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Our basic 600-hour esthetician training program offers the most comprehensive
professional training in all aspects of the esthetics industry, including skin analysis &
conditions, facials & electrical facials, chemical treatments, skin treatments, hair removal
& make-up application. In most academies this level of training is only available by taking "post-graduate" courses.

Esthetics

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 and analysis

•          Skin conditions and disorders

•          Anatomy and physiology

•          Facial massage techniques

•          Chemical exfoliation

•          Facial techniques

•          Body treatments

•          Hair removal

•          Facials and electrical facials

•          Chemical treatments

•          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 38% as consumers increasingly care about their personal appearance and self- improvement, according to the U.S. Department of Labor from 2008-2018.

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. This is why our students extern with the finest spas in San Diego County including Spa Terre, Rock Spa (Hard Rock Hotel), Se Spa, Spa Gregories and Paradise Point - just to name a few. 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.
 

Combine your Esthetics education with these programs

Expand your skills while increases your chances of getting hired.
 

Esthetics 104 - Basic Esthetics, Make-Up Artistry, and Beauty Therapist Management

This 1350-hour program combines the 600 hours of basic skin care training required for state board licensing, 150 hours of makeup training utilizing the Makeup Designory (MUD) curriculum and 600 hours of the Beauty Therapist Management program. The Make-Up Artistry program utilizes the world-renowned Make-Up Designory curriculum for this certification. We are the only academy outside of New York and Los Angeles to offer a professional make-up course at this level.

Esthetics 103 - Esthetics & Beauty Therapist Management

Want to leave the academy with the equivalent to five years work experience? This 1200-hour program combines 600 hours of the Basic Esthetics program required for state board licensing, and 600 hours of the Beauty Therapist Management program. The Beauty Therapist Management program provides advanced clinical Esthetics training and hands on experience in the latest skills desired by the five star spas and medical spa world which enhances the graduate’s job placement opportunities.
 

Esthetics 102 - Basic Esthetics and Make-Up Artistry

The Esthetics 102 course is a 750-hour program combining 600 hours of skin care training required for state board licensing and 150 hours of makeup training utilizing the Makeup Designory (MUD) curriculum. We are the only academy outside of New York and Los Angeles to offer a professional make-up course at this level.
 

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.




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.

 

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graduate testimonials

"I love Bellus Academy. This school has high end products and top of the line machines that we get to work with. We are trained by amazing teachers who are so knowledgeable and passionate."
- Sabrina LizaldeI (Basic & Master Esthetics Program) 

"I can honestly say that if the school I attended was any less than Bellus, investing extra time and energy would not be as rewarding.”
- Karisa Martynowicz (Cosmetology Program)

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ITEC CERTIFICATION

We are the only ITEC approved school on the west coast providing graduates with an international certificate. Graduates who pass the ITEC examination are qualified to work internationally in over 35 countries. The certification will allow for employment on cruise ships traveling internationally as well as employment in spas throughout Europe, Canada and Australia. Preview ITEC on their web site at http://www.itecworld.co.uk
 

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