Cosmetology a serious career in India

Cosmetology With the rapid advancement of technology and the evolution of innovative methodologies, India has come of age as far as the area of cosmetology is concerned, writes Nalin Verma, Co-Founder and Director of ECIC in Indian Education Diary. Stating that cosmetology has emerged one of the preferred treatments, which can cure skin, hair and nails related issues in an uncomplicated way, he writes.


A slew of reasons such as varying climatic changes, rising pollution, increasing stress, unhealthy dietary habits, sedate lifestyle, the frenetic pace of life, along with the impact of the latest gadgets and gizmos and the high strength drugs not only affect aged people and women but also impact the youth. The after effects is a gamut of issues like bags under eyes, reduced muscle tone, premature wrinkles, sedate blood circulation and smile lines, just to name a few. The good news is that cosmetology can fix all these issues and more while retaining a normal look in all seasons, the report said.

Career Option

Cosmetology is one of the most exciting career options in the beauty industry, writes Verma. It involves a lot of research to understand customer needs and requires specific skills to resolve particular problems. Cosmetology is a unique field where not only women but men can also learn and be successful.

Requisite Skills

If you want to embark on a successful career in cosmetology, the basic prerequisite is to have professional skills. To win the hearts of your patrons, you need to prove that you have adequate skills and make them look their best. It goes without saying, that a cosmetologist, you need to have the right education, know how to carry yourself, authentic and authoritative to win the confidence of your clients.


While training, a Diploma or a Certificate is a must for cosmetologists, but having the right qualities and confidence can make or break a career, writes Verma. A cosmetologist beautifies and gives a new look through hair and makeup design. Being naturally creative is important because cosmetologists must envision hairstyles on their clients or should be able to customize a style provided to them.

Customer Service                                                                                              

Cosmetologists should maintain excellent relationships with customers as a majority of their business relies on word of mouth and repeat visits of customers. They have to spend a substantial amount of time with their clients to understand their exact needs, so good communication skills are extremely important. Cosmetologists must listen to the exact needs of their clients and deliver those as per their specific request.

Technical Skills

For technical skills, one has to enrol in an institute having specialized courses pertaining to cosmetology. These programs are available through vocational training courses which include makeup, beauty, hair, spa and nails courses.

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