Career in Hair Styling

For years, we took haircut as a casual affair with a visit to a local hairdresser who made use of only a pair of scissors and comb to change a look. However, today the process of hairstyling has come to age now stands for a well thought out process. Modern hairstyling is all about scientific approach in addition to lots of creativity and imagination.

Today, the process of hairstyling has undergone a sea change. It now makes use of products right from simple combs to advanced electrical gadgets. Recently, a course in hairstyling is a hit among youths who are looking for an offbeat career.

Hair Styling Eligibility Criteria

Though there is no specific eligibility criteria required for entering this field, but it does require not only professional expertise but also a great deal of practical training to gain expertise in this offbeat career. The basic qualification needed for hairdressing are good communication and negotiation skills, backed by training with a renowned salon. There are several training schools for beauty and hair care courses. Most of them prefer a 10+2 or at least a class10 level qualification.

Hair Styling Career Prospects

Backed by annual growth rate of 40 percent, the Indian hairstyling industry offers dozens of career opportunities for aspirants entering into this field. One can find employment in the following major areas of work

In a salon/ beauty parlor/cosmetics manufacturing company/ health club or in television and film industry. Also while a graduate with a formal training can join the industry as beauty consultants one always has the option of being in-house employee for fashion houses, magazines and photo shoots.

Self-employment: After gaining reasonable experience, one can always think of self -employment. If you market yourself well and offer latest services and trends in hairstyling then sky is the limit for you. Many renowned hairstylists have written their own success stories this way.

Hair Styling Remuneration

Generally, as a fresher one gets a monthly salary of Rs 5,000 to 7,000. Someone trained with an international brand, can fetch Rs. 15,000 per month. The higher the experience, the higher is the salary in this field. What’s more, if pleased by a hairstylist’s services, customers do tip him heavily.

Hair Styling Institutes

  • Shahnaz Hussain’s Woman’s World International

B-40, Greater Kailash-1
New Delhi—110024

  • Javed Habib’s Hair Academy

Unit No. 546, Fifth Floor,
Laxmi Plaza, Laxmi Indl. Estate,
Off. New Link Road, Andheri (W),
Mumbai – 400 053. India.

  • 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), Mumbai

  • Polytechnic for women

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

  • Akbar Peerbhoy Girl’s Polytechnic

92, D N Road
Fort, Mumbai

  • International Polytechnic for Women

1860, Sector 34-D

  • Schnell Hans Beauty School

111, Mistry Chambers
Mumbai—400 005

  • VLCC Academy of Beauty & Hair

New Delhi

  • Blunt Academy

St John Baptist Road
West Mumbai—400 050
Phone: (0) 9819725868

  • Spratt—The Hair Studio

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

  • Pivot Point

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

  • Harish Big Boss Hair & Beauty Institute

Borivali (W)

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