Passionate about enhancing the appearance and skincare of others so they can feel their best? Ready to receive advanced training and become a highly desirable skincare specialist? Discover our unique curriculum that blends both European techniques with American technology.
Bellus Academy offers comprehensive esthetician programs at our Poway, Chula Vista, and El Cajon, California, and Manhattan, Kansas locations. Our extensive program elevates industry standards by using premium products and offering in-depth education and training on the rejuvenation and care of the skin. Our professional industry educators utilize a proprietary teaching system that engages students with visual, verbal, written, and hands-on learning to prepare you for licensing with your state’s regulatory board and a successful career.
Estheticians are at the cutting edge of treatments for the face and body, working in salons, spas, and medi-spas and establishing their own businesses. Best of all, estheticians are in high demand, and that demand is predicted to grow by 14% over the next ten years.
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, to offer a specialized certification in Skin Care, helping students refine their core skills, gain hands-on experience, and achieve licensure.
Please note that each location offers a unique catalog of programs and required hours will vary.
Students enrolled in esthetician training with Bellus Academy learn the best in European techniques while utilizing the latest American technologies. Working closely with industry experts, our future estheticians gain competency with the tools of the trade included in their professional student kit. Our curriculum provides personal iPads to access our online education portal “The Lab” and engage in social learning.
Prior to graduating, our Career Services team meets with our students to help build interview skills, explore career opportunities and design a resume to get you closer to your dream job. Need support paying for school? Financial aid is available for eligible students to help finance their education.
Students enrolled at Poway, or El Cajon may also choose:
Our Manhattan, KS campus offers esthetician training in compliance with the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. Available courses include:
Whether you’re exploring career options or ready to pursue an entrepreneurial venture, Bellus Academy’s Esthetics programs will help you design a fulfilling and successful future. To learn more, contact us online to speak with an admissions counselor. If you’re ready to get started now, apply online today.
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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.”
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