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Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council

Sector Profile

Today, the Beauty and Wellness sector has gained prominence in India and displayed consistent and remarkable growth, making it a potentially significant contributor to economic growth and a leading employer creating millions of employment opportunities across the breadth of the country. The reason for this phenomenal growth is the rising consumerism, globalization and changing lifestyles of Indian consumers as well as increasing rate of wellness tourism. As per the report by Global Hospitality Consultant HVS, India was listed as one of the top 20 Spa countries worldwide. Combining the benefits of Rejuvenation & Alternate Therapy services along with holiday packages has become increasingly popular. Moreover, Ayurveda , MedSpa, Natural and Resort based Spa rejuvenation centers are estimated to contribute over 30 percent of the total income in the tourism industry. Yoga and meditation courses have also attracted the attention of the tourists and travelers. India is currently the 10th fastest growing market globally in Beauty & Wellness sector and the industry is poised to reach a size of INR 875,000 crores by the year 2014.

The rapid growth in beauty and wellness industry along with the entry of giant organized players both nationally and globally, has led to huge demand for trained personnel. However, there is a huge deficit in the availability of skilled and trained personnel. This talent deficit poses extreme threat to the growth and expansion of the whole beauty and wellness industry. In the Beauty and Wellness industry, only 20% to 30% of the total market share is controlled by the organized players. The rest of the market is unorganized and fragmented with the presence of small and regional players. Developing skilled and trained personnel is thus a daunting task at hand for both businesses and for the government.

The various skill development solutions, initiated by employers, are confined to meeting their own current requirements and lack the scope and scale to tackle the challenges of catering for the expansion of the sector. In order to address this dilemma, a national level initiative with the partnership of the government, employers and other important stakeholders to create and lead a skill development initiative for the beauty and wellness industry has been envisaged.

Beauty and Wellness Skill Development Council (BWSSC) established to ensure the generation of skilled manpower in the sector, create career paths in roles existing within the unorganized and organized segments of the Beauty and Wellness industry and ensure active participation of the different stakeholders i.e. Industry, Academia and learners to ensure a holistic development of skilled manpower.

About Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council

The Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Council has been promoted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Industry Members representing the sector, financially supported by NSDC.

The key objective of the Council is to bridge the skill gaps and develop a talent pool that is essential to aid the growth of Beauty & Wellness sector in India. The Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council serves as a single source of information on the sector with specific reference to Skill and Human Resource Development in India.

The Council is aimed to develop National Occupational Standards & Qualification Packs for various job-roles in Beauty & Wellness Sector, Identify skill-gaps, Design Courses and Training Content, Set Standards, Put-in place an Assessment & Certification Mechanism, Accredit Training Institutes, Provide Placement Support and Help Institutes Build & Upgrade their Capacity through train-the-trainer program.

Contact Information:
CEO/COO: Ms Annu Wadhwa
Email:beautywellness.ssc@cii.in,anuw21@hotmail.com, annu.wadhwa@bwssc.in
Address: Beauty & wellenss Sector Skill Council,
405-406, 4th Floor, DLF City Court,
M G Road, Sikanderpur,
Gurgaon - 122002
Phone: +91 124 4269030- 31
Grievance Cell Member:
Ms Anu Wadhwa, COO
Ms Gurpreet Seble, Member
Ms Blossom Kochhar, Member
Email:beautywellness.ssc@cii.in

Qualification Packs


Assistant Beautician

  • Pack Code:
  • BWS/Q0101
  • Job Role:
  • Assistant Beautician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • An Assistant Beauty Therapist needs to be aware of the basics of beauty therapy, health and hygiene, safety and needs to be knowledgeable about various beauty products. Assistant Beauty Therapist is expected to perform basic depilation, manicure, pedicure and basic face care services and also assist

Training Partners

Assistant Beauty/Wellness Consultant

  • Pack Code:
  • BWS/Q4001
  • Job Role:
  • Assistant Beauty/Wellness Consultant
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Product Sales Assistant/ Assistant Beauty Wellness Consultant supports sales and marketing by displaying cosmetic and hair care products, selling, tracking, and reporting sales information to the sales executive or manager.

Training Partners

Assistant Nail Technician

  • Pack Code:
  • BWS/Q0401
  • Job Role:
  • Assistant Nail Technician
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:

Training Partners

Assistant Spa Therapist

  • Pack Code:
  • BWS/Q1001
  • Job Role:
  • Assistant Spa Therapist
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • An Assistant Spa Therapist needs to be aware of the basics of spa therapy, health and hygiene, safety and needs to be knowledgeable about various products and massage techniques. Assistant spa therapist is expected to assist the senior pa therapist in providing spa services

Training Partners

Beauty therapist

  • Pack Code:
  • BWS/Q0102
  • Job Role:
  • Beauty therapist
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • A pply face and body treatments, and provide advice about skin care and cosmetics

Training Partners

Hair Stylist

  • Pack Code:
  • BWS/Q0202
  • Job Role:
  • Hair Stylist
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Perform services such as shampooing, trimming, cutting, blow drying, colouring and treatment

Training Partners

Pedicurist & Manicurist

  • Pack Code:
  • BWS/Q0102
  • Job Role:
  • Pedicurist & Manicurist
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • A Pedicurist and Manicurist needs to be aware of the basics of pedicure and manicure, health and safety, hygiene and needs to be knowledgeable about various beauty products. The role-holder is expected to independently provide services of pedicure and manicure while performing some other assisting s