Hair Dressing, Make-up Artist, Beauty Advisor, Beautician, Assistant Beautician

Minimum ? Preferably 8th standard pass

Certified training for Assistant Beautician (programme aligned to BWS/Q0101 released by Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council)

Not applicable

The tasks an Assistant Beautician is expected to perform include:Performing basic epilation, manicure, pedicure and basic face care services

Assisting the Beautician in providing advanced services

Assisting in maintaining the salon ambience

Performing other jobs like selling salon retail products

Knowledge of types of products, materials and equipment required for various treatments

Well-versed with the distinction between sterilization, disinfection and application

Knowledge of different types of sterilizing and disinfecting equipment/products available and their correct usage like boiling, baking, steaming, etc.Adept with different types and effects of skin warming devices

Proficient in identifying erythema and its causes

Knowledge of different types of masks and their effects on the skin

Knowledge of time intervals for facial and bleach treatment

Proficient in hair removal methods like sugaring, tweezing, shaving, etc. and their effects

Not applicable

Effective communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills Customer-oriented

Good grooming habits


It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Travelling is a part of the job

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from salon to salon

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to chemicals like formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, inhalation of solvents, exposure to hot wax, steaming machines, etc.Occupational hazards include allergies, burns, body ache, fatigue, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Beauty & Wellness Sector in India

India is currently the 10th fastest growing market globally in Beauty & Wellness sector. In the Beauty and Wellness industry, only 20% to 30% of the total market share is controlled by the organized players. The rest of the market is unorganized and fragmented with the presence of small and regional players. As per the report by Global Hospitality Consultant HVS, India was listed as one of the top 20 spa countries worldwide. Moreover, Ayurveda, MedSpa, Natural and Resort based Spa rejuvenation centres are estimated to contribute over 30% of the total income in the tourism industry.

Skill Gap of Beauty & Wellness Sector

According to National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) studies, India is likely to face a combined incremental manpower shortage of 347 million by 2022 in 20 identified high growth sectors, the informal segment and the infrastructure arena. In case of the wellness sector, the skill gap study also suggests a likely shortage of 545,000 beauticians alone by 2022.

Given the stupendous growth of the Indian wellness sector in the past three years, it is believed that the actual shortage of skilled manpower is going to be far more than the ICRA projection unless current measures are speeded up. In 2011, a PwC study had projected that the wellness services sector would face a shortage of 600,000 skilled personnel by 2016. It had also said the number of people employed in the sector could treble from the current one million by 2015.

Future Trends of Beauty & Wellness Sector in India

The wellness industry is expected to cross 1 trillion INR by 2015, marking a significant milestone for this sector in India. The industry is also expected to grow at CAGR of 15-17%. This means that in future, there is going to be a continuous and increasing demand for this job role. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities for an Assistant Beautician across towns and cities in India.

Self-employed Salons across India

Beauty and wellness centres across India

Towns and cities across India

VLCC Institute

Madhavkunj Apartment, 'A' Wing 270, 1st floor S. V. Patel Road, Borivali West, Mumbai 400 092Tel: 022-32198200 / 32198201

Exclusive Salon and Makeup Studio

A-42, Chander Nagar, Near A-Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi ? 110058, Tel: +91-11-25573769

Indus Integrated Information Management Limited

BE-103, 1st floor, Sector ? 1, Salt lake City, Kolkata ? 700064, Tel: +91-33-23370253


Net Services India Pvt Ltd24/1-4, 9th cross, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase, Bengaluru ? 560078, Tel: +91-80-44504450 /

Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Ltd1st Floor, Nimbus Centre, Oberoi Complex, Off New Link Road, SAB TV Lane, Andheri (W), Mumbai ? 400053, Tel: +91-22-40095000

LTA School of Beauty

Team India Career hub, Samana Press Building, Sector 30A, Sanpada Road, Near Inorbit Mall, opp. Vashi Station, Vashi - Navi Mumbai Ph: 91-22-61589999 #

Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies901-903 International Trade Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi - 110019 Ph: +00 91 11-49000999