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Bellus Academy

Welcome to Bellus Academy | Manhattan, KS Campus

We are dedicated to our industry and committed to providing a premier education in beauty and wellness. We remain on top of the latest industry and professional trends through our memberships to professional organizations.

Bellus Academy | Manhattan, KS was founded in 2005 as the American Academy of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy. In 2011, this Academy was chosen to be a part of the elite Bellus Academy family of schools because of its professionalism, respect in the industry and high educational standards.

Even before becoming Bellus Academy, American Academy of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy had grown into one of the most respected and progressive schools in the area. We are proud of the professionals we have produced.

Our Campus features:

• State-of-the-art facility with the latest equipment
• Professional reception and retail boutique stocked with the finest product
• Professional salon featuring cosmetology, pedicure and manicuring stations
• Esthetic clinic with private client spaces
• Massage clinic with private client spaces
• Individual freshman and intermediate classrooms for all courses.

Our Programs:


Our customized cosmetology training is one of the most comprehensive course in the nation and includes professional training in all aspects of the beauty industry. Our dynamic instructors continue to evolve with the industries hottest trends and pass their insight and connections along to their students. We deliver an unsurpassed cosmetology education by incorporating The S.T.A.R. Precision Haircutting System Curriculum with our innovative styling and finishing techniques.

Our dynamic instructors continue to evolve with the industries hottest trends and pass their insight and connections along to their students.

Massage Therapy

Our integrative 840-hour curriculum is presented in a supportive, hands-on learning environment focusing on teaching healing and awareness of the mind and body. Throughout the massage therapy program at the Bellus Academy our devoted and knowledgeable staff will guide each individual student in the process of achieving excellence, proficiency, and competence in massage therapy techniques, theory and practices, anatomy and physiology, pathology, aromatherapy, nutrition, business practices, assessment, referral, quality of touch, and personal awareness necessary for the effective and successful practice of massage therapy.


Esthetics is primarily a hands-on business, the majority of your education will be devoted to techniques that give you an advantage in today's fast growing skin care market. This covers all components of the facial process. These components include, but are not limited to: skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, Alpha Hydroxy acids, facial massage, deep pore cleansing, use of the latest industry-specific equipment, masks, specialized treatments for specific skin problems, and product knowledge. In addition to facials, practical classes also cover waxing and various other treatments for eyes, the back and hands.

Additionally, students enrolled at Bellus Academy are trained in the latest industry-specific equipment including micro-dermabrasion (Derma-Pod technology), photo-rejuvenation and light therapy (Soli-Tone infinite energy) and multi-function facial machines that include high frequency current, galvanic current, magna lamps, steamers, vacuums, rotary brushes and more.

We're Serious About Your Education

Please fill out a request information form for more information. 17½ years of age and high school diploma or GED is required.