If you are interested in R2S’s Hair and Beauty Courses we run these from two different centres in Morden and Croydon. This course is a Level 1 City & Guilds qualification.
Why become a Hair and Beauty Therapist?
- There are over 43,000 hair and beauty businesses in the UK (a rise of over 1,000 since last year)
- There has been a massive growth of 45% in the number of hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses over the past five years.
- Hair and beauty businesses have higher survival rates after five years than many other sectors.
- The hair and beauty industry generated over £7.5bn in turnover for the UK economy (2017).
Statistics from Hair & Beauty Industry Statistics
The Hair & Beauty Industry is worth billions of pounds in the UK, it is a great career to get into.
If you have a creative side, have good people skills, have a passion for the industry and feel like a 9-5 office job is just not for you then this could be the right career path. The demand to feel and look your best is in high demand. It is a global industry which can see you working anywhere in the world!
‘Every day is different’
You can go from waxing someone’s eyebrows to giving someone a facial to doing someone’s makeup! No day will be the same so you will never get bored in this industry.
It is a career where you will always be in demand, from facials to nail art you will learn a variety of skills. If you chose to work in a Salon, Health Spa, Hotel or Cruise Ship! your work environment will always be different and exciting.
The British beauty industry employs over a million people, it has continued to grow, despite the recession, despite banks collapsing and despite the austerity measures of recent times.
Our well being is no longer at the bottom of the list and beauty treatments can go a long way in helping us to look after ourselves, mind, body and soul.
Women aged 18 to 34 are the biggest portion of the cosmetics market, and they are more likely to be buying more than 10 types of products a year.
That said, the 50-plus population is predicted to grow by 38 per cent from 2015 to 2035 and women over 45 spend £2 billion annually on cosmetics, skincare and toiletries.
“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural” – Calvin Klein
“Treat your makeup like jewellery for the face. Play with colours, shapes, structure – it can transform you” – Francois Nars
What does Beauty Therapy involve?
The beauty industry aims to focus on making people feel good. Therapists would have a strong knowledge of skin biology and cosmetic chemistry and would be experts in facial and body care.
Typical services would include massage, hair removal, facials, makeup application, brow & lash treatments and manicures/pedicures.
You could take any of these treatments and chose to specialise for example in just hair removal and then maybe go into permanent hair removal. Alternatively you could specialise is makeup and become a qualified makeup artist and set up your own business!
You will always have a lot of options, you may find you enjoy one sector more than another and specialise in it.