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Last updated: May 08, 2023

@shmeggsandbaconn Joins GHD & Bellus Academy For Student Education

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Hair Educators Reimagine Timeless Styles With Bellus Academy Students

The Bellus Academy and GHD Professional paired up with LA-based stylist Meg Schipani (@shmeggsandbaconn) to kick off the holiday hair season, and we could not imagine a stronger collab. The power trio gathered in Chula Vista, California for a craft, color and social sesh with students.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @bellusacademy


The academy utilizes pro relationships to help students grow.

The Bellus Academy is known for being an industry leader in esthetics education, as well as for offering students:


  • Hands-on experience with the most innovative products and technologies in professional beauty.
  • Real-world networking opportunities with artists who interpret beauty in real time.
  • Connections with the nation’s top salons and celebrity stylists.


“While education is always the foundational entrée point for beginning the professional journey, it really takes a village to spark and sustain a beautiful career,” says Bellus Academy owner Lynelle Lynch. “Artists and influencers like Meg and the support of brands like Wella Education and GHD who invest in the next generation are essential to helping Bellus students gain technical skills and confidence before working alongside some of the most influential icons in our industry.”


Swipe to see some of the evening’s haute looks:

Photo Credit: Instagram via @bellusacademy


Hands-on events & influencers have much to offer students.

Meg kicked off the evening of hair artistry by leading a styling competition on IG Reels and TikTok for attending students. The prize for the top three looks? A feature on Meg’s Instagram page!


Stephanie Hannen of Wella Education reflected on the engagement and energy of the attendees, speaking to the power of in-person education: “As we move beyond the pandemic and get back to in-person events, GHD is so honored to see our tools and technologies in the hands of established talent and the next generation of leaders,” she said. “Artists like Meg digitally ‘fed’ [inspiration to] us during the pandemic, but there is no substitute for real-world events.”


Photo Credit: Instagram via @bellusacademy


To learn more about the Bellus Academy’s vision for students, click here.

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