Bellus Academy, Balance, and Excellence

School News May 03 2011

Guest Blogger Kelly Straeter, Academy Manager

Every successful organization has high standards and a strong sense of purpose toward their vision and mission. These high standards and sense of purpose are demonstrated through having a balanced approach to internal and external affairs. Success starts internally from quality and innovative top leadership and spreads throughout the organization into every team member, and every aspect of marketing and development of products and services.

In the academic environment, high standards and a strong sense of purpose are critical to success because the outcome is not a product which can be recalled or redesigned if faulty, but the transference of knowledge and skills. Whatever students are taught, and how they are taught, will duplicate into the results they produce when they are finished with their education and enter into their careers.

For educational institutions, being balanced is far more than just a word. It’s an acronym for seven guiding principles.

1) Bold – A successful school has a bold vision and plan of action to achieve that vision.

2) Academics – A successful school has a commitment to the core, fundamental academic principles of each subject.

3) Leadership – A successful school has strong leadership which fully recognizes, utilizes and builds upon the individual and collective talents of its teachers and staff.

4) Accountability – A successful school is accountable to its principles, values and core mission.

5) Noteworthy – A successful school goes beyond minimum standards and achieves noteworthy success.

6) Courageous – A successful school has the courage to set high standards for itself, faculty and students and creates the systems and environment to meet and exceed those standards.

7) Excellence – A successful school achieves excellence as a result of its commitment to the principle of constant and never ending improvement. Excellence is not a destination. It’s a journey of learning through successes and failures, and continuously developing higher standards through those lessons of experience.

Success leaves clues. You will recognize that an organization is balanced through the results it creates. Those results show up from the moment a person first walks into the door of their facility, the way phone calls are answered, and the feeling people have when they leave each day. When there is harmony and balance in an organization, you can feel it in the air through every product and service that is offered, down to the way a person is greeted or bid farewell.

Bellus Academy is a prime example of a school which focuses on balance and excellence. Known for its world renowned instructors and staff, Bellus Academy is setting high standards and leading the nation in the education of beauty and wellness services. Through advanced academic classes and workshops, international certification in all areas, and externships and job placement assistance for a lifetime, Bellus Academy has been Voted Best Beauty School by Modern Salon and Spa.

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Bellus is the most awarded beauty and wellness institution in the country and Intercoiffure recently ranked us the #1 beauty school in North America!

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Our students have a history of succeeding at national student competitions including TrendVision and America’s Beauty Show.

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Our app gives 24/7 access to academics, attendance and job postings. Select programs offer social learning on iPads, which are included in the student kit.

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All of our programs include a mock state board test to prepare you for the state license exam and our kits include the state board kit and licensing fees.

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We invest in our educators to ensure that they are trained in the latest industry techniques and trends.

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Our relationships with high-end salons in Southern California allow students to network with top stylists and owners. (CA campuses only)

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We have an undeniable passion for humanity. Our schools are honored to give back and participate in community events while utilizing our technical skills.

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Bellus is proud to offer combined courses that allow you to enroll in one program and graduate with multiple credentials.

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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.”

- Adrianna
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“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.”

- Jonyse
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“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.”

- Clare
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“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!”

- Kelsey
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“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.”

- Jessica
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“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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