Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Best beauty school: A stepping stone to the world of cosmetology

Let’s make the world beautiful, this is the mantra of every beauty school that takes responsibility to create best cosmologists who let people realized how beautiful they are. Today cosmologists are need of every industry be it a Hollywood, Bollywood, fashion world, corporate affairs or homely affair like wedding or parties.
There is a huge difference between demand and supply of skilled cosmologists. When you decide to built career in beauty, make sure to get enrolled in top beauty school that not only imparts best education but also provides career opportunities and let you excelled in specialized section of beauty. Today cosmetology is a global industry hence ensures your beauty school must match the training of international standard that will help you to explore several career opportunities beyond limits of countries.

There are several top beauty schools in India hence it is necessary to make wise choice by considering two important aspects.
  • Selecting beauty schools based on program and service offered by school.
  • Selecting beauty schools based on learning schedule.

Selecting beauty schools based on program and service offered by school

Beauty schools provide various kinds of services and teach under several programs. Hence while deciding schools you need to understand your choice and expectation from this career. Few schools teach all the skills under one section while other let you specialize in a particular field like hair, skin, beauty, etc.
A good beauty school provides theoretical as well as practical knowledge. The schools which can provide internship to students in salon or clinics can give them real experience in professional course.
These schools also provide short term courses with excellent quality that helps in personal grooming. If you wish to learn cosmetology for hobby or self-grooming then short term beauty course is ideal for you.
Apart from program or training one must also consider about services offered by beauty school in India. Many schools have tied-ups with several industries for placement purpose such schools not only ensure to crave your skills but also gives you good opportunity to start your career.
Best beauty school provides consultancy services to start own spa or salon. If you are planning to own a clinic or salon after cosmetology course, then such schools are best for you as also helps in hiring staff and setting up business from initial level. 

Selecting beauty schools based on learning schedule.
 
The other parameter that helps you to select best beauty school is its schedule. There are several schools that provide best education but have a rigid schedule. It becomes difficult for a person who is already working and wishes to excel their skill or students who are studying and wants to earn a professional degree simultaneously with traditional degree courses. However, some beauty schools provide part time and full time courses with flexible timings that let you experience the ease in completing a course.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Don’t PAY to get your beauty certification!!!

In India, the land of billion population beauty Salons/Parlours and Spas are growing rapidly and more and more people would join this industry with an intention to build their career and make financial progress in their life.

Many fresher’s who want to join this industry are clueless on how to start. Their situation is like someone who want to learn swimming. Intention is there and first thing what they do is look around and see what others are doing in swimming pool. Some are diving, some are floating some flap their hands and legs vigorously while some does it more smoothly. New learners try to do bit of all this and end up not knowing to do any of these. What is required in the first place is a guide or trainer who could guide with right technique and let you build on your strength.

Similarly those who want to take a plunge into this beauty industry must realize is that what works for one does not work for others. Each individual would be good at some or the other aspect of beauty enhancement either beauty therapy, SPA treatments, hair dressing, nail art or make up . What we need is a right person to understand individual’s strength and guide them accordingly.
Next thing after understanding ones strength is to go for right certification. Here I would like to mention that there are primarily two types of certification available

  1. Short term course certification 
  2. Long term Diplomas  

Certificate: This title is awarded by either Product companies if one undergoes seminar or workshop on how to use their products or by training institutes if a candidate undergoes short duration course or passive seminars (where learners only observe and no hands on practical session)
Such certificates have LOW credibility as the learners are not assessed for their skills acquired.
Such certificate are generally considered to be PAID  certificate and cannot be ones base of primary programs, at best it could be for top up skills and knowledge enhancement.

Diplomas: This title has more weight age in the industry and could be obtained only after the candidates undergo certain number of weeks generally spanning over 6 months to 1 year. Here learners must necessarily demonstrate their knowledge and skills acquired by way of theory and practical test.
Highest credibility is attached to those diplomas which are awarded by independent or neutral bodies which are into assessment and certification and not training schools.
World wide diplomas awarded by bodies such as CIDESCO(H.O Switzerland), CIBTAC(UK), City&Guild(UK), iTech(UK) are considered to be highly credible and readily accepted by industry . Best part is beauty professionals with such certification are highly respected and command better price in market. Goes without saying that such certification are valid even when you apply for VISA to work as professional overseas.
So don’t just PAY to get your certificate EARN it and have a prosperous career!!!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Why beauty career is right for teenagers!!

Mentality:

Teenage is always the right age to decide on choice of career. When I mention teen it is in fact not 18+ when most of them start thinking of what to do, I  meant 13 years of age. Yes that’s right!! Once inclination or orientation should be clear or discovered right at the age of 13-14 .It would save great deal of anxiety later as one approach 16years.

Most of parents/teenagers follow a certain mentality ,i.e if once you secure distinction one should take science a little below i.e first class we need to go for commerce side and anything below that should take Arts or any other discipline. Most of them do not know what to do next. They postpone their decision of career choice until graduation is over. I would like to mention  here that majority of them fail to map core personality triads/competencies  of an individual with the discipline they choose to graduate from.

How to choose career:

While choosing career following should be considered

  • What Industry /Sector one should be joining
  • What functional role would one want to play at the starting stage of career and where would one like to see oneself after 10-15 years in the same industry

Industry growth
Choice of industry  should be determined by the current industry(sector) growth rate as well as its potential to grow in the next 15-20 years. Goes without saying that higher the growth of that sector/industry higher would be ones remuneration.

Here beauty industry score way above most of the industry with a phenomenal 20-40 percent growth depending  on which spectrum of beauty industry is being considered whether it is beauty cosmetic products we are referring to or beauty and wellness service industry. Only other industry which has higher growth rate is healthcare .

Role/function
Having witnessed  the phenomenal growth story of beauty sector in the last decade which had largely been unorganized growth, coming decade would see explosion of organized player in this industry bringing in international expertise(know how) namely  products , technologies , services, training and marketing insights.

This also means that if one decides to take a plunge into this beauty industry it does not mean one would remain only a hairdresser, makeup artist or a beauty therapist(where emphasis is more on skill).  It means there are plethora of functional role one could take up  as in any other sector like marketing, administration, training, franchise management, supply chain management, product consultant, product or service research  etc. It is just a matter of time when we would see diplomas degrees and management program revolving round beauty to build expertise as mentioned above.

I have no doubt when I state that beauty industry would do to our country what IT industry has done till date. Contribute largely to GDP of our country and even better build many entrepreneurs.

Thus beauty industry would empower many more lives than one could ever imagine.

I would like to end my article on a note that as long as human being stays in a civilized society and Beauty industry is bound to grow. Write your future today.

Welcome to a beautiful career!!!.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Salon Graduate Program Launch 2012