Earn Your Manicuring License

Blog Apr 10 2019

Earn Your Manicuring License at Our Beauty School in Poway, CA

From the moment you arrive at Bellus Academy’s Poway campus, it will be easy to see why we’ve been recognized as one of the best beauty schools in North America. Considered our flagship academy, our Poway campus welcomes students from all over the world, providing world-class education and extensive training to prepare for a variety of career tracks in the beauty industry. Located in central San Diego County, Bellus Academy is easy to reach via Highway 15. Poway offers a friendly community and close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, making it a wonderful place to call home while you attend Bellus.

At our Poway Campus, you can enroll in our outstanding Spa Nails program, which is the first of its kind in the United States. For years, Bellus Academy has been a leader in beauty education, earning a growing number of industry awards and recognition. The Spa Nails program at the Poway campus goes above and beyond any other nail school in the country, giving our graduates a major advantage in the industry.

Begin Your Dream Career with an Education from Bellus Academy

If you’ve dreamed of pursuing a career as a nail artist in a luxury salon or spa, Bellus Academy is the perfect place to start. Our ultra-modern learning environment offers a stylish, comfortable place to learn, led by talented instructors who are experts in their craft. The Poway campus also features an upscale clinic floor, modeled after a high-end spa or salon.

Here are a few other benefits to joining Bellus Academy at the Poway campus:

  • Use of professional-grade products
  • Advanced workshops and clinic floor experience to prepare you for working with clients in a “real world” setting
  • Training that goes above and beyond licensure requirements

Other Programs Available at Our Poway Campus

No matter what you hope to achieve with your career in the beauty industry, Bellus Academy can help you reach your dreams. With our excellent selection of training programs, you can pursue an education that’s designed to fit your personal and professional goals.

In addition to our Spa Nails program, the Bellus Academy Poway campus also offers the following, high-caliber programs:

  • Barbering
  • Barbering & Cosmetology (Dual-Licensure)
  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics
  • Makeup Artistry

Take the first step towards the career you’ve always wanted by contacting Bellus Academy for more information today!


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