Latest Industry Trends In The Hair Temp Jobs Market London

Industry Background For Hairdressers In London

Hair temping has always been popular for qualified hairdressers in big Cities like London and this has continued for more than 25 years according to leading recruitment industry experts.

Why Are Hair Temps Popular In London

Reason: Temping offers hairdressers the perfect balance between finding regular hairdressing work, doing the thing you love in an exiting location, along with the flexibility to build a work schedule around your desired lifestyle choices.

Qualified staff for Temping is usually required, either to cover busy weekends, sickness, maternity or the busy  holiday season, working for hair salons in London.

Qualifications Required For Hair Temping

The minimum qualification to become a fully qualified hairdresser is a level 2 or level 3 qualification in hairdressing.

You could start as an assistant in a hairdressing salon and study for qualifications on the job, or do a full-time or part-time college course while looking for work.

You could also train with a private hairdressing school.

You will need at least 2 years full-time salon experience to qualify for temp work.

Latest Industry Trends For Hair Temping In London

More temps, please!!

There are some noticeable trends going on in the hair temp industry in London that are worth mentioning as they show a marked change from what was the norm over the last few years.

Let me explain. The latest research shows the following trends:

  • The usual temp season of March 1st to 30th September 2017 for hairdressers started earlier in February and is still not stopped in November.
  • In fact the demand for hair temps is continuing amongst hair salons
  • Overall the number of temp job vacancies has grown significantly over 2017 as well as the temp season appearing not to follow the traditional seasonal trend of previous years
  • There is a skills shortage in London resulting in more demand for hairdressing temps than there are candidates to cover these temp job opportunities

Why Is The Demand So High For Hair Temps In London Right Now?

Rose Hadley London in October 2017 said in a recent interview that “After 25 years of business in the UK, covering London, this year 2017 has been exceptional, defying all the usual seasonal trends and demand is huge for qualified Hair temps in London”.

  • The reason may be explained by the uncertainty caused by Brexit, the vote in favour of the UK leaving the European Union
  • Another reason could be the meteoric rise of the hair industry with many hairdressers upskilling to Level 4
  • In previous years Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans were driving the market too
  • Either way, Temps are in big demand with lots of temp jobs in London available, it is fair to say that Temps are driving the employment market and therefore also driving the recruitment industry growth for hairdressing temps

Conclusions

  • Demand for hair temps in London is up significantly and growing rapidly!
  • There is certainly a demand for permanent hairdressers, companies are however having to embrace hair temps as a vital resource now far more so than in recent years.
  • It appears the impact of Brexit and the uncertainty it brings is impacting on the hair jobs market to push up demand for temps.

*Research is taken from interviews with leading hair recruitment agency owners.

If you require more information about current hairdressing vacancies or are a hair salon looking for new candidates, contact Rose Hadley London. Tel. 0207 584 1990  or  visit our hair jobs page here: Latest Hair Jobs


Latest Industry Trends In The Beauty Temp Jobs Market London

Industry Background For Beauty Therapists In London

Beauty temping has always been popular for qualified beauty therapists in big Cities like London and this has continued for more than 25 years according to leading recruitment industry experts.

Why Are Beauty Therapist Temps Popular In London

Reason: Temping offers beauty therapists the perfect balance between finding regular beauty therapist work, doing the thing you love in an exiting location, along with the flexibility to build a work schedule around your desired lifestyle choices.

Qualified staff for Temping is usually required, either to cover busy weekends, sickness, maternity or the busy  holiday season, working for Beauty salons, clinics and Spas in London.

Qualifications Required For Beauty Therapist Temping

The minimum qualification to become a fully qualified beauty therapist is a level 2 or level 3 qualification in beauty therapy.

You could start as an assistant in a salon or spa and study for qualifications on the job, or do a full-time or part-time college course while looking for work.

You could also train with a private beauty school.

You will need at least 2 years full-time salon/clinic/spa experience to qualify for temp work.

Latest Industry Trends For Beauty Temping In London

More temps, please!!

There are some noticeable trends going on in the beauty temp industry in London that are worth mentioning as they show a marked change from what was the norm over the last few years.

