World is changing fast and so do the lifestyles. In this very changing
cosmopolitan world, people are becoming more and more attentive and
conscious about their appearances. And this applies their only to women's
but also men's appearances. Everyone wants to look better, more handsome and
smarter. Clothes cover the body in various stylists' outfits. Face can be
groomed with cosmetics and toiletries. Is that all? What about the very top
most appearance - the hair? Nowadays mere hair cut is no solution for the
men who want to appear dashing at parties, dance floors, functions or
felicitations. When every other things is in style then why not hair?
Nowadays hairstyles are getting into fashion. This very much necessitates
the existence of Hairstylists. The changing lifestyles have 'created' a new
group of service providers - the Hairstylists.
Gone are the days when the job of Hairstylist was considered to be a low
profile and low-paying job meant for a particular section of the traditional
society. The upcoming demand of Hairstylists has created a new group, which
is purely based on talents, hard work, creative bent of mind and scientific
understanding of the chemistry and biology of hairs. To be successful in
this field, one does not need to have the backing of a genetic pool. It's an
art that has to be learnt systematically through concentration and
A good Hairstylist should have certain basic qualities. The person should be
a goos stress manager, be honest and positive, should have flair for
interaction and should have a plastic bent of mind. These will help to cater
to the needs of their customers more efficiently and according to their
needs. Creativity is a vital element that Hairstylists need to have, develop
or inculcate. Every person has his own choices, therefore depending on their
choices and many other factors (such as colour of hair, density of hair,
length of hair, climate of the region and working environment of the
customer) a Hairstylist has to think and mould the style. Here again
plasticity is more important. Two persons sharing the same tastes may not
look at their best in the same hairstyle.
There is no basic educational qualification to become a Hairstylist.
However, one should have basic understanding of things which will help to
learn further in different courses. Knowledge of a foreign languages will
definitely be an asset, as it will help to serve foreign customers, too,
with diligence and personal rapport.
There are a number of courses varying from three-month certificate courses
to two-year diploma courses that are offered by different institutes. Enough
exposure is provided in the courses itself for prospective Hairstylists to
help work them as independent
Tremendous , but for those who really want to carve a niche for themselves.
A qualified beauty professional has option to work with leading saloons,
deluxe hotels, fashion photographers, event managers, big corporate and
beauty product companies, television serials, etc. There are plenty of
high-paying opportunities abroad for such professionals as well, especially
in the Middle East. A groomed Hairstylist starts earning riht from the very
day he enters the course as various institutes offer stipend apart from
in-house absorption of the manpower. With sheer hard work, creativity and
entrepreneurship one can become celebrity Hairstylists where the earning
potential can vary from Rs. 30,000 to Rs.1,00,000 per month.
Various Indian and leading international cosmetic and FMCG companies like
HLL (Lakme Beauty Saloon), Marico (Kaya Skin Clinic), Keune, CavinKare,
French-based L'Oreal (HFX) and German major, Wella, have stepped into the
saloon business, Market analysts maintain that there is a huge potential in
this field. There is a gap in favour of number of professionals required and
number of professionals available.
Where to Study
Nalini & Yasmin Khar Road, West Mumbai (Run by Nalini Naegamvala and Yasmin
Emeralde International Institute of Hair & Beauty Pedder Road, Mumbai (Run
by Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar with Ashoke Bhabani and Nitin Kalwani).
Juice Hair Academy Pedder Road, Mumbai (Run by Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar with
Ashoke Bhabani and Nitin Kalwani).
Habib's Hair Academy South Extension, New Delhi (Run by Jawad Habib and his
Pivot Point Kailash Colony, New Delhi (Run by Samantha and Blossom Kochhar).
Shahnaz Hussain's Women's World International Greater Kailash, New Delhi.
International Polytechnic for Women South Extension, New Delhi.
Vandana Luthra Academy of Beauty and Hair Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi.
. Spratt Academy of Hair Design Brigade Road, Bangalore (Run by Rita