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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New markets and a growing population have aided industry demand and revenue growth
  • An increasing trend of male grooming has benefited the industry over the past five years
  • Increases in household discretionary income are anticipated to boost industry revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Hairdressing and Beauty Services industry has expanded over the past five years. Rising demand for beauty treatment services has been propelled by the emergence of new markets, higher discretionary income and a growing population. The increasing popularity of newer high-priced beauty treatments such as laser hair removal and microdermabrasion has lifted revenue in some segments. Growing image consciousness among men has boosted demand for industry services such as hair removal. Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2016-17, to $4.8 billion. However, revenue is projected to decline by 0.4% in the current year, reflecting an expected drop in consumer sentiment...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Hairdressing and Beauty Services industry has a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar that the industry spends on wages, $0.04 is invested in capital costs. Similar to most personal services industries, the industry relies heavily on labour to provide its services. Hairdressing and beauty salons require high one-on-one contact with clients, and personalised service is paramount to customer satisfaction. Employees can typically only work with one customer at a time, making the industry highly labour-intensive. Hair salons commonly employ between three and six hairdressers, although the average industry wage is low. A large portion of hairdressers work on a part-time or casual basis, and many are low-wage apprentices.


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    Additional Insights for the Hairdressing and Beauty Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hairdressing and Beauty Services Industry are

  • Having links with local health professionals
  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Consumer sentiment index in the Hairdressing and Beauty Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Hairdressing and Beauty Services Industry?

    Industry operators primarily provide hairdressing or beauty services, such as manicures, pedicures, facials, skin treatments, tanning, make-up application, hair removal and non-medical hair restoration techniques.

    Industry Products
    Haircutting, styling and colouring
    Barber shop operation
    Hair removal services
    Nail-care services
    Skincare services
    Indoor tanning and spray tan services
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Hairdressing and styling services
    Barber shop operation
    Beauty services
    Electrolysis services (i.e. hair removal)
    Make-up services
    Nail care services
    Skincare services
    Tanning (solarium) services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Health consciousness
  • Female population aged 18 and older

  • Current Performance
  • Necessity versus luxury
  • New markets
  • Profitability and innovation
  • Skills gap
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand conditions
  • Expanding beauty services
  • Organic growth
  • Table: Hairdressing and Beauty Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hairdressing and Beauty Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Cosmetics, Perfume and Toiletries Manufacturing
  • Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling
  • Household Appliance Wholesaling
  • Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Haircutting, styling and colouring
  • Nail-care services
  • Barber shop operation
  • Indoor tanning and spray tan services
  • Other services
  • Skincare services
  • Hair removal services
  • Chart: Hairdressing and Beauty Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hairdressing and Beauty Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hairdressing and Beauty Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hairdressing and Beauty Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hairdressing and Beauty Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Hairdressing and Beauty Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Backyard Operator
  • A hairdresser or beauty practitioner that runs a business out of their own home or in an informal setting. Some backyard operators may provide services for family or friends free of charge.
  • Parabens
  • Preservatives used in a variety of beauty products and foods to prevent the growth of bacteria and other microbes.
  • Skills Shortage
  • When the demand for workers is greater than the supply of qualified workers available and willing to work under existing market conditions.
  • Wet Shave
  • A traditional shave, often carried out by a barber, where shaving soap is applied with a brush before shaving with a single-bladed razor.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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