Bellus Academy is dedicated to offering career training that meets the ever-changing needs of military life. Our training programs help military spouses prepare for success in the beauty and wellness industries. A career in beauty and wellness is well-suited for the lifestyle of military families. You can train for a portable career in these industries and graduate with a skill set that is adaptable and transferable regardless of location.
The benefits of cosmetology-related training for military spouses include:
  • Potential access to MyCAA financial assistance
  • International Certification through ITEC
  • Portable training which can be used in 38 countries around the world in the beauty and wellness industry
  • Targeted training that is completed in less time than traditional schooling

Career Services for Bellus Academy Graduates

Throughout your training program, Career Services is available to assist you with:
  • Resume preparation
  • Job development skills including interviewing
  • Assistance with selecting the right type of employment for you
  • Career-oriented classes
Though no career training program can guarantee job placement, the benefits of the job development training will serve you well, whether you hope to find a career at a local salon or spa after graduation or take your career on the road in the event your family has to be transferred. Nationwide, the demand for beauty professionals is strong, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 20 percent growth in the field between 2008 and 2018. The Career Services Department works with you to help match your skills with a rewarding career in the beauty, health, and wellness industries. You can learn more about beauty and wellness career statistics and what careers await you by clicking for more information. You can also learn more about our Career Services Department for Military Spouses here.

Travel the World with ITEC International Certification

We are the only west coast ITEC approved academy providing graduates the opportunity to receive an international certificate through ITEC. ITEC is an international examination board that offers a variety of qualifications worldwide. Graduates who successfully pass the ITEC examination are certified to work in 38 countries. The curriculum offered at our academies exceeds the ITEC standards and prepares students for the ITEC test.  You can learn more about ITEC International Certification for Military Spouses by clicking for more information.


All Bellus Academy campuses administer federal programs of student assistance including Military Spouses Benefit From MyCAA Financial Aid and Veterans Educational Benefits. You can click here for more detailed financial aid information for Military Spouse Applicants.

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student testimonial

"After attending two years of college, I knew I had to face reality and make a change. There was just something missing. From there I began brainstorming, and remembered how much I thoroughly enjoyed styling, cutting and coloring my family and friend's hair over the years! I said to myself, "I'm going to do it!" It wasn't more than two days later before my whole family & Facebook friends knew that I was going to pursue my first love, doing hair! I called Bellus Academy after doing my research of cosmetology schools in San Diego and I found my home. It was love at first sight! I was welcomed at the door with a warm smile from my admissions counselor and got a tour of the ENTIRE facility! I knew it was meant to be, I saw myself there! My journey began shortly after that and I can confidently say it has been worth it 150%! I know that I have a support team, an entire staff of experienced and passionate individuals who are constantly pouring new knowledge into me daily. The highlighting inspiration I gain from Bellus Academy is that MY opportunities go as far as I desire to take them, there are NO limits to my success because I have been given a solid foundation! And, I have my fabulous school to thank for that!"

Allyson Wickersham, Basic and Advanced Cosmetology Program (Cosmetology 103)

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