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Bellus Academy

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Phone: (858) 748-1490 Fax: (858) 748-7169 View Additional Phone Numbers 13266 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064 View Additional Web Addresses


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This company offers training services for cosmetology, esthetician, manicuring and massage therapy.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Bellus Academy meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Bellus Academy include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 2
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 3

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Bellus Academy
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 12, 1995 Business started: 10/24/1960 in CA Business incorporated: 10/24/1960 in CA

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Dr #400, Sacramento CA 95833
Phone Number: 888-370-7589
Fax Number: 916-263-1897
The license number is 3707561.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mrs. Lynelle Lynch, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mrs. Lynelle Lynch, President
Number of Employees


Business Category

Beauty Schools Schools - Academic - Colleges & Universities

Alternate Business Names
Poway Academy of Hair Design

Additional Locations

  • 1073 E. Main Street

    El Cajon, CA 92021 (619) 442-3407

  • 13266 Poway Rd

    Poway, CA 92064 (858) 748-1490

  • 1520 E. Plaza Boulevard

    National City, CA 91950 (619) 474-6607

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Discount: 20% off services (massage, facials, hair styles, cuts and color.)

This firm offers complete training for cosmetology, esthetician, manicuring and massage therapy & open to the public for comlete beauty services.

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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (619) 298-2570(Phone)
  • (619) 445-2377(Phone)

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Complaint Detail(s)

12/24/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
9/14/2012 Advertising/Sales Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
6/13/2012 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Had A bad perm and manager did not make good on the situation as he said he would--He made ajustments and then removed them with out explaining his actions---My situation happened at the ** ***** Branch on 5/8---Manager name ******--He gave me a $25.00 creadit to my account for other services/products and when I went in to get Shampoo/conditioner they informed me that it was taken off (the girl at the desk told me on 5/19) He has not returned my call request---I had one deep conditioner treat on 5/12/12 and all that did was release the little body I Had from the perm---all this was set up by ******.

Desired Settlement: I would like a Refund

Business Response:

RE: Customer complaint ******* ****** ** ******

Dear Ms. ******,


I write this letter in response to the customer complaint you received on May 22nd 2012 with reference number *******.


At Bellus Academy we pride ourselves in treating all our guests with red carpet service and take great strides to assure they have a positive experience.


We are a learning institution and all work in our clinic is performed by students supervised by qualified Educators.


In this particular case all efforts were made to make Ms. ** ****** a satisfied guest, however, a suitable solution was not available.


Ms. ** ****** was refunded the full price of her service with our apologies.



Kind regards,



****** *******

Academy Director


BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved