Hairdresser Salary Survey 2021

Salary Survey For Hairdressers in London 2021

The last year and half for London hairdressers with the pandemic have been challenging, so it’s easy to be grateful to be back in the salon, with hair clients coming through the doors again.

Now hair clients are returning in ever increasing numbers as confidence returns and back to work continues.

However, we cannot forget that hairdressing is a career and we work to pay the bills,  but also to save something for the future.

So dare we mention the latest hair salary survey?

Yes of course! It always generates a lot of interest amongst hairdressers and hair salon managers and salon owners.

With the vaccine rollout in the UK and the lockdowns lifted for hair and beauty salons, there is genuine optimism in the industry and career opportunities are expanding rapidly.

Hair salons have a high demand for experienced hairdressers, especially in London, with great career prospects awaiting those who apply now.

If you are a qualified hairdresser, NVQ 3 or higher and some postgraduate experience spent in a busy hair salon, you are in a strong position to land your dream hair job.

Rose Hadley London is the leading hair recruitment agency in London.

We have posted the latest hairdressing salaries for the London hair industry to answer the important question.

What is a current competitive salary for hair jobs in London?

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

Latest salary survey for hairdressers and hair salon staff.

The latest 2021 salary survey for hairdressers from Rose Hadley is now published as of July 2021.

Salary Survey 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:

Hair Salary Survey

• Hairdressers for Independent Hair Salons – from £25,000
• Hairdressers for Salon Groups/Chains – from £25,000
• Hairdressers for Spas – from £25,000
• Hair Temps London –from £120 per day
• Hairdressers for Male Grooming Salons – from £26,000
• Hairdressers for Gents Salons from £26,000
• Hairdressing Salon Assistant Managers from £27,000
• Hairdressing Salon Managers from £30,000 – 65,000
• Hairdressing Salon Receptionists from £19,000
• Front of House Managers from £24,000
• Temporary Hairdressers from £120 per day
• Barbers from £25,000.

• Hairdressers for Independent Hair Salons – from £25,000

• Hairdressers specialising in Colour – from £26,000 – £60,000

• Hairdressers for Spas – from £23,000

• Hair Temps London –from £100-£120 per day

• Hairdressers for Male Grooming Salons – from £25,000

• Hairdressers for Gents Salons from £25,000

• Hairdressing Salon Assistant Managers from £26,000

• Hairdressing Salon Managers from £28,000 – £45,000

• Hairdressing Salon Receptionists from £19,000 – £23,000

• Front of House Managers from £23,500

• Temporary Hairdressers from £100-120 per day.

• Barbers from £25,000

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


Hair and Beauty Jobs London – Salary Guide 2021

Salary Survey For Hair and Beauty Salon Staff in London 2021

For all hairdressers and beauty therapists in London, the last 15 months have been unforgettable, mirroring the UK and Worldwide industries. What a year it was, but we made it!

After any period or experience that has presented challenges, the real gains come from lessons learnt and a sharpening of understanding of what really matters and then further honing that understanding.

Since reopening on April 12, the mood is one of confidence, enthusiasm and reflection. With enormous positivity, Hair and Beauty salon owners and hair and beauty staff have reached out to Rose Hadley London with their recruitment needs for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

The question of salary has come up, pretty much in every conversation. It’s clear, as we find our way back to ‘normal’, hair and beauty employers and hair and beauty employees are supporting each other through this period of recovery.

Below, is a salary guide for London for May 2021, i.e gross basic. Commission on services and retail vary, with an average of 10% on services and 5% on retail.

Salary Snapshot For Hair and Beauty Salon Staff In London

Hair Salon Staff

• Hairdressers for Independent Hair Salons – from £25,000
• Hairdressers for Salon Groups/Chains – from £25,000
• Hairdressers for Spas – from £25,000
• Hair Temps London –from £120 per day
• Hairdressers for Male Grooming Salons – from £26,000
• Hairdressers for Gents Salons from £26,000
• Hairdressing Salon Assistant Managers from £27,000
• Hairdressing Salon Managers from £30,000 – 65,000
• Hairdressing Salon Receptionists from £19,000
• Front of House Managers from £24,000
• Temporary Hairdressers from £120 per day
• Barbers from £25,000.

