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APR 2017

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56 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | APRIL 2017 Live & Learn/ Learning Curve COURTESY OF BELLUS ACADEMY Professional opportunity goes global for pros qualifi ed by the International Therapy Education Council, whose worldwide portfolio boasts California's own Bellus Academy. —LINDA KOSSOFF Passport toPractice I magine having a ticket to practice your profession anywhere. Founded in 1947, the International Therapy Education Council (ITEC), a qualifying board for beauty and wellness professionals, is dedicated to making your dream a reality. Through 655-plus selected partners operating in 41 countries around the world, ITEC's highly recognized and respected standards have made it possible for countless hairdressers, estheticians, massage therapists, fi tness trainers and more to work just about anywhere they go. At Bellus Academy (@bellusacademy), with three locations near San Diego and one in Manhattan, Kansas, the decision to become an ITEC center was compatible with the school's overall mission. "Bellus Academy strives to prepare students for a global workplace, and ITEC opens up the door to so many opportunities," says Lynelle Lynch, Bellus president. "For spouses and partners of military members, the ITEC qualifi cation allows individuals to accompany their spouse to another country without having to forego their professional craft. For individuals who aspire to work in the tourism business, the ITEC qualifi cation substantiates the applicant's profi ciency to spa owners, hoteliers, cruise line operators and other employers that have a presence both in the U.S. and overseas." To earn ITEC qualifi cation, students must pass the ITEC exam developed for their chosen fi eld. Schools such as Bellus work closely with the qualifying body to prepare students for the exam. "The time required to qualify is contingent upon the beauty and wellness qualifi cation the student is pursuing," explains Lynch. "At Bellus, we recommend that licensed professionals and prospective students call our career services department to discuss their specifi c goals. It has been my pleasure to know ITEC CEO Jane Foulston for several years, and she has always been very helpful in ensuring that our instructors are prepared to convey the information required on the ITEC qualifi cation exam." Feel the Motion It's all about choice: There are ITEC centers currently operating in locations throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and qualifi cation candidates may choose from the body's fi ve qualifying categories: • Hairdressing • Beauty & Spa • Complementary Therapy • Sports & Fitness • Customer Service To learn more, visit Left: In the past year, Bellus Academy has introduced a luxury spa program, a 602-hour makeup artistry program and a NovaLash program. Right: In September 2015, Bellus president Lynelle Lynch traveled to Paris to accept the Intercoiffure award for Best Continental Academy - North America. Clients want color that lasts. Give it to them! Clients deserve color that protects. Give it to them! Eslabondexx Color refracts light. Amaze them!

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