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Want to be a hairstylist?

Hairstylists are high on demand in India.

education Updated: Apr 30, 2016 18:28 IST
Rozelle Laha
A model has her hair and make up done backstage during Kazakhstan Fashion Week in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
A model has her hair and make up done backstage during Kazakhstan Fashion Week in Almaty, Kazakhstan.(REUTERS)

Life is too short to have boring hair! Indeed so. Hair trends and hairstyles thrive on the changing lifestyle of a person. While celebrity hairstyles are copied by millions, others want to work out their own, unique and individual styles.

With the increasing number of fashion weeks in the country, there is a high demand for professionals in the field who can ideate hairstyles at the drop of a hat.

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Apart from being able to giving a head wash, haircut and blow dry, a hairstylist should also be able to do hair rebonding, hair highlights and colouring, hair tattoos, and temporary hair extensions.

“Hairstyles are like fashion trends that change from time to time. Salons train their own stylists to be able to keep pace with the changes in the industry. Sometimes, hair product companies pick and choose employees from salon chains to train them on using their products,” says Arvind Kumar, hairstylist at Affinity Salon, New Delhi. Enrolling in a beauty or hair design school can help you hone your skills.

A professional hairstylist can earn anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000, depending on years of experience and qualification.