Let me explain. The latest research shows the following trends:

  • The usual temp season of March 1st to 30th September 2017 for beauty therapists started earlier in February and is still not stopped in October.
  • In fact the demand for beauty temps is continuing amongst beauty salons, hotels, and spas
  • Overall the number of temp job vacancies has grown significantly over 2017 as well as the temp season appearing not to follow the traditional seasonal trend of previous years
  • There is a skills shortage in London resulting in more demand for beauty temps than there are candidates to cover these temp job opportunities

Why Is The Demand So High For Beauty Temps In London Right Now?

Rose Hadley London in October 2017 said in a recent interview that “After 25 years of business in the UK, covering London, this year 2017 has been exceptional, defying all the usual seasonal trends and demand is huge for qualified Beauty temps in London”.

  • The reason may be explained by the uncertainty caused by Brexit, the vote in favour of the UK leaving the European Union
  • Another reason could be the meteoric rise of the aesthetic industry with many beauty therapists upskilling to Level 4
  • In previous years Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans were driving the market too
  • Either way, Temps are in big demand with lots of temp jobs in London available, it is fair to say that Temps are driving the employment market and therefore also driving the recruitment industry growth for beauty temps

Conclusions

  • Demand for beauty temps in London is up significantly and growing rapidly!
  • There is certainly a demand for permanent beauty therapists, companies are however having to embrace beauty temps as a vital resource now far more so than in recent years.
  • It appears the impact of Brexit and the uncertainty it brings is impacting on the Beauty jobs market to push up demand for temps.

*Research is taken from interviews with leading beauty and hair recruitment agency owners.

If you require more information about current Beauty Therapist job vacancies or are a Beauty salon or spa looking for new candidates, contact Rose Hadley London. Tel. 0207 584 1990  or  visit our beauty jobs page here: Latest Beauty Jobs


How To Get An Interview For a New Job In Hair and Beauty

New Job In Hair and Beauty

Looking for a new job in hair and beauty? Either as hairdresser or beauty therapist in London or overseas?

Well you’ve come to the right place!

As a new or experienced hairdresser or beauty therapist, looking to develop your career, you may be wondering how best to find your new role and get the interview booked. Here’s what you need to do.

Prepare Your CV

The traditional way is to collate all your job experience, qualifications and career successes within hair and beauty into a CV. Then to send it off to the top hair and beauty recruitment agency in London, Rose Hadley London.

A well presented CV can communicate your suitability for the role and two pages maximum works best.

Contact us if you need a CV template to use for your hairdressing or beauty therapist job application. We are happy to help you with this.

Video CV

Ever considered a video CV?

Some talented candidates we have had over the years have even put together a personal video CV to communicate their qualities and increase their chances of being selected for interview.

Videos that show hairdressers or beauty therapy professionals at work are also popular and can demonstrate your practical skills and experience.

It’s not for everyone, but in the age of Facebook Live and Skype, being video friendly can make you stand out and help land the dream job.

If you are familiar with taking video using a smartphone, it can easier than you think to make one too.

Just introduce yourself and what type of job your looking for. Start with your experience and achievements and finish confidently with a call to action for the hair and beauty businesses with job opportunities to contact you immediately.

Our Video CV is proving to be a powerful recruitment tool. This is a perfect example.

Posted by Rose Marie Hadley on Saturday, 28 September 2013

Interview Time

The first stage of the selection process is usually an invitation to attend an interview.
Once interview day arrives, preparing well in advance for some standard interview questions is advised to make the best impression and allow you to ace the interview!

Example of some useful interview questions for hairdressers and beauty therapists:

Why are you interested in working at our salon?

What attributes or skills can you offer our salon?

Do you have some of your own clients?

What are some newly introduced techniques and trends in hair styling, manicures, pedicures and skincare?

How do you keep up with the latest styles and trends?

How good are your listening skills when the client explains what they are looking for?

How do you suggest treatments, cosmetics and skin therapies to your clients?

How do you greet a client if the salon is fully booked?

How do you decide priorities when scheduling time?

Do you think you are overqualified for this position?

What are your training needs currently?

What type of work environment do you prefer?

Who has impacted you most in your career and how?

