Cosmetology training opens a doorway to rewarding, well-paying careers, making it a great opportunity for individuals transitioning from military service. At Bellus Academy, our California and Kansas campuses are approved for Veterans’ Educational Benefits. If you are a present or former member of the military or a military spouse, we can help you take advantage of the federal educational benefits offered by the G.I. Bill for cosmetology school.
Everyone deserves equal educational opportunities. However, as a soldier, veteran, or military spouse, cross-country relocations and more can make the process more challenging. That’s why Bellus Academy participates in the following G.I. Bill chapters – so you can earn the career skills you need to thrive.
If you have any questions about these or other military benefits, one of our financial aid representatives can assist you.
As a military spouse, you can seek financial assistance for educational purposes through Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA). Available 24/7, this federally funded service assists with the following:
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,” notes Lynelle Lynch, owner of Bellus Academy.
Our programs are designed to deliver extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in a short amount of time. With program lengths ranging anywhere from four to 72 weeks, you’ll be able to select a timeframe that works with your relocation schedule. Most of our programs also offer day and night tracks, so you can choose the schedule that allows you to make time for work and family.
Apart from our CIDESCO skincare certification and flexible schedules, the beauty industry is not bound by any particular language or location. Rather, hair care, skincare, and makeup application are universal needs, increasing the likelihood that you’ll find meaningful work no matter where your military life takes you.
But don’t take our word for it – check out these sentiments from Karisa, a military spouse, and Kenneth, a U.S. Navy veteran:
“Being a military wife, I needed to pursue a career that I could take with me wherever I am. I am confident in my education enough to walk into any salon in America and know what’s expected of me.” -Karisa
“I have wanted to become a hair stylist since I was 14 years old. After I graduated high school I looked into going to cosmetology school. I put it off and joined the U.S. Navy where I became a military police officer. When I came back to California, I decided to finally go to school for hair. Thank you, Bellus Academy, for making my dreams come true.” -Kenneth
No matter what your military life looks like, Bellus Academy can help you take control of your future career. Whether you want to hone your barbering, cosmetology, or other skills, we can accommodate you at one of our four campuses in CA and KS. If you’re ready to get started or have questions about the benefits offered by the G.I. Bill for cosmetology school, view our disclosures and consumer information or contact a friendly member of our admissions team at 858-375-6247.
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“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.”
“My life has changed so much. Within eight months of graduating, I now own a successful wax bar. I am forever grateful for the great education I received at Bellus Academy.”
“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.”
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