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At Bellus Academy, our programs go beyond the basics to give you the comprehensive knowledge and experience you need to thrive in the cosmetology industry. This spirit is exemplified in our Spa Nail and Nail Technology programs, which are offered in Chula Vista and Poway, California, and Manhattan, Kansas, respectively. Learn more about these programs to see if it is they are the right fit for your future.

A Culture of Excellence

At Bellus Academy, we go beyond teaching standard nail treatment techniques for manicures and pedicures. Our students take the next step and learn about nail protocols offered in luxury salons and spas. In fact, our Spa Nail program is the first in the country to add spa treatment techniques to the standard manicuring basics, giving our students a leg up on the competition. Some of the services you will have the chance to master include:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Hot stone massage
  • Reflexology
  • Nail Art

Compassionate Support for Your Academic Journey

While training in the field of nail art and technology, you will also have the opportunity to grow as a professional through our career services. We work hard to place our students in jobs following their completion of our programs, and we have developed relationships with an extensive network of salons and spas who have been satisfied with the outstanding work of our alumni in the past.

In addition, you can take advantage of our one-on-one career planning meetings, resume development and feedback, and mock interviews so you can be fully prepared and confident during your job search. You can also download our mobile app, which allows you to view career openings and apply directly from your phone.

Finding the Right Program

Once you have decided that being a nail technician is the right career path, you’ll then have to choose which program offered by Bellus Academy best fits your goals. We offer two programs in different locations that cover the similar topics but have some key differences. These programs include:

  • Nail Technology in Manhattan, KS: This program goes into exhaustive detail about nail art and design. To graduate, you must complete 350 hours of training over a ten-week span, gaining experience with real clients on an active clinic floor along the way.
  • Spa Nails in Chula Vista and Poway, CA: This is a more extensive program, requiring 600 hours of training over a period of about five months. You will spend your first 400 hours obtaining your manicuring license. The next 200 hours will cover advanced nail technology training that will prepare you for a wide number of career paths in the industry.

Let Your Passion Fuel Your Future

If you are interested in becoming a nail technician, the advanced programs from Bellus Academy will set you up for success with our commitment to go the extra mile for our students. To learn more about each specific location and program that we offer, browse our catalogs and brochures to get a better idea of what will be in store for you. After you have done your research and decided to advance your career with Bellus Academy, apply online to start your journey in the rewarding spa nails field of the beauty industry.

Your Future Awaits

If you dream of an exciting career where you provide beautiful nail art and relaxing spa services to clients, then take your first step towards your future and enroll at Bellus Academy.

Join a Growing Industry!

Average job growth rate for most U.S. occupations 7%
Nail Technicians 10%
(U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2024 projections)


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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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