A BNI Survey in 2017 on Seven Popular Beauty Schools in India


The Seven Popular Beauty Schools in India that has a comprehensive range of courses.

Education in beauty is growing rapidly and there are various options and certifications with facilities offered by the beauty institutions that care for the industry growth and development to produce qualified and skilled individuals.

BNI has surveyed recently to identify the top academies in India that serve a varied platter of professional courses in beauty.


The Enrich Academy operates at five locations across Four cities of Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad & Bangalore.

The Academy was formally launched in 2009, initially as a means of training new joiners to the industry to ensure a steady flow of trained technicians to support the growth plans of Enrich and also tEnrich-Academyo constantly upgrade the skills of the existing technicians. As a logical next step, the Enrich Academy is now set to do the same for the salon and spa industry as a whole.

The Academy has trainers with industry exposure and technical capability, across the disciplines of hair, body & beauty, make up and salon management. There is also a rich line up visiting faculty comprising of industry practitioners and international trainers.

The Academy has created a modular curriculum based on a study of the various segments of prospects and existing technicians as well as the various kinds of opportunities available in the industry currently. Currently over 30 courses are offered across disciplines.

There are courses for students at the entry level, for those who are working in the industry and now need professional training to expand their horizons. In addition there are courses for hobbyists as well as for self-grooming.

The Enrich Academy has accreditations from India Skills City & Guild and CIBTAC, ARTH/ CIDESCO, L’oreal and the Enrich certificate is also a valued benchmark in the industry. Members of our alumni are doing very well across the industry.

There are multiple aspects that go into educating students in the beauty domain. And choosing the academy that is best suited to you, means taking stock of each of these. Understanding these is critical to making your choice, because it is what can make your career.

The Curriculum:

This is specifically the course content. It needs to have a strong base of science and theory along with contemporary material that will ensure that you are equipped with the latest techniques and aware of the most recent trends. The Trainers also spend time on the salon floor so they have a pulse of the market.

The Curriculum is refreshed bi-annually by a senior team who themselves go for international trainings and seminars to ensure this.

The Education:

Enrich uses a dynamic mix of presentations, look & learn, videos, demonstrations, hands-on training on doll heads and most importantly on live models.

The Academy boasts of the industry’s largest database of models because of which they can ensure that they provide the requisite number of live models for each course. They have the maximum number of live model training per course because they believe that is critical for perfecting the techniques that they teach.

The Trainers:

The Trainers have to be technically proficient and also practitioners. But that isn’t all; they also need to have a passion for teaching.
Enrich has special designed courses in Beauty, Hair, Make Up and Salon Management.
Enrich has recently associated with Symbiosis College and has also won several awards in recent past and lately the prestigious Best Education Brand Award by Economic Times 2017.



VLCC Institute of Beauty & Nutrition was established in India in 2001 to share VLCC’s dream with today’s students and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Headquartered in Gurgaon, the Institute is established across 65 VLCC Institutes, located in 49 cities across India and one in Nepal. The Institutes offer specialized professional courses in beauty, hair, cosmetology, make-up, spa therapies and nutrition.

Spearheaded by Ms.Vandana Luthra- VLCC Institutes have been awarded certification by IAO (International Accreditation Organization). IAO’s accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality and being associated with IAO, VLCC Institutes have got international accreditation, an international benchmark in education standards, international acceptability and promotion.vlcc1

Cengage Learning, USVLCC Institutes in collaboration with Cengage Learning of US, is publishing and making available Beauty Books and General Purpose Trade Books in India. Cengage Learning is a US based publisher of books and has more than 90% share of the beauty books market in the US. The books being launched are based on international syllabus for cosmetology, beauty therapy, hair designing and do follow International Vocational Qualification (IVQ’s).

Their vision is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, by adopting and pursuing ethically and socially relevant business practices aimed at shaping up people’s confidence and making Slimming, Beauty & Health accessible to all sections of the society.

VLCC Institute of Beauty & Nutrition is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified Asia’s largest chain of beauty & nutrition vocational training institutes offering quality education and always aiming to enhance customer satisfaction through effective application of the system.

VLCC courses range from basic to advanced such as-

Diplomas in Cosmetology- 4 levels
Hair Design- 4 levels
Make Up- 6 levels
Nutrition- 3 levels
Aesthetics- 7 levels
Spa- 3 levels

VLCC offers placements and also correspondence courses to serve the students who are looking for an aspirational career in beauty.