Salary Snapshot For Beauty Salon Staff

• Beauty Therapists 2 years experience plus – from £18,000
• Beauty Therapists 3 years experience plus – from £19,000
• Spa Therapists – from £19,000
• Beauty Temps London £ 12.50-15 per hour.
• Beauty Therapists for Advanced Skin Care – from £23,000
• Head Beauty Therapists – from £24,000
• Beauty Salon Supervisors – from £25,000
• Assistant Beauty Salon Managers – from £26,000
• Beauty Salon Managers (Hands On) from £27,000
• Beauty Salon Managers (Hands Off) from £28,000
• Receptionists from £ 19,000
• Front of House Beauty Managers from £24,000
• Temporary Beauty Therapists £12.50 -15 per hour.
• Aestheticians – from £26,000
• Advanced Beauty Specialists from £26,000
• Laser Technician – from £26,000
• Medical Aesthetician – from £26,000
• Waxing Specialist – from £20,000
• Beauty Trainers from £27,000

Hair and beauty salons have re-opened and demand for experienced hairdressers and beauty therapists is going through the roof. especially in London.

As a qualified hairdresser or beauty therapist, NVQ 3 or higher and some postgraduate experience spent in a busy beauty salon, you are in a strong position to land your dream hair and beauty job, so please get in contact with us if you are seeking a new role or recruiting for new talent.

In Summary

We hope you find this beauty therapist salary survey useful.

We will be keeping a close eye on the data and share another overview in 6 months time.

Wishing all involved in the hair and beauty sector, a very healthy, productive and robust Summer.

The Hair and Beauty Recruitment Editor


Hairdresser Salary Snapshot 2019

Salary Survey For Hairdressers in London 2019

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 2019 salary survey for hairdressers from Rose Hadley (the leading Hair and Beauty Recruitment Agency in London) is now published as of 31st October 2019.

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 £25,000

• Hairdressers specialising in Colour – from £26,000 – £60,000

• Hairdressers for Spas – from £23,000

• Hair Temps London –from £100-£120 per day

• Hairdressers for Male Grooming Salons – from £25,000

• Hairdressers for Gents Salons from £25,000

• Hairdressing Salon Assistant Managers from £26,000

• Hairdressing Salon Managers from £28,000 – £45,000

• Hairdressing Salon Receptionists from £19,000 – £23,000

• Front of House Managers from £23,500

• Temporary Hairdressers from £100-120 per day.

• Barbers from £25,000

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


Beauty Therapists Salary Snapshot

Latest Salary For Beauty Therapists In London

What’s the current competitive salary for beauty jobs in 2019?

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

Here’s the latest 2019 salary survey for beauty therapists from Rose Hadley (the leading Hair and Beauty Recruitment Agency in London).

Salary Snapshot For Beauty Therapists

For the first time in many years we have witnessed a more of a cautious attitude relating to salaries at the beginning of 2019.

That said it has been one of, if not the best starts to the year for new, exciting beauty jobs in maybe a decade.

So whilst there is evidence of some stagnation in salaries there is also evidence of great optimism, appetite and investment in the hair and beauty sector.

We plan to keep a keen eye on salaries over the next 6 months and aim to share again post Brexit.

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 £21,000 PA.

• Beauty Therapists 3 years experience plus – from £21,800.

• Spa Therapists – from £21,000.

• Beauty Temps London £12-13.50 ph (with laser up to £15)

• Beauty Therapists for Advanced Skin Care – from £24,000.

• Head Beauty Therapists – from £23,000.

• Beauty Salon Supervisors – from £24,000.

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

• Beauty Salon Managers (Hands On) from £24,000 – £32,000.

• Beauty Salon Managers (Hands Off) from £24,000 – £40,,000.

• Receptionists from £21,500.

• Front of House Beauty Managers from £24,000.

• Temporary Beauty Therapists £12 – £13.50 per hour (up to £15 with Laser)

• Aestheticians – from £25,000

• Advanced Beauty Specialists from £26,000

• Laser Technician – from £26,000

• Medical Aesthetician – from £26,000

• Waxing Specialist – from £21,000.

• Beauty Trainers from £27,000-£33,000 PA.

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 in their careers and businesses.

The Beauty Recruitment Editor


How To Specialise As A Beauty Therapist And Earn More Salary

Beauty Therapist Specialists Earn More Money

One common question for both students and qualified Beauty Therapists is whether “To specialise or not to specialise?”

The reason behind this is often a practical one, about wanting to excel at a higher level in a particular beauty category, to get access to promotions and career advancement.

It’s not a secret that another closely related reason for the growth in Beauty Specialist qualifications and jobs is “how can I make more money as a qualified Beauty Therapist?” This is only natural and completely understandable for you to want to grow and be rewarded for your extra training and expertise.

Background To The Industry

The beauty therapy industry is booming in the UK, which is great news for qualified beauty therapists seeking career opportunities as beauty jobs as plentiful especially in and around London in the UK.

