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Bellus Academy has developed a close relationship with a large network of salons, spas, and manufacturers. While many schools search out possible employers for their graduates, employers come to us to hire our alumni.
With a career services team member at each campus, you’ll have the ability to meet one-on-one and discuss your goals and career options. Feel free to give us a call today at (800-396-9187) or request a consultation at no obligation!

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Bellus Academy has developed numerous close relationships with a network of salons, spas and companies who come to us to hire our alumni. s


Feel free to give us a call today at 800-396-9187 or request a consultation and we will be happy to assist you and answer all of your questions.

THE MOST AWARDED BEAUTY SCHOOL

Bellus Academy was rated the #1 Beauty School in job placement in the Nation by Modern Salon’s Excellence in Education (2014), and is designated one the most awarded Cosmetology and Beauty School in the United States.

Our sole mission is to create a culture of excellence for post-secondary education where students are inspired to achieve their career dreams, and are empowered to take risks, make decisions and make a difference.


Cosmetology Program

Our Cosmetology program trains students professionally in several aspects of the beauty industry. With practical learning, each day is filled with exciting education that can prepare you for the career you’ve always dreamed of.

You’ll gradually learn how to work on mannequin heads and then eventually with real live clients on our salon floor. You can learn the art of retailing and building clientele, along with classes dedicated to teaching you how to own or run a business.

We offer four Cosmetology programs to give you advanced training options. Whether it’s advanced coloring techniques or make-up artistry, you’ll be able to customize your education to meet your goals.


Barbering Program

Our Barbering program was developed in partnership with internationally acclaimed hairstylist Manny San Martin. The curriculum features 10 signature barbering cuts inspired by period-drama programs including Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men.

Our salon floor will allow you to practice your craft with real clients, and our entrepreneurial-focused classes are designed to help you develop into a future business owner. From cutting to shaving, discover the latest trends and fashion in men’s grooming.


Barber / Cosmetology

Our Barber/Cosmetology program was developed to train students for dual licensure in a growing industry. This program combines elements from our cosmetology and barbering programs and allows you to (master women’s and men’s hair).

Designed to give our graduates a competitive edge, as we teach the business-side of the industry including retailing, sales techniques and budgeting. From color to cutting to shaving, this program can prepare you for the salon world where having two licenses is highly desired by employers.


Esthetics Program

Our Esthetics program offers comprehensive and professional training in many aspects of the skincare industry. We blend European techniques with American technologies to ensure our graduates can compete internationally. The Bellus esthetician school will help you start the career of your dreams.

We blend European techniques with American technologies to ensure our graduates can compete internationally. Most schools only offer this level of training by taking post-graduate esthetics courses. Our curriculum covers of variety of skin care techniques and conditions while training you on facials, chemical exfoliation, hair removal, microdermabrasion and more!

Bellus advanced esthetics programs can prepare you for the career you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you want to work in luxury spas, medical spas, brow bars or be a business owner yourself—Bellus Academy gives you the option to customize your education with these newly revamped advanced programs.


Make-up Artistry Program

Bellus Academy was the first school outside of New York or Los Angeles to offer a professional make-up course of this high caliber.

The internationally acclaimed Make-up Designory (MUD) Make-up Artistry course can give you the technical skills desired by employers to work on fashion shoots, runways, TV, movie sets and so much more. The course concludes with a professional photo shoot for both your personal and professional portfolio.


Spa / Nail Technology Program

Our Spa Nail/Nail Technology program is the first in the nation to go beyond the basics of manicuring, adding the spa treatment training demanded by luxury salons and spas. Using CND products, you’ll practice your craft on our clinic floor. Our program includes advanced training to prepare you for the career you’ve always dreamed of.

When you attend the Spa Nail School at Bellus Academy, you won’t just learn the skills you need to succeed as a manicurist. You’ll also gain valuable experience in spa techniques such as aromatherapy and reflexology, broadening your professional possibilities.

If you can imagine yourself making a positive impact on the lives of clients by providing beautiful nail art and relaxing spa services, take your first step towards your dream career by enrolling at Bellus Academy.


Business classesProgram

Our curriculum includes Best in Business, Financial Literacy and Strategies for Success to prepare you for post-graduation as you enter the entrepreneurial world of business. From budgeting to marketing, our students will be able to exceed their technical skills with a well-rounded education, which will look impressive on your resume.


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Bellus Academy’s career services department is dedicated to assisting you in finding the career you’ve always wanted! With a career services team member at each campus, you’ll have the ability to meet one-on-one and discuss your goals and career options.

Based on our track record of graduating outstanding students, we’ve developed a close relationship with a large network of salons, spas, and manufacturers. While many schools search out possible employers for their graduates, employers come to us!

We have a list of companies who seek to hire our alumni. It’s truly a testament to our stellar education and amazing graduates.

Feel free to give us a call today at 800-396-9187 or request a consultation with a career services team member to discuss your goals and career options!

