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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 | Feb 2017

A close shave: Revenue is expected to contract in the current year, before returning to growth

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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hairdressing and Beauty Treatment industry provides treatments such as hair cutting, colouring, waxing and skincare. Over the past five years, industry operators have focused on lowering their prices to make their services more affordable. Operators want their services to be regarded as necessities rather than indulgent and discretionary purchases. Consumer confidence is expected to fall over 2016-17, negatively affecting the industry. In the beginning of the period pessimistic expectations about the economy led to decreased demand for discretionary services, which hampered revenue growth. However, basic salon services are generally not affected by adverse economic conditions due to their non-discretionary nature... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the industry are relatively low as the industry is primarily composed of small businesses, with an estimated 69.3% of enterprises employing four employees or fewer. Capital requirements are relatively low and self-employed hairdressers and beauticians can rent chairs in existing salons, which reduces start-up costs. Additionally, independent hairdressers and beauticians can operate from their own homes or run mobile businesses, which requires minimal capital investment. Initial costs also remain low because of the low level of regulation in the industry. Registration to the British Hairdressing Council (BHC), a statutory body set up by the Hairdressers Registration Act 1964, is voluntary and has only been completed by an estimated 10% of hairdressers. Thi.. purchase to read more


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What is the Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry?

This industry provides hairdressing and beauty services through hair and beauty salons and self-employed hair professionals and beauticians. 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.

Industry Products
Hair cutting, styling and colouringSkincare servicesHair removal servicesNail-care 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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