Cosmetologist - How to become a Cosmetologist?


A Cosmetologist is a person who increases the beauty of his/her client. To work in this profession, cosmetologists need a license. Candidates, who wish to specialize in a particular area, must procure a license in that too. So, it is also important for a candidate to enroll in a recognized cosmetology school.

In a survey conducted in the year 2010, it was acknowledged that, there was as much as 9, 25, 400 cosmetologists in India. As a result, it is safe to say that Cosmetology is one of the best professions a person can choose.

There are many disciplines in cosmetology. They are:

  • Hairstyling
  • Electrology
  • Cosmetics
  • Skin care
  • Beauty therapy
  • Manicures/pedicures

There are many colleges in India and abroad that offers courses in Cosmetology. The details on how to become a cosmetologist are given below:

Qualifying exam

Candidates who would like to join a cosmetology program must have passed a licensed cosmetology school. They are required to pass a written examination which is conducted by the school of cosmetology.

Who is eligible to apply?

Candidates must be Indian citizens. They should be atleast 17 years at the time of applying for the course. The aspirants must have passed the qualifying exams or its equal from an accepted school of cosmetology. The training programs hairstyling and cosmetology will be of a 9 months period. In this method, the candidates can secure an associate degree.

How to prepare for exam and interview?

Before the candidates are appearing for the examination, they must make sure that all the required study materials are available for their use. The necessary tools must be purchased before the date of the exam because this gives the candidates a chance to get familiar with them. Candidates can also practice for the written examination and time themselves. Another important thing the candidate should remember is that, they must have absolute cleanliness in working.  At the time of interview, the candidate must be careful to answer to the point. They should not be scared at any time.  After passing the written test and interview successfully, candidates will receive their license. By becoming a licensee, they are eligible to work privately or in other establishments.



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9 Responses to “Cosmetologist - How to become a Cosmetologist?”

  1. 9

    please want to know details from where we can go for this couse in india and in punjab ,how to get license for this course thanks

  2. 8

    I stay in Santacruz west(mumbai) please let me any near by area where i can give entrance exam for cosmetology and I have 5 years experience in the relevant field and I am is this enough or I have to do some thing else to give an exam.

  3. 7

    Can a XII science student do the course of cosmetology…………..???????????

  4. 6

    m completin ma graduation in bsc
    i wana do ma pg in cosmetology??????
    wt r the qualifications necessary….?????

  5. 5

    What are the qualifications necessary to become a cosmetologist? Is a student from commerce field become a cosmetologist? What is the period takes to become a cosmetologist after clearing syjc exam..??

  6. 4

    please send me options for pursuing doctorate in cosemtology through distance learning…

  7. 3
    Shweta Uttam Shelke:

    I hav jst appeared for my bachelors in biotech dis year…… I am very much intrested in dis field of cosmetology……Am i eligible to apply for dis course…..and which r d colleges in mumbai where i can persue dis course…..Plzzzz answer my query……

  8. 2
    anusha: graduvates ar nt allowed 2 cosmetology courses

  9. 1
    garima duggal:

    plz tell me sm colleges or institutes for training in cosmetology & dermetology