Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Market Research Report | SIC S96.020 | May 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 have also been weak as consumers cut back the frequency of their visits and put off more expensive treatments... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry can be divided into two main segments: hairdressing services and beauty services. Hairdressing salons often offer beauty treatments in addition to hair-styling services, but beauty salons are more likely to specialise solely in beauty services.

Cutting and styling hair

Hair cutting and styling services account for over half of total industry revenue. This segment includes cuts for women, men and children, and blow-dry and styling services. It also includes styling services such as hair straightening treatments, including ionic and chemical straightening. Revenue from cutting and styling hair has increased as a percentage of industry revenue during the past five years as other segment demand declined... 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. As well as hair and beauty salons, this industry also includes 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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