The core of Bellus Academy is deeply rooted in the company values which are recognizable in every concept that is implemented in their community outreach efforts. What makes Bellus Academy unique is their undeniable passion for humanity. Bellus Academy is honored to give their students the opportunity to give back to the community by utilizing their technical skills. An artist trained in beauty not only has the ability to create fashion-forward hair, makeup and nails, they have the ability to transform a life by instilling confidence and boosting self esteem by making someone feel special, loved and letting them know that they matter to the world.
The Student Design Team is a community outreach team designed to be student ambassadors of Bellus Academy. Students need to go through an application process and only a few are selected from all three San Diego campuses. Selections are based on attendance, grades and program skills.
The team is able to participate in exclusive events such as fashion shows, editorial photo shoots, beauty and wellness events, as well as, high school and military outreach projects. This is an incredible opportunity for them to showcase their hair and make-up artistry skills.
Bellus Academy has had the privilege of volunteering with, “Project Homeless Connect” for the last four years. Students have had the opportunity to apply their haircutting skills to a noble cause. The nature of the event is to assist the homeless community with rehabilitation resources. The students were delighted to contribute by offering complimentary haircuts to men and women who were working on reinventing their lives.
The mission for the Habitat for Humanity organization is to build hope and unity by constructing homes for low-income families in need. The massage department at Bellus Academy is also driven to instill unity and hope within the community by sharing their wellness knowledge and skills. This was a perfect alliance as the massage department was more than eager to set up a “wellness zone” for the volunteer builders at a construction site. The volunteers dedicated their construction skills and the massage students were able to give back to the volunteers with complimentary chair massage services.
“Prayer’s for Kylie” was established in 2014 in honor of, Kylie Elizabeth, who was diagnosed at 21 months old, with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma, a very rare cancer. Bellus Academy was privileged to be able to partner with Rock Spa, of the Hard Rock Hotel, for a charity fundraiser for Kylie’s family. The event consisted of leaders in the community all coming together to support this amazing little girl. The Bellus Academy esthetic and massage departments collaborated by donating facial and massage services to guests of the event to raise funds for Kylie’s medical fees.
The mission at Bellus Academy is to produce graduates who are not only successful in their industry but who are also educated on the importance of nurturing their community with their technical skills and humanitarian values.
These are a small sampling of the hundreds of community events that Bellus Academy has supported this year ranging from fashion shows to healthcare events that have all assisted with changing lives and making a difference in the world.
Cut It Out
At Bellus Academy, we launched a multi-platform campaign to support Cut it Out. This program teaches salon professionals how to recognize signs of domestic abuse and safely refer those clients to people and resources that can help them.
Now an international organization, Cut It Out offers training programs for beauty professionals and students to raise awareness of domestic violence, identify physical and emotional warning signs, and effectively and safely refer these clients to local shelters, counselors and authorities.
We developed a platform to include enhanced student training, public awareness and education efforts, fundraising, victim support, public service announcements, media outreach and more. Also offered are incentive programs to generate excitement and support among students, educators and school officials for additional local fundraising efforts year-round.