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Bellus Academy offers courses in Cosmetology, Advanced Cosmetology, Esthetics, Beauty Therapist Management, Make-Up Artistry, Massage Therapy, Holistic Health Practitioner & Nail Technician taught by top educators with vast industry experience.

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  • Career Placement Assistance Available

  • Day & Evening Classes Available

  • Financial Aid is Available (Must Qualify)


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Click here to see how we are revolutionizing Beauty & Wellness education.


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Poway | CA

13266 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-1490

National City | CA

1520 E. Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA 91950
(619) 474-6607

El Cajon | CA

1073 E. Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 442-3407

Manhattan | KS

1130 Westloop Pl
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 539-1837



I just want to say to all newly enrolled students and future enrolling students that you will never get a better education anywhere else but Bellus Academy. It took 2 years of my life, but it was all worth it in the end! I felt so overly prepared to take my state board test. While sitting in the waiting room to get my results, for literally 5 mins, I witnessed multiple girls from other schools walk to the window and immediately cry because they failed, and all the while I felt sorry for them, I remembered I got the best education that money could buy and I am forever thankful for this amazing school. It changed my life for the better!
- Toni LaRae Silkwood, Basic Cosmetology Program (Cosmetology 101)

"Bellus Academy provided a positive learning experience for me and helped me start my career. I got a great opportunity to enter the national SASC contest which has helped further my career. I love what I do, I graduated with a high attendance and grade point average. I got to do an externship program, and I am now working in San Diego's best hair salon Jet Rhys! I am so excited about my future and what's to come"
- Lydia Mikal, Basic Cosmetology Program (Cosmetology 101)

"In all the attempts I've made pursuing education goals in hopes of leading to careers offering financially successful and personally fulfilling rewards, my decision to attend Bellus Academy in San Diego has proven the most promising. The esthetic program offers extensive study in theory and practical application, as well as preparation for required State Board examinations.

The five month esthetician program produces within students, not only a solid base of skill enabling them to confidently begin careers, but with fellow students, have the beginning of a network of buddy estheticians, many of whom will no doubt lead to lifelong friendships."

UPDATE - Brianne is now working at the prestigious Alexis K Brows where she continues to learn something new every day. “There’s always a change of pace which keeps things interesting."
- Brianne Bruggema, Make Up Artistry, Basic and Master Esthetics Program (Esthetics 104)

Explore Your New Career


We strive to graduate the top industry professionals by integrating the Nick Education S.T.A.R. Precision Haircutting System with our innovative styling techniques. Our customized cosmetology training includes professional training in all aspects of the beauty industry.

Advanced Cosmetology
This advanced course is dedicated to educate, inspire and prepare you for a successful career in the dynamic world of Cosmetology. This program provides time for the creative and advanced technical skills required by salon owners today.

Our esthetician program offers comprehensive professional training in all aspects of the esthetics industry, including skin analysis and conditions, facials & electrical facials, chemical treatments, skin treatments, hair removal & make-up application.

Beauty Therapist Management
Medical Esthetics has continued to boom requiring estheticians to seek out specialized education. To meet the needs of this rapidly increasing segment, Bellus Academy, San Diego launched California's first certified Master Esthetics program.

Make Up Artistry
We have partnered with Make-Up Designory (MUD) to offer their “Beauty Make-Up Artistry” training course. We are one of the only academies outside of New York and Los Angeles to offer a professional make-up course at this level.

Spa Nail Technician
Our Spa Nail Technician course is the first in the nation to go beyond the basics of manicuring and add the spa treatment training that is demanded by luxury salons and spas.

Massage Therapy & HHP
Our Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) course incorporates basic massage along with advanced techniques such as Thai, Shiatsu, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage.

It takes more than just great technical training to be successful in the beauty industry. A majority of your success will be based on your business, personal and marketing skills. Graduate with skills that will help you to be immediately successful.



NEW Exclusive Bellus Programs

The S.T.A.R. Precision Haircutting System

Developed by Artistic Director Diego Raviglione and Master Educator Nick Berardi, this precision haircutting system is designed to give the best foundation in the art of haircutting. S.T.A.R. is the only haircutting system that evolves as the student’s technical skills and creativity become stronger, providing support to nurture the novice to the master stylist. The S.T.A.R. iPhone and iPad apps allow you to learn anytime, anywhere by watching all the videos on your mobile device or computer.

Bellus Academy is the only academy that currently offers the S.T.A.R. Precision Haircutting System and Nick Education. Nick Education is the premiere online education site, with professional members internationally. Lifetime support program is included to carry you through your entire career as a master stylist.

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is knowledge of personal finance and understanding how to apply it to the real world. It is not enough in this competitive market to only have hands-on skills in your chosen profession. It is an absolute necessity to be financially savvy.

We are committed to creating business-savvy salon and spa professionals. We believe that much of this is grounded in a thorough understanding of financial basics. Program is taught over six modules that address everything from Budget Basics to Interview Skills.


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Poway | CA: 13266 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064 (858) 748-1490
El Cajon | CA: 1073 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92021 (619) 442-3407
National City | CA: 1520 E. Plaza Boulevard, National City, CA 91950 (619) 474-6607
Manhattan | KS: 1130 Westloop Place, Manhattan, KS 66502 (785) 539-1837