Beauty and Wellness


The beauty and grooming industry in the country is booming, owing to the growing desire among both men and women to look stylish and feel good. Emerging consumerism, urbanization and increasing disposable income are also few factors driving this industry.

Beauty & Wellness has 5 sub-segments:  Salons & Beauty Center, Rejuvenation, Fitness & Slimming, Alternate Therapy & Treatment, and Product Consultation & Counter Sales.

According to a joint study by FICCI & PwC, of the entire wellness industry, Beauty Care would continue to dominate with almost 50% market share, followed by Alternate Therapy. A KPMG Wellness Report estimates that workforce requirements in the beauty and salon segment will grow from 3.4 million in 2013 to 12.1 million in 2022.

Apart from local, stand-alone beauty parlours, the industry also has reputed market players like Naturals, Lakme Salon, YLG, VLCC, Four Fountain Spa, trichology chain Richfeel, with a national presence. With a high demand job sector, and with adequate training and hard work, the young generation can build a successful and lucrative career in the Beauty and Wellness industry.

Our partner, Godrej, has a unique strategy for sustainability – the Good and Green Initiative. The strategy aims at a more inclusive, greener India that aligns growth with social and environmental impact. Godrej aspires to create a more employable Indian workforce, innovate products to address social issues and march towards a sustainable future.

Godrej is focused to diminish the factors constraining the growth of the nation; and is ensuring employability of the youth by training, resource conservation by carbon neutrality and creating cost effective environment friendly products.

One of the key programmes in line with the initiative is SALONi, which trains rural and urban women in beauty, skin and hair care. This equips the women develop skills to work independently, or at salons. The SALONi programme has been instrumental in enhancing employability since its inception in 2012.

For more information on the Good and Green Initiative, click here.

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In the Beauty and Wellness Sector, an Assistant Beautician provide various types of beauty services in salons and spas.

An Assistant Beautician provides basic beauty services like epilation, manicure, pedicure, and basic skin care services. They must be able to assist the Beautician or the Beauty Therapist to provide advanced beauty care to customers.

 An assistant beautician can also be trained as an Assistant Hair Stylist. An Assistant Hair Stylist prepares customers for hair styling by shampooing and conditioning customer’s hair. An Assistant Hair Stylist must possess knowledge of blow drying hair and providing basic haircut services along with helping the Hair Stylist to provide advanced hair services to customers. They must also possess good hand and eye coordination and attention to the detail while providing services. They must be aware of the health, hygiene and safety of the customers at the salon in order to reduce potential risks to themselves and others.

An Assistant Beautician is also trained to provide pedicure and manicure services in a salon. A Pedicurist and Manicurist performs beauty services for the feet and hands. A Pedicurist and Manicurist must have the knowledge of the basics of cleaning feet and hands, shaping and beautifying the nails of toes and fingers. They must prepare and maintain work area in a professional manner. They must be aware of the health, hygiene and safety of the customers at the salon in order to reduce potential risks to themselves and others.

Assistant Beauticians must also have knowledge of various beauty products like facial products, makeup products, hair products and body products. They must assist in maintaining the salon ambience and selling products retailed by the salon. They must be proficient in communicating with customers about beauty products and beauty services and other beauty therapies offered by the salon.

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