Beyond “Basic” Cosmetology

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Cosmetology at Bellus

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Bellus Goes Beyond Basics


We offer different levels of cosmetology education at Bellus Academy. From our basic 1,600-hour cosmetology program to the advanced 1,900-hour program, we focus on students’ professional growth and evolvement. While learning important technical and practical skills, students can participate in competitions, find externships opportunities, and develop their portfolio and resume.

In-Demand Techniques

The beauty industry is a fast, competitive place. If you want to thrive, you need to know a lot more than cutting and coloring hair. That’s why we partner with innovative brands like Pulp Riot and teach in-demand techniques like lash and hair extensions. Best of all, we teach these popular techniques in all of our programs, not just the advanced level.

Financial Assistance

Need help financing your beauty education? Bellus Academy offers financial assistance to those who qualify. Whether you need a grant, loan, or scholarship, we want to help you achieve your goals. Contact us today to discuss which option works best for you.


"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."


“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.”


The Bellus Difference

Working in the beauty industry isn’t just about making people look pretty. It’s about business, networking, and building your own personal brand. Our cosmetology programs are taught by award-winning educators who know what it takes to succeed as a stylist. Students are given iPads where most of the cosmetology curriculum is taught alongside a traditional learning experience. As a student at Bellus, you can learn innovative beauty techniques in conjunction with social media best practices, sales and budgeting, and portfolio creation. In addition to the on-campus education, you could compete in national contests and participate in externships at top salons and resorts.

Become a Trendsetter

With more access to beauty trends than ever before, industry professionals have the chance to rise to the occasion and give clients what they want. People don’t just want simple blowouts and haircuts. They want eyelash extensions, balayage, and Instagram-worthy makeup. Our cosmetology curriculum includes these popular services because we want our students to graduate with skills they can use in the real world.

Show Off Your Skills

We believe that students need as much opportunity to showcase their skills as possible. This should extend past the classroom and student salon. Participation in competitions and externships is a valuable part of the learning process. We have relationships with high-end salons in Southern California, as well as national and international brands. Bellus students have won competitions hosted by brands like Wella and Vidal Sassoon and externed at salons like The Doves and DK Hair.

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