Welcome to the Little Apple: Where Your Beauty or Wellness Career Can Grow

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

Blog, Program Info Apr 06 2017

It may surprise you, but we believe that Manhattan, Kansas is the place for you to pursue a beauty and wellness career. This town has so much to offer, we just can’t help but gush about it! Here are 4 reasons you should consider making Manhattan the place to go to let your beauty or wellness career flourish!

The Culture

Known as The Little Apple, Manhattan, Kansas is a growing city located in the scenic Flint Hills. This town is bubbling with the college experience. The area thrives with plenty of entertainment, restaurants, outdoor activities and exciting sports teams. We’re sure you’ll feel right at home!

The People

The locals are friendly and welcoming to newcomers, as this city is a home-away-from-home for many college goers. Kansas State University, a budding top 50 public research university in the nation, has all college sports enthusiasts donning purple. Fort Riley, a respected and historic military post, is located just to the west. There are so many people to meet and new hobbies to pursue here.

The Possibilities

Wellness and fitness are staples in the community. The job opportunities are plentiful. Bellus Academy graduates seek careers in salons, day spas, retail chains, dermatology offices, chiropractic offices and athletic training or fitness facilities. We proudly boast that many grads of Bellus choose to open their own business in Manhattan or the surrounding areas. Opportunity is knocking, you just have to answer!

Bellus Academy

The Manhattan campus is a 20,000 square foot facility that was a former movie theater. We’ve completely renovated it into a beautiful school and salon. As a student, you could have access to a college town that offers you the chance to pursue a beauty or wellness education at Bellus Academy. We have a lot to offer students, from esthetics and massage to makeup and cosmetology. You can achieve your dreams at Bellus.

Ready to Take on Manhattan?

If this town sounds like the place for you to grow as a beauty or wellness pro, contact us! We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our campus and the local scene. We’re looking forward to seeing you here at Bellus Academy.

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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.”

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