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What is Cosmetology? Which colleges offer this Course and what types of employment and career opportunities are available after completing this course?


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Beautifying everything from head to toe including Arms, Legs, Nails, Hair, Face etc. is Cosmetology.The Application and study of beauty treatment are nothing but the Cosmetology. Those who utilizes the knowledge to enhance the appearance of body, face, and hair by using the range of equipment and treatments are known as Cosmetologists who are the Beauty Specialists. The field of beauty care is also known as Cosmetology. Various types of activities like trimming hair, cutting hair, cleaning, giving the massage, polishing toenails and fingernails, shaping etc will be done by a typical Cosmetologist. A Cosmetologist can be a Non-Medical professional or Medical professionals depending on her or his specialization. For maintaining a stress-free mind and healthy body, a certain number of elements of Naturopathy also included mostly in the field of cosmetology and beauty care.

Eligibility Criteria for Cosmetology

  • According to law, one should be less than 16 years of age to become Cosmetologist.
  • By enrolling in the Certificate courses in beauty and hair care and enrolling for short-term diploma one can enter into this field after completing his or her schooling.
  • There is no need of any Professional Qualification as such for the non-medical cosmetologist.
  • There are some courses offered for students who pass 10+2 in any stream and there are some courses available for students who completes 10th.
  • Practical skills are required to become a good beauty care technician.
  • One can become a Cosmetic Dermatologist and Medical Cosmetologist by getting a post graduate degree in Dermatology(MD or Diploma/DNB) after MBBS.

Syllabus for Cosmetology

  1. Basic Makeup Applications.
  2. Classification of Skin Types.
  3. Salon Management and Hygiene.
  4. Theory of Massage.
  5. Basic Skin Care. 

Colleges that offers courses in Cosmetology

  1. Eves Beauty Parlour and Academy, NCR Delhi.
  2. In all major Indian cities, VLCC Academy of Beauty and Health Management has colleges.
  3. Institute of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, S.V. Patel Road, Borivli, Mumbai.
  4. Anoo’s International Beauty School, Somajiguda, Hyderabad.
  5. Radio Bhuvan Career Supermarket, Colaba, Mumbai.

Cosmetology Course Suitability

  • Candidates who have the Willingness to learn everything and hasthe creative mind are suitable for this course.
  • One who has professional training with a great deal of hands-on practice is suitable for this course.
  • Candidates having good business sense are suitable for this course.
  • Candidates having good knowledge of latest trends that are introduced in beauty circuits are best suitable for this course.
  • Especially who has the good sense of Aesthetics and an eye for beauty are suitable for this course.

Cosmetology Work options to explore

  • By providing beauty products to various clients and various salons etc, one can become a cosmetic distributor.
  • One who gets experience can write their expertise for various types of fashion and beauty magazines, Weeklies or Newspaper.
  • On Radio and Television, one can host a beauty and skin show.
  • There are a number of opportunities as a Consultant, Beauty Executives, Beauty Advisor’s, Cosmetologist in various companies like Lakme, Revlon.
  • Problems related to skin care are addressed by providing world class services.
  • Holistic solutions are provided for body and mind relaxation beyond the client’s expectations.
  • By utilizing the maximum potential of latest technologies in the Aesthetic field.

Career Opportunities in Cosmetology

As compared to earlier days in today’s world appearing attractive and well groomed has greater importance. These days since everybody wants to look best and perfect the cosmetology has greater scope. Behind the flourishing field of cosmetology, the driving force is beauty consciousness. Even the people who are not beauty conscious need a beauty treatment and healthy skin due to the increased urbanization and polluted environment. And thus one who does the cosmetology course has larger scope in today’s world. Following are career opportunities one can get in cosmetology field-

  • Advertising Firms.
  • Fashion Industry.
  • Beauty Parlours.
  • Skin Clinics.
  • Cosmetology Consultant.
  • Luxury Hotels.
  • Cosmetic Companies.
  • Cosmetology Schools.
  • Health Resorts.
  • Salon
  • Theatres Companies.
  • Beauty Therapy Clinics
  • Beauty Research Institutes.

Types of positions available in Cosmetology

Depending upon the top-line-professionals, the pay scale is around 3000rs and more per day on modeling assignments. One who starts the beauty parlors can take 3500Rs to 10000 Rs to home in the beginning. To do the Photographic or bridal make up the Make-up artist can charge From 500Rs to 4000Rs. Due to the Reputation and size of the business, pay scale of the person who works will vary largely. A person who will get more recognition and one who has become more and more experienced will become popular and successful. The pay scale will increase during the seasons.

  • Cosmetic Surgeons.
  • Surgical Aides.
  • Hair Stylist.
  • Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
  • Nail Technician.
  • Film and Theater Hair Specialist.
  • Beauty Therapist.
  • Sales Representatives or Image Consultants.
  • Shampoo Technician.
  • Make-up Artist.
  • Demonstrators and Promoters.

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