New Decade Begins For Hair and Beauty Careers

Start the new 2020 decade with a career change in the shape of a new hair job or a new beauty job.

Ready For A Job Change?

Sometimes you know it is time for a change of job, but staying within your comfort zone is so very ……comfortable! And we human beings love what’s familiar so it takes courage and ambition to strive and thrive in a new job role . 2020 has the potential to be a phenomenal year for new opportunities in all sectors of the hair and beauty industry, according to recruitment experts Rose Hadley London. Are you ready to strive and thrive this decade?

How Much Experience Do You Need?

Before you rule yourself out, due to lack of experience

Minimum Beauty or Hair Level 3 qualified and 1+ years experience is what many salons expect from their candidates. So getting qualified is the important first step to launch your career. Then gain salon experience from there.

New Decade Means…A New Hair & Beauty Job For You

Use the “new decade” as a powerful reason to make your career move and match the it with your new hair job or beauty job.

Do you really want to end this new decade in the same role? Or with the same level of experience?

Sometimes it helps to talk to hair and beauty recruitment experts for some free insider knowledge – Rose Hadley London.

Choose A Trusted Agency To Help You

RHL have over 20 years of experience matching ambitious, newly qualified and experienced candidates with top rated Hair and Beauty salons in London.

We are here to serve you and provide your perfect candidate / salon match for hair beauty roles.

So let’s dive in.

What are your career aspirations for this new decade?

Thinking of a new hairdressing job?

There are some exiting job roles available for Senior Hairdressers and Hair Salon Managers if you are ready for a promotion or an opportunity to get new experience.

Moving jobs will normally result in a salary increase for qualified candidates with a solid track record in the hair industry.

If not hairdressing, you may be considering a new Beauty job?

We have some progressive roles available for Beauty Therapists Level 3 and above in London.

After some being under pressure in 2019, many salons are expecting healthy boost in demand for beauty treatments in 2020.

Its 2020, but we know the new year resolutions often involve a career change, so what steps are you going to take now to make this new decade your best ever for your hair career or beauty career?

Latest Hair Trends

Here what is happening in the hair market for the new decade:

  • Hair is short for men
  • Moustaches and beards are still in fashion
  • Tatoos continue to appear for both men and women
  • Headbands and hair clips for both women and men
  • Colour contrasting is cool for selfies
  • Curls are back and even curly fringes

Latest Beauty Trends

Here’s what is trending in beauty this new decade:

  • Beauty therapists are as popular than ever
  • Makeup remains a priority for those going out as well as those staying indoors from for the Instagram generation
  • Beauty treatments a must for positive well being
  • Undergoing beauty is relaxing and uplifting
  • Beauty industry continues to grow every year
  • Beauty therapy industry is bigger than ever
  • Trend towards natural beauty product ingredients

In Summary

It’s a new decade and a good reason to make your career plans a reality in 2020 and begin to move to the next step in your hair and beauty career.

If you are ready to find out more about the hair career options or beauty career options available to you, call the experts in Hair and Beauty Recruitment – Rose Hadley London.

Local Hair career opportunities / Beauty career opportunities are available now. Tel. 0207 584 1990


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 Recruit A Beauty Therapist In London

Important Question – How to recruit a beauty therapist in London?

Here’s your answer.

Contact Rose Hadley London – Beauty recruitment agency London – watch our video if you are a beauty salon or spa seeking to recruit a new beauty therapist or spa staff for a job in London. Tel. 0207 584 1990


How To Find A Beauty Therapist Job In London

Important Question – How to find a beauty therapist job in London?

Rose Hadley London – Beauty recruitment agency London – watch our video if you are a beauty therapist looking for a new beauty therapist job in London. Tel. 0207 584 1990


Beauty Therapist Career Questions Answered

Questions And Answers For Beauty Jobs And Careers In London

Getting Into The Beauty Therapist Industry

How do you become a beauty therapist?

What qualifications do you need?

Which courses to do to become a beauty therapist?

 

Duties and Responsilbilities

What is the job description for a beauty therapist?

What are the duties and responsibilities for a beauty therapist?

How do you write a beauty therapist CV?

 

Work Choices

Where can you work as a beauty therapist?

 

Preferred Location – UK or Abroad?

How do you get a job abroad working as a beauty therapist?

 

UK Beauty Therapy Jobs

Why are beauty therapists in demand in London?

What makes London such a great place to work?

 

Full Time Permanent or Self Employed

How to find a job as a full-time beauty therapist?

How do you find a full time beauty therapist job opportunity?

Where are the full time beauty therapist job vacancies found?

 

Temps

What is temporary work as a beauty therapist?

What are the advantages of working as a beauty therapist temp?

Where to find work as a beauty therapist temp?

How do you get a job as a beauty therapist temp?

When is the temping season for beauty therapy jobs?

 

Part Time

What is part time work as a beauty therapist?

How do you get a part time beauty therapist job?

What are the advantages of part time work as a beauty therapist?

 

Rewards

How much can you earn?

What is the salary bands for a beauty therapist full time?

What is the salary bands for a beauty therapist part time?

How much can you earn as a beauty therapist temp?

 

Career and Promotions

What is the career path for a beauty therapist?

What promotions can you earn?

 

Why choose Rose Hadley London as your recruitment agency?

As a leading hair and beauty recruitment agency covering London and abroad, we can answer all these questions for you.

Even better, we have access to all the top jobs and connections build up from over 30 years with a network of top beauty and hair salons.

Get in contact with us.

  • We will help you to find a job as a full-time beauty therapist
  • We will help you to find work as a part time beauty therapist
  • We will help you to find work as a beauty therapist temp

Whatever, you are looking for if you have qualifications and a work visa we can offer you useful career advice and get you in front of the right people to get you started your new beauty therapy role!

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 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


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 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


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