Have you ever had difficulty working with a manager?

How do you handle conflict amongst coworkers?

What would your salon colleagues say about you?

How do you handle an unhappy customer?

How do you react to instruction from the customer?

When given an important assignment, how do you approach it?

How do you deal with compromise?

What was the most important task you’ve ever had?

How do you react under pressure?

If you were hired, how long would you plan to stay at our salon?

If you were successful, when are you available to start?

In Summary

Preparation to get your new job in hair and beauty is always time well invested. The CV should be the priority, along with communicating your achievements and practicing how to handle common interview questions successfully.

For those more adventerous or good with technology and wanting to stand out, consider the video introduction CV. We are happy to discuss how to go about it and forward yours to clients to help get you an interview.

For most people the traditional CV Word document or PDF is works well to win the new job in hair and beauty. So are you ready to commence the process of finding a new job in hair and beauty?

Contact Rose Hadley London. Tel. 0207 584 1990


Salary Survey For Hairdressers

Salary Survey For Hairdressers in London

Latest salary survey for hairdressers and hair salon staff – What’s the current competitive salary for hair jobs?

Both hairdressing candidates and client salons like to keep up to date with salary trends.

The latest 2017 salary survey for hairdressers from Rose Hadley (the leading Hair and Beauty Recruitment Agency in London) is now published.

Salary Snapshot For Hair Salon Staff

Salaries are reflecting that employers are investing time in looking for hair professionals with a passion to excel in the industry. Rose Hadley London is seeing excellent packages available for candidates that can match the employer’s specific profile requirements.

We are observing hair salon employers striving to be an employer of choice by providing a range of benefits and a framework for growth to recruit the best hairdressing personnel and retain them. Reassuringly they are prepared to invest in quality staff equipped to deliver a quality service.

We have a wide variety of exciting opportunities in both permanent and temporary jobs across the hair industry in London. We are also witnessing an ever increasing worldwide demand in the hairdressing world.

In addition to a competitive basic salary, commission and attractive benefits are sometimes offered. Outlined below is a representation of the average salary pay scale currently available within the industry in London:

Salary Snapshot

• Hairdressers for Independent Hair Salons – from £20,800

• Hairdressers specialising in Colour – from £23,00 – £65,000

• Hairdressers for Spas – from £20,800

• Hair Temps London –from £80-£120 per day

• Hairdressers for Male Grooming Salons – from £21,500

• Hairdressers for Gents Salons from £20,800

• Hairdressing Salon Assistant Managers from £22,500

• Hairdressing Salon Managers from £23,000 – £65,000

• Hairdressing Salon Receptionists from £16,000

• Front of House Managers from £23,000

• Temporary Hairdressers from £80-120 per day.

• Barbers from £20,800

 

In Summary

We hope you find this hairdressing salary survey useful.

It’s essential to be happy in your work. The philosophy for securing the right job is to be, positive and confident, play to your strengths and embrace your limitations. The hairdressing industry is a multidimensional and resourceful world which offers a broad platform for inspiration and job satisfaction, enabling candidates to express their creativity in many ways.

In turn employers will invest by offering a lucrative salary to reward the right candidate who is able to deliver innovation through their experience and skills.

Wishing everyone success and happiness in their careers and businesses.

The Hair Recruitment Editor


Salary Survey For Beauty Therapists

Latest salary survey for beauty therapists – What’s the current competitive salary for beauty jobs?

Both beauty candidates and client salons like to keep up to date with salary trends.

The latest 2017 salary survey for beauty therapists from Rose Hadley (the leading Hair and Beauty Recruitment Agency in London) is now published.

Salary Snapshot For Beauty Therapists

Salaries are reflecting that employers are investing time in looking for beauty professionals with a passion to excel in the industry. Rose Hadley London is seeing excellent packages available for candidates that can match the employer’s specific profile requirements.

We are observing beauty employers striving to be an employer of choice by providing a range of benefits and a framework for growth to recruit the best beauty personnel and retain them. Reassuringly they are prepared to invest in quality staff equipped to deliver quality service.

We have a wide variety of exciting opportunities in both permanent and temporary jobs across the beauty industry in London. We are also witnessing an ever increasing worldwide demand in the hair and beauty world.

