Earlier, it was usually only the bride who visited the salon prior to the wedding ceremony, but now friends and relatives often join her and salons offer special packages for them.
A bridal package cost ranges from Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh for 10 people, which includes head-to-toe grooming and makeup.
The government's Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council runs various training schemes. Naturally, employment opportunities in the sector are booming, too. The KPMG Wellness Report estimates that workforce requirements in the beauty and salon segment will grow from 3.4 million in 2013 to 12.1 million in 2022.