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.

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The Labour Market Information will give you an insight into the skills you will need for future employment and details such as:

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Explore the jobs you can apply for, once you complete different course levels.


Beauty & Make-up Consultant

Beauty Therapist

Customer Service Assistant


Nail Services Technician

Advanced Beauty Therapist

Advanced Hairdresser

Wellbeing & Holistic Therapist

Advanced Wellbeing & Holistic Therapist

Aesthetic Practitioner

Artistic Director

Hair, Skin & Scalp Specialist

Make-up Artist

Salon Manager

Creative Hair & Fashion Director

Non-surgical Aesthetic Practice Professional

Hair & Beauty

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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