LTA School OF Beauty-LTA

LTA-School of beauty was founded by Ms. Vaishali K shah a renowned cosmetologist and Mr. Biju Nair in the year 2005. Establish with an intention of creating world class hair and beauty professional right here within India by providing world class  state of the art infrastructure ,industry relevant course mapped to enable candidates acquire national and prestigious international qualification such as CIDESCO,CIBTAC , CITY&GUILD and VTCT besides certification from Beauty and Wellness Sector Skills Council.

LTA within a short span of less than a decade was voted as India’s most preferred International Sept 2015beauty Academy  producing some of the finest hair and beauty professional in the country of its class. The fact that LTA students has three times in a row won the  National competition and went onto represent India in World skills competition since 2013 stands testimonial of quality of training provided at LTA.

LTA has 100% student placement record with candidates getting Job placement offers from the top most salon brands In India, Even International job placements are available to LTA students at will with luxury cruise liners being one of the hot favorites working destination.

LTA students are given exposures to improve their personality and

Communication skills besides technical skills during events such as TECHFEST which is held every year where hundreds of LTA students demonstrate theirskills in front of thousands of professionals.

LTA directors Ms. Vaishali K shah leads the team with example. She became one of the youngest Skill expert appointed by NSDC to mentor beauty skill contestants on world stage since 2012 and has continued to honor that position for 6 years in a row.

The International qualifications available at LTA are;

1)        CIDESCO diploma In beauty therapy

2)        CIDESCO diploma in Makeup

3)        CIDESCO diploma in Beauty & SPA management

4)        CITY&Guild diploma in hair dressing

5)        VTCT diploma in Hair dressing

6)        VTCT diploma in beauty therapy

7)        CIBTAC qualification in facial treatments

To enhance students enrollments they have developed Innovative courses such as;

–           Make up For Teens

–           PG CIDESCO Lecture session

–           Beauty & SPA management workshops and course

All LTA courses are self -financed courses.


Christine Valmy IndiaChristine Valmy

Christine Valmy is the first skin care academy of America, established in 1964 by Ms. Christine Valmy. Today it is headquartered in New York with academies around the world. Christine Valmy was the first company to specialize in professional skin care in the US by combining Eurpoean techniques with science to enhance nature.

The brand, came to India in 2004. Christine Valmy India (a Vanity Case Group company) is the exclusive licensee of Valmy Inc., USA.cvise

The Christine Valmy mission is to enhance the beauty and health of the skin through the development of education, new techniques and cutting-edge products using the finest natural ingredients and botanicals.

  • They are the one of the only “International” Academy offering Beauty & Hair Dressing Certificates and Diplomas from the US/ UK (CIBTAC)/ Switzerland (CIDESCO) all under one roof
  • The multiple courses they provide are hair design, nails, make up, International Esthetic Courses, body treatment, Salon & Spa + Salon Management courses.
  • Their students get placed with the best brands in the industry like MAC, colobarColorbar, JCB, L’oreal, Lakme, Naturals, Enrich, Kaya, to name a few, and many more top brands of the industry.
  • Corporate Training: Customised training as per the requirement of the client- covering- personal Hygiene/ Skin care/ Hair care/ Make up/ Social Etiquette/ Business Etiquette, etc..

International courses they provide are:
CIDESCO, CIBTAC and ITEC with centres at Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune and Hyderabad.



Blossom Kochhar College of Creative Arts and Design (BKCCAD)

An in depth knowledge of every courses, Blossom Kochhar believes in providing 100% education with complete study material to the students. This is the only place where you can learn entire Beauty, Hair, Make-up courses, all under one roof.

The hair course is affiliated to OMC world, Paris, Beauty courses are affiliated to CIBTAC – UK, CIDESCO- ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, which provides you the most the most advance PG diploma in Esthetics and beauty and we have MUD (make-up Designory) from Los-Angeles, USA.bkccad

BKCCAD offers scholarships to those students who qualify along with solutions to part time courses, flexible payment plans and plcaements.

They have been awarded the “BEST HAIR ACADEMY” for the year 2011 in the ESTETICA HAIR COUTURE AWARDS 2011 by Schwarzkopf Professional, offering the courses in Beauty, Hair, Make-up, Spa and Nail Art. BKCCAD offers both, long term as well as short term courses. In an industry where the demand of the Trained Manpower is always more than the supply, BKCCAD claim to be the best manpower provider in India with an illustrious list of pass-outs that are like the who’s-who in the industry, with such career achievers, just to name a few, are Vandana Luthra, Ambika Pillai, Sylvie, Najeeb-Ur-Rehman, Melroy, Sumit Israni and, the list goes on and on.

