Interview with Successful Beautician

Presently beautician has become one of the most chosen careers by girls and women in Nepal. Beautician is a competitive and highly skill-oriented career. The interested women are engaged in the field of the beauty parlor, making it one of the most flourishing women entrepreneur option, EVER. This can be seen in the valley where we will find some form of beauty parlor every 200 meters!

To know the beautician career in detail, we interviewed the professional with the experience of more than 10 years. DILASHA BELBASE, from Gatthaghar-Bhaktapur, has been working as a professional Beautician since 2005 A.D. Recently, she is running the ‘Professional Beauty Training Center’ in Gatthaghar. She is conducting a basic level as well as advanced level training in different shifts. Besides training, she is also providing the beauty services to the customer regarding hair styling, facials, hair straightening, threading and also selling beauty products.

Here is the interview that we took with her:
What is a beautician according to you?

A beautician is a person whose job is giving people beauty treatments such as doing their nails, treating their skin, and putting on their make-up. They mainly work in the face of a customer and improve its appearance. Beautician plays a very important role to prepare you to be presentable for your specials occasions.

How did you start your career in beautician?

First of all, I took the basic beautician training and took the advanced level training in ITC (International Training Center). As I was a  very fast learner amongst many girls that too the training, I got an opportunity to work as a senior teacher in ITC  Koteshwor, Kathmandu. Simultaneously, I also took the training from ‘Habib Hair and Beauty. After that, I attended the training of ‘Ruby Rana’ which helped me to learn more in the field of the beauty parlor.

What are the main responsibilities of beautician?

The beautician has a lot of responsibilities for enhancing beauty in maintaining customer relationship. Here are the main responsibilities of beautician career.

  1. Facial services
  2. Hairstyle services
  3. Nail services
  4. Complete bridal makeup services

Along with the above tasks, a beautician has to keep in mind the following things:
• Attend seminars and training for further development and to enhance one’s knowledge about beauty services
• Maintain a cheerful and warm disposition in dealing with customers at all times.
• Show the right values towards customers.
• Always available to attend to the needs of customers.
• Be updated with the latest trends in beauty services and technology.
• Aim to satisfy every customer.
• Maintain cleanliness and observe proper hygiene.
• Prepares celebrities for their movies, serials or shows.
• Advise customers about how to take good care of their appearance in everyday life.

What are the requirements to be a successful beautician amidst all the competition?

In order to be the successful beautician, an advanced training course is the most. One can take the advanced course after completing the basic one. Advance training is estimated for 6-7 months but sometime it may take even more than that estimation. It depends on interest and learning ability of the trainees. If the trainees want to be more specialized in the particular field, they can take the extra training sessions. Although the advance course is enough to be the competitive beautician and also regular practice is most essential.

Who offered the beautician training?

CTEVT and private institute offered the training.

What is the education requirement to be the beautician?

Beautician is all about art, interest, and dedication. There is no specific education required. However, some basic level of education is required as there are some theoretical parts too.


Is there is the free training course for beautician?

EVENT organizes the free course every year through CTEVT with an aim to help marginalized the people. This program is handled by CTEVT with the help of EDUCATION MINISTRY under Nepal Government. This training is conducted for 3 months providing all the materials and free lunch. After the completion of this training, the students have to give an exam. If they passed, they are provided with the certificate of Level 1.


How one can become the professional trainer in the field of beautician?

Level 1 and level 2 are two different examinations taken by CTEVT. One can take a level 2 examination only after 1 year of passing level 1. Practical questions given for level 2 examinations are comparatively very difficult than that of level 1. After passing that examination, they need to take TOT (Training of trainers). After that one can work as a professional beautician trainer.

How much does it cost to take training in a private institute?

Cost depends on the reputation of parlor and location. In average, a complete the basic training costs Rs (15,000 – 20,000) whereas advance training can cost approximately Rs (20,000 – 25,000).


What are the possible employers for beautician?

The beauty parlor is the major one to provide job opportunity to work as an assistant beautician. And also, salon, cosmetic shop and training center are the others. One can be self-employed, establish own parlor as well. Besides that, they can work as a make- up artist, skin specialist, and so on.

What is the beautician job demand in the market?

There is a high demand for beautician. If you are really interested in the field of beautifying and you have good skills, then go ahead, there is a very high chance of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

 

We would like to thank Mrs. Bilasa Belbase for managing her time and cooperating with us.

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