Bellus Academy is nationally recognized as innovators in beauty and wellness education. We are located 30 minutes north of San Diego in the heart of Poway. We are highly respected for our post-graduation placement and licensure rates. Our instructional team provides students with one of the finest technical educations available in the nation.The S.T.A.R. Precision Haircutting System, developed by Artistic Director Diego Raviglione and Master Educator Nick Berardi, is a precision haircutting system designed to give the best foundation in the art of haircutting. S.T.A.R. is the only haircutting system that evolves as the student's technical skills and creativity become stronger, providing support to nurture the novice to the master stylist. The S.T.A.R.