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hairdressing and beauty

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Hairdressing & Beauty

There’s more to work than money. Explore a future that involves caring about others and you’ll discover just how rewarding it can really be. Try healthcare, social care, public services or maybe a job with the emergency services – there are plenty of choices for young people with the passion and skills to make a difference, every day.

Industry Summary

There’s more to work than money. Explore a future that involves caring about others and you’ll discover just how rewarding it can really be. Try healthcare, social care, public services or maybe a job with the emergency services – there are plenty of choices for young people with the passion and skills to make a difference, every day.

The health service isn’t just about doctors and nurses. It takes lots of different people, in hundreds of supporting roles – day in, day out. And sometimes even at night, too. You’ll change things for the better. Sometimes just for a few minutes. Other times, for life.

A future in healthcare could see you succeed in dental nursing, maternity, paediatric support, or even make it as an optician. Or perhaps public services is more your thing? Keeping our streets safe and supporting the local community. From the emergency services and custodial care services to youth services.

Choose a path into social care and it could see you caring for children, young people, the elderly, or those with disabilities and specialist health needs. Advance with a higher apprenticeship in leadership and management one day and you could go from providing care, to shaping how it’s delivered. Either way – do well and you’ll do good.

Wherever your passions lie, an apprenticeship promises a great start to a challenging and rewarding tomorrow.

Begin your search. Start nurturing your talents.

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Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.

Qualification

No formal qualifications are required for entry although entrants usually possess a BTEC/SQA award, an NVQ/SVQ in Hairdressing at Level 3, an apprenticeship and/or relevant experience.

Job Tasks

determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs; controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff; provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems; ensures clients’ records are maintained; undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy; checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met; demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products; ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Hairdressers and barbers

Work Description

Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.

Qualification

There are no minimum academic requirements for entry, although some colleges require candidates to possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is provided off- and on-the-job and lasts up to three years leading to the awarding of NVQs/SVQs at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Apprenticeships leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 are also available.

Job Tasks

discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style; washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments; cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb; combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten; shaves and trims beards and moustaches; collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon; maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques; ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors; demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Beauticians and related occupations

Work Description

Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments, apply cosmetics and dress wigs.

Qualification

There are no minimum academic requirements for entry, although some colleges require candidates to possess GCSEs/S grades. NVQs/SVQs in Beauty Therapy are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Professional qualifications are also available.

Job Tasks

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

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

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