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The Hairdressing and Beauty Treatment industry provides treatments such as hair cutting, colouring, waxing, nails, make up services, skincare, body and spa treatments and much, much more. It is an ever expanding industry with more services and skills being taught and offered year upon year.

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 creating more demand for serviced and thus creating more jobs.

There are just over 40,000 hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses in the UK. Personal grooming businesses (barbering and beauty) are the fastest growing independent retailers with the industry generating almost £7bn in turnover each year.

Up to 270,000 people work in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industry, over half are aged 16 to 34, with females aged 25 to 34 making up the largest group (28%).

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Get Started with Nail Art
Norwich, Norfolk
Programme: Monday 9th December – Friday 13th December 2019. Location: Norwich city centre. Info sessions:week commencing 18th November 2019.
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Get a Head start with Talking Heads!
Find out what it's like to work for local employers in these video case-studies.
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John Olivers’ Apprenticeships
The apprenticeship offered at John Olivers is a 3 year, work based, fixed term contract. This is a full time training position  in which you can achieve Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.
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Career Pathways
Making decisions about your future can be daunting. With so many options and so much information, the process of choosing your next move can be more than a little confusing. Perhaps you’d like to study a vocational course at college. Maybe you’d like to find...
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Training with John Olivers
Most salons start advertising the recruitment of potential trainees from February/March.  If successful, the new trainees will commence their training scheme in September of the same year.
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Apprenticeships provide you with fantastic career opportunities and allow you to gain a qualification while earning a salary with an employer.
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