9 Must-Ask Questions Before Choosing a Hair Course in India
Don't waste your money on a course that doesn't convert to a good salary in your career!
Now you can have a very successful career as a hairstylist or hairdresser in the beauty industry in India because it is a very large industry. Because hairstyling or hairdressing is one of the most important areas of this industry, there are so many different types of jobs you can get.
The Indian Beauty and Salon Industry is valued at ₹20,000 Crore. So there will be many different opportunities for you in salons, beauty parlors, and all kinds of beauty-related businesses.
The chance to grow and get promoted in your job and the amount of the salaries, are higher now in India than in the past. This means you will have a good career in the industry and have many chances whether you are in Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhopal, or anywhere in India.
But to have a good career as a hair stylist or hairdresser you need to have the best practical skills and theory knowledge. You also need work experience.
The way to get a higher salary and to get promoted is to improve your skills and knowledge.
To get the best practical skills and theory knowledge, the most important thing is to do a good hair course.
But before you start a course, the most important thing is to select a good hair course for your exact requirement.
So we are going to talk about 9 important questions you should definitely answer when you are going to select a hair course from a good hair school or hair academy.
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What do I need to start a hair course?
When you are going to select a hair course, it is important to think about the lowest level of school education (eligibility criteria) that you have.
You should think about whether your lowest level of school education is equal to what the hair school is asking for.
In India, a hair school will look for Class 7 or Class 8 for you to start a Certificate Course.
To do a Diploma Course, a hair school will look for Class 10 or Class 12.
To do an Advanced Diploma Course, a hair school will usually check if you have done a Diploma Course in hair or beauty.
How much is a hair course?
When you are going to select a hair course, you should think about your budget. Think about how much money you have to spend for the course. Or think about how much money your parents are willing to spend on the course.
You should think about whether your budget meets the cost of a hair course.
In India, the average course fee range for a Certificate hair course is between INR 4,000 to INR 20,000.
The average course fee range for a Diploma hair course in India is usually between INR 25,000 to INR 80,000.
The average course fee range for an Advanced Diploma hair course in India is usually between INR 50,000 to INR 150,000.
*In the course fees range we have given, small hair schools and public colleges will charge near the lower side. Big and famous hair schools and hair academies will charge near the higher side.
Some of the hair schools will charge higher than what we have shown. But usually, the higher the price of a course, the better the quality of the course.
How long is a hair course?
When you are going to select a hair course, it is important to think about the time you have to do the course.
You should think about your responsibilities (family, work, college, etc.) and whether your schedule will fit the time period of the hair course.
The time to finish a Certificate hair course in India is usually from 10 days to 1 month.
The time to finish a Diploma hair course in India is usually between 3 months and 6 months.
The time to finish an Advanced Diploma hair course in India is usually 8 months.
How to join a hair course?
When you are going to start a hair course, you should think about the different ways you can join.
Different hair schools and different hair courses, will have different ways for you to join.
In India, you can usually join a hair course by calling the hair school, by filling a form online, or by visiting their office.
What are the different types of hair courses?
You should look at the different types of hair courses that hair schools have, when you are going to select a hair course.
Think about what you like to do, whether it is hair colouring or cutting, or something else. Because in short-term certificate courses, one course will only cover one area. Full certificate courses will usually cover more areas.
Also, think about your skill and experience level. You should select a different type of course if you are a beginner than if you are experienced and you want to refresh your memory and skills.
There are many different types of hair courses under Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma levels.
What are the subjects in the hair course?
It is important to think about the different subjects that are there in the hair course syllabus, when you are going to select a hair course.
Think about whether the hair course has the subjects that you like to do and like to specialize in. For example: long hair design, head massage, gent’s haircutting, etc.
What are the jobs I can get after doing a hair course?
You should think about the kind of jobs you can get and also what jobs you like to do, when you are going to select a hair course.
There are different jobs you can get depending on the kind of hair course you do and the level of the course (Certificate, Diploma, etc.).
Some of the jobs you can do:
Hair Stylist or Hairdresser at Hair Salon
Celebrity Hair Stylist
Open your own salon
Salon Sales Consultant
Cruise Ship Stylist
Trainer or Educator
Fashion or Film Stylist
Hair Care Company Sales Consultant
What is the salary of a hair stylist or hairdresser in India?
It is important to know the average salary of a hair stylist or hairdresser in India, when you are going to select a hair course.
The salary of a new hair stylist or hairdresser in India is usually between INR 10,000 and INR 16,500 per month.
*This is if they have a good Diploma from a respected hair school
This is the average salary for a hair stylist or hairdresser for different levels of hair courses.
The salary will be higher when you get more experience and learn new hair and beauty skills.
Are there payment plans for hair courses?
You can check whether a hair course has payment plans, when you are going to select a hair course.
This will help you to see how you can pay the course fees without any problem.
Different hair schools will have different types of payment plans. Some will give you an installment payment plan where you can pay at different times during the course, without having to pay the full course fees in the beginning.
Some hair schools will also give you a student loan facility, which you can get when you are starting a hair course.