‘Beauty Culture’ Career Course after 12th.

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For centuries, women have been using varieties of natural herbs to enhance their beauty and personality. Primarily, they give importance to those parts of the body that are openly visible; like hair, eyes, eyelashes, eyebrows, face, nails of fingers and toes, etc. They use haldi as a face mask, nail paints, mehendi for hands and hair, make-up, and ornaments of all kinds so that they look beautiful and attractive. The trend is continued in modern times as well.

The main objective of imparting skills and knowledge to aspirants attending this course is to help them getting employment as beauticians. The added benefit is that along with working with giants in the salon industry, these trainees can also start their own parlours. The number of girls – educated or not much educated – who are attending such courses is increasing day by day. It only goes to show the popularity of this profession. According to FICCI report, beauty and wellness is an 11,000-crore industry and constantly growing at a rate of 30-35% annually. Further, due to new scientific development, professionals in this field are generating revenues in the larger order. There is huge demand of professionals in this field, not only in India but in many developing countries.

Course on Beauty Culture after 10+2
Course on Beauty Culture after 10+2

The trainees are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body besides personality grooming. They are given basic skills in hair cutting and styling, removing unwanted hair through various ways, face and scalp massaging, shampooing, colouring of hair, make-up, and several other things related to hair dressing and beauty.

Eligibility criteria:

10+2 or equivalent

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Usually these are short-term courses (6 to 12 months), and duration may vary with institutes.
  • Diploma/Advance Diploma: Cosmetology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Professional Make-up
  • Spa Therapy
  • Hair Designing
  • Beauty Culture

Job Profile:

  • Cosmetologist
  • Beauty therapist
  • Beauty consultant
  • Hair-stylist
  • Make-up artist
  • Mehendi expert
  • Make-up artist
  • Spa and aroma therapist
  • Nail artist
  • Nutritionist and dietician
  • Entrepreneur

Professional Institutes:

  1. VLCC Institute of Beauty & Nutrition, Delhi, Web: www.vlccinstitute.com
  2.  International Women Polytechnic, New Delhi, Web: https://www.iwpindiaonline.com/
  3.  Eves Beauty Parlour and Academy, Delhi, Web: www.evesbeauty.com

Diploma Course in Cosmetology and Beauty Culture

Listed below are the diploma courses with eligibility criteria, fees and duration: 

CollegeCourse Name & DurationEligibility
ISAS International Beauty SchoolDiploma in Cosmetology – 6 monthsCandidates passed in Class 10+2 are eligible 
JD Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore, Mumbai, New DelhiDiploma in Hair Styling, Diploma in Professional Makeup – 1 monthNot Available
Lakme AcademyBasic and Advanced Course in Makeup – 1 month- 2 monthsCandidates passed class 10th are eligible
VLCC Institute of Beauty and NutritionAdvance Diploma in Aesthetics – 184 hoursCandidates passed class 12th are eligible
VLCC Institute of Beauty and NutritionAdvance Diploma in Laser Aesthetics – 120 hoursCandidates passed in class 12th are eligible 
Orane International DelhiDiploma in Beauty Culture, Hair Design, Spa Therapy, Body TherapyCandidates passed in class 10th or 12th are eligible 
Tulip InternationalDiploma In Massage & Spa Therapy – 2.5 months(Fees – INR 19,990)No specific education required

Certificate Courses in Cosmetology and Beauty Culture

The short-term certificate courses in cosmetology and beauty culture are as listed below: 

CollegeCourse Name and DurationEligibility
National Institute of AyurvedaCertificate Course on Training for Beauty Care in Ayurveda – 36 hours (The course fee is Rs 8000)Candidates passed at least class 12th or equivalent
Pearl Academy (Delhi, Noida and Mumbai)Professional Certificate Program in Fashion Media Makeup – 11 months Candidates passed at least 10+2 or equivalent exam
Orane InternationalCertificate course in the professional make-up – 1 monthCandidates passed at least class 10th 
Orane InternationalCertificate in Advanced Hair Designing – 2 months Candidates should have completed a basic certificate in Hair Designing

Postgraduate Course in Cosmetology and Beauty Culture

The ISAS International Beauty School also offers following postgraduate courses in Cosmetology 

  • Masters Program In Cosmetology – Two-years programme
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cosmetology – One-year programme


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