There is an increasing trend for people to be aware of their personal presentation, the importance of personal grooming, and the value of skin and body treatments for health and stress relief. The hair and beauty industries are dynamic and constantly changing. In the past, visiting a beauty clinic or hairdresser was seen as a luxury and a female-dominated activity; now it is increasingly viewed as a necessity, a nd there is a large amount of marketing targeting the “metrosexual” male.
WITT hairdressing and Beauty Therapy qualifications are designed to get you “work-ready”, and you will train in a fully equipped salon and clinic with real customers. WITT’s connections with local industry ensure that you will have a strong network of contacts before you enter the workforce, and that you will receive all the guidance you need to succeed.
Beauty therapists provide facial and body care treatments including massage and electrolysis (the application of an electric current to hair-roots). The beauty industry is expanding as people become more aware of the need to look after their health and wellbeing. As a result, the demand for Beauty Therapists and their services is increasing.
The outlook for Beauty Therapists is good and the number of people employed in this occupation is expected to increase over the next two to three years.
Beauty therapists work in salons, pharmacies, clinics, hotels, on cruise ships, and recently some airlines have started offering beauty therapy as part of their first-class service.
Hairdressers cut, colour, style and care for clients' hair and scalp. In order to become a hairdresser you will need to complete an apprenticeship (usually three years), and WITT’s Certificate in Hairdressing provides two years of training towards an apprenticeship.
The outlook for hairdressers is good and the number of people employed in this occupation is expected to remain stable or slightly increase over the next two to three years.
Opportunities exist for Hairdressers in salons, cruise ships, in the film, television and fashion industries.