Our Vision

Bellus Academy’s mission is to create a culture of excellence for post-secondary education where students are inspired to achieve their career dreams. Our award-winning beauty and wellness institution dedicated to graduating career-ready professionals. We specialize in advanced training and have built a reputation for innovative education, consistently nabbing top honors in Modern Salon’s national Excellence in Education program.

Why Choose Us?

Our Reputation

Bellus Academy is one of the most awarded beauty and wellness institution in the country. Our relationships with salons and spas enable us to assist our graduates in finding employment after graduation.

Job Placement

Our career services department is dedicated to assisting you in finding the job you’ve always wanted. From resume assistance to interview prep, we’ll help steer you in the right direction. Our student mobile app allows you to view job openings and apply directly on the app! We also host career fairs throughout the year and give students the opportunity to attend professional industry events to network. Our field trips consist of visits to top spas and salons and our California campuses offer externships in select programs.

We're tech savvy

Our state of the art student mobile app gives 24/7 access to academics, attendance and job postings. Our cosmetology program student kit comes with an iPad and other program students can take advantage of our school-discounted rate (which is cheaper than Apple sells it for!). We embrace technology and encourage our students to take advantage of social media platforms. Our Cosmetology and Barbering program offers Pivot Point’s LAB—a new way of learning which includes social integration and tablet tutorials.

Business & Maketing Classes

Our curriculum includes Best in Business, Financial Literacy and Strategies for Success to prepare you for post-graduation as you enter the entrepreneurial world of business. From budgeting to marketing, our students will be able to exceed their technical skills with a well-rounded education, which will look impressive on your resume.

Competitions

Our students have a history of succeeding at national and international student competitions including Wella’s TrendVision, Sassoon Connection and America’s Beauty Show. Bellus is honored to have award-winning educators that coach our students to success and inspire them to take advantage of these opportunities.

Travel the World

Bellus Academy is proud to be the only academy in North America to partner with CIDESCO, the world’s major international beauty therapy association, to offer a Skin Care Certificate to our Esthetician students. The affiliation with CIDESCO USA amplifies our commitment to equipping students with the skincare and beauty therapy knowledge required to work in the world’s most elite spas.

Externships

Our relationships with high-end salons in Southern California allow students to network with top stylists and owners. This is why our students extern with the finest salons including DK Hair, Salon Radius and Headlines4Hair (just to name a few!). Externships are available for our advanced cosmetology and esthetic programs.

Multiple Licensed Programs

Bellus Academy is proud to offer combined courses that allow you to enroll in one program and graduate with multiple credentials. This will significantly improve your resume and career opportunities. Take advantage of our expertise all under one roof!

We Give Back!

Our schools are honored to give back to the community while utilizing our technical skills. We have a Student Design Team, composed of standout students who participate in exclusive events and outreach projects. We’ve had the privilege of volunteering with the homeless community, military outreach projects Fashion Week San Diego and Habitat for Humanity. We also offer training for the Cut It Out program, which teaches salon professionals how to recognize signs of domestic abuse and safely refer those clients to people and resources that can help them.

Alumni Benefit

All of our alumni receive: priority mailings for events and workshop opportunities, career assistance, scholarship information and philanthropy opportunities.
We also love for our alumni to come back to our schools to share their story and inspire a new generation of future professionals.

Our Academy Values

INNOVATE
Be the change.
INSPIRE
Be the best.
IGNITE
Be the spark.

Awards & Recognition

TrendVision Beauty Envision Awards (Student Category) – Winner
Elnaz Arman, Student, Future Star Artist

TrendVisionBeauty Envision Awards – Finalist
Rachel Alvord, Educator, Trend Vision Color Artist

TrendVisionBeauty Envision Awards – Finalist
Sam Sanchez, Student, Total Transformation

TrendVisionBeauty Envision Awards (Professional Category) – Winner
Adrian De La Parra, Educator, Men’s Artist

Excellence in Community Service – Silver
Awarded by CAPPS (California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools)

Excellence in Community Service – Gold
Awarded by CAPPS (California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools)

Marketing – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Advanced Education – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Marketing Innovations – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Job Placement – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Wella’s Regional Instructor of the Year – Winner
Matt Hom, Educator

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Best Continental Academy – North America Region
Awarded by Intercoiffure Mondial

Wella’s Regional Instructor of the Year – Winner
Bryden Mugleston, Educator

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – Silver Winner
Elizaveta Solovyeva, Student

ABS Wella Student Competition (Sebastian category) – Gold Winner
Samantha Peters, Student

ABS Wella Student Competition (Wella category) – Silver Winner
Elizaveta Solovyeva, Student

Sebastian’s What’s Next Awards – Gold Winner
Samantha Peters, student

Beauty Changes Lives Leadership – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Community Involvement – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Marketing Innovations – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Job Placement – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Facilities – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Excellence in Education
Awarded by Massage Envy Spa

TrendVision Awards (Professional category) – Silver Winner
Todd DaSilva, Educator

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – Silver Winner
Haley Marshal, Student

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – Bronze Winner
Autum Macias, Student

“Women Who Move the City” by San Diego Magazine – Finalist
Lynelle Lynch, Bellus President

ABS Student Competition – Gold Winner
Ashley Thom, Student

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – Bronze Winner
Courtney Michaelis, Student

TrendVision Awards (Professional category) – Finalist
Carrera Bailey, Academy Director and Color Director

Beauty Changes Lives Leadership – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Technology – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

AACS Director of the Year
Lynelle Lynch, Bellus President

One Concept – Humanitarian of the Year
Lynelle Lynch, President

Top Academy in the World – Finalist; Nominated by P&G
Intercoiffure Mondial Awards

TrendVision Awards (Professional category) – Gold Winner
Matt Hom, Cosmetology Manager

TrendVision Awards (Professional category) – Bronze Winner
Carrera Bailey, Academy & Color Director

P&G Mentor of the Year
Diego Raviglione, Artistic Director

Technology – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Beauty Changes Lives Leadership – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Community Involvement – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Advanced Education – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

RAW Competition Winner
Diego Raviglione, Artistic Director

Named one of the “Top 3 Academies in the World”
Awarded by Intercoiffure Mondial

Job Placement – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Marketing Innovations – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Facilities – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Beauty Changes Lives Leadership – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Technology – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Best School in The Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon (2008 & 2009)

AACS Director of the Year
Lynelle Lynch, Bellus President

Sassoon Academy Connection Cut and Color Contest – First Place
(2009 & 2010)

Beauty Changes Lives Leadership – Top Honor in the Nation
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Technology – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Facilities – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Advanced Education – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

Community Involvement – Honoree
Awarded by Modern Salon for Excellence in Education program

TrendVision Awards (Student category) – First Place

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