How to become a beautician?

Dec. 27, 2016, 4:26 p.m.


  • Who is a beautician?

Beautician is a trained certified professional who is apt to take care of all the beauty and health care needs of individuals. He/she is supposed to be aware of a range of treatments and equipments to enhance the appearance of the face, body and hair.

  • What are the responsibilities?

The main responsibility of a beautician is to give an attractive appearance to their clients whether they are male or their counterpart. In the field of beauty and health care, success has no relationship with the age of the beautician. It is a truth that tastes and trends in beauty keep on changing but the basic job of a beautician remains the same. Beautician is not only required in general life but their requirement is ever present in the tinsel world i.e. in the field of modelling and movies.

Experienced cosmetologists, especially makeup artists & hair stylists are in great demand in the fashion, advertising, film, television and theatre industry. In this field, Makeup artistes require specialized knowledge of make-up applications that will hold out under powerful studio lighting. Although exciting but to work in this field is not an easy task as these professionals have to work for long hours with their units.

  • What are the eligibility criteria?

The minimum educational to become eligible for Beautician profession is 12th class in science stream. Although they are supposed to do the same job Beautician/Cosmetologist can be broadly classified in two categories on the basis of their specialization and qualification they need to be in this field i.e. Medical professionals and Non-medical cosmetologists.

  • What are the required skills?
  1. Beautician should be dedicated, hardworking, innovative and positively critical. The most important thing that beautician should have is that they should always be ready to accept the suggestions and needs of their clients.
  2. Beauticians should be a smart, well-groomed appearance and a high standard of personal hygiene.
  3. Beauticians should be friendly, approachable and have good communication skills.
  • What are the career prospects?

Beautician can pursue their career in various fields, like work in hospital as Cosmetic Surgeons, Dermatologists and Surgical aides. Cosmetologists can get jobs in cosmetic companies or industries like Revlon, Lakme as beauty advisors or as a salesperson.

They can also be appointed as instructors in health clubs and related fields or teach in Cosmetology schools. They can also work as a Consultant Cosmetology expert in newspapers, magazines and web publications. In spite of a lot of scope there is high competition in this field of Beauty and health care but for hard working and dedicated young professional there is no dearth of work.

  • What is the salary scale?

Beauticians can earn Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 7,000 per month but after gaining experience they can get monthly salary up to Rs. 30,000. For those who are working independently there is no limit to one's earnings, they can be from a few thousands a month and can go up to lakhs of rupees. It all depends upon the capabilities and marketing skills of the Beautician along with his innovative techniques and farsightedness.


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