BKCCAD Becomes First Indian Institute Affiliated to IMA
Blossom Kocchar College of Creative Arts and Design has created history in the Indian beauty industry by adding yet another international achievement to its credit. With its affiliation to the International Makeup Association, BKCCAD becomes the first and only Indian academy to receive IMA recognition and offers its students a chance to earn the coveted IMA certification within the country. Dr Blossom Kochhar, the chairperson of Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies and Samantha Kochhar, the Managing Director of Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies signed the agreement between BKCCAD and IMA this month
Speaking on this proud occasion, Dr Kochhar said, “We are delighted to announce our association with International Make-up Association. We have many other international associations; this is another very prestigious association which adds to our bouquet of distinguished certification standards that we follow at BKCCAD.” Samantha Kochhar adds, “It has been my endeavour to bring international level education for Beauty and Hair in India. We started with our first International Association with Pivot Point in 1984 and have never looked back since. IMA has 16 schools worldwide including the famous London School of Make-up and now BKCCAD. It is the very best and we are very happy to have brought it to India”
Mr Bernard from IMA, who is also the owner of London School of Make-up commented, “Although many schools and colleges had approached us, what interested me about BKCCAD is that the management understands the profession and can create makeup artists for the industry. The IMA qualification takes you through different stages of becoming a makeup artist from the basics of understanding colour to applying makeup to interacting with clients and promoting oneself as a makeup artist. Basically, you cover every aspect that takes to be a successful, international, makeup artist.”
IMA was found in 2000 with the aim of centralizing and promoting makeup artists. IMA standards are offered in certain schools around the world including European countries like London, Spain, Holland and many makeup artists make a beeline to these countries to get certified. Now with BKCCAD affiliated to IMA, makeup artists needn’t make the journey up to Europe. Bernard says, “IMA Certification holds a certain standard to itself when it comes to choosing the institutions that can become IMA certified. So you can be assured that any school that IMA has chosen to be a centre is of the highest quality in terms of makeup education.”
BKCCAD is a premier hair, skin and make-up institute of India and has a proud legacy of over 35 years in education and skilling. Owing to an array of 10 international affiliations including Pivot Point, OMC, MUD, IHB etc., the pioneering institute empowers the passionate students to build successful careers not only in India but across the globe. Admission process for enrolment in courses for hair, make-up and skin has begun – details available on official BKCCAD website.