The College Life at Bellus Academy

Next Class Starts: Dec 30th
Next Class Starts: Dec 30th

Blog, School News Mar 02 2017

Just in San Diego County, California, there are over 20 colleges and universities. All of the schools vary in what programs they offer, as well as cost of tuition. At Bellus Academy, we offer several beauty courses from cosmetology to massage therapy. We also offer financial aid to those that qualify to help with the cost of post-secondary education, so you can enjoy the college life without having to worry! Here is what our convenient locations can allow you to do in San Diego County!

Be With Friends and Family

Some of our students live just minutes away. Choosing a local Bellus Academy can keep you close to your family and friends, especially if your friends have chosen to attend one of the nearby universities.

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Attend College Functions

You don’t have to be a student to go to university or college football games. Some of our students enjoy attending sporting events and get togethers of nearby campuses. Students can spend time with friends that attend local colleges and still receive the education they want!

Enjoy the Thriving Community

College towns are bursting at the seams with stores, shops, restaurants and apartment complexes to cater to the growing college population. If you live nearby, you can enjoy everything that the local traditional college students do.

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Get Postsecondary Education Without the Postsecondary Price!

Many colleges and universities are a bit on the pricey side. If you attend Bellus Academy, you could potentially save on tuition compared to attending a traditional learning institution. You can also learn a trade that you love and enter the beauty industry faster than you can in a 4-year school!

Ready to Begin in San Diego County?

Check out our California campuses! Our location’s programs vary, so contact us to find out which location is near you. We’re looking forward to seeing you, and we hope you enjoy everything this county has to offer!

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Why Choose Bellus?

Travel the World

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

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Top Job Placement

Our career services team and student mobile app make finding your dream career so much easier.

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Business & Marketing Training

Classes that prepare you to own a business and market yourself.

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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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We're Tech Savvy

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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Exam Prep

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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Top Educators

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 Give Back

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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Multiple License Programs

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

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Alumni Benefits

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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Flexible Schedule

We offer day & night classes. We also have new classes starting every month.
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