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How much hairdressers and beauty therapists earn?

CONEL free courses in Hair and Beauty

Nurhayat Osman has just completed her Beauty Therapy Level 2 course at CONEL and hopes to progress into a full time role in the beauty industry.

The Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Services provides students like Nurhayat with essential technical and practical skills, as well as the knowledge that will equip them for employment or further training in the beauty industry – for example as a Beauty Therapist.

Students are likely to choose this qualification if they want to kick start their career, as it provides a real opportunity for students to gain work specific skills and knowledge in beauty.  As Nurhayat says: “It’s really exciting knowing that we have actual clients here in the Salon. When they tell me they’ve really enjoyed a treatment or I’ve given them a new look and they like it, I feel very proud of myself.

“The college has all the products we need to use for our clients and I enjoy giving the treatments such as facials, waxings, manicures, pedicures and applying eye make-up. This was my dream. I married when I was young and this was my last chance to do what I have always wanted to do. When you enjoy your job it makes it much easier to work.

“One of the reasons I chose CONEL was that the course was FREE and I was able to get a qualification that will benefit my career.

“I started on an ESOL course a few years ago before starting a Level 1 hair and beauty course and then progressing onto Level 2. It’s a big jump. When I started I did not know one word of English – now I feel I am getting much better.

“It’s a lot to learn and it was hard having two children on top of studying, but my teachers were great and were there for me if ever I had any problems. They really pushed me to do my best, and always gave me feedback on how I can improve myself.

“CONEL College gives a lot of opportunities to its students and has everything needed to get your qualification and progress in to work.”

If you are wondering how much hairdressers and beauty therapists earn, completing a course in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy could land you a starter job in the following careers with these annual salaries:

Beauty Therapist: £17,680
Hairdresser and Barber: £16,120
Clinic/Salon Manager: £22,880
Make-up artist: £17,680
Nail Technician: £17,680

However, it’s the perfect industry for setting yourself up as a freelancer, and when you’re in control – the skies the limit!

The hairdressing and beauty workforce is projected to grow between now and 2024, creating 1,100 new jobs. In the same period, 35.3% of people working in beauty and related occupations are likely to retire, creating 32,300 job openings

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