Job Opportunities In The Booming Beauty Industry

By Shatavisha Chakravorty

All of us want to look good. However, not everyone is naturally gifted to be able to look good round the clock. That is where the role of personal grooming and cosmetics come into picture. With the aid of these, anyone can undergo a complete makeover and look totally different from their actual self. All of this has cumulatively led to the birth of the beauty industry.


Is The Industry Booming?

Now one of the most interesting aspects of the beauty industry is the fact that in the last 50 years it has not seen a slump. There has been quite a few banks collapsing, recessions and changing economic scenes in these years. However, despite it all, the industry has moved from strength to strength and even today it continues to expand every quarter.

Courses In The Beauty Industry

This industry goes beyond money minting. Most clients see the monthly schedules of grooming themselves as a part of a clean and healthy lifestyle. To them, a life without these is unfathomable and that is why these people see their beauticians as an integral part of their lives.

Courses To Pursue For A Career In The Beauty Industry

• Professional Make-up Artist

Applying make-up is both an art as well as science. As is obvious from the nature of the job, it requires a very aesthetic taste to decide what type of make-up will suit an individual depending on their skin tone, age, costume and occasion. Apart from this a lot of other technicalities (like lighting conditions, weather, exposure to sunlight, during for which the make-up is expected to stand, etc.) come into play while applying make-up.

A professional make-up artist is well-versed with all of this and takes it in their hands to make you look your best. There are a number of make-up-related courses available. Some of these can be taken up right after your 12th boards, whereas for the others you need a bachelor's degree. Another point in favour of pursuing a career as a professional make-up artist is the fact that this profession is one of the most highly paid ones that exist in the beauty industry.

• Nail Technician

Whenever you meet a new person, the first thing they notice about you is probably your nails. That is why it is becoming increasingly popular amongst the urban middle class to opt for manicure and pedicure sessions. As per reports, most women who visit beauty salons end up indulging in such sessions at least once every couple of months. This calls for a growing number of experts in this field.

Thus, if you have the degree or experience to become a qualified nail technician, chances of you facing dearth of work is very bleak. These days, there are a number of beauty training institutes offering specialised courses in nail art and nail care.

• Beauty Sales Representative

The role of these people is to visit stores, homes and salons to sell the beauty products of their company. The list of products can range from lotions, gels and intimate washes to even lipsticks and nail polishes. It is through the beauty sales representatives that individuals and firms raise their orders for the requirement of a product.

The beauty sales representative acts as their point of contact with the company and ensures that the correct products are handed out. One needs good communication skills and excellent marketing abilities for this. Knowledge of the local language also helps. Usually a degree in sales is what is looked for when hiring people for the aforementioned position.

• Hair Extension Technician

Many are fond of long and lustrous hair. However, it is sad to note that not everyone is gifted with the same. That is why many people have to visit the salon to get this issue fixed. This is all the way truer in today's context where the cumulative effect of stress and pollution has a very bad effect on the health.

Thus, in such a scenario a diploma in hair extension will increase your demand in the beauty industry. You will be flooded with offers and before you realise, your pay will increase by leaps and bounds. The prerequisite to enrol in a hair extension technician course in most major institutes is a bachelor's degree.

• Beauty Consultant

As stated earlier, everyone wants to look good. However, beauty products are such that there is no one product that will cater to the needs of everyone. In the market there are a wide range of products that are available. As laymen if we go past the shelves of beauty products in a supermarket, we end up in a dilemma over what to choose for our skin and body.

In such a situation, the best thing to do would be to visit a beauty consultant. The role of a beauty consultant is to take into consideration all your personal features and flaws and then come up with a plan to highlight the features and hide the flaws. In order to pursue a career as a beauty consultant, one needs to do a diploma in it after their class 12th.

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