Guest Blogger Karisa Interviews Student Extern

Posted on April 30th, 2010 - Written by: Amy Masini

As the Bellus Insider I get to interview students who are externing at the hot salons and spas in Southern California. Today I interviewed Kim Webb who just got back from an amazing externship at The Doves Studio in Santa Monica. A little a about Kim – she enrolled at Bellus three weeks after graduating High School and has excelled in the Cosmetology program. She was only 17 when she enrolled. Now at 18 – she is excelling fast!

About The Doves – They are the elite Creative Directors for the color and product lines, Wella and Sebastian. They are also recognized as some of the most sought after hairdressers in the world. They have won some of the most prestigious awards and continue to advocate advanced education.

I interviewed Kim in our Vichy Shower treatment room at the school. Sounds strange but it’s the only place we could get away from the action on the Salon floor. I hope this video provides some insight to current students who would like to land a great externship or to people who are looking to get into Cosmetology. If you leave questions – I will answer them!

Thanks, Karisa

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See the World – Guest Blogger Joanne Berry

Posted on April 29th, 2010 - Written by: Bellus Academy

ITEC (International Therapy Education Council) from London came to our school yesterday and tested some of our massage and esthetic students so they could get a qualification that’s recognized in 38 countries worldwide! The great thing is once the students have this qualification they can work in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa and many other countries plus the cruise ships – it really is a passport to the world.

Joanne Berry, Director of Spa Education and Recruitment

Now they also have a hair qualification too for hair stylists so if anyone wishes to travel in our great industry they should inquire about ITEC – it’s a great qualification to have. Also, STEINER will be here on the 20th May conducting more interviews for students wishing to work on the premier cruise ships, if you need more information don’t hesitate to contact me.

Joanne Berry
Director of Spa Education and Recruitment
(858) 748 1490 ext 321


Bellus Academy Partners with NickEducation

Posted on April 16th, 2010 - Written by: Amy Masini

Nick Berardi, Master Educator for Bellus Academy

Nick Barardi, founder of, has partnered with Bellus Academy as Master Educator to offer his online education in our next generation of Cosmetology student kits and his seminars in our classrooms. Featured in both print and broadcast media as renowned stylist and educator, Nick Berardi is a creative force in the international education arena and is well recognized throughout the world for his innovative precision haircutting techniques. Click here to watch a short clip on why Nick has partnered with Bellus Academy. Visit our Advanced Academy for Hair web page for upcoming seminars and workshops.


We are also offering to our current student and alumni a one-year subscription to for $250 – this is a 50% discount! This offer is exclusive to Bellus Academy, JE Boutique, Bay Vista students and alumni. If you are interested in this offer please contact Courtney Donadio at by April 30th, 2010.

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"I enrolled at Bellus Academy in 2009. I enrolled in the make-up course with Ms. Judy and the Esthetics Program with Miss Larissa and Miss Olga. Since day one the teachers and staff have been amazing. I could not have asked for more out of a school and teaching staff. I feel very fortunate and happy that this school is available and can accommodate such fantastic services."

Ellie Davis, Esthetics & Make-Up Artistry Program

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