Hironobu Kitagawa, chief representative of JETRO Hanoi, speaks at the workshop on March 21 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Japanese experience was shared at a workshop in Hanoi on March 21 which discussed legal basis for the training and development of the beauty industry in Vietnam.

The event was organised by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), Rapport Hair Group Ltd, and the Vietnam Association for Vocational Training and Social Work.

Vu Xuan Hung, Director of the Department of Formal Vocational Training under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said beauty jobs do not simply relate to techniques but are linked with many fields such as medicine, pharmaceutical and aesthetics. 

Workers in this industry need not only specialised skills but also knowledge about health care, pharmaceutical and cosmetics. Some jobs even require artistic talent, and to do these jobs, workers have to comply with legal regulations.

The beauty industry is among the sectors with the fastest growth in Vietnam at present, he added, noting that beauty services are increasingly diverse. They not only help to perfect a person’s beauty but also bring about useful solutions to recovering people’s health and spirit.

Training in and developing beauty care jobs are a demand in the society, and these jobs are considered to create high employment opportunities for young people, Hung said.

However, the development of establishments providing beauty services and job training remains uncontrolled. While there is a lack of management of the quality and safety of these establishments, there haven’t been particular regulations on the foundation of hair and nail salons, said Vice President of the Vietnam Beauty Association Tran Thi Thuy Nga.

Hironobu Kitagawa, chief representative of JETRO Hanoi, said Japan is experienced in building policies on the beauty industry. JETRO suggested the two countries cooperate in devising regulations and rules for this sector.

The beauty industry creates an invisible added value which is bringing satisfaction and confidence to customers, he said, expressing his hope that Vietnam-Japan cooperation in this field will become more fruitful.-VNA