Beauty Therapy Qualifications

It’s also an exciting time for students planning to do beauty therapy courses to achieve a beauty qualification such as NVQ Level 2 or 3 Diploma which allows entry to beauty jobs.

What Is A Beauty Therapist?

A beauty therapist is described as a person whose job is to carry out treatments to improve a person’s appearance, such as facials, manicures, removal of unwanted hair, etc and make them feel relaxed and healed with treatments such as massage and holistic beauty treatments. In short, they make their clients feel and look amazing!

One of the questions for both students and qualified beauty therapists is “To specialise or not to specialise?”

What Are Specialists?

A beauty therapist specialist generally works in the commercial sector, offering advanced specialist services and treatments generally in skin and aesthetics.

What Courses Are Available For Beauty Therapists?

A typical beauty therapy course for an NVQ Level 2 or 3 Diploma looks like this:

Introduction To The Beauty Therapy Course:
Unit 1: Facial and Skincare
Unit 2: Eyelash and Eyebrow treatments
Unit 3: Manicure and Hand treatments
Unit 4: Pedicure and Foot treatments
Unit 5: Waxing and Temporary Methods of Hair Removal
Unit 6: Provide Advanced Nail Techniques
Unit 7: Make-Up Application to the Face and Body
Unit 8: Science & Cosmetology
Unit 9: Anatomy & Physiology
Unit 10: Health & Safety
Unit 11: Consultation
Unit 12: Promotions and Retailing
Unit 13: Reception
Unit 14: Career Opportunities and Continuing Professional Development

This type of beauty therapy course gives a general outline of all the beauty specialist areas and allows an NVQ qualification (Level 2 or 3).

Deciding To Become A Beauty Therapist Specialist

Beauty Courses give you the skills and qualifications to become a professional Beauty Therapist. However increasingly, salons and spas and skin clinics are also seeking BEAUTY THERAPY SPECIALISTS with more experience and training in particular beauty areas.

Beauty Skin Specialists
Facialists
Cosmetology
Waxing Specialists
Makeup Specialists
Advanced Nail Specialists
Manicure Specialists
Pedicure Specialists
Spa Specialists
Massage Specialists
Aromatherapy Specialists
Tanning Specialists

These specialists will cover the full range of beauty therapy training, comprehensive overview of salon practices, client care and personal health, but then major in one or more specialist areas.

Why Become A Beauty Therapy Specialist?

The advantages of becoming a specialist in one or more of the beauty specialisms are that you can:
– earn more money
– get access to new career opportunities
– work in top salons, spas and skin clinics
– increase the demand for your skills
– increased flexibility
– improved job security

So How Much Does A Beauty Therapist Specialist Earn?

Average salaries for beauty therapist specialists is up to £26K per Annum, with a further £9K available from beauty product commissions, making up to £33K per year the norm for specialists who are willing to also make product recommendations to their clients during or after their beauty treatment session.

What Beauty Products Will You Recommend?

As a Beauty Therapy Skin Specialist, as well as the anatomy and physiology of skin knowledge and treatment practical skills, experience with the range of skin products available, is essential.

Best Skin Products

– Facial Skin Products e.g. cleansers, toners, moisturisers, face masks, peels, treatments lotions, serums, eye creams, serums, masks.

Best Manicure / Pedicure Products

Best Manicure Products
Best Pedicure Products
– Masks and treatments, soaks and scrubs, moisturising lotions and creams, cuticle care, gloves, socks, hand and foot sanitisers

Best Body Care Beauty Products

– Body butter, lotions and oils
– Body wash and scrubs
– Body wraps and treatments
– Aromatherapy and massage oils

Best Aromatherapy Spa Products

– Aromatherapy oils
– Massage oils
– Body wraps and treatments
– Skincare and spa accessories
– Hot stone treatments

Best Waxing Products

– Hot and strip wax
– Roller wax
– Eyebrow waxing and threading
– Hair removal and bleaching
– Electrolysis

Beauty Product Knowledge

As you can see from this extensive list of beauty product types, it is a massive task for any Beauty Therapist to keep up to date with all these beauty product categories and brands.
In order to achieve a high-level knowledge and experience that today’s beauty clients and salons demands, it perhaps makes good sense for beauty therapists to specialise in a particular area or treatment.

In Summary

Beauty Therapy is an exciting career to be in, with specialists increasingly in demand as clients knowledge and demands are increasing. Salons and spas are responding by seeking Beauty Therapy Specialists to satisfy client demand. If you are looking for career development or skills advancement, consider upskilling in a specialist area, such as all those mentioned above, with Skin looking a particular big growth area.

*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


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