their understanding of placement and technique to achieve flawless results.



A look isn’t complete without the perfect set of nails, and our students are experts in the art of manicures. From classic French tips to intricate nail art, our students pay attention to every detail, ensuring that hands and nails complement the overall aesthetic. The nail trends of 2023 are diverse, allowing for creativity to flourish.



Elegance takes center stage with the timeless and sophisticated updo. Our students are well-versed in the art of creating intricate updos that range from classic buns to modern twists. Updos are not only reserved for formal occasions but can also add a touch of glamour to everyday looks.



Braids have become more than just a hairstyle; they’re a form of art. From intricate fishtails to loose bohemian braids, our students are skilled in weaving stories with hair. The versatility of braids allows for endless possibilities, and our students take full advantage of this to create looks that are both trendy and timeless.


Partial Teasylights

Teasylights add a touch of softness and dimension to hair, and our students have perfected the art of partial teasylights. This technique involves teasing the hair before applying color, creating a seamless blend of light and dark tones. The result is a natural-looking, sun-kissed effect that enhances the overall texture of the hair.


Reserve An Appointment With Us!

The vibrant array of looks showcased by our students at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City is a testament to their dedication, skill, and passion for the art of beauty. As we invite you to explore the latest trends of 2023, we also extend an invitation to experience these trends firsthand. Reserve an appointment with our talented students and let them transform your hair, nails, and makeup into a personalized masterpiece.

For gorgeous makeup looks and a stellar education in makeup application, you can count on Summit Salon Academy Kansas City. Call us at (816) 252-4247 x301 to schedule your appointment, and visit us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO. We await your visit! Reserve your appointment today and become a part of the vibrant world of beauty that is Summit Salon Academy Kansas City.