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What do I need to start a hair course In India?

Updated: Jul 27

What you need to start a hair course will depend on the level of the course you want to follow. The course requiring the lowest level of school education is the Certificate Course. To start a Diploma Course, you will need to have Class 10. To start an Advanced Course, you will need to have Class 12 or finish a Diploma course.


In India, the lowest level of school education you need to start a hair course is also called minimum education or eligibility criteria.

It lists the minimum level of education needed to enroll in a hair course in India, and has the IHB Education logo also.
Minimum Education Guide to Join Hair Schools in India

Whatever the lowest level of school education they ask for, there are also other things like the jobs you can get and the course fees to think about when you select a good hair course. Our full Hair Course guide will help you with this.


The table below will help you know the lowest level of school education for different levels of hair courses.

This table is a good guide from experts in the hair and beauty industry, showing you the minimum education you will need to handle the different hair courses. But it is not a fixed or absolute guideline.


*There are some courses like Advanced Certificate or Professional Certificate, which you can start after you finish the Certificate course.


At IHB, we take different lowest level of school education for different hair courses.


A quick guide to the different minimum education requirements to start different levels of IHB courses, along with the IHB logo and telephone number.
Minimum Education to Start Different Levels of IHB Courses

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*Then you can get more details about the lowest level of school education you need to join IHB courses.


Remember! When you are looking online for what you need to start a hair course, don’t be confused if you see the words ‘eligibility criteria’ or ‘minimum education’. They have the same meaning as the lowest level of school education.


For students who have only finished Class 7 or 8:

  • You can easily join a Certificate hair course

  • You will get training on extra skills like communication while doing the course

  • Extra skills will help you find a good job in the industry after finishing the course

  • Extra skills will help you be on the same level as students who finished Class 10 or Class 12