Our Academies use CND, Creative Nail Design, products. Students are taught the most advanced techniques in the nail industry. We provide many forms of manicure and pedicure training so the student is able to obtain a desirable position in the industry upon receiving their license.
 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook employment for Manicurists and Pedicurists will grow by 16% from 2012-2022.
 
 
Course curriculum includes basic to advanced manicures and pedicures, nail enhancements WITH LIQUID & POWDER, UV gel, nail art, Minx and many other varied techniques that are used in the professional manicuring industry.
 
As a student you will be taught advanced skills traditionally only offered at advanced workshops, such as spa nail protocols, aromatherapy, Shellac GEL POLISH enhancements, hot stone, paraffin and reflexology TREATMENTS for both the hands and feet.

Travel the World


We are the only west coast ITEC approved academy providing graduates the opportunity to receive an international certificate. 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 over 38 countries. The curriculum offered at our academies exceeds the ITEC standards and prepares students for the ITEC test.
 
ITEC qualifications are supported by the professional beauty and spa industry and are easily transferable nationally and internationally. The certification will allow for employment on cruise ships that travel internationally as well as employment in spas throughout Europe, Canada and Australia. Preview ITEC on their web site at www.itecworld.co.uk

Exceptional Spend a Day Opportunities


Our relationships with key luxury spas and salons in Southern California allow students to network with top salons and five-star resorts. This is why our students participate in the Spend a Day in a Spa with the finest spas and salons in San Diego County including Spa Terre, Rock Spa (Hard Rock Hotel), Se Spa, Spa Gregories and Paradise Point – just to name a few.

Hands-on Experience


Put your talents into practice in our vibrant student clinic. Our clinic is mirrored after the upscale salons and spas that inspire our students and welcome our clients. Working under the close supervision of your instructors, you will work with clientele, some of whom may go on to become your clients after you graduate. We are always expanding our service menu to incorporate new trends and treatments.

Professional Facilities & Equipment


Our academies have invested in professional facilities and equipment so our students will have substantial experience working with the same equipment they will find when they enter a premier salon. You will receive the finest tools of the trade in your student kit complete with everything you need to start your career.

Professional Instructors


Our instructors regularly attend professional seminars and continued education courses to ensure that their expertise is the most up-to-date in the business.

Professional Products & Kits


Work with the industry’s best product lines and learn proven systems for selecting the ideal products to meet your clients’ needs. Our Spa Nail kit includes high end professional spa equipment and tools, featuring a Student Tech Kit with Liquid & Powder Products, UV Gel Light System Kit, and current textbooks. Kit items subject to change at any time in order to keep current with industry trends and technology.

State Board Preparation


All of our instructional programs meet and/or exceed all of the requirements of the State of California. We offer a mock board test that simulates the actual state board’s practical and written test for licensure. This is completed two months prior to graduation to allow students sufficient time to practice on any areas that they do not feel confident in.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete the program and other important information, visit the Consumer Information page on our website.
 
To learn more about our Spa Nail Technician training courses, click here to sign up for complimentary career information kit and a no obligation consultation with one of our admissions professionals.
 

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"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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