CAREERS IN
HAIR AND BEAUTY

Have you got an artistic flair? Do you like meeting people, and helping them feel good? 
The Hair and Beauty industry may be for you.


Nearly
12,000 people in Wales work in the Hair and Beauty Industry.
(Working Futures,
2012-2022)

Hair and
Beauty adds


£187 million

to the Welsh economy every year.
(Skills Active/Habia 2014)


The
industry
will need over
5,500
new recruits (4000 Hairdressers and Barbers) in Wales by 2022.
(Working Futures,
2012-2022)


2,500
Hair and Beauty apprentices train in Wales each year.
(Stats Wales
2015)



The Hair and Beauty Industry need people who:

  • have great communication skills
  • are creative
  • are willing to learn
  • are passionateabout their work


GETTING IN


Vocational Studies

You can take vocational subjects at school or college.
Courses like:

Hairdressing and Barbering Level 1 Certificate
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing Level 3 NVQ Diploma


Training and Apprenticeships

Many people train through apprenticeship programmes:

  • Traineeships
  • Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Higher Apprenticeship Level 4

Courses like:

Hairdressing and Barbering Level 1 NVQ Certificate
Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Barbering
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Nail Services

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Higher Qualifications

You can also go on to study higher qualifications like:

  • Higher National Certificates and Diplomas HND/HNC
  • Foundation Degree
  • Degree

Courses like:

Hair and Beauty Management HNC
Spa, Hair and Beauty Management HND
International Spa Management BSc (Hons) Degree
Beauty Therapy and Spa Management (HND, Diploma and Foundation Degree)

Find a HE course


3 out of 5
Hair and Beauty
employers think it’s important to employ staff with Welsh Language skills.
(Skills Active/ Habia, 2014)



Be prepared for some competition
There are usually around
18 applicants for each Apprenticeship vacancy (Careers Wales, 2014)



Hairdressers earn
between
£12,500 and £20,000
Highfliers can earn more than £30,000
(Cascaid, 2016)


EVER CONSIDERED WORKING FOR YOURSELF? 

5% of people in the Hair and Beauty Industry are self-employed.

Find out more about working for yourself.


 


Caitlin, Graduate Hair Stylist

Marcus, Barber

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