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Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Market Research Report | SIC S96.020 | Jan 2016

Keeping trim: Despite forecast growth, lower prices take the shine out of industry performance

IBISWorld’s Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 - 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
Hair cutting, styling and colouringSkincare servicesHair removal servicesNailcare servicesTanning and spray tan servicesProduct 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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