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The fashion and beauty industry is burgeoning in India and it offers several fulfilling, creative and flexible career options for those with an interest in the field and an added skill such as writing, designing, styling – or, it could even be an opportunity for you to set up your own business in this field.

Here are some of the hottest career options in this field today:

Consulting/Styling

Parul Shukhla, founder of Image 4u Consulting, was working as a Human Resource (HR) professional in Banking, before she made a career for herself in image consulting. Always interested in fashion and beauty trends, she set up her own company after doing a course in image consulting.

If you have an eye for style, being a fashion stylist could be a great option for you. Stylists collaborate with clients, art directors and makeup artists on photo-shoots and ad-styling. A stylist also provides advice to individual clients on things such as how to coordinate costumes, what to wear to different occasions and what makeup is suitable. Good fashion stylists know how to choose the right outfit to suit the occasion and to flatter the individual wearing it.

Writing on fashion

With the growth of fashion magazines as well as the apparel industry in India, there is rising scope for working as a writer in this field. While there are many independent fashion bloggers out there, companies also hire in-house bloggers to write about their fashion, opening up more jobs for women in this field.

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Fashion columnists specialize in a certain area of fashion and write on that topic regularly. Columnists are usually experts in their field and beyond just being an interest in fashion, it helps to have an understanding of apparel and accessory trends, production, history, fabrics and techniques etc to write in a knowledgeable manner and set yourself apart from the crowd.

Do you believe that you could be part of this sector? Do read up on more fashion and beauty career options, and you can make an informed choice.

Article contributed by Women’s Web

Women’s Web is an online magazine and community for the thinking woman. Here, you will find interesting and useful information on Career development, Managing work and family, Successful women, Entrepreneurship, Women’s health and personal finances.

 

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