A Student’s Perspective: Esthetics, Master Esthetics and Bellus Academy

School News Sep 13 2011

Guest Blogger Danielle Gandy, Esthetics and Master Esthetics

My experience with Bellus Academy has been absolutely wonderful and probably one of the best decisions I could have made at this point in my life. The esthetics program has so much to offer with its spa atmosphere and  its “hands on approach”.  Bellus Academy has enabled me to not only become confident, but now seeing myself as a professional, with the guidance of  instructors, the integrated materials, and the professional tools we’ve learned how to operate. The opportunities in the esthetics program that were made available to me made me realize I could pursue my passion in changing peoples lives.

When I arrived at Bellus, I was looking for a career that would be instrumental in helping me gain financial freedom as well as transforming peoples lives. My goals initially were to open an organic spa and wellness center and knew I had to start with the basics. After interviewing a few other schools, I chose to attend Bellus because of the warmth and genuine caring the staff conveyed to me and (in my opinion) their relaxed state-of-the art spa.

The learning experience I have had at Bellus has been overall just amazing! Starting with basic  facials, to full body waxing, and now specialized techniques with high tech machines, it has given me extensive exposure in my training. Taking on case studies to fix problem skin has to be one of the most challenging but rewarding projects I have done here at Bellus. I look forward to each new client that comes into the school for services as it offers a new opportunity to challenge myself  in helping others every time and everyday. I might be giving a body wrap, spray tan, doing a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, oxygen infusion or treating cellulite, but each client is special to me because I have the opportunity to help make someone’s life a bit better.

I have a good feeling that all the skills I have been taught  in this program will impact my future positively along with the drive and motivation that is within me. My plans have changed since the beginning of the program as my eyes have opened to new ideas and passions, but my goals are still set for future plans in opening my own business. I have a new love for treating acneic skin and I just love the microcurrent machine (specifically Nu Face) but my biggest passion now is prescribing home-care products and I know I have that spark to light the candle. Where do I see myself in ten years? I’m not sure exactly, but do know I wouldn’t have the knowledge or information that I do now if it weren’t for Bellus Academy. I relish the opportunities and advancements that lie ahead for me and am confident I’m on the right path.

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