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.

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS


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

"Starting Bellus was one of the best things I have done for myself.  You should try to get everything out of your time here-enter contests, do the events and fashion shows and take Advanced Academy.  That was by far my favorite month in school and was the extra inspiration and motivation I needed to get through the last few months of school.
 
The experience from this class was amazing.  Having the opportunity with high fashion designers was incredible.  But to even get published in Fashion Chicago Magazine was even more than I dreamed of.  For me being published on still in school is a great accomplishment for me.  I’m so thankful to have had this opportunity by taking this class.
When I first started thinking about Cosmetology School I was in high school majoring in Art.  Art was my strength and
 
I loved being creative.  I really wanted to go to the Art Institute of Boston.  That was my first plan.  But plans don’t always come through.  So I thought what could I do that would be a creative career and support me with a comfortable income.  
 
Well Beauty School was my second choice.  But I didn’t want to go to just any Beauty School.  I wanted to go to one of the top schools in the nation.  And the number  one school in the nation (Bellus Academy) was half an hour away from my Grandparents house!  So I packed up and moved out to California within the year!  Now that I am graduating, I want to do free lancing work to build my portfolio and further my education in the business.  While I get my license and find a salon that will nurture my creativity and use my skills to the fullest extent.  While still mentoring me to be a better stylist."

Carley Smith, Cosmetology 103

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