Imagine graduating with the confidence and advanced skillset to excel in an industry with untapped potential! Our award winning curriculum is one of the few to combine foundational knowledge with advanced technical training in cut, color and extensions.
Bellus Academy offers cosmetology programs at our California campuses in Poway, Chula Vista, and El Cajon along with our Manhattan, Kansas campus. Our education combines theoretical instruction and hands-on training. Each of our programs are tailored to meet state-specific requirements while emphasizing technique, artistry, and the latest industry trends!
Cosmetology: Our 1600-hour program offers an exclusive curriculum that goes beyond state board with 1 month of each discipline, cut, color and hair extension training. You will receive 5 months of classroom hands-on education that you’ll refine during your salon clinic training. This program also includes 3 months of comprehensive hair and eyelash extension training, empowering you to offer your clients an in-demand premium service in a profitable market! Gain entrepreneurial business training and master social media marketing, brand development, client building strategies and financial management.
Cosmetology 102: Elevate your professional expertise by adding 150 hours of Make-up Artistry featuring internationally acclaimed brand Make-up Designory (MUD). Our professional kit allows students to perform makeup looks ranging from bridal, theatrical to airbrush techniques and includes a professional photoshoot.
Those who attend our Manhattan campus may choose from two cosmetology programs, which include:
Cosmetology: With 1500 hours of visual, verbal, written, and hands-on instruction in the Bellus Cutting and Color System, students will learn core scientific concepts in hair, skin, and nail care, physical services, hair coloring, chemical waving and relaxing, and hair design. You’ll gain entrepreneurial focused training that includes social media marketing, retailing, client building strategies, financial management, plus training in Kansas state regulations. Each student will also receive 50 hours of training specific to their individual needs.
Cosmetology 102: Building on the cosmetology program, Cosmetology 102 adds 300 hours of Make-up Designory (MUD) curriculum to the 1500 hours covering hair, skin, and nails. Makeup artistry training includes skin analysis, color theory, application techniques, portfolio building, marketing, networking, and additional business management skills.
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE (AM & PM)
FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE
Gain Industry Experience
Develop your technical skills through hands-on training
Receive high-quality tools and products in your professional student kit
Learn all aspects of Cosmetology – Hair, Skin Care & Nails
Receive training by award-winning industry professionals
Work with our top partner brands and master the latest trends
Utilize the latest technology and expand your product knowledge
Work 1:1 with clients in our professional salon floor
Access our online education portal through a personalized Bellus IPAD
Customize your studies in areas of interest, from hair color to advanced styling techniques
Gain entrepreneurial focused training to launch a thriving business!
When you enroll in a cosmetology program at Bellus Academy you’re taking the first steps toward an engaging, creative career with ample opportunity for financial success. To learn more about our day and night programs, contact us online to speak with an admissions representative.
BELLUS ACADEMY CHANGED MY LIFE IN THE MOST AMAZING WAY. THE GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION I GOT FROM THE TEACHERS AT BELLUS WAS SO THOROUGH AND DETAILED THAT I WAS ABLE TO GET A JOB JUST TWO WEEKS AFTER GRADUATING. I GOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FASHION SHOWS, HELPING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND PHOTO SHOOTS!
MY TIME AT BELLUS WAS A WONDERFUL BLEND OF CHALLENGES, GROWTH AND JOYFUL OCCASIONS. THE EDUCATION AT BELLUS WAS GREATER THAN I COULD HAVE ASKED FOR. THE EDUCATORS REALLY CARED AND HELPED SET ME UP FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY…AND FOR THAT I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL!
BELLUS HAS MENTORED ME TO CREATE A CAREER THAT I GENUINELY LOVE AND AM PASSIONATE ABOUT. I AM ABLE TO BUILD NEW RELATIONSHIPS AND WORK ABROAD.THIS CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT IS A CONSTANT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION!
BELLUS GAVE ME THE CONFIDENCE TO EDUCATE OTHER STYLIST IN THE SALON.THIS WAS POSSIBLE BY ALL OF THE AMAZING EDUCATORS THAT PREPARE YOU FOR THE WORLD OF BEAUTY.TAKING THAT FIRST STEP TO ENROLL INTO BELLUS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT BELLUS ARE MY EDUCATORS AND THEIR PASSION FOR TEACHING. THEY HAVE HELPED MEA LOT WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT GOES BEHIND HAIR COLORING AND CUTTING TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND IT.
WHEN I CHOSE BELLUS I HAD NO IDEA THAT I WOULD BE SO INSPIRED BY THE STAFF,MAKE SO MANY NEW FRIENDS AND DEVELOP A LOVE AND EXCITEMENT FOR THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY THAT GROWS STRONGER EVERY DAY.
WHAT MADE ME CHOOSE BELLUS WAS ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY. THESE RELATIONSHIPS PROVIDED TREMENDOUS INSIGHT AND GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY AND GUIDANCE TO LAUNCH MY CAREER.
I KNEW THAT BELLUS WOULD GIVE ME THE TOOLS AND EDUCATION I NEEDED TO DO MY PART IN MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE OF EVERY BACKGROUND COULD FEEL INCLUDED IN THE BEAUTY COMMUNITY.
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Bellus Academy is proud to be selected as the first U.S. School to partner with CIDESCO, recognized as the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Esthetics.
“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.”