Courses and careers in hair and beauty

Want to join a vibrant and growing hair, beauty and spa industry in UK and develop skills that will transport you into a global employment market?


Careers in hair and beauty

The average woman spends around £133,000 on beauty products and men around £75,030 in a lifetime and financial forecasts predict an 8.5% growth in the beauty industry by end of 2014.

The UK beauty industry employs around 1 million workers nationwide, working in a variety of settings. This ranges from high street salons, to health and country clubs, hotels and holiday resorts in UK and abroad, or cruise liners around the world. With experience and motivation other pathways open up working with leading brands in sales and training or you can branch out as a self employed entrepreneur.

Hairdressing students
Additionally the retail sector in fragrances, skin care, hair products, mens grooming and nail products makes the industry one of the most lucrative industries in the country.

Equally the spa industry is becoming recognised as a significant part of the hospitality and leisure sector with hotel, fitness clubs and day spas firmly established. UK spa market revenues are estimated to be worth over £1.5 billion including retail and treatments (according to Diagonal Reports).






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Still interested - make sure you have the knowledge and skills to make a successful career for yourself and let us help to find the best route and courses to suit you.

We offer both full time and part time programmes of study in a range of related subjects.

Depending on your entry qualifications, you can start from Level 2, move to Level 3 and onwards to a Foundation Degree or even a BA degree, or hop off into employment after successfully completing any level.

Depending on your final qualification level there are a range of jobs that you can enter:


Careers in hair and beauty

Qualifications in this area provide students with the skills to work in a number of roles, including:

  • Hairdresser
  • Therapist – spa, massage, beauty, sports massage, aromatherapy
  • Make-up artist
  • Stylist of therapist on a cruise ship
  • Nail technician
  • Freelance hairdresser, nail technician, therapist
  • Barber

With experience these roles may lead to:

  • Senior Stylist
  • Colour Technician
  • Salon/ Spa Assistant /Manager – hair, beauty, spa, nails
  • Brand Account Manager
  • Brand Trainer/ Assessor
  • Lecturing
  • Entrepreneur / Business Owner

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