Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Market Research Report | SIC S96.020 | Oct 2014

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IBISWorld’s Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hairdressing and Beauty Treatment industry has recorded weak to moderate growth over the past five years. Hair salons, which generate 77% of industry revenue, have remained relatively resilient through the downturn due to the essential nature of the industry's core services. People typically have frequent haircuts regardless of economic conditions. Demand for higher value services, however, has been much weaker as consumers hit by rising unemployment and falling disposable income growth cut back on more discretionary services such as beauty treatments, colouring and hair extensions. Demand for beauty salons has also been weak as consumers cut back the frequency of their visits and delayed more expensive treatments... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is highly fragmented and characterised by a large number of small independent salons. No operator dominates the market and the largest hairdressing company holds a market share of just 2.5%, despite having split its brands across the market. The top three players are estimated to hold only 5.3% of the market.

Market concentration is low because there are few barriers to entry and many hairdressers and beauty therapists are self-employed. Self-employed hair stylists may work from home, operate a mobile service or even hire space in a salon. Consequently, a significant proportion of hair and beauty professionals are not employed by salons.

There are also a number of salon chains and franchise networks... purchase to read more


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What is the Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry?

This industry provides hairdressing and beauty services. Hairdressing services include hair cutting, styling, colouring, straightening and other treatments. Beauty services include skin care, waxing, massages, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, manicures and pedicures. The industry includes hair and beauty salons and self-employed hair professionals and beauticians.

Industry Products
Cutting and styling hairBeauty services Colouring hairProduct salesOther hair services
Industry Activities
Hair washing, trimming and cutting, setting, dyeing, tinting, waving and straighteningShaving and beard trimmingProviding facial massages, manicures and pedicuresApplying make-up

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