Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Market Research Report | SIC S96.020 | Dec 2013

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IBISWorld’s Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

All in all, about 135,640 people are employed in the Hairdressing and Beauty Treatment industry. Although the industry is highly fragmented, there are several larger companies that operate national franchises. These businesses have successfully expanded both domestically and internationally and have managed to generate profit above the industry average. Hairdressing salons dominate the industry and hair-related services generate over 69.0% of total revenue. Beauty services are expected to generate 23.0% of total industry revenue in the current year, up from 20.0% five years earlier... purchase to read more

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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 2.1%, despite having split its brands across the market. The top four players are estimated to hold 4.7% 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 covers not only hair and beauty salons but also self-employed hair professionals and beauticians.

Industry Products
Cutting and styling hairColouring hairOther hair servicesBeauty servicesProduct sales
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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