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Aesthetician

Aliases: Skin Specialist, Cosmetologist, Beautician

Industry/Sector(s): Beauty and Wellness


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks an Aesthetician is expected to perform include:
  • Performing various treatments and services like electrotherapy, micro-dermabrasion​, cosmetic skin peel and skin needling, etc. ​
  • Removing unwanted hair by electrical epilation
  • Performing laser and light treatment for skin rejuvenation services
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need to handle a team of professionals and helpers ​
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/ 6 days a week and 8/9 hours every day. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be available​
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • ​​Preferably, 12th
  • ​Certified training for Aesthetician (programme aligned to BWS/Q0106​ released by Beauty and Wellness Skill Sector Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to prepare and maintain the work area 
  • Proficient in performing electrotherapy and understanding the object ​of the treatment
  • Competent​ to perform services like micro-dermabrasion​, epilation, cosmetic skin peel, cosmetic skin needling, micro pigmentation, removing or fading pigments or ​tattoo using Q-switched laser, etc. 
  • Proficient in performing body electrotherapy, advanced electrical techniques​, ​​laser and light treatments, cosmetic radio frequency treatments, etc. 
  • Knowledge to carry out skin sensitivity tests such​​ as tactile test, thermal test, record results, etc. ​
  • Experienced in promoting and selling products 
  • Knowledge of dermatology and physiology of ​ageing
  • ​Knowledge of principles and practice of skin therapies
  • Knowledge of basic ailments, contraindications, cont​ractions, treatment plans, etc. 
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • ​Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Communication skills
  • Diploma in beauty therapy or certificate holder of Level 5 Beauty Therapist
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools and colleges across India​

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

​http://www.dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/CITSCourses/BeautyandWellness/CITSCosmetology.pdf​

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3
Salon Manager
          ↑
Senior Aesthetician → Entrepreneur​​
          ↑
Aesthetician
The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For candidates with experience –  Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change​

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 5 years of work experience in a professional salon is required​

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 5
  • ​Salons
  • Spas
  • Hotels
KEYWORDS 
  • ​Skin Specialist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Beautician
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 

StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20155142.0105​Aesthetician
ISCO 20085141​Beauticians and Related Workers
NIC 200896020Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
QP ReferenceBWS/Q0106Aesthetician​
NSQFLevel 6Not available

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