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.

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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

"I went to manicuring school in 1983 to have a part-time job in college. It was easy and only took a few months so I figured 'why not'. After all, I grew up in my mom's salon in New York and loved the industry.
 
Flash forward 27 years I spent a great 2+ decades in the industry working in salons and then in the marketing and education department of CND, Creative Nail Design. But my passion for the salon never faded so I decided to quit the corporate world and finally get my full cosmetology license and eventually open a salon.
 
I chose Bellus Academy after researching most of the schools in southern California. I want, no demand, 3 things from a school 1) world class instructors who are respected in the beauty community 2) a facility that resembles a high-end salon 3)the Sassoon connection. Bellus Academy exceeds my 3 demands and truly provides the best foundation for beauty professionals."

Doug Smith, Basic Cosmetology Program (Cosmetology 101)

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