Bellus Academy’s Master Educators provide powerful, insightful and in-depth 24/7 Online Curriculum with a continually evolving library that delivers sound fundamental training exclusively for Bellus students. ➢ More

We invest in our educators to ensure that they are trained in the latest industry techniques and protocols. Many of our educators also work in the professional industry, bringing relevant expertise to our students.


CUTTING / BARBERING / COLORING / STYLING / EYELASH & HAIR EXT’S

Invaluable Ongoing Training
Bellus Academy’s students receive (2) years of access to Powerful 24/7  Education Curriculum from anywhere, on any device at anytime.

Upon graduation, students also receive (1) year access to over (100) insightful Online Seminars by Nickeducation and his team of top industry experts.


Word-Class Educators
Master Educators with amazing presentation skills provide powerful, insightful and in-depth Education Curriculum with a continually evolving library that delivers sound fundamental training. ➢ More


Focused And Organized
Accelerate your learning in a focused & organized classroom format – with no distracting background music, special effects or third party added voice overs.


Professional Production
Online curriculum is filmed in wide screen hi-def, are lit properly to show all the details & utilize multi cameras to capture all the angles & all the close-ups.


Flawless Video Playback
Our state of the art video player instantly detects your internet speed, operating system, device type & screen size for consistently flawless playback.


Feel free to give us a call today at 800-396-9187 or request a consultation with a career services team member to discuss your goals and career options!

With Bellus Academy’s Externship program our relationships with high-end salons in Southern California allow students to network with top stylists and owners.

This is why our students extern with the finest salons including The Doves, DK Hair, Salon Radius and Headlines4Hair (just to name a few!). Externships are available for our advanced cosmetology and esthetic programs.

Feel free to give us a call today at 800-396-9187 or request a consultation with a career services team member to discuss your goals and career options!

Bellus Academy is proud to offer combined courses that allow you to enroll in one program and graduate with multiple credentials.

This will significantly improve your resume and career opportunities. We are the only school in the nation to offer 17 programs at our Poway location in Beauty and Wellness. Take advantage of our expertise all under one roof!

Feel free to give us a call today at 800-396-9187 or request a consultation with a career services team member to discuss your goals and career options!

Bellus Academy’s students have a history of succeeding at national and international student competitions including Wella’s TrendVision, Sassoon Connection and America’s Beauty Show. Bellus is honored to have award-winning educators that coach our students to success and inspire them to take advantage of these opportunities.

While many schools search out possible employers for their graduates, employers come to us! We have a list of companies who seek to hire our alumni. It’s truly a testament to our stellar education and amazing graduates.

Feel free to give us a call today at 800-396-9187 or request a consultation with a career services team member to discuss your goals and career options!

Bellus Academy is dedicated to helping students find scholarships to assist with costs associated with attending school. We understand that investing in education comes with a price, so we encourage you to seek out opportunities that will assist you financially.

Feel free to give us a call today at 800-396-9187 or request a consultation with a career services team member to discuss your goals & scholarship options!


Ongoing Bellus Scholarships

Check back often, as we offer scholarships at different times throughout the year. Here is a listing of the scholarships currently being offered through Bellus Academy:

High School Scholarship (You must be a new graduate from high school to be eligible)
Military Scholarship
Alumni Scholarship (For Bellus Academy alumni)

Scholarship amount varies depending on the program you’re enrolling in. You must meet scholarship qualifications to be eligible and fill out the application associated with the scholarship. For more details, please make an appointment with our Admissions office.

Beauty changes Lives Schiolarships

The Bellus Academy President, Lynelle Lynch, is Founder and President of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, an organization dedicated to changing the perception of beauty and awarding beauty and wellness school prospects with scholarships to attend school.

Please contact the administrator of Beauty Changes Lives directly if you have questions as Bellus Academy does not award or administrate these programs.


Beauty Changes Live Foundation

Cosmetology and Barbering scholarships up to $10,000
Nail scholarships up to $5,000
Massage scholarships up to $1,500
Esthetics scholarships up to $2,250
Make-up Artistry scholarships


Other Industry Scholarships

If you’d like to request an email of other industry scholarships available to Bellus Academy students and prospects.

Bellus Academy’s alumni receive: priority mailings for events and workshop opportunities, career assistance, scholarship information and philanthropy opportunities.

We also love for our alumni to come back to our schools to share their story and inspire a new generation of future professionals.

Feel free to give us a call today at 800-396-9187 or request a consultation with a career services team member to discuss your goals and career options!


