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Dear Bellus Community, below are answers to our most frequently asked COVID-19 questions. Please note that our top priority continues to be the unparalleled safe experience of our students, clients and team members.

Are you continuing to offer Admissions tours? Are you still enrolling?
Bellus Academy is happy to inform you that we are continuing to offer Virtual and On-Site Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment appointments! Please call 888-740-6412 to set up a virtual appointment and speak to our team. You can also text 858-375-6247.  If you would like to view our upcoming start dates, please click here.

Are you still conducting distance education?
[Updated May 2021] Yes, various programs are continuing to offer online distance education. We have also phased the return of our students onto campus so they may complete their hands-on education and work 1:1 with clients, while following safety protocols and under the supervision of our Professional Educators. To learn more, please schedule an appointment with one of our Admissions team members by calling 888-740-6412

*Students: If you need assistance please reach out to your campus specific Student Services representative and please ensure you continue to monitor your Bellus App to remain up to date on our latest campus news.

How will Bellus ensure to keep students, staff and community safe?
Bellus academy is utilizing sanitation and health guidelines provided by San Diego county health officials, CDC, Local County Health Departments, Barbicide COVID 19 Training, ISPA, Buzz Beaute and the PIMA Medical Training Center in AZ. We are continuing to conduct internal trainings and provide our students with the right resources. Our team has been hard at work to raise the bar of hygiene and sanitation, as well as considering every step of the treatment process to ensure we meet your needs in a focused and safe manner that’s in accordance with government guidelines

To learn more about the Emergency Financial Aid Grants available to students – Click Here! 

Are your Salon and Spas open?
[Updated 5/21/20] Our Poway, Chula Vista and El Cajon Salons and Spas have begun to safely open at limited capacity with adjusted hours to comply with state and local regulations. Our Manhattan, Kansas Salon and Spa also remains open at limited capacity. PLEASE NOTE: If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have tested positive within the past 14 days, even if you are asymptomatic, please DO NOT schedule an appointment. If you’ve already scheduled an appointment, please call us immediately so that we can assist you in rescheduling it.

Are you accepting walk-ins?
We are unfortunately not accepting walk-ins. To schedule an appointment at our Manhattan, Kansas location please call us directly to speak with our Salon and Spa team.

What services are you offering?
Please review our menu offerings by clicking here.

What can I expect during my next visit?
Upon booking your appointment you will receive a confirmation email with an overview of our new salon protocol along with a health screening that you’ll be required to complete the day of your appointment, prior to your arrival.

  • Required Masks – Students, guests and staff will be required to wear a mask at all times
  • No Guest(s) Policy – Clients will unfortunately not be allowed to bring additional guests with them to their appointment.
  • Temperature Check – All guests and employees will have their temperature taken before entering the salon
  • COVID-19 Waiver – Our team will conduct a wellness check and guests will be asked to sign a COVID-19 waiver before their appointment.
  • New Sanitation Measures – All stations, tools, and equipment will be regularly wiped down and disinfected in between guests.
  • Personal Belongings – We encourage guests to bring their own reading material along with a personal water bottle and limit the amount of large bags.
  • Contactless Payment – We are not accepting cash transactions at this time. We will be accepting chip, swipe and contactless credit card payments.

How can I conduct an at home wellness check? 
We recommend that you walk yourself through the following questions and continue to remain informed of the current COVID-19 symptoms.  If you answered yes to any of these questions, please refrain from visiting any public venues and contact your medical provider immediately.

  1. Have you had a fever in the past 7 days?
  2. Do you have a new cough?
  3. Do you have shortness of breath?
  4. Do you have severe muscle aches?
  5. Do you have a sore throat?
  6. Do you have chills?
  7. Have you been asked to isolate by a physician?
  8. Have you traveled outside of the country in the last 30 days?
  9. Are you pending COVID test results?

We appreciate your understanding and will continue to update this page to provide you with additional COVID-19 information to ensure your safety and wellbeing! 

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Why Choose Bellus?

Travel the World

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.

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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

Bellus offers specialized training to foster your development as an entrepreneur and help you build a thriving business!

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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 where they've showcased their talent and won!

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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 and industry experts to ensure that they are trained in the latest in-demand 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 and are involved in our community, supporting various causes and giving back 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, exclusive invitation to industry events and the opportunity to apply for advanced education scholarships.

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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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Financial Aid

Yes! Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
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Flexible Schedule

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