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Student Testimonials

Next Class Starts: Sep 27th
Next Class Starts: Sep 27th
- Jessica, Cosmetology

“This is where my dreams came true. The staff, instructors and students combined created an inspiring environment where dreams really do come true.”

- Anna, Esthetics

“Bellus Academy was not only a growth experience for me, but a place where I found a purpose. I connected with the best of people there and I was encouraged by the staff to hone my skill.”

- Kendall, Massage Therapy

“The instructors truly care about your success and you as a person. The overall experience I had was wonderful. I transferred in from another school and Bellus definitely provided an excellent academic curriculum with quality hands-on instruction. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking into beginning their massage career!”

- Anna, Make-up Artistry

“I have been wearing makeup my whole life so I had a great interest in makeup artistry in the professional world. I wanted to know the behind-the-scenes knowledge so I could be professionally trained with the best education. The culture at the school is one that is so inviting, supporting and energizing. I was amazed at the quality of the makeup and to finally get my hands on it was a thrill for me.”

- Brianna, Esthetics

“I feel very lucky to attend such an established academy with knowledgeable instructors who guide, support and provide all of their students with the most current and high-quality education today. I am pleased that the academy also provides the opportunity to take the ITEC exam.”

- Ora, Massage Therapy

“My 2-year-old, Kennedy, is special needs, causing her to have therapy several times per week. She is often frustrated and annoyed with her therapists and refuses treatment. It is frustrating to watch my child struggle and I decided I wanted to help I began looking into physical therapy programs. [That’s where] I discovered that several massage therapy/HHP programs could translate into physical therapy programs. Once I discovered Bellus, I enrolled and began my career training. I’m forever indebted to Bellus Academy for an opportunity to help my child in a way most people will never experience.”

- Lydia, Cosmetology

“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 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.”

- Brianne, Esthetics

“This school is top notch and has been a blessing. I am starting off on the right foot in my esthetics career and I owe it all to Bellus Academy!”

- Ellie, Make-up Artistry

“Since day one the teachers and staff have been amazing. I could not have asked for more out of a school and teaching staff. I feel very fortunate and happy that this school is available and can accommodate such fantastic services.”

- Baylea, Nail Technology/Spa Nails

“My overall experience at Bellus Academy has been overwhelming in a great way. I have made so many new friends that will help me stay connected after I graduate as well as connecting professionally with all of my educators. The culture of this school is fun, exciting and full of opportunity and support. I could not believe all of the nail modalities I learned while in school. I feel confident I can walk into any salon and spa and be successful.”

- Karisa, Cosmetology

“Being a military wife, I needed to pursue a career that I could take with me wherever I am. I am confident in my education enough to walk into any salon in America and know what’s expected of me.”

- Colette, Massage Therapy

“I chose a career in massage therapy to convey a specific message. My massage says: I see your pain and your pain matters to me. You are valued. You are seen. You are worthy. You are human just like me. You are not alone. You are loved. You can let down your guard and just be you. You are safe. You are connected.”

- Teresa, Esthetics

“If you’re passionate about skin and working closely with people, I highly recommend that you tour the Bellus Academy facility and look at their esthetics program.”

- Bailey, Make-up Artistry

“The moment I stepped through these doors and realized I could use a human being as my canvas and create art with hair and make-up, I was hooked and fell in love with the industry.”

- Tara, Massage Therapy

“Helping people has always made me happy. So when I knew that a career in massage therapy was an option, I was sold on trying to make that happen for myself. After visiting Bellus Academy, I knew that it was a place that I could gain the knowledge and experience to become what I had wanted for myself for a long time.”

- Kayla, Esthetics

“Looking around at other schools, Bellus Academy is the only one that stood out. The teachers are the most wonderful educators I have ever worked with. My classmates have quickly turned into family members. I absolutely love this school and would recommend it to anyone.”

- Kristee, Cosmetology

“I was already sold on Bellus Academy and knew it was the place for me, but I wanted feel out my options. After a few disappointing appointments at surrounding schools, I knew that Bellus was the best, no contest. I was so excited to go to school every day because I was offered so many opportunities that helped me experience the details of the cosmetology world that I had always wanted.”

- Chrystal, Massage Therapy

“The array of educators has broadened my perception of my trade and giving me a deeper look into Holistic Therapy. This opportunity has given me the freedom to make choices toward my career development.”

- Donna, Esthetics

“Never in a million years did I think I’d be able to have my own business. Bellus gave me that inner strength. I now make my own schedule and with my husband in the military, I can take my job anywhere!”

- Andrea, Cosmetology

“Bellus Academy opened many doors for me. The education gave me the knowledge and understanding I needed to have a foundation to learn more about starting my career.”

- Johnny, Barbering

“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.”

- Jessica, Make-Up

“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.”

- Kelsey, Nails

“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!”

- Clare, Massage

“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.”

- Jonyse, Esthetics

“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.”

- Adrianna, Cosmetology

“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.”

Why Choose Bellus?

Travel the World

We offer International Certification (ITEC) which allows our graduates to work in 38 countries around the world.

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Top Job Placement

Our career services team and student mobile app make finding your dream career so much easier.

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Business & Marketing Training

Classes that prepare you to own a business and market yourself.

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Our Reputation

Bellus is the most awarded beauty and wellness institution in the country and Intercoiffure recently ranked us the #1 beauty school in North America!

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Compete in Competitions

Our students have a history of succeeding at national student competitions including TrendVision and America’s Beauty Show.

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We're Tech Savvy

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.

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Exam Prep

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.

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Top Educators

We invest in our educators to ensure that they are trained in the latest industry techniques and trends.

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Externships

Our relationships with high-end salons in Southern California allow students to network with top stylists and owners. (CA campuses only)

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We Give Back

We have an undeniable passion for humanity. Our schools are honored to give back and participate in community events while utilizing our technical skills.

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Multiple License Programs

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

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Alumni Benefits

We give our graduates access to job postings, the opportunity to attend campus events and alumni scholarships for advanced education.

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Adrianna

Cosmetology

“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.”

- Adrianna
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Jonyse

Esthetics

“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.”

- Jonyse
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Clare

Massage

“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.”

- Clare
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Kelsey

Nails

“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!”

- Kelsey
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Jessica

Make-Up

“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.”

- Jessica
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Barbering

“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.”

- Johnny
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