ASK a Master Esthetician with Sooze

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

This week’s topic – Tanning Alternatives

IS System - Photo Compliments of Infinity Sun

After weeks or should I say months, we are finally seeing sunshine in San Diego. With that be said, people will be rushing to the beach and or pool to start their summer tan. But for those of us who don’t have the time it takes to tan safely this summer, why not try an alternative method. No…I am not suggesting lying in a tanning bed, unfortunately, tanning beds are not the best way to go. If you want to look like you just spent five glorious days at a tropical destination, book an appointment for a spray tan.

Airbrush spray tanning is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way to get that golden sun kissed look we all want for summer. There are a few different methods of spray tanning available, some better than others.

Photo Compliments of Infinity Sun

At Bellus Academy our licensed estheticians use the Infinity Sun spray tanning system. Infinity Sun delivers a one-of-a-kind hand-held technology that combines the two fastest growing industry segments: sunless tanning and high-end skincare. Infinity Sun merges these two, creating a revolutionary, multi-treatment, custom-blending skincare delivery system. This breakthrough technology delivers the appearance of tanned, healthy, radiant skin in less than five minutes that lasts for 7 to 14 days. The system offers three levels of bronzer, which you will notice right away, or a clear solution that delivers the same amount of color within a few hours. Either way, your skin looks healthy and radiant and you feel confident and ready to bare it all…well maybe just a little!
Enjoy being tan all summer long! Purchase an individual treatment for $30 or purchase a discounted series. For additional information or to book your appointment call us at 858-762-0114. Don’t forget to ask about the line of Infinity Sun spray tan retail products that will help extend your tan.

Feel free to ask you tanning questions below and I will get back to you!

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more “Ask a Master Esthetician”

Sooze Flery, Master Esthetician

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Become a specialist in an industry with 38% growth!

Posted on July 8th, 2010 - Written by: Amy Masini

In the past five years, the field of medical esthetics has continued to boom requiring estheticians to seek out specialized education. In fact, according to the US Department of Labor statistics for 2008-2018, Skin Care Specialist will experience an estimated 38% growth as consumers become more concerned with their personal appearance.

To meet the needs of this rapidly increasing segment and the demand for medical estheticians, our Academy launched California’s first certified Master Esthetics program. This program is a great compliment to our Basic Esthetics program which blends American technologies with European techniques.

Come in soon and learn more about this amazing growth industry!

Our Esthetics Treatment Room

Our Vichy Shower Treatment Room

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CND Connection at Bellus Academy

Posted on July 8th, 2010 - Written by: Amy Masini

Employment for Nail Technicians will grow faster than average at 19% from 2008-2018 according to the US Department of Labor. Our 600-hour Spa Nail Technician course is back by popular demand at our Poway campus! We are the first in the nation to go beyond the basics of manicuring and add the spa treatment training that is demanded by luxury salons and spas.


Our Academies use CND products (including Shellac), and the students are taught the most advanced techniques in the nail industry. Course curriculum includes basic to advanced manicures and pedicures, Acrylics, gel, nail art and many other varied techniques that are used in the professional manicuring industry. Students are introduced to air brushing and receive multiple application techniques.

As a student you will be taught advanced skills only offered at advanced workshops, such as spa nail protocols, aromatherapy, skin brighten treatments, hot rock and reflexology for both the hands and feet.

Contact us today at 800.396.9187 to sign up for Fall courses!

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NEW VelaShape Machine at Bellus Academy

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 - Written by: Amy Masini

We have some amazing state-of-the-art equipment at Bellus Academy. We acquire the latest technologies so our students have experience working with the same equipment they will find in high-end salons and spas. We recently added VelaShape which treats cellulite. Treatments are now being offered at a discounted introductory rate of $150/per treatment. You will pay around $400 per treatment if you go anywhere else. We’d love to offer you a complimentary consultation to see if you are a good candidate. Please book soon as space is limited!

About VelaShape
VelaShape™ features the revolutionary elōs™ technology which includes a combination of Bi-Polar Radio-frequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, plus Vacuum and Mechanical Massage. The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime. Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the Mechanical Massage smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient heat energy delivery. The net result increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers.

The result

  • Gradual smoothing of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in the appearance of cellulite
  • Circumferential Reduction, with noticeable reshaping of the treated area
  • In a clinical multi-center study, 85% of the treated areas have reported Circumferential Reduction of thighs of at least 1cm; ranging up to 7.2cm in reduction.
  • With VelaShape™ it is easy to enhance your body, improve your lifestyle and feel better about yourself!

To learn more about this service contact one of our Experience Coordinators at 858-762-0114. Or if you would like to learn more about our Master Esthetics program which boasts the latest in Medical Esthetics training call 858-748-7169.

~Tricia Sterling, Master Esthetics Instructor and Master Esthetician

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student testimonial

"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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