Hair Jobs London – Salary Guide 2022

Salary Guide For Hair Salon Staff in London 2022

For hairdressers in London, the demand for your hairdressing services during 2022 has been strong, with both permanent and especially temps, being sought by salons trying to cover this additional work.

So you will be interested in how this is impacting the market for salaries and this is covered by the latest salary guide.

With the absence of permanent staff applicants, salons are increasingly seeking hair temps and to cope with the additional demand they are seeing walk through the door in 2022.

It seems that with such high demand for hair staff, the current market is favouring staff, rather than the hair salons in terms of the salaries that can be expected for new hair job roles.

So, if you are a level 3 qualified hairdresser, with salon experience, this is a good time to consider a move to a new salon. Salary uplifts are possible.

Why Is Demand For Hair Temps So High?

Post Brexit and post pandemic, the gaping permanent staff shortage, reveals itself in its entirety. The result – heaps and heaps of permanent hair jobs for the discerning job seeker. That said, the industry is still in recovery from financial pain and this is very much reflected in the salaries offered, at this time in some places.

We do, however, witness hair salon owners as being favourably poised for the future and fully recognising the need of investment in staffing for the remaining two quarters and beyond.

In the salons, topics of conversation have changed recently. Customers have stopped talking about Covid jabs and now it’s hard to avoid the latest news on the war in Ukraine.

This Ukraine factor is impacting almost everyone, bringing frustration and inner anxiety to the population here and throughout Europe.

This means an increased need for some respite, in the form of relaxation, diversion therapy, and healing.

What better way, than the familiar, trusted hair and beauty services to provide that feel good factor, even if it is for a day or two, but usually the new hair style lasts much longer!

We cannot underestimate the powerful service hairdressers provide to their clients.

As well as the hairdressing service itself, the upliftment of someone to chat to, can be invaluable to some people who may have not spoken to anyone recently and be cautiously returning to going out or back to work again at the office.

The mood in salons is one of confidence, enthusiasm and reflection. With enormous positivity, hair salon owners and hair staff and hair salon owners have reached out to Rose Hadley with their recruitment needs for the remainder of 2022 and beyond.

The question of salary has come up, pretty much in every conversation. It’s clear, that hairdressers are highly prized and in high demand. This, combined with reduced supply are pushing up salaries for salons to attract and retain hair workers. 

Below, is a salary guide for London for June 2022, i.e. gross basic. Commission on services and retail vary, with an average of 10% on services and 5% on retail.

Salary Guide For Hair Jobs In London

Hair Salon Staff

Permanent Hairdressing Jobs in London

  • Hairdressers – £26,000
  • Senior Hairdressers – £31,000
  • Barbers – £26,00 – £33,800.
  • Hair Extension Technicians – £30,000 – £33,000.
  • Hair Salon Receptionists: from £23,000.
  • Colour Technicians – from £30,000
  • Hair Salon Managers – from £35,000 (hands on ).
  • Multi Site Managers – from £40,000.

Hairdressing salons’ demand for experienced hairdressers and beauty therapists is going through the roof. especially in London.

As 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, so please get in contact with us if you are seeking a new role or recruiting for new talent.

The figures quoted above are for London and presented as a recommendation only. The salaries shown are basic, commission is often also offered in addition to this.

In Summary

We hope you find this hair salary survey useful.

We are here to help with your hair recruitment and hair job finding needs.

Wishing all involved in the hair salon sector, a very healthy, productive and prosperous 2022.

The Hair and Beauty Recruitment Editor


Ten Things I Love About A Hairdressing Career In London

Hair and Beauty Salons In London Are Open For Business

As an experienced, professional hairdresser, you and you alone are the force behind those beautiful, stylish haircuts and coloured hair.

The hairdresser’s job is to cut or style hair in order to update, change or simply maintain a client’s image and this has never been more important than today.

And now the third lockdown is over, hair salons in London are open with high demand for haircuts and experienced hair professionals.

A haircut says so much about someone and you are the force behind this important work.

So how has it been for you? Have you enjoyed the time off at home and now getting bored with TV box sets and no-one new to talk to?

Let’s remember the positive side of working in a hair salon.

Advantages of Hairdressing

  • Earning money
  • Keep up and develop your hairdressing skills
  • Career development
  • Meeting new people
  • Providing a service
  • Touch people’s lives
  • Job satisfaction
  • Teamworking with salon staff
  • Building relationships
  • Seeing London
  • Having fun
  • Social events beginning to re-open
  • Don’t forget the flexibility of Temping!

More Reasons To Get Back To Work

  • The successful vaccine roll out – offers extra reassurance
  • Clear route out lockdown set out by Government
  • Summer holiday season, when demand high – lots of work!
  • See your work friends
  • Return to some normality
  • Peace of mind
  • Opportunities to work abroad

Hello Hair Clients

More importantly, your clients need you as they will be increasingly going back to work and need the haircut / hair styling to match.

Here at Rose Hadley London, we have the latest hair and beauty job opportunities ready for you to start, so get in contact to discuss your requirements.

Looking forward to speaking to you soon.

Rose Hadley London Recruitment

Our Rose Hadley Contact Number is: 07790 488425


How To Recruit A Hairdresser In London

Important Question – How to recruit a hairdresser in London?

The Perfect Hairdresser Candidate Is Waiting For You.

If you’re a Hair Salon seeking seeking to fill your hair vacancy with some new hairdressing talent, we have a wide range of experienced, qualified hair candidates ready to speak to you.

What’s The Advantages For You?

Our experience and knowledge of the industry makes matching the right candidate with your job opportunity easy. It’s a smooth recruitment process that works and saves you time!

Rose Hadley London – Hair recruitment agency London – watch our video if you are a hair salon or barbershop seeking to recruit a new hairdresser or barber for a job in London. Tel. 0207 584 1990


Hairdresser Career Questions Answered

Questions And Answers For Hair Jobs And Careers In London

Getting Into The Hairdressing Industry

How do you become a hairdresser?

What qualifications do you need?

Which courses to do to become a hairdresser?

 

Duties and Responsilbilities

What is the job description for a hair stylist?

What are the duties and responsibilities for a hairdresser?

How do you write a hairdresser CV?

 

Work Choices

Where can you work as a hair stylist?

 

Preferred Location – UK or Abroad?

How do you get a job abroad working as a hair stylist?

 

UK Beauty Therapy Jobs

Why are hairdressers 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 hair stylist?

How do you find a full time hairdresser job opportunity?

Where are the full time hair job vacancies found?

 

Temps

What is temporary work as a hair temp?

What are the advantages of working as a hair temp?

Where to find work as a hair temp?

How do you get a job as a hairdressing temp?

When is the temping season for hairdressing jobs?

 

Part Time

What is part time work as a hair stylist?

How do you get a part time hair stylist job?

What are the advantages of part time work as a hairdresser?

 

Rewards

How much can you earn?

What is the salary bands for a hairdresser full time?

What is the salary bands for a hairdresser part time?

How much can you earn as a hair temp?

 

Career and Promotions

What is the career path for a hairdresser?

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 hairdresser / hair stylist
  • We will help you to find work as a part time hairdresser / hair stylist
  • We will help you to find work as a hair temp / hair stylist 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 hair job role!

If you require more information about current Hair job 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 Beauty Jobs


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