If you love giving people a ­makeover, the career of a ­hairstylist could be just right for you and if you are really good at it, you might rub ­shoulders with the rich and famous. The job involves advising people on the current hair trends. It requires creativity and ­ability to visualise which ­hairstyle may suit a person on a particular occasion. A top stylist has sound knowledge of modern hair management techniques and makes sure the clients get the best results where their looks are concerned.
Most branded ­hairstylists recruit trained people. One should start by joining a ­professional academy and then get attached to a noted ­hairstylist for a year or so. After that, one needs to decide whether to stay or go solo.
A trained hairstylist can work for TV channels, ad ­agencies, and in theatre and films. Fashion houses and ­photography ­agencies also require their services. Some of the major parlours are Habib’s, Elle Passion Academy, etc.
One has to be passionate and dedicated. Whatever you learn at school... even basic science helps, and the rest is creativity. One should have good management skills besides knowing the art of hairstyling
Rs. I take home
One can start with a ‘branded’ hairstylist and earn Rs. 20,000. After about three years in the ­industry, the salary at a good salon can go up to Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 40,000
I love my job because...
It’s all about hard work and passion. If you want to be famous you need to be creative. Sound knowledge of modern hair management techniques is a must