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|Program Length||1500 hours|
|Average Completion||11 months|
|Program Length||1600 hours|
|Average Completion||12 months|
|Cosmetology & Personal Grooming|
|Program Length||1750 hours|
|Average Completion||13 months|
In the School's Words
Bellus Academy is an award-winning beauty and wellness institution dedicated to graduating career-ready professionals. We specialize in advanced training and have built a reputation for innovative education, consistently nabbing top honors in Modern Salon's national Excellence in Education program. As the most awarded beauty school in the world, Bellus Academy has been named the "best beauty school in the nation" two years in a row by Modern Salon and was most recently awarded the number one beauty school in North America by Intercoiffure.
We offer financial aid to those who qualify. We also have ongoing scholarships for recent high school graduates and military.
Our Chula Vista Campus
In July of 2018, our National City school was permanently relocated just a few miles down the road to our new Chula Vista location. This new 13,000 square foot facility is nearly three times as large as the old school and features new program offerings to accommodate our growing community!
Overview of Our Programs
Our Cosmetology program includes professional training in all aspects of the beauty industry. The program includes an iPad, where much of the curriculum is taught in conjunction with a social learning experience. Our salon floor gives students the experience needed to develop their craft and work with clients. We also offer advanced Cosmetology programs.
Bellus Academy’s carefully curated barbering program offers a multidimensional education that highlights the various aspects within a growing profession. Our accomplished educators and industry experts use the Bellus proprietary system to teach men’s grooming trends, shaving, and haircutting through visual, verbal, written, and hands-on instruction.
We have partnered with Make-Up Designory to offer our Make-up Artistry course, which can be taken in conjunction with other programs or as a standalone in California campuses. We are one of the only academies to offer a professional make-up course at this level.
Our Esthetics curriculum covers a variety of skin care techniques ranging from facials, chemical exfoliation, hair removal, microdermabrasion and more. We offer advanced programs that will allow you to wow employers in luxury and medical spas. 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.
Our Barber/Cosmetology program leads to dual licensure for students and is designed to give our graduates a competitive edge, as we teach the business-side of the industry including retailing, sales techniques and budgeting. Our curriculum includes technical training along with state board prep.
Our Spa Nail program is the first in the nation to go beyond the basics of manicuring, adding the spa treatment training demanded by luxury salons and spas.
About This School
There is a $75 application fee. Please contact this school to learn more about how to apply.
92% of students received financial aid. Students were awarded $5,840 on average.
First-time undergraduate students in the 2019 school year.
As of 2019 this school has 239 students enrolled with a student-to-teacher ratio of 16:1.
Information gathered from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
This school is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts (NACCAS).