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Blog Apr 10 2019

An Award-Winning Barber School in Poway, CA

As one of the most well-recognized and highly-awarded beauty schools in the United States, Bellus Academy is a proud provider of industry-leading education. Our Poway campus is our flagship academy, hosting all of our expertly-designed beauty programs. Here, you can pursue your career dreams and graduate with everything you need to excel in the industry.

Situated near Highway 15 in Poway, CA, Bellus Academy is conveniently located for students from all over San Diego County. Are you coming to Bellus Academy from another state or country? You’ll not only enjoy the benefit of an excellent education, but you’re also sure to love San Diego County’s welcoming community, beautiful weather, and nearby beaches.

Build Knowledge and Experience at Our Cutting-Edge Campus

Bellus Academy’s Poway Campus provides a stylish, ultra-modern space where you can develop your skills and prepare for your career. We’ve been named the Best Beauty School in the Nation by Modern Salon and the Best Academy in the North American Continent by Intercoiffure, and once you visit the campus, it’s easy to see why. It’s not just a beauty school, it’s a full-service salon and spa, and you’ll be surrounded by the very best every day you attend Bellus Academy.

Here are just a few of the exciting campus features you can look forward to as a Bellus Academy student at our Poway location:

  • Over 20,000 square feet of learning space, including comfortable classrooms and a beautifully-designed clinic floor
  • Access to high-end equipment and the latest in beauty technology
  • Use of luxury spa and salon products, as well as high-end cosmetics and other premium products
  • An upscale salon environment where you can gain experience with clients
  • Flexible program options that include both daytime and nighttime course schedules, as well as an accelerated track for licensed cosmetologists

Other Programs Available at Our Poway Campus

Here at Bellus Academy, we know that no two dreams look-alike – that’s why we’ve created a wide variety of industry-leading programs that you can mix and match to perfectly match your career goals. In addition to our barbering program, the Poway campus also offers the following additional programs:

  • Cosmetology
  • Cosmetology 102
  • Barbering & Cosmetology (Dual-Licensure)
  • Esthetics
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Spa Nails

Learn more about Bellus Academy and our award-winning programs by contacting us today

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We offer International Certification (ITEC) which allows our graduates to work in 38 countries around the world.

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Our Reputation

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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Compete in Competitions

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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We give our graduates access to job postings, the opportunity to attend campus events and alumni scholarships for advanced education.

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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.”

- Johnny
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