Bellus Academy Receives Top Honor for Job Placement

Bellus Academy, recognized by the publishers of Modern Salon as one of the nation's most prestigious beauty and wellness schools, was named the Top Honoree for Job Placement in Modern Salon's Excellence in Education program—a nationwide competition that celebrates achievements of cosmetology schools. All four Bellus Academy campuses were recognized on at the AACS Annual Convention & Expo, as the multi-unit Placement standout.

While hundreds of schools submitted applications in a variety of categories, Bellus Academy owner Lynelle Lynch was ecstatic to be named Top Honoree on a national scale in the category of Placement, especially in a time while many college graduates struggle with unemployment.

"This honor confirms what the Bellus Academy team has known to be true; our students are finding success in the job market immediately after graduation. When our graduates find fulfilling careers doing something they love, our entire team celebrates with them," Lynch said. "We have had some incredible talent walk through our doors and graduate confident with the Bellus exclusive technical and business education. Knowing that our graduates thrive in a competitive job market is the reason students come to Bellus."

How does Bellus help graduates find employment? The Bellus team prioritizes building relationships with local spas and salons and hosts quarterly events that bridge the gap between the education and the professional worlds in the beauty industry. Bellus Academy focuses on educating and supporting their students to become industry professionals through the Bellus Professional Partnership Program. The program partners students with industry icons, salons, spas, manufacturers and other related experts in a variety of ways such as Externships, Mentorships, Career Fairs, Bellus Best in Business curriculum, and the online Job Board through the Bellus App.

Jacqueline Aquino is a Cosmetology Alumni from Bellus Academy of El Cajon who is currently working at Hair Drezzers on Fire. She attests to the efforts of Bellus Academy, stating "I knew how I wanted my life to be and Bellus helped me make my dream a reality. It's not work because I love what I do. I'm living my passion and am exactly where I'm meant to be."

For information on Bellus Academy, visit www.bellusacademy.edu.