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How can I become a hairstylist in India?

Updated: Aug 10, 2022

We all have been to a saloon at least once, haven’t we? Even centuries before, people were always concerned about their looks and even their hair, which is why hairstylists are an important part of the health and beauty industry. India, being the 10th fastest growing market globally in the “Beauty and Wellness” sector offers ample opportunities for interested candidates in the sector. One must be highly skilled in their ability to handle hair, and at the same time, he/she must also have extensive knowledge of the appropriate products for different hair types. The main role of a hairstylist includes cutting and styling clients' hair.

Over the ages, hairdressing has changed its course. Initially one would normally go to a salon to get a trim but with the evolution of technology, it has now become a creative and imaginative field. It is however not an impossible task to get yourself a certified course in Hair Styling from a renowned Hair Academy, in fact, it is quite easy and popular among the youth. If you’re wondering what the eligibility criteria to become a successful hairdresser is, let me break it to you- you do not have to push your brains too hard!

Even though there are no actual criteria required for this field, it does require a lot of professional expertise along with a great deal of practical training.

Time Machine Academy Student's Work of Hairstyle Level - 1
Hairstyle level 1

The eligibility criteria in India is as follows:

A minimum qualification of 8th standard education, preferably 10th. Basic communication and listening skills.

Marketing and sales ability Adaptability

Training from a good hairdressing academy.

Now with formal training, one can still work as an in-house consultant for any agency of their choice who undertakes photoshoots for magazines, fashion houses, and so on. For someone a considerable amount of experience in this field, marketing themselves in order to start their own business wouldn’t be a hard task. If you decide to work as an independent stylist, the number of opportunities and options are close to abundant.

The Indian hairdressing industry does provide opportunities to anyone and everyone wanting to be a part of this industry.

The detailed job description of a hairdresser:

Shampooing and conditioning of hair Providing basic trims or haircuts

Assisting fellow hair-stylists in providing advanced services Providing assistance in maintaining the saloon ambiance. Promoting/selling hair care products in the salon.

In order to be a successful hairdresser one must also focus on the following key points: Always make sure to have a pleasing personality especially in front of clients

One must be able to handle pressure and be patient and polite at all times.

If you are one of those people in search of an offbeat career that’s fun hectic at the same time, then hairstyling or in other words being a hairdresser would be a good pick for you!

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