April 14th, 2011 by Athena Johnston
Guest Blogger Rafael Benitez, Academy Manager El Cajon Campus
In March, future professionals attending El Cajon had the opportunity to invite friends to enjoy a day in the life of a JE Boutique student at our “Bring a Friend to School” event. There were 30 participants in our day and evening classes combined.
In April we hosted our second annual Industry Appreciation Event at our El Cajon Campus. Attendees included partner salons, prospective students and industry professionals. The evening included hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as well as a list of sample treatments like Pumpkin Peel Hand Treatments, Paraffin Hand Ttreatments, Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments, and Thermal Styling.
In addition, we had artistic demonstrations from some of the industry’s top professionals such as Diego Raviglione and Jeffrey Floyd. Kristina Monique demonstrated the art of beautiful makeup and air brushing. Judy Edelman did a sneak preview demonstration of Nova Lash – Lash extension applications.
Our Future Professionals are so talented that they were asked to do the hair and makeup for a contestant in the Miss El Cajon beauty pageant, who was crowned Runner-Up.
In keeping with our pledge to revolutionize beauty education, JE Boutique is gearing up to enhance our curriculum. We are very excited to upgrade our educational offerings in business and haircutting with the addition of Bellus Best in Business and the Bellus S.T.A.R. Precision Haircutting System.
Bellus Best in Business is a revolutionary in classroom and web based lecture system that will prepare future professionals for success in developing and growing their artistic talents in to a business that is both fulfilling and lucrative.
The Bellus S.T.A.R. Precision Haircutting System is a system that enables the student to grow both technically and creatively by being able to expand their knowledge using the Nick Education site that includes over 50 creative and technical haircuts and growing.
Come see how we are revolutionizing beauty education and truly live in the belief that Beauty Changes Lives!
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April 12th, 2011 by Athena Johnston
The National City Campus has commenced their first session of Financial Literacy classes. The course consists of 5 weeks with our Financial Literacy educator Toshua Cornwell, and a final week with Career Services Representative Jennifer Tapia. The students in the class have had such an overwhelming response to this class we have multiple existing students wanting to be a part of this new curriculum of the Bellus Academy.
Toshua has made this class not only about the serious endeavors of being financially literate but she has also brought fun into the classroom. She comes equipped with piggy-banks, laminated photos, and her workout regime. Toshua dressed in a track suit to get the visual for our students to think about becoming financially fit and knowing what their credit score is. Finally, Jennifer discusses the importance of state board filing, and also how to build a resume and get a job. Our students graduate not only with the technical skills needed to succeed in the beauty industry, but the financial tools as well.
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April 8th, 2011 by Athena Johnston
Guest Blogger Courtney Donadio, Director of Career Services
Did you know that on average, a Bellus Academy graduate is hired in an exciting new job every day of the week?
Bellus has built an amazing network of salons and spas who seek our graduates to staff their growing business.
Some of these include:
• Jet Rhys
• DK Hair
• Salon Radius
• Studio 158
• Paradise Point Spa
• The Rock Spa at the Hard Rock Hotel
• Spa Gregorie’s
• Massage Envy
• Carlton Hair/Spa
As a student at Bellus, you will be participating in an exciting business curriculum. Some of the things you will be learning:
• One-on-one attention to focus on your specific goals and provide you with direction and clarification of how to reach your unique goals
• 5-star clinics modeled after true high end salons and spas
• Bellus “Best In Business”- An in depth discovery of the word of business in the beauty and wellness industries
• Resume Workshops
• Job Preparedness Classes
Your journey doesn’t end when you graduate. As a graduate of Bellus, you will be eligible for:
• Job Placement services
• Access to our extensive job leads list
• Entrance into the Alumni Association
• Discounted Advanced Education Workshops
• Elite invitations to join us for Industry Events
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March 22nd, 2011 by Athena Johnston
Guest Blogger Judy Edelman, Director of Make-Up Artistry
There are a vast number of careers in the Make-Up Artistry industry, from assisting in a doctor’s office after a client has had plastic surgery to working in the corporate world for a large cosmetics company. If the bright lights of Hollywood are calling, there are many make-up artistry positions available on television and movie sets, commercials, feature films, and game shows. Do you dream of moving to New York City and going to Fashion Week? Every runway model has a team of hair and make-up artists working hard to achieve that perfect look. Do you love to travel? Cruise ships employ salon and spa professionals to service their high end clientele. You also have the option to work as a freelance artist, setting your own prices and hours. You can team up with resorts and wedding planners to help bridal parties look their best on the big day. Make-Up Artistry is an exciting field, and you need passion, an open mind, and a creative eye to succeed!
Another component to a successful career in Make-Up Artistry is to obtain a cosmetology or esthetician license to bundle with your make-up certificate. Opportunities become unlimited when you have a license to pair with your make-up certificate. A spa or doctor’s office is going to look for an individual who not only knows how to wow their guests with their makeup skills, but also has the license to go along with those skills. If you are also licensed in hair or skin care, you are much more marketable and can command higher fees. Bellus Academy offers many licensure programs to go along with your Make-Up Artistry certificate, as well as Advanced Workshops to supplement your skills and knowledge.
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March 17th, 2011 by Athena Johnston
Guest Blogger Diego Raviglione, Artistic Director
Bellus Academy is very excited to announce its addition of the S.T.A.R. precision haircutting system to the cosmetology program. S.T.A.R. was developed by Artistic Director Diego Raviglione and Master Educator Nick Berardi. This system will not only give each student the very best in foundation haircutting, but also enable them to greatly grow their abilities both technically and creatively.
S.T.A.R precision haircutting system is connected to Nick Education a premier global online education site with over 50 haircuts and colors applications to learn from with new haircuts added each and every month, all in an easy interactive format that can be viewed not only from your computer but also from your iphone or iPad simply by downloading the Nick Education app from the Apple store. Lifetime learning is critical to any master stylist and is an integral philosophy of Bellus Academies. S.T.A.R. offers a lifetime support program that will carry you throughout your entire career.
Enjoy the fascinating technical and ever creative field of haircutting with S.T.A.R., a signature precision haircutting system that’s both fun and easy to understand and will turn the novice to a highly skilled professional.
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