Hair & Beauty

Should I choose hair and beauty as my career?

The hair and beauty particular sector is as diverse as those working within it. There are three main areas of study - Hairdressing, Beauty, and Makeup - and each of these divide into specialist niches.

The hairdressing sector includes traditional women’s hairdressing and salon work, barbering, African specialist hair services, and job roles for support staff such as administration assistants.

The makeup industry covers jobs ranging from traditional makeup artistry to theatrical makeup and special effects, while the beauty industry tends to offer careers in nail artistry, various beautifying therapies, and spa treatments.

If you have a natural aptitude for working with your hands and you enjoy communicating closely with other people, you may find that you would excel at a career in hair and beauty. This area of study involves high commitment levels, as well as an ability to demonstrate learned skills.

How can I get into hair and beauty?

Hair and Beauty courses are offered as Apprenticeship qualifications, usually by City and Guilds. These particular qualifications are well-known and open doors into careers like salon management, freelance business ownership, overseas work, and even holistic therapies like aromatherapy and reflexology.

To further enhance your educational experience, many apprenticeship providers will offer hair and beauty courses that you can complete up to degree level. There is also the opportunity to go to university and study a chosen specialist area, such as Special Effects for Film and TV, or Cosmetic Science.

Although some universities will ask for A-Level qualifications, others will be more interested in your experience and portfolio, for which an Apprenticeship qualification will greatly help your application.

Why use Enrol?

By using Enrol, you benefit from a simple, easily comparable list of hair and beauty courses, tailored to you. We consolidate every hair and beauty course and qualification offered in the UK, so you can be as informed as possible when choosing your course.