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Purple Patch Spa & Salon Institute (PPSSI) was started in Chennai in 2016, to meet the training needs of the burgeoning wellness industry.

While PPSSI graduates are well received in Indian establishments, they are particularly trained for placement on cruise lines, through a recruitment association with OneSpaWorld*Steiner, the UK-based company that provides spa and salon personnel to over 90% of the world's cruise lines sailing in international waters.

PPSSI is a subsidiary of Purple Patch Hotel Solutions, a Mumbai based company, promoted by Captain Amarjeet S Vidyarthi, himself an ex-mariner, who has over 35 years of experience in training and recruiting Indian personnel for the international cruise industry.

PPSSI was created in response to the lack of appropriately trained and certified spa and salon therapists, to fill the ever-growing demand for their services.

PPSSI offers standard Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Spa & massage therapies, hair cutting and styling, beauty and nail treatments. The courses are for both, newcomers and for experienced working professionals who require certification.

PPSSI’s certification is issued by Bharat Seva Samaj, a Government of India initiative for skills development and is internationally recognised.

PPSSI is now poised to give the talented youth of India, an opportunity to embark on an exciting and lucrative career on board cruise lines.

Courses Offered

Forms & Prospectus

The application form and course details are available in a Prospectus, available from the Purple Patch Spa & Salon Institutes and our branch offices listed on the Contact Us page


Advanced Diploma in Hair Styling

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

The course covers the basics such as : Hair Science , Sterilisation & hygiene, Shampooing & conditioning, Blow drying and Styling. The Advance level caters to the following using various hair care products:

  • Haircuts
  • Basic & Advanced Colouring
  • Advance hair treatment
  • Hair straightening / smoothening
  • Keratin treatments


Advanced Diploma in Spa & Beauty

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

The course covers a wide variety of beauty services, such as: Eyebrow shaping, eye tinting, Spa facials, hair removal treatments, make-up, manicure and pedicure. The faculty at Purple Patch 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 various Spa treatment services that are taught are:

Swedish Balinese
Hot stone Lomi-Lomi
Aromatic oil Reflexology
Indian head Deep tissue
Traditional Thai Sports massage

*Certification available for experienced professional also.


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