Professional Spa Training


Our esthetics program offers comprehensive, professional training in all standard aspects of the esthetics industry.
 
We blend European techniques with American technologies to ensure our graduates can compete internationally. In most academies this level of training is only available by taking “post-graduate” esthetics courses

Program Features

  • Skin care history
  • Skin analysis
  • Skin conditions and disorders
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Facial massage techniques
  • Chemical exfoliation
  • Facial techniques
  • Body treatments
  • Hair removal
  • Facials and electrical facials
  • Skin treatments
  • Make-up application
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Retailing and sales techniques
  • Bellus Best in Business
  • Financial Literacy

Real 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.
 
Skin care specialists will experience a growth of 39.8% as consumers increasingly care about their personal appearance and self-improvement. The estimated total number for the country is estimated to grow from 44,400 to 62,000 according to the U.S. Department of Labor from 2012-2022.

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 33 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

Externship Opportunities


(Only available for the Beauty Therapist Management/Master Esthetics course)
Our relationships with key luxury spas in Southern California allow students to network with top physicians and five-star resorts. Offered to those who qualify on an as-available basis.
 

Bellus Best in Business


It takes more than just the best technical training to be successful in the beauty industry. 85% of your success will be based on your business, personal and marketing skills. Our academies feature nationally recognized spa and salon business training programs in order to teach future professionals how to manage a fulfilling, profitable, and growing business.
 
The Bellus Best In Business Program features nationwide spa and salon directors and innovators to give you expert advice on how to get hired and what it means to understand the business side of the industry.

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 & Equiptment


Our academies have invested in professional facilities and equipment so our students will have substantial experience working with 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. Our management team and instructors use their extensive experience with luxury and medical spas to assist students in networking with physicians and five-star resorts.

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 Esthetics kit contains high quality, professional spa products and tools, esthetician smock, 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 ro 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 prior to graduation to allow students sufficient time to practice on any areas that they do not feel confident in.

Basic Esthetics and Massage Practicioner


The Esthetician/Massage Practitioner course is an 850-hour program combining the 600-hour basic Esthetician course, required for California state board licensing, with the 250-hour Massage Practitioner course, the minimum requirement for California massage certification. This additional training helps students maximize their earning potential and employability in the spa environment.

Combine your Esthetics education with These Programs


Expand your skills while increases your chances of getting hired.
 

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 Esthetics training courses click here to sign up for a complimentary career information kit and a no obligation consultation with one of our admissions professionals.
 

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student testimonial

Ms. Tammy-
 
First, I want to say how at ease that not only you but everyone I met on Wednesday made me feel. It's hard in today's world being different from everyone and the reactions that come from that difference. Though I have dealt with my "disability" for eight years, I still feel quite uncomfortable in new surroundings. It's been even more so since July of last year when I've had to start walking with a cane. Most new environments focus solely on the fact that, to them, I'm broken and not worth a moment of their time. For the first time since my discharge from the military 6 years ago, I felt comfortable being in my own skin. No one seemed concerned about my gimp stick, only the dream that has been hidden from the world for far too long. For that, I will never be able to thank you, the staff, or even the students enough.
 
Having traveled many different roads in life, I have never felt so sure of anything as I do with my decision to enter this academy and the curriculum that is offered. While I may not have visited all the "other guys" personally, there's a lot that can be said for quality in just the information that is offered (or not offered) on a website. Bellus seemed to be the only one that grabbed my attention. In my search for knowledge, I happened upon several other schools that didn't seem to grab me just right. The minute I started browsing Bellus, I was mesmerized by not only the professionalism that is the website, but the ease of information and how it is all put together. Not only that, but after submitting my request for information, Bellus is the only school that got back to me quickly. (It threw me off getting a call the very next day!) I'm still waiting on information packets from several other places after about a month...
 
My visit on Wednesday only solidified the quality of education, professionalism, and people at Bellus for me. The concern so many of my family have is how my "disability" will coincide with my dream. While I know the field I want to go in is not exactly the best on a body physically, so many advances in technology have afforded advances in making it a little easier to do and the impact not so hard. It was quite refreshing to have it brought up in conversation without a word from me on this concern from not only staff but the students. Remarkable is all I can say.
 
Overall, I could not be more pleased in my decision to attend Bellus. I was impressed first by the website and the content I found there. Being able to go to campus and meet the staff and several of the students helped to cement my choice. You can usually sense things about an environment upon entering an establishment. Sometimes you can just feel the bad energy, the stress, the whatever else is going on while there is a fake smile on a face. I got the sense of genuine happiness and peace with everyone I had the opportunity to speak with. The smiles are real, the attitudes positive, and an amazing staff to share their knowledge... What more would you want in a school?
 
Thanks again for such an amazing visit and keep up the amazing job!!

Jayme Perez-Flint, prospective student at the Manhattan Kansas location

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