Though it is said that the inner beauty is the true beauty, it is also said that
face is the index of the mind. Everyone wish to have impressive looks. It is everyone’s
desire to look beautiful and stylish. The attractive physical appearance not only
attracts or impresses others but also brings self confidence. To have perfect looks,
many take the help of beauticians and beauty experts. The necessity of the beauty
experts has been increasing as the number of people who are utilizing the services
Beauty care experts not only deal with the makeup and style but also with the health
grounds. There are several courses offered in the discipline that allows one to
be expert in a particular stream.
- Foundation course in Beauty Management
- Certificate in ( Beauty Therapy / Makeup and Hair styling / Cosmetology)
- Diploma in (Beauty Therapy/ Beauty Culture and Cosmetology/ Hair and Skin Treatments/
Nail Fashion/ Skin Aesthetics/ Skin Therapy/ Comprehensive Makeup Artistry/ Hair
- B.Tech. (Cosmetic Technology)
- M.Tech. (Cosmetic Technology)
- Ph.D. (Cosmetic Technology)
- M.D.(Cosmetology or Dermotology)
The Certificate and Diploma courses, which can be pursued after passing 10+2, give
knowledge of a particular area. Several institutes are offering many of these courses
in distance mode. It is often suggested to have more than one diploma for the better
The Bachelor courses in Cosmetic Technology deal with the technology of cosmetic
material. The eligibility to the Bachelor degree is passing in 10+2 with Biology
as a subject and the eligibility of the M.Tech. is. B.Tech. in the stream. These
courses deal with cosmetic chemistry, medicinal agents from natural sources, pharmaceutical
chemistry, toxicology, beauty culture, perfumes & colors, Drug & cosmetic laws,
Herbal cosmetics, quality assurance techniques etc.
One who completes MBBS can possess the Post Graduation Degree in the specialization,
Dermatology or Cosmetology.
The certificate and diploma programs allow the following job aspects:
- Spa Therapist
- Hair Stylist
- Beauty Consultant
- Nail Artist or technician
- Makeup Artist
- Cosmetic product companies executives or distributors
- Article writer for Fashion Magazines
Most of the works are suitable even to the people who want to work from home. One
can run Beauty parlor or work in reputed Beauty clinics. Many work as makeup artists
in Film, T.V. and Advertisement industries. Reputed and skilled are often appointed
as personal makeup person by celebrities. The other area where the opportunities
are found are theatre companies, skin clinics, cosmetology consultants, spas, star
hotels, resorts, research institutes and popular saloons.
One who possesses B.Tech. or M.Tech. in Cosmetic Technology finds jobs in reputed
cosmetic companies as sales manager, Business Development Manager, Research and
Development manager, Production Engineer, Quality Controller etc. The degree holder
may also choose teaching in the related colleges. Ph.D. in the stream allows to
work as scientist or researcher in the stream.
M.D. holders are recruited as Cosmetic surgeons, Dermatologists and surgical aides.
The pay package varies from position to position. A Hair stylist may earn even 30,000/-
and above per month in seasons. The personal makeup artists are offered more than
30,000 per month. All of the courses offer minimum of 10,000/- remuneration per
month. The technological job holders start their package from 8,000/- and above
Pros and cons:
- Most of the jobs offer flexible timing
- Good income
- No retirement for self employed
- Skilled are always offered better payment and offers
- Most of the jobs are seasonal that one becomes rather busy or with no work, sometimes.
- Several job roles offer less chances of promotions
Thus, Beauty care is a prospective and attractive career option that one never regrets
for choosing it.