With the Beauty Career booming into India, we have more and more teenagers opting into this profession as here one finds the opportunity of enhancing your creative skills in grooming.
But lately it is noticed that most professional salons and even brands hire a candidate of course on his/her skills but mainly on the basis of a certification. India' has recently seen the augment of various beauty schools and institution that helps prepare the students trained even in International certifications and also offer placements. Earlier it was only salons/spas that hired certified beauty apprentice but now there are cosmetic brands that also hire staff for their technical force and demand certified employees other than just their skill.
Requirements for beauty therapists
To become a beauty therapist you need to complete a one-year, full-time certificate or diploma in beauty therapy. Newly qualified beauty therapists are often supervised and trained by senior beauty therapists.
Requirements for beauticians
To become a beautician (which excludes training in full body massage, electrolysis, and laser hair removal), you need to complete a six-month full-time, or one-year part-time course at a tertiary institution or beauty school.
Requirements for nail technicians
There are no specific entry requirements to become a nail technician as skills are gained on the job. However, most employers prefer you to complete a nail technician course before you start working.
Beauty therapists need to be:
• friendly, tactful and patient
• creative and artistic
• able to work well under pressure
• good at sales
• good at managing their time
• able to work well in a team.
Competition high, but better opportunities for those with full qualifications
Though demand is growing, this is a popular job, so competition for vacancies can be high. Your chances of finding work are best if you have full beauty therapy qualifications, as employers prefer workers who are trained in treatments, such as electrology, that require advanced skills. People with beautician qualifications only â€“ which cover more basic treatments such as facials, waxing and nail treatment â€“ may be restricted to running their own businesses from home, or working at places such as beauty counters in department stores.
Go figure your way to a career in the business of beauty!