By Dr. Bharti Taneja, Cosmetologist & Founder of Bharti Taneja’s Alps Beauty Group
When it comes to unconventional and offbeat careers, a career in the beauty industry always tops the list. And why not? It is one career that promises you name, fame, success and money, if you are willing to work hard. All you need is a passionate heart, creative mind and strong will to give your best and you can touch sky in this profession.
A respectable career today
Gone are the days when beauty was looked down upon as a career for housewives or those who were unable to do anything else. Today, this profession commands respect and enjoys cult status, especially in the glamour world. Flip through any fashion or lifestyle magazine or watch any Bollywood movie or daily soaps, and you will realize how crucial is the role of a makeup expert, hairstylist or even skincare specialist in the glamour world. From fashion shows to beauty pageants, magazine cover shoots to wedding celebrations, and Bollywood to television, the demand for hair, makeup and skin professionals is ever growing.
It is one career that gives you the freedom to fly as far and high as you want. It gives you great flexibility of time and place. For example – you can work as a freelancer and decide your timings. You can work with any national or international brand and climb up the professional ladder. With so many international and homegrown makeup & skincare brands, there is no dearth of opportunities. You can work in popular salons and spas also. Moreover, it is one profession that gives you an opportunity to be your own boss (as a freelancer) or become a successful entrepreneur (salon owner).
Little or limited investment required
With little or limited investment you can either start your own salon from the comfort of your home or you can go big, take a franchise and become a successful entrepreneur. This flexibility of choice in terms of time, investment and scale of your business is something that perhaps no other profession offers. Plus, this profession never becomes monotonous. The creativity and close interaction with people will never let you feel bored. You can keep updating and growing your knowledge with new courses and technology to keep yourself update with the new trends.
Work abroad or Freelance
A profession that is recession-proof, it gives you the opportunity to work abroad as well. You can work with international skincare and makeup brands as a beauty professional or you can work in Hollywood or with major fashion brands as a makeup artist or hairstylist. The opportunities are unlimited. Your creativity and commitment can take you places in this field. An international career will give you great exposure and plenty of experience.
Nowadays, there has been a huge surge in the demand for a freelance makeup artist. Thanks to the opulent & magnificent Indian weddings, freelance makeup artists are now one of the most sought-after professionals in the beauty industry. From pre-wedding shoots to various wedding celebrations, a makeup artist has become a quintessential part of the Indian wedding industry. In fact, for other smaller events like birthday celebrations or anniversary parties, women are seeking the help of a makeup artist to look their best.
The double-digit growth of the beauty industry is also contributing to employment generation in the country. The tier 2 and tier 3 cities are coming up big in this regard. The network of salons and spas in expanding its footprints all over the country and this directly translates into more vacancies for beauty professionals. From 5-star hotels & resorts to big names in the salon business, as a beauty professional you can work at the best places in the country.
The profession of beauty is not just limited to makeup, skin care, and hair styling; Nail Art is also one of the significant parts of this ever-expanding industry. The growth of exclusive and uber-cool Nail bars or salons have opened a slew of opportunities for creative minds. From Nail extensions to Nail Art, there is so much exciting to do in this field.
If you wish to make a career in beauty, make sure you enroll for good courses at a reputed institute. Choose a reputed and well-established institute to strengthen your foundation as a beauty professional with their in-depth course content and years of experience in teaching. The experienced professional faculty at these institutes imparts the best knowledge and make sure you learn all the trick of the trades. AtBhartiTaneja’s Alps Academy, we offer courses that are a perfect amalgamation of theory and practical training. There are courses for beginners as well as professionals who wish to hone their skills. For those who desire an international career, we offer CIBTAC courses, under which students get UK-certified advanced technical training in India. Highest in beauty, CIBTAC certification is a specimen of one’s knowledge, expertise & talent as a skilled & committed beauty professional. We give plenty of opportunities for students to work on real-clients instead of dummies and internship at our salons. We also offer our students placement assistance.
This wide range of opportunities gives beauty profession a definite edge over others. So whether you want to be a freelance makeup artist or a salon professional or an entrepreneur, you are bound to find success in this exciting field with passion and hard work. After all, all that glitters is gold in the world of beauty.