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The hair & beauty industry is a vibrant, dynamic and fast paced offering fantastic employment and training opportunities. The sector boasts a workforce of over 245,000 people working across 55,000 businesses comprising of hair, beauty and nail salons, barbers, and spas.

As part of our role within the industry we conduct research projects and produce reports looking at current statistics and data, skills gaps, training requirements.

Did you know the hair and beauty sector has a turnover of £6.2 billion a year? Or that it employs nearly a quarter of a million people across 55,000 businesses, accounting for nearly 1% of the UK economy?

We have information on the latest statistics and research from the sector, providing detailed and authoritative information for government, agencies, journalists, businesses and researchers on all things hair and beauty.

Habia regularly publishes a number of reports regularly on a wide variety of issues affecting the hair, beauty, nails, spa therapy, barbering and African type hair industries.

Industry Overview

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Industry reports

We have a range of industry reports available to purchase and download. They include skills survey reports, skills foresight reports, industry data.

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From time to time we conduct industry surveys and need the views of you, our stakeholders. Please check the surveys page regularly to have your say on a wide range of subjects, projects and issues related to the hair and beauty industry.

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