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After the recent Covid outbreak, people have been desperate for their hair to be done and rush back to the hairdressers. When salons re-open, they will have a backlog of customers and the hairdressing industry will boom!!!

Many people who have been thinking about becoming a hairdresser or barber or both will have considered starting a new career as a hairdresser.

You may wonder what you will earn and if it’s worth investing your time and money.

Working in the hairdressing industry myself and owning my own barbers, I have earned a fair amount. Of course this takes time, hard work, weekends and long hours, but the possibilities are endless.

Below is the current average salaries for hairdressers. Salaries may change in the hairdressing industry, due to the high demand in recent months.

The National Careers Service suggests that the average salary for hairdressers is between £14,000 and £30,000 per annum depending on experience. Below is a breakdown by level.

Starting salary: £14,000

Experience stylists: £14,000 to £20,000

Highly experienced stylists: £30,000

Celebrity hairdressers, salon owners and hairdressers in high demand can earn significantly more, as could professionals who move up to higher management. Hair tutors are another great resource when it comes to getting an idea of your earning potential as a hair professional. So if you’re studying at a college, or live nearby to one, try to arrange some time to talk to the tutors and teachers that work on the relevant courses for your profession.

Agent Cuts are also here to help for any career or job advice you may need.

Finally, becoming a hairdressing professional often involves training on the job. This means you are likely to get into less debt and earn as you work than others who stay in college or go to university. So even if the salary seems low, you may not have the same debt to clear as those who continue studying.

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