Pedicure Specialist

Manicure Specialist

Manicure & Pedicure Therapist

Minimum ? Preferably 5th standard pass

Certified training for Pedicurist and Manicurist (programme aligned to BWS/Q0102 released by Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Pedicurist and Manicurist is expected to perform include:Applying basics of manicure and pedicure

Maintaining health, safety and hygiene

Providing services of pedicure and manicure while performing other assisting services

Knowledge of nail growth process like nail formation, growth rate, factors affecting growth, nail thickness, etc.Well-versed with different types of manicure and pedicure tools and equipment like nail clipper, buffer and their application

Proficient in identifying treatable nail and skin conditions like weak, dry, brittle and ridged nails, etc.Well-versed with adaptation of manicure and pedicure services to suit different clients

Knowledge of different nail shapes like hook, spoon, fan, etc.Well-versed with bones, muscle and blood circulation in hand, foot, lower arm and lower leg

Proficient in applying nail finishes in the range and removing nail polish

Knowledge of the structure and function of the skin like dermis, epidermis, etc.

Not applicable

Good communication skills

Good hand-eye co-ordination


Pleasing personality



It needs one to be on their toes Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Travelling maybe 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 is not 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 acetone, dibutyl phthalate, etc.Occupational hazards include lower back problems, shoulder problems, neck problems, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 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 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 the 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 a Pedicurist and Manicurist 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