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Pursue Your Goals in Beauty


We offer programs for the modern beauty professional. Our student mobile app offers 24/7 access to courses, job postings, attendance, and more. Every student will also receive an iPad in their cosmetology kit. Since we know how important social media is for modern stylists, we provide a thorough social media training as part of our beauty curriculum.


At Bellus Academy, we offer beauty programs like cosmetology, esthetics, and barbering. However, we take it to the next level. In our cosmetology program, you won’t just learn how to cut, color, and style hair. You’ll learn in-demand techniques like eyelash extensions, hair extensions, and makeup application, as well as vital business and marketing skills.

Financial Assistance Available

Need some help reaching for your dreams? Bellus Academy offers federal financial aid, loans, scholarships, and grants to those who qualify. We believe that all students deserve to achieve their goals despite financial roadblocks. Let us help you out.

Why Choose Bellus?

As an award-winning beauty and wellness school, Bellus Academy is dedicated to preparing students for the future. All of our campuses offer the innovative, career-focused training you need for success in the modern beauty industry. Whether you’re working to become a hairstylist, makeup artist, or esthetician, Bellus wants you to thrive both during and after school. Our reputation has allowed us to form connections with top salons and spas around the country. As a graduate, you could find a fulfilling career at any of these locations! When you attend our school, you’re not just a student– you’re part of the Bellus family.


Bellus Academy is one of the only beauty schools in the nation to offer advanced training opportunities in cosmetology, makeup, esthetics, barbering, nails, and massage. These courses go beyond the basics to help you achieve higher goals and become a confident professional. We also work directly with high-end brands like Pulp Riot so you can train using only the best products.


Our students have won a variety of awards at international and national competitions with companies like Wella, Sassoon Academy, Modern Salon, and Beauty Changes Lives. Competing in these events is a great way for students to network with other professionals, practice skills, and show off their awesome work. With guidance from Bellus’s experienced educators, you could also participate in one of these exciting competitions!


Exam prep and business classes are fundamental elements of our curriculum at Bellus. This includes courses like Financial Literacy and Strategies for Success. These courses are designed to help you learn real-life skills like budgeting, networking, and entrepreneurship. All of our programs also include a mock state board test so you can pass your state licensure exam with flying colors.


"Bellus Academy changed my life in the most amazing way. I took the cosmetology program, along with makeup and advanced academy. I loved every single thing about it. From the amazing teachers and staff to the incredible learning experience I went through. I started my cosmetology journey at a different school and left it because I just felt like I wasn't learning anything. 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. Not only do you get an amazing learning experience but you also get guidance on your journey after. I felt so prepared and ready for the real world of cosmetology after leaving Bellus. I am so truly thankful. I also felt that the staff sincerely cared about me and my future. I got to participate in fashion shows, helping out in the community and photoshoots. You learn so much more than just what you do behind the chair. I would recommend this school to anyone."


"I have been a student at Bellus for a little over a month now & I am thrilled with the education I have been receiving. I toured several different cosmetology schools that were closer in proximity to my house, but they all failed to meet the mark. Bellus has amazing instructors, an extensive, in-depth curriculum, & a warm, friendly environment. It has quickly become home & I wouldn't want to receive my education anywhere else."


"Beauty industry students couldn't pick a better school to go to. I loved my time at the Poway Academy and you will love yours as well. So if you're tired of having a job and ready to grab a career... then Bellus is the place for you!"


"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."


"Amazing School! I took the Master Makeup Artistry Program 602 and don't regret it at all. I love that I learned so much! The funny part is that before I enrolled I thought I knew so much about makeup but the reality of it all is that I was wrong. Special Shout out to my instructor ELVISA! She was always strict and stern from day one to the end and I loved it because it just pushed me to be a better Makeup Artist. I learned so much and definitely recommend this program! You get to learn hair and special effects in the 602 program as well."


“This is where my dreams came true. The staff, instructors and students combined created an inspiring environment where dreams really do come true.”


“Bellus Academy provided a positive learning experience for me and helped me start my career. I got a great opportunity to enter the national SASC contest, which has helped further my career. I love what I do! I got to do an externship program, and I am now working in San Diego’s best hair salon, Jet Rhys! I am so excited about my future and what’s to come.”


"Bellus Academy opened many doors for me. The education gave me the knowledge and understanding I needed to have a foundation to learn more about starting my career."


Contact Bellus Academy to learn about our programs!Get Program Info

Chula Vista, CA

970 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91911

El Cajon, CA

1073 E Main St
El Cajon, CA 92021

Manhattan, KS

1130 Westloop Pl
Manhattan, KS 66502

Poway, CA

13266 Poway Rd
Poway, CA 92064

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