Hair, Beauty & Retail

We all love to make sure we look good, which is why hairdressers and beauty therapists can always enjoy a successful career in this industry. Bustling with clients in a commercial salon environment, you’ll be interacting with the public on a daily basis and helping them to feel fantastic when they leave.

Whether you’d like to be a barber or hair stylist, a beauty therapist or massage therapist, there are a number of roles available for you to choose from, with over 1,500 more jobs predicted by 2020. You might start as a junior, but you could soon find yourself working your way up to manage and run your very own salon, barbershop or spa.

Top Career Opportunities


Average salary: £11k


Average salary: £11k

Beauty Therapist

Average salary: £14k

Salon manager

Average salary: £35k

Top Job (By Salary) Number of Jobs in 2016 Number of Job in 2020 Average Salary
Therapy professionals n.e.c. 2,609 2,629 £36,795
Customer service occupations 36,190 36,792 £19,718
Hairdressing & beauty salon managers & proprietors 1,009 1,034 £19,698
Beauticians and related occupations 7,305 7,515 £15,642
Sales and retail assistants 144,612 146,020 £15,475
Hairdressers and barbers 11,263 11,767 £14,976

Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20

There are predicted to be 1,675 more jobs with an average of 995 annual openings.

Average salaries

The current average wage for hairdressing and other beauty treatment related occupations is £20,384 per year.

Hair, Beauty & Retail

When there is always a demand to look good and feel great, you'll find rewarding careers for hairdressers and beauty therapies all across Greater Manchester and the North West.

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