(2018)

Excellence in Community Service – Silver
Awarded by CAPPS (California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools)


(2017)

Excellence in Community Service – Gold
Awarded by CAPPS (California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools)

Marketing – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program


(2016)

Advanced Education – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Marketing Innovations – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Job Placement – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Wella’s Regional Instructor of the Year – Winner
Matt Hom, Educator


(2015)

Best Continental Academy – North America Region
Awarded by Intercoiffure Mondial

Wella’s Regional Instructor of the Year – Winner
Bryden Mugleston, Educator

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – Silver Winner
Elizaveta Solovyeva, Student

ABS Wella Student Competition (Sebastian category) – Gold Winner
Samantha Peters, Student

ABS Wella Student Competition (Wella category) – Silver Winner
Elizaveta Solovyeva, Student

Sebastian’s What’s Next Awards – Gold Winner
Samantha Peters, student

Beauty Changes Lives Leadership – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Community Involvement – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Marketing Innovations – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program


(2014)
Job Placement – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Facilities – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Excellence in Education
Awarded by Massage Envy Spa

TrendVision Awards (Professional category) – Silver Winner
Todd DaSilva, Educator

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – Silver Winner
Haley Marshal, Student

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – Bronze Winner
Autum Macias, Student

“Women Who Move the City” by San Diego Magazine – Finalist
Lynelle Lynch, Bellus President


(2013)

ABS Student Competition – Gold Winner
Ashley Thom, Student

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – Bronze Winner
Courtney Michaelis, Student

TrendVision Awards (Professional category) – Finalist
Carrera Bailey, Academy Director and Color Director

Beauty Changes Lives Leadership – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Technology – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

AACS Director of the Year
Lynelle Lynch, Bellus President

One Concept – Humanitarian of the Year
Lynelle Lynch, President


(2012)

Top Academy in the World – Finalist; Nominated by P&G
Intercoiffure Mondial Awards

TrendVision Awards (Professional category) – Gold Winner
Matt Hom, Cosmetology Manager

TrendVision Awards (Professional category) – Bronze Winner
Carrera Bailey, Academy & Color Director

P&G Mentor of the Year
Diego Raviglione, Artistic Director

Technology – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Beauty Changes Lives Leadership – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Community Involvement – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Advanced Education – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

RAW Competition Winner
Diego Raviglione, Artistic Director


(2011)

Named one of the “Top 3 Academies in the World”
Awarded by Intercoiffure Mondial

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – First Place

Job Placement – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Marketing Innovations – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Facilities – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Beauty Changes Lives Leadership – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Technology – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program


(2008-2010)

Best School in The Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon (2008 & 2009)

AACS Director of the Year
Lynelle Lynch, Bellus President

Sassoon Academy Connection Cut and Color Contest – First Place


(2009 & 2010)

Beauty Changes Lives Leadership – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Technology – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Facilities – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Advanced Education – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Community Involvement – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – First Place


Feel free to give us a call today at 800-396-9187 or request a consultation with a career services team member to discuss your goals and career options!


Poway, CA Campus 13266 Poway Road | Poway, CA 92064  | Phone (800-396-9187)
Located in the heart of San Diego County, our award-winning Poway location underwent a $2.5 million renovation in 2009, expanding the facility to 20,000 square feet and adding equipment that you’ll find only in high-end spas.


Chula Vista, CA Campus 970 Broadway | Chula Vista, CA 91911 | Phone (619-474-6607)
Bellus Academy has a rich history as a fixture in the community by graduating multiple generations within families. The National City campus was completely renovated in 2006 and has had significant upgrades each year. In 2015, we added our Barbering program. In 2018, we relocated the school from the original campus in National City to the current location in Chula Vista.


El Cajon, CA Campus 1073 E. Main Street | El Cajon, CA 92021 | Phone (619-442-3407)
As a fixture in the community for more than 40 years, our El Cajon campus was completely renovated in 2008 and has been updated throughout the years, adding new classrooms to our growing campus.


Manhattan, KS Campus 1130 Westloop Place | Manhattan, KS 66502 | Phone (785-539-1837)
Nicknamed “The Little Apple,” Manhattan, KS has been home to Bellus’ newest branch, which was acquired in 2011. The 20,000 square foot facility was a former movie theater, completely renovated into a beautiful school and salon.


Bellus Academy Cosmetology & Beauty School

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LEARN MORE ABOUT BCL FOUNDATION
The foundation is committed to uniting the beauty industry to support the next generation of beauty & wellness pro’s. Read More

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded over $2 million and over 300 scholarships to cosmetology, nail, massage and esthetic students.

Beauty Changes Lives is supported by a coalition of beauty professionals including educators, product manufacturers, celebrities and industry icons.

Through public events, educational outreach and partnership with select philanthropies, Beauty Changes Lives showcases the breadth of career opportunities available to beauty school graduates.

We change lives through beauty. Beauty Changes Lives is a nonprofit driven to make the beauty profession a first-choice career by empowering individuals with mentorship, inspiration and scholarships.

With your help, we’re identifying, investing in and inspiring emerging and established talent—giving them the education and expertise necessary to realize their full potential and lead the industry forward. ➢ Visit Site