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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 | 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 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.

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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Current-year revenue is expected to fall due to price competition and economic uncertainty
  • Low consumer confidence in the current year is expected to depress demand
  • The ageing population is expected to support rising demand for beauty and anti-ageing treatments
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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 - Industry Investment Chapter

The Hairdressing and Beauty Treatment industry has a low level of capital intensity, since the services offered by the industry are highly labour intensive. Wages are estimated to be the largest cost for industry operators, accounting for an estimated 38.6% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Moreover, the skill level of stylists and beauticians has improved vastly over the past five years, with consumers demanding more intricate and technical designs, further emphasising the importance of labour.

The capital-to-labour ratio is expected to be 1:8.98 in 2016-17, indicating that for every £1.00 spent on capital, £8.98 is spent on labour. Ind.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry are

  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Access to a multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Consumer confidence index in the Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from e-commerce and online auctions
  • Population aged 16 to 25 years
  • Current Performance
  • Getting ahead
  • Decreased consumer confidence
  • Online expansion
  • Profit trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Short back and sides
  • Special treatment
  • Volatile profitability
  • Table: Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electrical Appliance Manufacturing
  • Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling
  • Perfume & Cosmetics Manufacturing
  • Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Hair cutting, styling and colouring
  • Product sales
  • Nail-care services
  • Skincare services
  • Tanning and spray tan services
  • Hair removal services
  • Other hair services
  • Chart: Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 25 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Utilities, depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A beauty treatment for the face involving a variety of skincare products.
  • Manicure
  • A beauty treatment for the hands and fingernails.
  • Pedicure
  • A beauty treatment for the feet.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
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    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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