DEPILEX Officially Becomes First City & Guilds Training Centre in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy, in Pakistan.

[December 1st, 2012] Depilex Beauty Clinic and Institute officially announced its new status as the first City & Guilds training Centre in Hairdressing & Beauty, in Pakistan, at a media event held at its premises on Saturday, 1st December 2012. The event was also attended by the City & Guilds team from Pakistan and Sri Lanka, who in addition to speaking about the collaboration, gave out certificates to the Depilex team of women, who visited Sri Lanka earlier on, in order to receive training.

It was Nighat & Redah Misbah of Depilex, who were initially invited to Colombo in May 2012 to receive training from the City & Guilds examination board. This instantly put Depilex in the running for being a City & Guilds training center. A team of 6, headed by Masarrat Misbah, made their way to Sri Lanka to receive additional qualification in September 2012 – to further enhance and improve their skills – in order for Depilex to officially be the first City & Guilds training Centre in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy, in Pakistan, in December 2012.

The City & Guilds team from Sri Lanka came especially to Pakistan to award Depilex with the certificates of trainers who received training in Sri Lanka and to officially announce that Depilex is a City & Guilds Training Centre at the media event – we were very happy to welcome them here”, explained Redah Misbah, director and head creative stylist at Depilex.

Depilex considers itself to be the most recognized brand in the field of beauty therapy, cosmetology and hair sciences, with over 32 years of experience and over 32 centers nationwide, making it the largest chain of salons in Pakistan. Depilex Institute is equipped with internationally qualified staff and is the only beauty institute in Pakistan that has foreign affiliations with the likes of The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology, and City of Sunderland College in the United Kingdom.

City & Guilds was founded in 1878 to establish a national system of technical education. They’ve come a long way since they were founded 130 years ago. Today the City & Guilds Group is UK’s leading vocational awarding organization. They employ over 1000 people and award 1.9 million certificates every year, making the organization’s worldwide presence very strong. City & Guilds is globally recognized in many fields.

Depilex’s new status will of course prove to be of paramount advantage to Depilex locally, as well as globally, establishing them as the only internationally qualified Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy training centre in Pakistan, with a highly trained and competent staff.


At the media event, Ms. Masarrat Misbah gave a welcoming note, focusing on Depilex and the institute’s history and credentials. She also pointed out that her daughter Redah Misbah will be taking the reins with regard to running the institute completely, and also exuded complete confidence in her. Two City & Guilds spokespersons, namely Mr. Mufthy Hashim and Mr. Danesh Abeyawickrama from Sri Lanka then spoke, expressing their happiness that Ms. Masarrat Misbah has made an effort to establish Depilex as a qualified training centre, meeting international standards, as well as encouraging and supporting Pakistani women to gain international expertise and qualifications. This was followed by a certificate distribution session for the trainers who went to Sri Lanka, after which there was a cake cutting ceremony with the serving of refreshments to all attending.

Male media persons were treated to a free haircut, beard trim or hair treatment and were given The Lounge by Depilex Men’s discount cards. Female media persons on the other hand, were treated to a free haircut, manicure / pedicure, or body massage and were given Depilex – Beauty Clinic & Institute’s Slim discount cards.


About DEPILEX Institute

Depilex Institute is one of Pakistan’s largest beauty training institutes with internationally qualified staff. It was inaugurated in 1980. Some of the best makeup artists, hair dressers and beauty therapists in Pakistan, all have their roots and foundations from this prestigious institute. Depilex Institute is the only beauty institute in Pakistan that has foreign affiliations.

Affiliations & Certifications

•           Depilex is affiliated with The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology.

•           Depilex Institute is affiliated with City of Sunderland College in the United Kingdom

•           Depilex Institute is associated with ILO skill Development

•           Depilex is ISO certified

•           Depilex is associated with Sindh Board of Technical Education

•           Depilex Institute professional diplomas are recognized in Canadian, US, UK and Australian embassies

Institute – courses

 1.         Professional Course – Four month course
2.         Advance Course – Three month course
3.         Personal Grooming Course –  7 days
4.         Other Courses Offered
5.         Salon marketing
•           Nail art
•           Diet and Nutrition
•           Body Massage therapy
•           Salon Management
•           Holistic Treatments
•           Reflexology
•           Henna Design

About Skills International / City&Guilds

Skills International:

Skills International is a multi-disciplinary organization working in Sri Lanka & Pakistan. Skills International delivers skills development programs in a variety of technical Skills, Business Support Skills and Language Skills. It provides complete comprehensive and integrated consultancy services in a number of fields and conducts examinations services on behalf of City and Guilds.   In Pakistan Skills International is working as the Authorized Representative of City and Guilds (UK), whose primary objective is to promote and implement City & Guilds Programs which aimed at career initiation and advancement. It is responsible to handle City & Guilds operations like, business development, consultancy projects, examinations handling.

SKILLS is a major player in the TEVT sector in Pakistan and provides technical assistance to City & Guilds in the implementation of Programs & Assessments and has a dedicated Pakistan office (supported by local staff) that has ‘reach’ in all over Pakistan.

SKILLS derives its technical strength from its exposure in the Sri Lankan market that leads the South Asian region in Technical & Vocational Education & standards. It has already been engaged in providing technical assistance in several milestone initiatives in Pakistan both in Public & the Private Sector.

City & Guilds:

Established in 1878, City & Guilds of UK is working under Royal Charter since 1900. City and Guilds is the leading UK vocational education organization. City & Guilds offers more than 500 qualifications over the whole range of industry sectors through 8500 colleges and training providers in 81 countries worldwide. Two million people every year start City Guilds qualifications, which span all levels from basic skills to the highest standards of professional achievement. Most foreign countries and Universities recognize City & Guilds Qualifications for Employment purposes.

City & Guilds continues as an examination board offering a large number of International Vocational Qualifications (IVQ) mapped onto the British National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The most common are the vocational qualifications.

City and Guilds Vocational qualifications are designed with the collaboration of top academic bodies and leading industrial bodies. Because of this City and Guilds Qualifications are highly valued by both Professional and Academic bodies.

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