The earliest salons were informal gatherings where B-list philosophers gibbered away so they couldn't hear themselves dying of plague. Get an earful of the modern hair-dryer purrs and scissor chop-chops instead with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of services at Bellus Academy of Beauty & Spa in Poway.
As a full-service cosmetology, aesthetics, makeup-artistry, and holistic-health school, Bellus offers a range of salon services for follicles of all ferocities. Get a haircut ($15 for women), all-over hair coloring ($35+), 50-minute pomegranate facial ($35), or a brow waxing ($10), among many other options. The comprehensive menu also offers Whiter Image teeth whitening ($50), spray tanning ($30 for 30 minutes), and massage ($30 for a 50-minute Swedish). Though many services are performed by beauty professionals in training, all clinical skincare treatments, such as the Intraceutical hyperbaric oxygen-therapy facial ($70 for 45 minutes) are performed by a licensed aesthetician and include a consultation so that your skinscape’s particular isthmuses and archipelagoes are taken into account.
The students cleansing countenances and smoothing stray strands at Bellus work under the close supervision of the academy’s staff of salon and spa mavericks. The nationally renowned crew ensures Bellus’s treatment rooms and salon stations have the top-notch technology, luxury, and hair-reflecting mirrors found in the best medical and resort spas. Take a virtual tour of Bellus’s pampering palace before heading in for a real-life beautification.
At Bellus Academy, students offer discounted services to the public in an onsite salon and spa in order to hone their craft. The space features professional equipment that help students gain experience working with same equipment they will find when they enter a premier spa or salon, mirroring the upscale atmosphere of more costly salons or spas. Working under the close supervision of their instructors, the student-stylists pamper clients with anything from cut and color to deep-tissue massage and pomegranate-enzyme facials. The ever-expanding service menu also features several advanced skincare treatments as well, including microdermabrasion and peels.