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Hair and Beauty

Hair and Beauty offers an array of opportunities: meeting new people, building relationships, creating positive changes and potentially becoming your own boss.

Choosing a career in Hair and Beauty allows you to create beautiful hair styles and the most beautiful of make-up looks.

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What can I do with a qualification in Hair and Beauty?

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Ensures clients.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.

Median Salary

£22,001 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.

Median Salary

£10,884 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
  • Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
  • Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
  • Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
  • Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
  • Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
  • Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
  • Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
  • Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.

Median Salary

£10,690 View more