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What Opportunities Are There After a Hair or Beauty Apprenticeship?

If you are looking to unlock fantastic career opportunities then an apprenticeship in hair or beauty is the way to go. Here we take a look at some of the great opportunities that are available once you have completed your apprenticeship.

Opportunities After a Hair or Beauty Apprenticeship:

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Hairdresser or Stylist

This is one of the most common career paths for those who have completed beauty apprenticeships. At a base level, a hairdresser is responsible for cutting, styling and dying hair. They may also be trained in beauty treatments such as manicures, pedicures and make-up applications. A salon environment can be a great place to climb the career ladder and there are usually many opportunities for promotion.

Salon Manager

A salon manager is responsible for the day to day operations of a beauty salon. They may be in charge of hiring staff, ordering stock, marketing the business and dealing with customers. This can be a great role for those who have an interest in business as well as hair and beauty.

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Makeup Artist

Another very common apprenticeship role is a makeup artist with the most popular career option being a freelance makeup artist for fashion shows or photoshoots. The work of an apprentice can vary from person to person but with hard work and dedication, you could be on your way to a very successful career in the beauty industry and even take your skills abroad.

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An apprenticeship in beauty can open up opportunities to work as a beautician. The job of a beautician is to provide skin and body treatments such as facials, waxing and massages for clients. The beauty treatment industry moves very quickly with new and exciting treatments options, this is great if you like to build your skills steadily or want to own a beauty salon in the future.

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Nail Technician

A nail technician is responsible for providing clients with manicures, pedicures and other nail treatments. They may also be required to carry out specialist treatments such as acrylic nails or gel nails. With the average set of acrylic nail extensions costing £35, it is also a great way to boost the income of other skills such as hairdressing.


This can be a great option for those who want to stay in the beauty industry but don’t want to be on the front line providing treatments to clients. A trainer or instructor is responsible for training apprentices and new staff members. This can be a great way to share your skills and knowledge with the next generation of beauty professionals.

Business Owner

Finally, many apprentices go on to work for themselves after completing their apprenticeship. This can involve working for a range of clients from salons to individual customers. Being self-employed gives you the freedom of choosing which treatments you want to offer, how much you charge and when you work. This can be a great option for those who want more flexibility in their working life or wish to travel the world as a beauty professional.

So there you have it! A few of the great opportunities that are available once you have completed your apprenticeship in hair or beauty.

If you would like to learn more about apprenticeships in hair and beauty, take a look at our website for more information and advice.

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