Our Cosmetology program trains students professionally in several aspects of the beauty industry. With practical learning, each day is filled with exciting education that can prepare you for the career you’ve always dreamed of.
You’ll gradually learn how to work on mannequin heads and then eventually with real live clients on our salon floor. You can learn the art of retailing and building clientele, along with classes dedicated to teaching you how to own or run a business.
We offer four Cosmetology programs to give you advanced training options. Whether it’s advanced coloring techniques or make-up artistry, you’ll be able to customize your education to meet your goals.
Please note that each location offers a unique catalog of programs and required hours will vary.
Bellus Academy’s Cosmetology program includes professional training in many aspects of the beauty industry. Our award-winning education takes basic programs and elevates them to include advanced training. With an emphasis on hair cutting and color, you can develop your portfolio and resume while practicing your craft on our busy clinic floor. While some schools teach only to the state board, our program includes entrepreneurial-focused training including business management, retailing, budgeting, marketing and sales techniques.
The program also includes an iPad, where much of the curriculum is taught in conjunction with a social learning experience. Our salon floor gives students the experience needed to develop their craft and work with clients. Our curriculum includes technical training along with state board prep. Once you graduate, our Career Services Team will assist you with your job search. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
As one of our most popular programs at Bellus Academy, Cosmetology 102 includes our basic Cosmetology course along with 150 hours of Make-up Artistry. We are one of the only schools to offer the internationally acclaimed Make-up Designory (MUD) Make-Up Artistry course which prepares you for everything from bridal makeup to theater to runway. This program also concludes with a professional photo shoot for your personal portfolio.
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Classes that prepare you to own a business and market yourself.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
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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.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
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.See all Top 12 Reasons to Choose Bellus »
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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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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