Hair and beauty

Can you see yourself doing make-up and hair on film sets? Maybe you want to start your own business or have always dreamed of owning a salon? Hair and beauty is all about making people look and feel confident.

What is a hair and beauty apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship in hair and beauty is a practical, work-based route into your chosen careers. You will gain the qualifications and skills to work in the field while earning a salary and not paying tuition fees.

It's a great starting point if you want to work in the hair and beauty sector. You could be doing wedding make-up or cutting hair for celebrities, for example.

Career opportunities from a hair and beauty apprenticeship

An apprenticeship in the industry can lead to a range of careers, including a:

Getting a good basis of how hair and beauty work is a great foundation if you want to start your own salon or company one day.

Ravi is a barber degree apprentice at Less Than Zero Barbers in Chesterfield.
£14,000
The average starting salary for a trainee hairdresser
Pros
  • You’ll get to work with lots of people.
  • There are lots of different areas you can move into.
  • Every day will be different.
Considerations
  • You might have to work evenings and weekends.
  • You’ll be on your feet a lot of the day.
  • Starting salaries can be lower than other industries.

Who would suit a hair and beauty apprenticeship?

You might be interested in a hair and beauty apprenticeship if you:

  • are passionate about hair and beauty
  • want to help people look and feel confident
  • are entrepreneurial and interested in starting your own business or salon

You might be a good fit for a hair and beauty apprenticeship if you:

  • are bubbly and chatty
  • have good attention to detail
  • are willing to learn
  • are passionate about the field

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