Career Option in Beauty Care


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 has grown.

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.

Courses offered:

  • 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 Dressing)
  • 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 opportunities.

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.

Career prospect:

The certificate and diploma programs allow the following job aspects:

  • Spa Therapist
  • Hair Stylist
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Nail Artist or technician
  • Esthetician
  • Manicurist
  • 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.

Pay package:

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 per month.

Pros and cons:

Pros-

  • Most of the jobs offer flexible timing
  • Good income
  • No retirement for self employed
  • Skilled are always offered better payment and offers

Cons-

  • 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.

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