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School of Beauty and Wellness

The health, beauty and wellness Industry in India is now at an all-time high, twice as fast as that of the US and European markets. In India, the Industry is growing at a CAGR of 18.6 %. The sector is thriving on the increasing section of affluent and middle-class population that has started considering beauty and wellness as a necessity. Moreover, the increased emphasis on a holistic wellbeing with people’s desire to look good and young are other motivators for the industry. The rejuvenation segment is no longer perceived as a mere luxury service but it is now acknowledged as an essential tool to de-stress. A KPMG Wellness Sector report projected that the size of India’s beauty and wellness market would nearly double to Rs 80,370 cr by 2017-18 from Rs 41,224 cr in 2012-13.

However, the major challenges faced by the Indian Wellness domain on the skill development front are in terms of the inadequate availability of training infrastructure, standardized training curriculum (especially at the entry level), the absence of quality trainers in sufficient numbers, easier financial access to outcome-linked skills training initiatives, as also a general misplaced notion about the benefits of vocational training. Matters have not been helped by the fact that the Wellness domain in India is still largely unorganized and fragmented, with a very limited number of companies in the organized space having a pan-India presence. The talent deficit poses extreme threat to the growth and expansion of the whole beauty and wellness industry.

The Beauty & Wellness sector has emerged as a leading employment creator in the last decade. Globalisation and lifestyle changes have created opportunities for rapid expansion and growth of this sector. As per the report by Global Hospitality Consultant HVS, India was listed as one of the top 20 Spa countries worldwide. The Ayurveda, Medical Spas, Spa rejuvenation centers are estimated to contribute over 30 percent of the total income in the tourism industry. India is currently the 10th fastest growing market globally in in this sector and the industry is growing at a CAGR of 18.6 %.

Employment in the Beauty and Wellness sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20%, with 23% in organised and 15% in unorganized segments. With shift in focus towards quality of service, the industry has been looking to hire skilled labor to sustain growth. The fitness segment is expecting a CAGR of 19% with 22 % in organized and 15 % in unorganized sector. Beauty products and counter sales sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20%, with 24% in organized and 17% in unorganized sector .Slimming segment is expecting a CAGR of 22% with 29% in organized sector and 17% in unorganized sector. Rejuvenation is expected to have the largest growth at 30 CAGR with 34% in organized and 27% in unorganized sector.

The School of Beauty & Wellness aims to create a talent pool for this sector at all levels. The School of Beauty & Wellness will offer a range of Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs in line with the industry requirement. The curriculum has been designed in consultation with the industry to ensure that the students are job ready and employable on completion of the course. The programs being offered by the University are:-

Diploma Programs

Diploma in Hair Stylist

Eligibility: 12th Pass
Fee: INR 75,000 /-
Duration: 1 year

Diploma in Beauty Advisor

Eligibility: 12th Pass
Fee: INR 75,000 /-
Duration: 1 year

Certificate Program

Certificate in Assistant Beauty Therapist

Eligibility: 10th Pass
Fee: INR 30,000 /-
Duration: 6 months

Certificate in Pedicure Manicure

Eligibility: 10th Pass
Fee: INR 30,000 /-
Duration: 6 months

Certificate in International Beauty Therapist

Eligibility: 10th Pass
Fee: INR 30,000 /-
Duration: 6 months

Certificate in Beauty Therapist (Coming Soon)

Duration: 3 months

In the past five years, there has been a huge shift in the way service industries have been functioning. Beauty and Wellness is the fastest growing industry. As a result, the competition is high, which means the salaries are also improving in the industry.
Taking this course will allow a student to further his or her understanding of modern trends, applications, and business management skills for the industry.

Erich Salon & Training Academy on Campus
Symbiosis Skills & Open University has collaborated with Enrich Salons & Academy for providing hands on training to the students. Enrich Salon & Training Academy has been set up on the University campus to provide students a live environment to work. The students will also be given an opportunity to do internships at various Enrich Salons in Pune & Mumbai. Qualified trainers from Enrich Salons will also be conducting practical training for the student at the University campus.