5 April 2017
Beauty and wellness Industry is growing at the rate of 20 per cent every year and this includes jobs such as hair stylist, beautician and make-up artist. This has escalated the demand for skilled professionals in this sector. With an aim to provide highly skilled professionals, India’s growing chain of institutes in beauty and wellness sector, Orane has engaged top global expert now who is set to raise standards in the beauty industry in the country.
Orane has got associated with one of the topmost internationally recognised experts in the beauty and wellness arena, the UK-based Ms Susan Butler so that students could acquire those skills which are internally accepted. She was in Chandigarh on Wednesday to address the students on the occasion of 9th annual convocation of Orane. The convocation ceremony also witnessed the scintillating fashion based on theme ‘Innovative Tribal’ which was conceptualised by students.
Held in the highest esteem in the beauty and wellness domain, Ms. Butler has vast experience in this arena gained through her association with various international companies and educational institutions in the United Kingdom, as well as the Confederation of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC). Ms Butler spoke on many career opportunities globally for skilled beauty and wellness professionals and prevalent international standards.
Ms Butler would travel over 8,000 km to address students and other stakeholders at 32 beauty and wellness-related skills events being organized at Orane institutes in different parts of the country including eight states and two union territories.
While sharing his vision, Co-Founder and CEO of Orane, Dinesh Sood said, “The beauty and grooming industry in the country is booming and credit goes to the growing desire among both men and women to look stylish and feel good. We have a chain of 75 institutes and we will take tally to 105 within a year. Besides, as per our expansion plan in international markets, we will set up one institute in Canada and two in Australia. Since the inception we have trained 40,000 students and we have always strived that they should establish themselves well in international market. We have empowered them with the requisite industry-oriented skills which have helped to get well-paying jobs and most of them have gainfully become self-employed. Our vision is to train 2 lakh youngsters including women by 2020 and we are aiming at making them financially independent”.
He informed that Orane aimed at taking advantage of Ms Butler’s presence in India to facilitate a close working relationship between her and the Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council. He added that the idea was bring the largely unorganised and fragmented Indian beauty and wellness sector more in sync with global benchmarks.
Shedding some light on country’s scenario, Dinesh Sood said, “Ever since its formation in May 2014, the present Government under the dynamic leadership of Shri Narendra Modiji has laid tremendous emphasis on skill development. The ‘Skill India’ mission has been carried forward with tremendous vigour by the Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudyji, who has already distinguished himself for making skills a buzzword in the country. This will help our industry to grow a faster pace”.