Their success is attributed to their extensive course modules, methodology, teaching techniques and stringent professional work practices. They are dedicated to excel in Hair, Make-Up Design, Aesthetics & Spa education, and to maintain the highest standards of quality and integrity throughout the profession. It is their focus on excellence and the dedication to quality that their programs serve. That is why they continue to upgrade and enhance their programs by creating new products and services for their students.
With a complete profile of skilled counselors, BKCCAD is one of the most recognized academies to excel in faster enrollments.

Blossom Kochhar College Of Creative Arts & Design is owned and operated by Dr.Blossom Kochhar.. The School is internationally accredited by Organisation Mondiale Coiffure, Paris (OMC)and also Comité International D’Esthétique Et De Cosmétologie(CIDESCO) and is the founder member of the National Hairdressers and Beauticians Association, India (NHBA) .
Blossom Kochhar College Of Creative Arts & Design is licensed by the Government Of India, Department of Education, is approved to offer training under various skill building and vocational schemes.


Orane Institute of Beauty & Wellnessorane

Orane Institute of Beauty & Wellness is a chain of Beauty Institutes which inspire the youth to participate in the phenomenal growth of worldwide beauty industry. In the present scenario when a career in Beauty has created ripples in the Beauty Industry, they proclaim themselves to be “Just Masters” of Education in Beauty. As Appearance Management has become prior in any profession and in our personal lives too, education in beauty gives many aspiring students a base to thrive on.

They deliver world-class training and support and place people in jobs. Besides having the much-needed X Factor in the students, they are confident of supplying thoroughly qualified individuals with the latest skills and knowledge. Also the students would be completely equipped to work and earn anywhere across the world.

Orane Institute is the brainchild of Mr. Dinesh Sood and Ms.Monica Sood who spearhead the innovOrane1ative concepts for students and career developments.

Orane has received various prestigious awards and accolades in recent past and has been growing rapidly across India.
Orane is approved by the Department of Technical education.
They have courses accredited to CIBTAC and CIDESCO with multiple variety of exclusively designed diploma and master courses in cosmetology, hair design, aesthetics and nutrition.

  • Orane Institue of Beauty & Wellness owes it origin from Canada so undoubtely you would be previliged to get the best of both worlds.
  • They have their own state-of-the-art Beauty Salon – N -Spas running successfuly at various places. Students are fortunate enough to find a glorious career.
  • Courses in the best of both traditional and international aesthetics are available
  • Highly trained staff and world-class infrastructure makes the chain of Orane Institute of Beauty & Wellnes as one of the leading vocational Institutes.
  • Seminars for students where we call various Experts from the Beauty Industry to share their experiences with the students.
  • Comprehensive education in fully air conditioned and well equipped labs and classes.
  • Job Placement Cell assists one with relevant jobs in Beauty Industry.
  • Free Seminars on Visa & Immigration Counseling are being organized at the Academies.
  • Provision of Books, Bags Kits and study material free of cost.


YLG InstitutYLG Institut

YLG Institut is India’s finest, professionally managed beauty training institute by YLG India. It caters to the needs of the country’s rapidly growing demand for professional Hair Care, Make-up & Beauty Therapy, with a range of courses for young men and women.

A landmark in beauty training and education, YLG Institute’s trainers are well qualified and the facilities are world class. Our students are trained to the highest standards of professionalism in hair and skin, as well as in relevant business and personal grooming.

In addition to their knowledge of the latest techniques, services and equipment, students learn to understand a customer’s beauty needs, make assessments in a scientific way and provide personalised solutions.YLG

The systematic and professional environment at YLG Institut ensures that our graduates set new benchmarks in beauty services, giving them significantly improved prospects in the future. A beautiful Future!

They have graduated many students and they are well placed all over the world.

Courses- They offer short term courses, diploma courses and customized courses in Skin, hair and make-up. There are International certified diploma courses available in CIBTAC from Europe.

YLG offers short time to full time courses and are affiliated to ARTH and City & Guilds. Their latest excitement is the Career Launcher with a commitment of 100% Placement.
Their centre is currently located at Bangalore.



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