Perhaps no segment of the population is more generous than the men and women who defend our country. And while it’s impossible to thank veterans enough for their service, Bellus Academy is showing its gratitude with free services to veterans and military family members on Monday, November11. All Bellus Academy campuses will be offering military members one of the following complimentary services: haircut, deep conditioning treatment, shampoo and blow dry or gentleman’s barbering facial.
Giving back to our nation’s defenders is personal for many Bellus Academy students and faculty. Currently, 100 veterans are enrolled in programs at Bellus Academy’s campuses. In addition, Bellus counts 769 veterans among its graduates. Krystal Rodriguez (pictured) is just one example of a student who has made the transition from Marine to successful barber. Introduced to the craft of barbering in the military, Krystal enrolled at Bellus Academy following her second tour of duty.
Since graduating Bellus Academy earlier this year, Krystal’s career journey has been featured in leading beauty publications such as Behind the Chair. She has taken her message about the pathways and possibilities beauty offers as a career to venues ranging from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to the Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando.
Whether standing on the front lines or behind the chair, beauty and wellness professionals make America an even better place.
Below: Bellus Academy barbering and cosmetology graduate Krystal Rodriguez found her barbering calling in the military. Today, she is a licensed barber, cosmetologist and is pursuing an esthetics license.
“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.”
“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.”