In addition to a competitive basic salary, commission and attractive benefits are sometimes offered. Outlined below is a representation of the average salary pay scale currently available within the industry in London:

Salary Snapshot

• Beauty Therapists 2 years experience plus – from £19,000.

• Beauty Therapists 3 years experience plus – from £21,000.

• Spa Therapists – from £20,000.

• Beauty Temps London £10-12 ph (with laser up to £15)

• Beauty Therapists for Advanced Skin Care – from £24,500

• Head Beauty Therapists – from £23,000.

• Beauty Salon Supervisors – from £24,250.

• Assistant Beauty Salon Managers – from £24,500.

• Beauty Salon Managers (Hands On) from £26,000.

• Beauty Salon Managers (Hands Off) from £28,000

• Receptionists from £22,500

• Front of House Beauty Managers from £23,500

• Temporary Beauty Therapists £10-13 per hour (up to £15 with Laser)

• Aestheticians – from £24,000

• Advanced Beauty Specialists from £26,000

• Laser Technician – from £26,000

• Medical Aesthetician – from £25,000

• Waxing Specialist – from £20,000.

• Beauty Trainers from £27,000.

In Summary

We hope you find this beauty salary survey useful.

It’s essential to be happy in your work. The philosophy for securing the right job is to be, positive and confident, play to your strengths and embrace your limitations. The beauty industry is a multidimensional and resourceful world which offers a broad platform for inspiration and job satisfaction, enabling candidates to express their creativity in many ways.

In turn employers will invest by offering a lucrative salary to reward the right candidate who is able to deliver innovation through their experience and skills.

Wishing everyone success and happiness in their careers and businesses.

The Beauty Recruitment Editor


Top Hairdressers Welcome In London

Top Hairdressers Welcome In London

Experienced top hairdressers are required immediately in London and also overseas.
Whether it’s hair cutting, colouring or styling, there’s an ever growing demand for top hairdressers with these skills. London hair salons in particular are seeking experienced top hairdressers to join their teams.

What Makes a Top Hairdresser?

…. and how do you ensure both hair and client success?

Here’s eight top tips that help ensure success as a top hairdresser in London.

Consult Like A Top Professional

Whether we like it or not, first impressions count, especially when it comes to impressing hair clients. If we think of hairdressing as a process involving clients, the first stage is the “meet and greet” upon salon arrival. This is generally under the control of the salon receptionist, so hopefully they are well trained to make a good first impression.
A warm welcome upon arrival is important, as it helps win the client over with good customer service prior to the client consultation.
With necessary care and attention, the meet and greet should proceed seamlessly to a positive, inspiring and memorable client consultation. If there is one thing that shows a top hairdresser from their less successful peers, it’s the quality of the hair consultation.

How do the top hair professionals do this?

Here’s What You Need To Know:-
• Make the client feel important
• Check client is comfortable in their chair (or do they want a coffee?)
• Ask quality open ended questions to discover client hair preferences
• Use listening skills to ensure you understand client needs
• Repeat back to client what you heard, so they know you listened
• Good eye contact to show you really care (but not too much!)
• Show enthusiasm for the what needs done
• Know your products (so you can recommend if asked)

The client consultation is a fantastic opportunity to communicate to the client how important they are to us.
Get attuned to your client needs, listen carefully to what they want done to their hair and set the tone for a successful hair management appointment.
During the hair consultation, you are their personal hair advisor, ready to provide solutions. So make the most of it and impress.

The Practical Stuff…

Haircutting Skills

Hairdressers are renowned for their primary skill of haircutting and this comes in many forms from fringe trims to full restyles.
The most successful hairdressers have both practical hair cutting experience, along with advanced people skills.

Hair Washing (Backwash loving!)

Hair wash is part of a good hair service offering, but what is best practice these days?
In top salons, it’s not just a hair wash, it’s a head massage, reiki and hair conditioning all rolled into the one. Take the opportunity to add a top customer service experience for the hair wash.

All clients will then remember the wash for the professionalism and care shown, rather than for water dripping down the back of their necks!

