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.
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.
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.
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 is proud to be selected as the first U.S. School to partner with CIDESCO, recognized as the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Esthetics.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
Our career services team and student mobile app make finding your dream career so much easier.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
Bellus offers specialized training to foster your development as an entrepreneur and help you build a thriving business!See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
Bellus is the most awarded beauty and wellness institution in the country and Intercoiffure recently ranked us the #1 beauty school in North America!See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
Our students have a history of succeeding at national student competitions including TrendVision and America’s Beauty Show where they've showcased their talent and won!See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
Our app gives 24/7 access to academics, attendance and job postings. Select programs offer social learning on iPads, which are included in the student kit.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
All of our programs include a mock state board test to prepare you for the state license exam and our kits include the state board kit and licensing fees.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
We invest in our educators and industry experts to ensure that they are trained in the latest in-demand techniques and trends.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
Our relationships with high-end salons in Southern California allow students to network with top stylists and owners. (CA campuses only)See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
We have an undeniable passion for humanity and are involved in our community, supporting various causes and giving back while utilizing our technical skills.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
Bellus is proud to offer combined courses that allow you to enroll in one program and graduate with multiple credentials.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
We give our graduates access to job postings, exclusive invitation to industry events and the opportunity to apply for advanced education scholarships.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
“The teachers were amazing! Without Bellus, I wouldn’t have the rewarding life I have today. School was something I looked forward to every single day. I can’t believe I have a job that I love going to every day.”
“My life has changed so much. Within eight months of graduating, I now own a successful wax bar. I am forever grateful for the great education I received at Bellus Academy.”
“For the past year I have been working on super-yachts in Spain as a massage therapist for billionaires and have loved every second of it! I don’t know what I would’ve done without Bellus’ training and expertise.”
“I love how hands-on the nail program is at Bellus. I am a visual and hands-on learner and I appreciated the time and focus on my advancement throughout the program. I would definitely recommend Bellus Academy to anyone interested in beauty and wellness education, especially the nail program!”
“The program and educators in Make-up Artistry are exceptional. The curriculum was so well designed that each day I couldn’t wait to get to school and begin the next step in learning high-end makeup. I feel very comfortable after taking this class to apply for a job anywhere in makeup, including a Hollywood studio, theater, photography or in a high-end salon and spa.”
“As a cosmo crossover, the Barbering Program was not only an excellent way to brush up on the basics, but also the best way to take my career to the next level. The staff was so helpful in every aspect and I highly recommend the program.”
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