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If you’ve always held a passion for make-up, then expanding your skills at a make-up artist school can help you turn it into a career. Bellus Academy offers Make-Up Artistry programs at each of our campuses across California and Kansas, making it easy for aspiring students to take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding vocation in make-up artistry.

Program Curriculum

Bellus Academy’s Make-Up Artistry program begins with the basics and transitions into teaching more advanced techniques. Over the course of their studies, our students can expect to cover the following:

  • History of make-up
  • Proper sanitation and safety techniques
  • Elements of drawing
  • Make-up fundamentals, which include skin analysis, base application, and more
  • Airbrushing and special effects
  • Make-up for different settings, such as bridal and high-fashion
  • How to apply makeup on both men and women, as well as those with mature skin

To provide our students with the industry exposure that can enhance their future careers, Bellus Academy proudly partners with the elite, trend-setting brand Make-Up Designory (M.U.D.). As a result of this partnership, our students uniquely gain experience with critically acclaimed equipment and even receive their very own comprehensive kit of M.U.D. supplies.

Personal and Professional Development

Aside from mastering a range of application techniques and compiling a professional portfolio of countless looks, our Make-Up Artistry program also provides students with both personal and business skills training. During their personal training courses, students will learn how to market themselves as future make-up artists, stay current in an ever-evolving field, and much more. To strengthen their entrepreneurial skills, students will take courses on networking, compensation, and more.

Available at Our Four Campuses

Bellus Academy offers a Make-Up Artistry program at our Poway, CA, Chula Vista, CA, El Cajon, CA, and Manhattan, KS locations. These programs share the following features and benefits:

  • Teaches corrective, runway, bridal, glamour, professional, on-camera, air-brush, camouflage, basic special effects, and other modes of make-up application
  • Provides students with comprehensive M.U.D. kits, enabling them to apply theatrical, airbrush, and professional make-up
  • Issues assignments that range from natural to avant-garde make-up looks
  • Concludes with a professional photoshoot to supplement students’ portfolios
  • Gives students their choice of an 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. day schedule or a 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. night schedule

NOTE: These programs may differ in terms of course offerings and total time requirements.

General Information

At Bellus Academy, we believe that education should be available to all who seek it. That’s why we are transparent about our tuition and pricing, which you can view in our program catalogs. It’s also why we provide helpful disclosures and consumer information, including a net price calculator, a consumer information handbook, annual security reports, and more.

Students may opt to take Make-Up Artistry as a standalone program, but, in these cases, it does not qualify for financial aid. Aside from this program, Bellus Academy also offers Make-Up and Cosmetology and Make-Up and Esthetics combination programs for students who are interested in pursuing careers in more than one field of beauty.

The Student Kit
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Your Future Awaits

By enrolling in the Make-Up Artistry program at Bellus Academy, you will become immersed in a supportive community of fellow artists who will encourage your creative development. Get started on your enrollment by calling 888-990-7094 or texting 858-375-6247 to speak with a knowledgeable admissions representative today.

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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Externships

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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Adrianna

Cosmetology

“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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Jonyse

Esthetics

“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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Clare

Massage

“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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Kelsey

Nails

“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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Jessica

Make-Up

“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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Barbering

“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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