Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors


Average Annual Pay

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Average Weekly Hours

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Unemployment Rate

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Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.


No formal qualifications are required for entry although entrants usually possess a BTEC/SQA award, an NVQ/SVQ in Hairdressing at Level 3, an apprenticeship and/or relevant experience.

Typical tasks

  • determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs;
  • controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff;
  • provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems;
  • ensures clients’ records are maintained;
  • undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy;
  • checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met;
  • demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products;
  • ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.

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