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Cosmetology covers the overall conditions for looking good and therefore includes everything from beauty therapy to health care. Work in this field involves the knowledge and use of a range of treatments, and equipments to enhance the appearance of the face, body and hair. The main task of a cosmetologist is to give an attractive appearance to the clients.

Though in India, use of science for the purpose of beautifying one’s appearance is a recent phenomenon. However, in other nations, cosmetologists and doctors work hand in hand as both the professions are closely related.

A cosmetologist treats a beauty related problem using knowledge and tools of Cosmetology. Cosmetology refers to that from of science where professional beauticians understand the human anatomy and skin and then provide a treatment for any abnormality.

A cosmetologist makes use of tools like vacuum, body galvanic machine, faradic current and various massages and different types of oils and creams.

If you possess an eye for aesthetics and love working on beauty related challenges and like altering people’s appearances, this is perhaps the best field for you.

Cosmetology Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification: Cosmetology as a career doesn’t require any specific formal educational qualification. Aspirants only require a keen interest to make it big in this lucrative field.

There are several training schools for cosmetology which offer diploma programmes. Most of them generally require 10+2 qualification. The duration of the course varies as per the specialization chosen.

  • Personal Attributes: The main attribute needed for a successful cosmetologist is an excellent sense of aesthetics, imaginative mind and a fondness for socializing with peoples of all ages.

One must also be polite, pleasing and should command good business sense and an ability of making clients feel special and comfortable. He/ she must be aware of all the latest & emerging trends in the field of cosmetology.

Cosmetology Job Prospects

There are numerous job opportunities for cosmetologists. After successful training in cosmetology, one can further specialize in any of the fields like beauty therapy; hair styling, make-up, massage; facials, manicure, pedicure, electrolysis and herbal beauty care which again opens new job horizons.

Besides one can always find lucrative openings in Fashion industry which continuously require professionals to groom models and other fashion stars. Similarly, Makeup artistes can also make it big in glamorous worlds of fashion, advertising, film and television.

Many luxurious beauty parlours at five star hotels also offer excellent pay–packages for cosmetologists. After gaining some exposure, one may set up his/her own beauty saloons or clinics.

Cosmetology Remuneration

A trained fresher can get a monthly salary of Rs 5,000 to 7,000. If you join an international training brand, you can start at Rs 15,000. Salary shoots up with experience and there are always chances that customers who like your work can l tip you heavily. During season the pay scale may increase twofold.

Specialized professionals like make-up artist charges anywhere from Rs.500 to Rs.4, 000 to execute a bridal or photographic make-up. Similarly, for make up and hair dressing in marketing campaigns one can even earn around Rs. 2000 to Rs. 5000 for a day’s work. Professionals with three to five years of experience can even make Rs. 50,000-plus.

Cosmetology Institutes

  • VLCC Institute of Beauty, Health & Management

(With a large number of branches across the country)
A-18, Lajpat Nagar-II,
New Delhi-110024
Phone: 29840631/32/33.

  • Shahnaz Hussain’s Women’s World International

(With branches and franchises all over the country)
B-40, Greater Kailash-1,
New Delhi

  • Habib’s Hair Academy

M-3, South Extension, Part-2, New Delhi
(With branches and franchises all over the country)
Web site:

  • Eves Beauty and Hair Academy

194, B-Block ,
Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
Phone: (0) 9811536559
E-mail: [email protected]

  • Smiles

A-160, Azad Nagar
MIG Colony, Veera Desai Road
Andheri (West)

  • Polytechnic for women

A-3, South Extension, Part-1
New Delhi
Web site:

  • Akbar Peerbhoy Girl’s Polytechnic

92, D N Road, Fort

  • International Polytechnic for Women

1860, Sector 34-D

  • Schnell Hans Beauty School

111, Mistry Chambers Colaba
Mumbai—400 005

  • Spratt—The Hair Studio

(It has branch in Mumbai)
Ground floor, Marielle Apartments
3, Magrath Road
Bangalore—560 025
Phone: (080) 5091110 / 12

  • Pivot Point

32, De’Monte Colony
T T K Road, Alwarpet
Chennai—600 018
Phone: (044) 467 1752 / 53

  • YWCA of Delhi

Women’s training Institute
Bangla Sahib Lane,New delhi- 11 0001

  • Loyola Institute of Vocational EducationLoyola College


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