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Beauty: Career ladder

An assistant starts at Rs 5,000 per month and a junior stylist can earn around Rs 10,000 plus 5-10% commission. Pluses & minuses | Institutes in Delhi
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2008 11:48 PM IST

Assistant
Pay: Up to Rs 5,000 per month depending on the salon, some pay nothing at all.

Junior Stylist
You get walk-in clients, who don’t have a preference for a stylist. Pay: Rs 10,000 plus 5-10% commission depending on the salon.

Stylist
You work on your own clients plus walk-ins. Pay: Rs 15,000-20,000 plus 10-15% commission depending on the salon.

Senior Stylist
You have your own set of clients. You also conduct in-house training for assistants. Pay: Rs 25-30,000 plus 30-40% commission for stylists with more than 6 years experience.

Salon director
You manage the salon and look after the welfare of staff. You conduct in-house training programmes. Pay: Rs 35-40,000 plus 40-50% commission. Along with the basic salary, senior hairstylists can earn at least a lakh per month.

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