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.
12,000 people in Wales work in the Hair and Beauty Industry.
to the Welsh economy every year.
(Skills Active/Habia 2014)
will need over
new recruits (4000 Hairdressers and Barbers) in Wales by 2022.
Hair and Beauty apprentices train in Wales each year.
The Hair and Beauty Industry need people who:
- have great communication skills
- are creative
- are willing to learn
- are passionateabout their work
You can take vocational subjects at school or college.
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:
- Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2
- Apprenticeship Level 3
- Higher Apprenticeship Level 4
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
You can also go on to study higher qualifications like:
- Higher National Certificates and Diplomas HND/HNC
- Foundation Degree
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)
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)
£12,500 and £20,000
Highfliers can earn more than £30,000