Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Healthy growth: The improving economy should support demand for more expensive treatments

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 a combination of the discretionary nature of services and 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are relatively low barriers to entry for the industry, as indicated by the high number of small businesses. Over 61% of enterprises in the industry have no more than four employees. Capital requirements are relatively low, and self-employed hairdressers and beauticians are able to rent space in existing salons, thus avoiding many of the costs of starting up a salon themselves. Independent operators may also operate from their own homes, or run a mobile business, each involving minimal capital costs. Initial costs are kept low by the fact that little regulation currently exists in the industry. Registration to the British Hairdressing Council (BHC), a statutory body set up by the Hairdressers Registration Act 1964, is voluntary and only an estimated 2% of hairdressers have done so... 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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