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Academy of Aesthetic Arts


Academy of Aesthetic Arts
10316 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Shawnee Mission, KS 66203


Academy of Aesthetic Arts is not just a school but a working spa, so that students have the opportunity to practice their skills with instructor supervision. Aesthetic Arts offers programs in esthetics (both full-time and part-time on nights and weekends), nail technology, instructor training and Missouri certification for licensed Kansas estheticians.

Academy of Aesthetic Arts was opened in February 2005, by Malinda and Cathy, who had worked together in the beauty business 10 years. They started the Academy of Aesthetic Arts to fill a noticeable void by providing aesthetic arts to students with the training and experience that was lacking at other beauty schools. Shawnee, Kansas was their place of choice because of its family ambiance and the close access to Interstate 35. Malinda and Cathy hand-pick Aesthetic Arts' students to ensure that all admitted are passionate about their chosen course of study.

Quick Facts

  • Supervised students at the Academy of Aesthetic Arts can practice facial and clinical spa services in the state-of-the-art 8,400-square-foot facility with a complete luxury day spa that includes 10 facial rooms, a waxing room, a private make-up studio, and a Hydro-Therapy Water Spa.

  • Program lengths are as follows: esthetics (750), nail technology (500), instructor training (300-450), Missouri certification for licensed Kansas estheticians (100)

  • Out-of-state applicants who need to meet the Kansas and Missouri requirements can also acquire up to 150 additional training hours.

  • The Academy of Aesthetics keeps classes to 10 students per class, and a new classes begin every eight weeks.

  • There are six instructors, including Malinda and Cathy, who teach students both day spa and clinical aesthetic treatments. In addition to classes students shadow those who are further advanced before going out on the floor to gain experience.
  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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