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Purple Patch Hospitality & Consultants, is a subsidiary of Indus Hospitality Careers & Training Pvt. Ltd., the well-known and highly reputed cruiseline recruitment company promoted by Captain Amarjeet Vidyarthi, which has sent over 21000 young Indians to work in the international cruise industry in the 24 years since its inception. Purple Patch specializes in recruitment and training of spa and salon specialists for cruise lines.



In a continuation with our tradition of placements in the cruise industry, Indus is associated with OneSpaWorld, UK, the world’s no. 1 and largest cruise line spa operator at Sea. OneSpaWorld operates spas, salons and fitness centers for the following most prestigious cruise companies, employing over 3000 new wellness professionals every year:
Carnival Cruise Lines, Pullmantur Cruceros, Crystal Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Costa Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Holland America Line, Saga Cruises, Marella Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Silversea Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Windstar Cruises, P &O Cruises Australia, Virgin Voyages, P &O Cruises UK and Princess Cruises.

Jobs Available

OneSpaWorld hires in India for the following positions on board, and they conduct regular and frequent campus recruitments at the institute:

  • Spa / Massage Therapist (female)
  • Beauty Therapist (female)
  • Hairdresser
  • Nail Technician
  • Acupuncturist
  • Fitness Instructor

For more information about working on board cruise ships, click here


Purple Patch Spa & Salon Institute (Purple Patch) believes that people deserve a career they love, and so facilitates a career in the fields of wellness and beauty, and lets you develop your creativity, both artistically and professionally. As a professional in these fields you have control of your future and your life doing meaningful, creative and high paying work that no ordinary job can provide.Whether you work in a salon or spa, for a product company, in the entertainment field or have your own business, our high-level training helps you to get off the ground and make your mark quickly.

Purple Patch was started in Chennai in 2017, to meet the training needs of the burgeoning wellness industry, in response to the lack of appropriately trained and certified spa, salon, beauty therapists, including hairdressers, to fill the ever-growing demand for their services.

Purple Patch offers standard Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in spa &massage therapies, hair cutting and styling, and beauty treatments. The courses cater to newcomers and also to the experienced working professionals who require certification. All our courses follow international-level curriculum and training practices, so our students are not only trained for placement on cruise lines through OneSpaWorld, but also for the best spa and salon brands operating in India.

Purple Patch’s certification is issued by Bharat Sevak Samaj, a Government of India initiative for skills development, and is internationally recognised. It is currently in the process of being registered as a training provider with the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC)


Hands–on training

Our practical training sessions are a transformative experience and students of different programmes get to practice on each other almost every day.

Employers know that Purple Patch trained professionals have trained in an Institute that offers other spa and beauty services, and the ability to work effectively with a broad skill set allows you to address a wider variety of health and wellness issues in your sessions.

Value addition:

With an eye to cruise line placements, apart from the course specialisation, all courses cover:

  • Communications– several rounds of mock interviews are held to ensure candidate is comfortable with and confident about the eventual job and visa interviews
  • Sales – we teach the art of upselling , its importance and techniques
  • Relationship building – how to overcome objections to establish and build customer loyalty
  • Product and process knowledge

Cruise line placements

Purple Patch’s recruitment association with OneSpaWorld, has given the talented youth of India an opportunity to embark on an exciting and lucrative career on board cruise lines.

Since we started the courses in 2017, we have already placed over 80 students on board various cruise ships sailing to destinations around the world.

Job placement support onshore:

We provide current listings for your area of interest on a regular basis, mostly at five star properties or professional day spas. Employers recognize the skill advantages of graduates who have trained with us.

Our students have been place in independent branded salons and in five star properties such as Radisson Blu, GRT Grande, ITC Grand Chola, O2 Spa, Chennai Domestic and International Airports and Mumbai Domestic and International Airports.

Merit Awards:

Merit is rewarded with cash awards for the best student of every course.


Advanced Diploma in Spa & Beauty

Required Qualification: 10th pass
Age limit: 18-35
Duration: 06 Months


As an Institute built on the foundation of understanding energy, we focus on going beyond the techniques of massage into a deeper understanding of learning to read what your client's body is communicating. This is known as consciousness oriented touch and it makes all the difference in the quality of your sessions. It helps to understand the difference and clients / guest can feel the difference.

