Career in Beautician


If you got an eye for beauty and enjoy interacting with people, this is perhaps the field you can master. Even if tastes and trends keep changing, the basic job of beautician remains the same: to guide people look their best! Welcome to the world of beautiful people; those men and women with magic in their hands, whose key vocation is to make other people beautiful and attractive.

Yes we are talking about the Beauticians who undertake great risks by altering their clients' -appearances. Risky, because the smallest of step can mar an individual's beauty and charm. The tedious and time-consuming process of working towards looking good is no longer the privilege of the rich and famous.

Just look around yourself and you will find the fashion/beauty conscious inhabitants of Indian cities and towns, making a beeline for the beauty parlours in order improve their appearances.

Today beauty care is a global multi-billion dollar industry that employs millions of people — from scientists and production engineers right up to your local pedicurist and mehndiwalli.

Beautician Eligibility Criteria


To open a parlour one must know the basics of beauty therapy. Those who want to take it up as a career must undergo full-fledged intensive professional training. The cost of the course varies from institute to institute. Skin care is more scientific while hair care is more creative.

There are a number of courses that are offered where a candidate is taught to take care of basically, the skin, which would include facials, epilation processes, bleaching, manicure, pedicure, make-up, massage and diet. On the other hand, hairdressing includes treatment of the hair, as well as styling and cuttings.

Beautician Personal Attributes


Personal qualities include a pleasing, well-groomed personality, gentleness, dexterity, an eye for fashion, readiness to work with your hands, loads of stamina and a strong back (you may have to stand for long hours at a stretch), conversational ease and the knack of making your clients feel special and comfortable.

You must create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere while maintaining high standards of efficiency, cleanliness and hygeine — nothing can be more off-putting to a client than a hurried, slap-dash or sloppy job.

Also make sure you don’t suffer from an allergic or asthmatic condition (the fumes, dyes and chemicals you’ll inhale and handle could trigger off an attack).

Beautician Job Prospects


To begin with, you can and should serve in a reputed beauty parlour in order to hone your skills and gather adequate experience. During the next phase you could mobilize some capital and start a beauty parlour of your own.

As the years pass by, you could blossom into a beauty expert /consultant for posh hotels; become a beauty columnist for newspapers and magazines.

Yet another possible option could be imparting of beauty skills and methods to young aspiring beauticians.
You could work with fashion photographers who prepare portfolios for aspiring models, work full time/ freelance for modeling and /or advertising agencies.

If you are able to outshine others and become an expert in your field, you could find a foothold in the tinsel towns of the world: Hollywood, Bollywood, Tollywood and so forth.

Beautician Remuneration


A trained fresher can get a monthly salary of Rs 5,000 to 7,000. If you join an international training brand, you can start at Rs 15,000. Salary shoots up with experience and there are always chances that customers who like your work can tip you heavily. Those with three to five years of experience can make Rs 50,000-plus.

Beautician Institutes

  • VLCC Institute of Beauty, Health & Management
A-18, Lajpat Nagar-II
New Delhi - 110024
Tel: 29840631/32/33
Website: www.vlccnet.com
With a number of branches across the country

  • Shahnaz Hussain's Women's World International
B-40, Greater Kailash-1
New Delhi
(With branches and franchises all over the country)

  • Habib's Hair Academy,
M-3, South Extension, Part-2
New Delhi
(With branches and franchises all over the country)

  • Eves Beauty and Hair Academy
194, B-Block
Lajpat Nagar
New Delhi
Phone: (0) 9811536559
E-mail: info@evesbeauty.com

  • Smiles
A-160, Azad Nagar
MIG Colony, Veera Desai Road
Andheri (West)
Mumbai

  • Polytechnic for women
A-3, South Extension, Part-1
New Delhi
Web site: http://www.womenpolytechnic.com

  • Akbar Peerbhoy Girl's Polytechnic
92, D N Road, Fort
Mumbai

  • International Polytechnic for Women
1860, Sector 34-D
Chandigarh

  • Schnell Hans Beauty School
111, Mistry Chambers
Colaba
Mumbai—400 005

  • Blunt Academy
St John Baptist Road
Bandra West
Mumbai—400 050
Phone: (0) 9819725868

  • Spratt—The Hair Studio
Ground floor, Marielle Apartments
3, Magrath Road
Bangalore—560 025
Phone: (080) 5091110 / 12 It has branch in Mumbai.
www.sprattstudio.com

  • Pivot Point
32, De'Monte Colony
T T K Road, Alwarpet
Chennai—600 018
Phone: (044) 467 1752 / 53
www.pivot-point.com

  • Harish Big Boss Hair & Beauty Institute
Borivali (W)
Maharashtra

  • YWCA of Delhi
Women's training Institute
Bangla Sahib Lane
New delhi- 11 0001

  • Loyola Institute of Vocational Education,
Loyola College
Chennai-34
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