Best Academy in the North American Continent
– 2015 winner by Intercoiffure
“Best beauty school in the nation”
– 2008 & 2009 winner by Modern Salon
Excellence in Education Winner
2010 – 2014 by Modern Salon
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.
#1 Job Placement in the Nation
– 2014 Modern Salon – Excellence in Education
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.
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.
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.
We are proud to offer International Certification (ITEC) that allows our graduates to work in 38 countries around the world. This is a great benefit if you’re looking for employment on a cruise ship or the ability to work in salons and spas throughout Europe, Canada and Australia.
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.
All of our programs include a mock state board test to help you prepare for the state license exam. Our student kits include the state board kit and licensing fees.
EXTERNSHIPS – (California campuses only)
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 The Doves, DK Hair, Salon Radius and Headlines4Hair (just to name a few!). Externships are available for our advanced cosmetology and esthetic programs.
WE GIVE BACK
We have an undeniable passion for humanity. 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.
We invest in our educators to ensure that they are trained in the latest industry techniques and protocols. Many of our educators also work in the professional industry, bringing relevant expertise to our students. We are proud to support them to attend professional shows and competitions where they have successfully won numerous awards.
Bellus 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. We are the only school in the nation to offer 17 programs at our Poway location in Beauty and Wellness. Take advantage of our expertise all under one roof!
Our mission for our alumni network is to provide you with lifetime education through advanced education and by staying connected to cutting-edge industry trends. All of our alumni receive: priority mailings for events, monthly e-newsletter, continuing education 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. If you’d like to do this, please contact someone from our team.
JOIN A GROWING INDUSTRY!
Average job growth rate for most U.S. occupations
Cosmetologists and Barbers
(U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2024 projections)
Why Choose Bellus?
Travel the World
We offer International Certification (ITEC) which allows our graduates to work in 38 countries around the world.
“The teachers were amazing! Without Bellus, I wouldn’t have the rewarding life I have today. School was something I looked forward to every single day. I can’t believe I have a job that I love going to every day.”
“For the past year I have been working on super-yachts in Spain as a massage therapist for billionaires and have loved every second of it! I don’t know what I would’ve done without Bellus’ training and expertise.”
“I love how hands-on the nail program is at Bellus. I am a visual and hands-on learner and I appreciated the time and focus on my advancement throughout the program. I would definitely recommend Bellus Academy to anyone interested in beauty and wellness education, especially the nail program!”
“The program and educators in Make-up Artistry are exceptional. The curriculum was so well designed that each day I couldn’t wait to get to school and begin the next step in learning high-end makeup. I feel very comfortable after taking this class to apply for a job anywhere in makeup, including a Hollywood studio, theater, photography or in a high-end salon and spa.”
“As a cosmo crossover, the Barbering Program was not only an excellent way to brush up on the basics, but also the best way to take my career to the next level. The staff was so helpful in every aspect and I highly recommend the program.”