The STC Group

3 Great Careers in Hair and Beauty



There are over 40,000 hair salons in the UK so there’s a big need for hairdressers and barbers. Many hairdressers and barbers start off as an apprentice and then become junior stylists before progressing onto an NVQ to become a fully qualified stylist. Some then progress onto salon management.

Beauty therapist

You could be a makeup artist, nail technician, hair stylist or more with an all round Beauty Therapy qualifications. Some beauty therapists specialise in skin treatments, massage therapy or waxing. It really is a diverse career path. If you are looking at a career in beauty therapy and are not sure which pathway to choose, a level 2 diploma is a great place to start.

Beauty Trainer

If you have been in the industry for a number of years and wish to take a step back, training or assessing is a great way to stay in the industry whilst giving something back.

Assessors particularly are in high demand and earn good money, and you may even progress onto course leader at a college or in a private training company. Contact us about our education and training options.