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New-age beauty professional

By Ranjan K Baruah
Electrology is the practice of electrical hair removal to permanently remove human hair from the body. Electrolysis is the actual process of removing hair using electricity. In electrolysis, a qualified professional called an electrologist slides a hair-thin, solid metal probe into each hair follicle without puncturing the skin (when inserted properly). Electricity is delivered to the follicle through the probe, which causes localised damage to the areas that generate hairs, either through formation of caustic sodium hydroxide (the galvanic method), overheating (thermolysis), or both (the blend method).
Electrology or Electrolysis is a unique beauty trade that is continually growing popular among men and women alike. Electrolysis was invented by Dr Charles E Michel, an ophthalmologist, to treat ingrown eyelashes. Electrolysis is said to be the only medically recognised treatment for permanent hair deletion.
Most areas of the body, including bridge of the nose between eyebrows, eyebrows, hairline, hairs from moles, on the neck, face, breasts, chest, abdomen, thighs, shoulders, arms, under arms and legs can be treated with electrolysis.
Electrologists/Electrolysis technicians are professionals specialised in the treatment of permanent hair removal. They use various electrolysis techniques and methods to remove unwanted hair. The Electrology programmes cover topics such as skin and hair physiology, sterilisation techniques, thermolysis, blend techniques and machines used office management, and principles of electricity.
After completing MBBS, one may do specialisations in this field as it has demand at present. Apart from MBBS, there are some short-term courses in cosmetology or beauty courses where aspirants who have not studied MBBS may take up some courses. As beauty industry is growing so one may be self-employed easily by starting own saloon or beauty clinic after obtaining some experience. It usually takes two to five years to become a self-employed Electrologist.
The hormone imbalance factor resulting in the unwanted growth of hair experienced in the human body of females and the desire for men and women to remove hair from their body for cosmetic purpose has made it necessary to find permanent solution for the removal of unwanted hair. As a result there is a great demand for trained electrologists in India and other places. There are few institutes in India that offers courses related to this subject. Courses include Certificate in Electrology/Electrolysis; Diploma in Electrology/Electrolysis; PG Diploma in Medical Radiology and Electrology (DMRE), etc. One must be skilled to get job or start own venture. Aspirants may look at the job portals for the vacancy related to same as they advertise against vacancies.
Scholarships for Girls: Applications are invited from girls belonging to minority communities for Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme for Minorities Girls for the session 2018-19. The scholarship aims to provide tuition fee assistance along with other benefits to the deserving girl students who are unable to support their education due to financial issues. The scholarship is being provided by the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF), Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.
Only girl students belonging to Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi communities are eligible for this scholarship. The annual family income of the student should be less than Rs 2 lakh. Girl students studying in classes 9 to 12 can apply for the scholarship. A student must have secured minimum 50 per cent marks (in aggregate) in the previous class. Aspirants may apply before October 15.
Fellowship to Outstanding Persons in the Field of Culture: Senior/Junior Fellowship to Outstanding Persons in the Field of Culture 2018-19 invites applications from graduate artists for Senior or Junior Fellowship. The fellowship aims to award those artists who undertake research-oriented projects. The fellowship is being provided by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) under the Ministry of Culture. Last date is October 16.
(Ranjan K Baruah is a career mentor, skill trainer, academic consultant and strategic planner and can be reached at [email protected] or 8473943734 for any career related queries)

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