The Evolution (and Revolution) of the Beauty Education Industry

School News Jul 14 2011

Guest Blogger Kelly Straeter, Academy Director Poway  Campus

Innovation is the new BUZZ word in the Beauty Education Industry. While fashion has always been forever changing, the Beauty Education Industry has remained mostly stagnant in its approach to teaching and in the way it is perceived as a professional culture. That is…until Bellus Academy.

With more people and businesses realizing the importance of creating a lifestyle and business culture of health and wellness, Bellus Academy President, Lynelle Lynch had the brilliant idea to bring beauty, health and wellness together into one institution. Bellus Academy has evolved from a simple beauty educational facility to a full service institution that teaches every facet of the profession.  From beauty and wellness classes to Best In Business, a program built by world renowned spa expert Joanne Berry, on how to build your brand and run your business, each student leaves Bellus Academy with a structured set of tools and skills to help them rapidly advance their new career.

Recognizing the importance of learning from the best, Bellus Academy has developed a powerful mastermind of world class directors, instructors and educators.  Artistic Director Diego Raviglione is a Wella Top Stylist and travels throughout the world doing hair shows and collections. His work has been featured in countless magazines including Elle, Oprah, In-Style, Cosmopolitan as well as popular trade publications such as American Salon, Launchpad, Behind the Chair and Modern Salon.

Master Educator Nick Berardi brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to the Bellus Educational Team. His past teaching experience includes: Former Senior Creative director of Vidal Sassoon’s New York City Salons, former `U.S. Creative Director for KMS and current international Top Stylist with Wella’s Education. In 2010, Nick partnered with Bellus Academy and Diego Raviglione to develop the S.T.A.R. Precision Haircutting System.

The S.T.A.R System enables students to grow technically and creatively by allowing students access to Nick’s professional education site. Smart phone technology allows student to learn at home and on-the-go through a variety of mobile devices. Most importantly, the lifetime support program ensures that students will have access to lifetime learning.

There are many more innovations in learning that Bellus Academy brings to the beauty industry. The best way to find out all the valuable details is to call or visit the Academy nearest to you.

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