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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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Barber - Clippers
Closing Date:
1st September 2020
£15-£20 per hour
Various locations, Suffolk and Norfolk
Clippers are a new Barbering company offering experienced or recently qualified barbers the opportunity to gain regular work opportunities Barbers don’t need to worry being hired as they will work for themselves. Choose your own hours The aim is to have b...
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Celebration of Achievement
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Event Date:
29th June 2020
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
We would be delighted if you could join us to celebrate the successes and achievements of our students at West Suffolk College, at this year’s Celebration of Achievement digital event on Monday 29 June. Due to the circumstances, we are hosting this event onlin...
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Employers - Do you have staff in need of work due to Coronavirus restrictions?
Food production opportunities may be able to cover gaps in paid hours.
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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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