The faculty are trained to identify the chakras (energy centres) in the body and how to work on each chakra in a specialized manner. They also emphasize the massage treatment for each area, to equate with the physical and spiritual well-being, leading to the healing of specific areas of the body. The advantage of incorporating energy concepts into a massage session is profound as the body's relaxation response makes it easier to go deeper in a more harmonious way.

You can choose between the deep tissue, therapeutic-oriented program or the advanced holistic program that includes beauty therapy. The curriculums are carefully constructed and taught to gain the maximum expertise in the shortest time in not just the hands-on spa therapies but also communications and customer service skills

Subjects covered are:

Therapeutic Programme: Holistic Programme:
Anatomy &Physiology Swedish
Balinese Lomi-Lomi
Deep tissue Indian Head Massage
Myofascial Shiatsu
Acupressure Thai
Postpartum / Prenatal Hand and foot reflexology
Trigger point

Not only do you learn the basics, but we add inspirational work that lets you experience the high-end fashion aspects of cosmetology which is also an important element in your training. You would also learn communications and sales skills, knowledge and safe handling of products, as well as customer orientation such as client consultations and proactive follow-up sessions

Subjects covered are:

Study of skin &skin disorders Study of nail &nail disorders
Manicure/pedicure/artificial nails Eyebrow shaping and tinting,
Spa facials with machines – peels, skin tightening and anti-acne treatments Hair removal treatments
Make-up/cosmetology Hygiene/bacteriology/sterilization and sanitation.
Professional ethics Guest consultation and follow up sessions
Product knowledge, supptdes and recommendations

Advanced Diploma in Hair Styling

Required Qualification: 10th pass
Age limit: 18-35
Duration: 06 Months


Our Advanced Diploma in hair styling starts with understanding the distinctive anatomy and physiology of hair elements, and structure of the head and scalp. Working with facial bone anatomy, partings (sections), different angles of elevation and various methods of cuts helps to do a complete makeover while doing the haircuts. The faculty are trained to teach the color wheel which explains the fundamental rules of colors, so that we can create and neutralize the colors by mixing various combinations. We also train our stylists in advanced hair straightening and keratin treatment service by instilling a deeper knowledge of technology and procedure

We give focus to product knowledge to understand the ingredients and properties of commonly used hair products, including usage of chemicals and how to suggest post care products and treatments. Learning to use equipment in a professional way, handling hair in a safe way while using blow dry and other heat styling services, learning to upsell products and building client confidence and relationships is all part of the course.

Subjects covered are:

Introduction to salon & beauty fields Equipment knowledge, usage and maintenance.
Personal hygiene, safety and grooming Client journey – consultation, analysis, suggest, cross check, post care
Hair science (hair structure, texture, porosity, hair growth cycle) Terminology (skull bones, facial bones& shapes, partings, elevation)
Hair wash & blow dry settings (straight, in/out/spiral curls) Haircuts for men and women (with scissors, clippers, razors)
Face framing & make over haircuts Hair styling for men and women (curls, tongs, ironings, crimping)
Hair up-dos (bridal & party looks), trendy looks Hair colouring – color pigments-melanin ,color wheel, creating colors, depth & tone,
Color correction – neutralizing colors, undertone, pre lightening &deposits International professional brand –numbering system, technology, oxidation process
Hair advanced chemical treatments – straightening, perming, keratin treatments Hair spa – massage techniques, PH scale
Hair care products knowledge for salon services Hair retail products knowledge for upselling
Professional ethics Guest consultation and follow up sessions
Product knowledge, supplies and recommendations

Each student gets a basic tool kit for themselves. Practicals are executed on dummies as well as on live models for perfecting the techniques.

*Certification available for experienced professional also


Management & Faculty

Capt. Amarjeet Vidyarthi, Managing Director

Capt. Vidyarthi is a Master Mariner with over 55 years’ experience spanning both ships as well as shore operations and has spent the major part of his professional career in the recruitment and management of shipboard personnel. Over 35 years ago, he pioneered the recruitment of Indian hotel staff for the international cruise industry. He set up the present organization in 1996 specializing in recruitment for the hospitality industry both in India and abroad (including cruise lines) and in 1998, also set up the Indus Institute, India’s first specialized culinary training institution in advanced continental cuisine.

Indrani Vidyarthi, Director

Mrs. Vidyarthi has a career spanning over 45 years in hotels (in both operations and marketing functions), travel & tourism, and market research. She oversees the administration, marketing and corporate communications for the company.

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