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Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Market Research Report | SIC S96.020 | May 2015

Future extensions: Those firms that offer new treatments are expected to make the cut

IBISWorld’s Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-0.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
141,828
Businesses
29,530
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hairdressing and Beauty Treatment industry provides treatments such as hair cutting, colouring, waxing and skincare. Industry revenue has declined marginally over the past five years. Basic hair salons have remained relatively sheltered from wider economic conditions, owing to their non-discretionary nature. However, consumers have become more willing to shop around for the best treatment deals. This has pushed down industry prices, constraining profit for industry participants. Furthermore, expensive beauty salons have struggled due to the discretionary nature of services, coupled with low consumer confidence during the first half of the five-year period through 2015-16. Overall, industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.3%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The hairdressing and beauty treatment industry is labour intensive, with an expected capital-labour ratio of 1:19.19 in 2015-16. This indicates that for every £1.00 invested in capital, the average industry establishment spends £19.19 on wages. Wage costs are estimated to account for approximately 40.3% of revenue in 2015-16. Hairdressing and beauty therapy requires individual customer service for the client, therefore there is a large labour force in the industry. Operators can reduce wage costs by taking on trainees to carry out the simpler tasks performed in a salon. The average wage for the industry is low, currently at an estimated £10,774, however this is representative of the large number of part-time and casual employees dragging down the full-time average... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry?

This industry provides hairdressing and beauty services for men and women. Hairdressing services include hair washing, trimming and cutting, setting, dyeing, tinting, blow drying, straightening and similar activities. Beauty services include make-up, skin care, waxing, facial 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, blow drying and straighteningShaving and beard trimmingFacial massages, waxing and make-up Manicures and pedicures


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