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Bellus Academy

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13266 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064

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Programs Offered

Cosmetology

  • 1,600 hours
  • 12 months
  • $20,052

Esthetics

  • 900 hours
  • 8 months
  • $14,212

Nail Technology

  • 600 hours
  • 5 months
  • $8,817

Barbering

  • 1,800 hours
  • 13 months
  • $22,668

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.

Financial Aid

We offer financial aid to those who qualify. We also have ongoing scholarships for recent high school graduates and military.

Our Poway Campus

Located in the heart of San Diego County, our award-winning Poway location underwent a $2.5 million renovation in 2009, expanding the facility to 20,000 square feet and adding equipment that you’ll find only in high-end spas.

Cosmetology

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.

Barbering

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.

Barber/Cosmetology

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.

Esthetics

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.

Spa Nail

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.

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About This School

Admissions

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Financial Aid

48% of students received financial aid. Students were awarded $4,558 on average.
First-time undergraduate students in the 2021 school year.

School Size

As of 2021 this school has 422 students enrolled with a student-to-teacher ratio of 18:1.

Information gathered from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2023.

Accreditation

This school is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS).

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