Click here to see how we are revolutionizing Beauty & Wellness education.


We strive to graduate the top industry professionals by integrating our S.T.A.R. Precision Haircutting & Color System with our innovative styling techniques. Our customized cosmetology training includes professional training in all aspects of the beauty industry.
This advanced course is dedicated to educate, inspire and prepare you for a successful career in the dynamic world of Cosmetology. This program provides time for the creative and advanced technical skills required by salon owners today.
We have partnered with Make-Up Designory (MUD) to offer their “Beauty Make-Up Artistry” training course. We are one of the only academies outside of New York and Los Angeles to offer a professional make-up course at this level.
Our Spa Nail Technician course is the first in the nation to go beyond the basics of manicuring and add the spa treatment training that is demanded by luxury salons and spas.

Our National City Campus

Bellus Academy is one of the only academies in the nation to provide the advanced training and multiple license programs that can help prepare you for a premium career in the Beauty and Wellness industry. We are dedicated to graduating the top industry professionals by providing quality education. Our programs can educate you for a new career in the booming salon or spa industry in less than a year.
Our National City Campus offers programs in Cosmetology, Advanced Cosmetology, Spa Nail Technician and Make-Up Artistry, please call our Admissions Director to schedule a tour today – 619.474.6607 x2. Day and evening classes are available. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Bellus Academy is NACCAS accredited.


Our Salon boasts high end salon treatments at a fraction of the cost, offering a variety of hair and nail services. Click here to view our Menu of Services and to reserve an appointment for one of our fabulous salon services call 619.474.6607 x0. Gift cards and beauty products are available for purchase in our Salon.

Location & Hours

1520 E. Plaza Boulevard, National City, CA  91950
Bellus Academy is located one block west of the 805 Highway, just off the corner of Plaza Boulevard and Palm Avenue.
Our Hours of operation are:
Sunday & Monday - Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday – 12:30pm – 2pm & 5:30pm – 8pm
Thursday & Friday – 9:30am – 2pm & 5:30pm – 8pm
Saturday – 9am – 2pm


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student testimonial

Born and raised in San Diego, Brianne Bruggema earned her associate’s degree in Entrepreneurship Business in 2009 while working in the field of accounting. “I quickly realized this wasn’t the right industry for me,” remembers Bruggema.
Upon graduation, Bruggema enrolled in Poway’s Bellus Academy and completed its Makeup, Basic Esthetics and Master Esthetics curriculum. Bruggema also became an internationally certified esthetician through Bellus’s ITEC program. Bruggema joined Alexis K. in 2010.
“Bellus is one of the top schools in the country and it actually cares about your real life success rather than getting you in and out,” explains Bruggema. “The vice president of the school is actually the person who put me in touch with Alexis.” Bruggema enjoys her work at Alexis K. as a Master Esthetician and Makeup Artist since she continues to learn something new everyday.
“There’s always a change of pace which keeps things interesting.”

Brianne Bruggema, Poway Campus Alumni | Basic Esthetics and Master Esthetics

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