Perming

Perming is not as popular as in the past, but there are still some, mainly an older set of clients who enjoy a regular hair perm. Hair stylists use perming to create hair bounce and curl.

Hair Colouring

Colour technicians are experts in their craft of hair colouring. Knowledge of hair dye products and practical hair colouring experience are invaluable in the process of hair colour management. Clients will usually have some preferences for colour, but many seek advice and rely on hairdressing expertise to make it a reality for them.
Hair colouring is popular and provides regular work for hair salons because it’s difficult for clients to do themselves at home. If they have ever tried it, clients quickly find out it’s messy and inconvenient. Not a good idea and best left to the professional hair stylists.

Blow Drying (With Gusto!)

Blow drying, straightening and curling tongs are used by professional hairdressers to create a masterpiece hairstyling. It’s time to use your experience to make the most of the right heat, choosing the right hairbrushes for client satisfaction.

People Skills

All top hairdressers know this. Clients value hair technicians with good people skills.
Some clients have some things they want to chat about other than their hair. They take the opportunity to “chat” and share their life secrets with hairdressers. It could be holidays or their love life so be prepared. The ability to listen without judgement goes a long way to being a successful hairdresser. Communication during a hairdressing session is a priceless part of what hairstylists offer their clients.

The Feel Good Factor

Modern society can be stressful, so what better way to feel good and de-stress during work breaks and weekends than some hairdressing.
It can be best summed up as hairdressers offering the “feel good factor” to clients.

So if you are a hairdresser, hair stylist or colour technician, you will know your hair skills make a big difference to people, bringing beautifully cut and styled hair, as well as precious moments relaxation and the feel good factor for clients.

In Summary
There’s an all year round demand for experienced hairdressers and hair stylists for both permanent and temporary roles across London.

Contacting an expert recruitment agency specialising in the hairdressing industry, can be a good way to develop your career.

For a new role in the hairdressing industry or career advice, Contact Rose Hadley London. Tel. 0207 584 1990


Experienced Beauty Therapists In Demand In London

Experienced Beauty Therapists Required

Experienced beauty therapists are required urgently in London and also overseas.

Whether it’s waxing, threading, facials, laser hair removal, anti-aging or nail painting, the picture is the same. Beauty salons are seeking experienced beauty therapists everywhere around London!

The big question is why?

Here’s four top reasons that are boosting demand for beauty therapists in London.

Be Beautiful! You Know It Makes Sense

Whether we like it or not, or agree with it or not, society demands we ALL look beautiful!
Beauty salons are globally popular with people seeking to look beautiful .
This is both for our own benefit, but also due to media pressure to look younger, fitter and more attractive.
It’s the age of the celebrity after all, so beauty is admired and highly visible as a result of the digital age.

Offering The Feel Good Factor

Modern society can be stressful, so what better way to feel good and de-stress during work breaks and weekends than some beauty therapy.

It can be best summed up as beauticians offering the “feel good factor” to clients.

Practical Beauty Skills

Beauticians offer practical skills that create instant beauty through waxing, manicured nails, skin beauty facials and makeup. Offering beauty make-overs with their practical beauty skills keeps salons busy.
Makeup is popular, especially with matching nail varnish expertly applied by a qualified therapist.
The most successful beauticians tend to be those people with both practical beauty experience and advanced people skills.

People Skills

All top beauty therapists know this. Clients value therapists with good people skills.

The one to one contact and communication during a beauty therapy session is a priceless part of what therapists offer their clients.

When people visit a beauty salon they want to look beautiful, but also to connect at a human level, thus good communication skills are essential for successful career as a beauty therapist.

Experienced, qualified beauty specialists usually have finely tuned the art of people skills. They know how to chat, show an interest in you and leave you feeling happy.

So if you are a beauty therapist, give yourself a big pat on the back.

Clearly your skills are making a big difference to people, bringing beauty, anti-aging and precious moments of relaxation for clients.

In Summary
There’s an all year round demand for experienced beauty therapists for both permanent and temporary roles across London.

Contacting an expert recruitment agency specialising in the hair and beauty industry, can be a good way to develop your career.

For a new role in the beauty industry or career advice, Contact Rose Hadley London. Tel. 0207 584 1990