Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Barbering / Nail Technology

Recent Reviews

Chyanna Dresden
5/4/2024 via Google
via Google

The students I had were very sweet. I wish I could give my overall experience 5 stars for just the positive atmosphere. However the pedicure and manicure service left me dissatisfied. The training tech was so nice, I just didn’t have the heart or time to ask her to correct it. My nails look half painted and are uneven, I didn’t rush her especially on the pedicure and I ended up with uneven filed toes and a gel paint job on one foot that is rough / scratches and sticks to my sheets. My nails I filed on the sides to take the paint off my skin before I took the photos and the gel was already cracked on two of my nails. I will say the waxing and lash portion were done wonderfully. Overall I understand they’re learning hence it still being 3 stars. Update 3 days later and almost all the lashes that were added are gone. I’ve had lash extensions on and off for over 8+ years and never have experienced this. The gel pedicure on my toes has completely fallen off and my nails cracked and peeled leaving spots where it’s adhered and others where it’s my actual nail, causing snags when trying to do my hair or changing clothes.

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Jennifer Heilman
4/25/2024 via Google
via Google

Brittany did such an amazing job on my 14 yr olds braids today! Yesterday we came in for my 10 yr old to get highlights and Jazmin did such a fabulous job on her too! I will come here everytime for my kids hair!

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Peggy Franco
4/8/2024 via Google
via Google

My experience with Emily Robert was PHENOMENAL. She paid attention to my wants and needs and did it with Love, Patience, AND Respect for her craft. I flew from the U.S. Virgin Islands 🇻🇮 and I heard about her skills from word of mouth, and I said that is who is going to do my hair. Emily your PHENOMENAL and I will be back for you to do my hair again.

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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 Manhattan Campus

Nicknamed "The Little Apple," Manhattan, KS has been home to Bellus' newest branch, which was acquired in 2011. The 20,000 square foot facility was a former movie theater, completely renovated into a beautiful school and salon.


Bellus Academy - Manhattan offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Barbering / Nail Technology


Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 7 months
Program Tuition $14,025

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.


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 11 months
Program Tuition $16,554

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.

Cosmetology, Other

Program Length 1,800 hours
Average Completion 13 months
Program Tuition $23,791

Nail Technology

Program Length 350 hours
Average Completion 3 months
Program Tuition $4,113

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.

Facial Treatment

Program Length 1,300 hours
Average Completion 9 months
Program Tuition $21,301

Massage Therapy

Program Length 840 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $12,238


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion N/A
Program Tuition N/A

Makeup Artistry

Program Length N/A
Average Completion N/A
Program Tuition N/A
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.

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.

Financial Aid

58% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,706 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

97% Female, 3% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

69% White, 12% Hispanic / Latino, 11% African American, 1% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 8% Two or More, 0% Unknown

200 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 04/09/2024

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