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December 30, 2012 (San Diego)--Bellus Academy is adding “national television show partner” to its long list of accomplishments, innovations and top-tier resources. On Saturday, Jan. 5, the beauty and wellness school will partner with The CW Television Network to host an open casting call for supermodel Tyra Banks’ reality competition, “America’s Next Top Model (ANTM).”

“We are honored to be selected to partner with The CW for “America’s Next Top Model” in the Southern California region,” said Lynelle Lynch, president of Bellus Academy. “We not only deliver a top-tier program of classes and the most innovative directors and educators, we create opportunities for our students to ensure when they emerge into their careers, they have a portfolio of experiences that prepare them for an exciting future.”

In addition to the ANTM casting call, Bellus Academy has also paved the way for many other exciting ventures and endeavors recently, including: 

1.       Bellus won “Excellence in Education” from Modern Salon – all three years that Modern Salon has held the competition.  For 2012, Bellus Academy received the TOP award as a multi–school chain for excellence in technology in the classroom and Lynch’s non-profit organization, Beauty Changes Lives.

2.       Lynelle won the AACS “Director of the Year.” She was the first Director in the 75-year History to win the award twice.

3.       Lynelle recently announced the donation from Procter & Gamble of $1.5 million dollars to Beauty Changes Lives– a defining moment for the industry.

4.       Lynelle recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as an honoree for “Women Who Mean Business” for her accomplishments in her industry with Bellus Academy.

For eligibility requirements and to download applications for the casting at Bellus Academy in Poway, Calif., please visit  

Bellus Academy is an elite educational institute for the Beauty and Wellness industry for students entering the field, as well as professionals who look for inspirational and advanced training.  Recognized as a top-tier program, Bellus Academy has been recognized as “The Best School in the Nation,” by Modern Salon, and an honoree for Modern Salon’s “Excellence in Education” issues in 2012, 2011 and 2012. Bellus Academy was also ranked in the top three internationally for Intercoiffure’s “Best School” award.

Bellus Academy campuses are located in San Diego, Calif. and Manhattan, Kan. Bellus is one of the only academies in the nation to provide the advanced training and multiple license programs that prepare students for a premium career in the beauty and wellness industry. For more information please call  800-396-9187 or visit


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