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Pedicurist and Manicurist

Aliases: Beautician, Nail Technician, Pedicurist, Manicurist

Industry/Sector(s): Beauty and Wellness


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

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
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 3, 5
  • It requires physical activity
  • Need not handle a team​
  • Travelling may be a part of the job​
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available​
  • Work from home option is not available
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?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 5th
  • Certified training for Pedicurist and Manicurist (programme aligned to BWS/Q0402 released by Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • 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.
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
  • Customer-oriented
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • VLCC Institute
    http://vlccinstitute.com/contact.aspx

     
  • Princess School of Beauty Culture and Salon
    http://www.beautyandhairtraining.com/services
     
  • Enrich Salons and Academy
    http://www.enrichsalon.com/courses/hands-and-feet-care-b002/
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.beautyandhairtraining.com/services

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 2

Pedicurist and Manicurist → Assistant Beautician → Beautician → Senior Beautician → Beauty Head

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For new entrants - Rs 8,000 to Rs 16,500 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 0-12 months of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4
  • Self-employed
  • Salons across India
  • Beauty and Wellness centres across India
KEYWORDS 
  • Beautician
  • Pedicure Specialist
  • Manicure Specialist
  • Manicure & Pedicure Therapist
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20155142.0201Pedicurist and Manicurist
ISCO 20085141Beauticians and Related Workers
NIC 200896020Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
QP ReferenceBWS/Q0402Pedicurist and Manicurist
NSQF3Not available
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