Hair styling and hair management are two essential aspects for looking your best. Styling your hair is necessary not only for fashion but also in the regular course of your life. Only a hair expert can style your hair according to its texture and your personality. To become an expert in hair management and hair styling, special professional courses have been introduced in various institutes across the country. Generally, it is the youth who are part of the hair styling & management lessons offered in the institutes, but age is not a bar and anybody with a love and passion on the subject can be part of theses short term and long term courses of study.
Streams / Branches - Courses in hair styling teach a student about haircutting, hair trimming, hair drying, hair brushing, hair combing, hair coloring, hair straightening and hair curling. The course also teaches a student to decide on the hair and scalp treatment of people depending on their hair quality and lifestyle. It is however important to mention here that it is not a degree but a love for fashion that will make a good hairstylist.
Who can opt for this course – A student who has successfully completed his 10+2 school board examination is eligible to seek admission to a course in hair styling or hair management.
When to start the preparation - There is no fixed age or time to start preparations for hair styling. A creative bent of mind is necessary; a student can learn by watching hair styling videos on television when he is small or grown up.
Type of Exams for Eligibility - Any institute that offers a course in hairstyling or hair management will judge a student’s ability by knowing about his enthusiasm to learn the subject on a professional level. Very few institutes conduct entrance tests for admission to this course of study. To appear in a common aptitude test, a student will have to learn about the various technologies involved in hairstyling and practice different styles of hairdo.
Best universities, institutions and colleges - Listed below are the best institutes in India that provide courses on hair styling:
- Habib’s Hair Academy located in New Delhi
- Shahnaz Husain’s Women’s World International located in New Delhi
- Emeralde International Institute of Hair and Beauty located in Mumbai
- Eves Beauty Parlor and Academy located in New Delhi
- Spratt Academy of Hair Design located in Bangalore
- Alps Academy of Hair Designing and Beauty located in New Delhi and Gurgaon
How to prepare - Reading fashion magazines, checking the internet on the latest introduction in the field of hairstyling, keeping track of the latest fashion and practicing different methods of hairdo and hair treatment are the best ways to prepare for a course in hairstyling and hair management.
What are the prospects / future - A hairstylist is employed in various sectors like the fashion industry, the hotel industry, the beauty industry or the film industry. For example, all modeling agencies have their own hair stylists. Similarly, deluxe hotels employ hair stylists in their respective salons. A qualified hairstylist can open his own beauty treatment centre as well.