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Clients at fancy day spas expect seasoned professionals and pay handsomely for the service. But before those professionals ply their trade at pricey spas, they often study and get on-the-job training at places like Bellus Academy of Beauty and Spa in Poway, Calif. The spa component of the school operates just like a regular salon, says Bellus Academy owner Lynelle Lynch.

However, prices at Bellus are typically 50 percent less than other spas in the area. But don't expect a diminished experience while saving money, says Lynch. Bellus offers the full range of spa services, and the environment is what you'd expect elsewhere. The idea is to expose students to a professional salon.


 

 

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