Best dressed: The ageing population has boosted demand for hair colouring and treatment

Population growth, particularly in the female demographic, is a key factor driving the performance of the Hairdressing and Barber Franchises industry. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.4% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $323.3 million. Because most people consider haircuts necessary, demand for these services provides the industry with a constant, underlying revenue stream.Variable economic conditions over the past five years have caused some consumers to postpone the use of hairdressing services, and increase the time between haircuts. Additional services such as colouring, treatments and styling are typically discretionary in nature and are therefore more sensitive to movements in household income and consumer sentiment...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$323m
Annual Growth 13-18
1.4%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
2,680
Businesses
653

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The expanding male market has contributed to industry revenue growth over the past five years
  • Operators face competition from DIY products and the rise of mobile hairdressing businesses
  • Industry employment is forecast to grow at a similar rate to salon openings
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry is characterised by moderate barriers to entry. Capital investment presents the most daunting barrier to entry. Most franchisees require a significant capital outlay to establish a new franchise, often close to $300,000. It can be difficult for new entrants to access funds to finance their entry into the industry. Usually, franchisors will help new entrants gain access to loans, although these are ultimately subject to the financial position of the potential franchisee.Furthermore, competition within the industry is fierce. This can discourage potential entrants, particularly if the franchise they wish to join is low-cost, with minimal service differentiation from competitors. Som...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Hairdressing and Barber Franchises Industry

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

  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Consumer sentiment index in the Hairdressing and Barber Franchises industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hairdressing and Barber Franchises Industry?

    The industry includes franchised establishments that primarily offer hair-care services. This includes salons and barber shops that provide haircutting, hair colouring, hair styling and other hair treatments. The industry does not include companies that primarily offer training in barbering or hairstyling.

    Industry Products
  • Haircutting services
  • Hair colouring and tinting
  • Other hair-care services
  • Hair treatment services
  • Industry Activities
  • Haircutting services
  • Hair colouring services
  • Hair styling services
  • Hair treatment services
  • Hair extension services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Female population aged 18 and older
  • Average weekly hours worked

  • Current Performance
  • Competition
  • Industry structure
  • Brand loyalty
  • Employment and wages
  • Growing client base
  • Profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry structure
  • Profit
  • Industry changes
  • Table: Hairdressing and Barber Franchises Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • 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

  • Products & Services
  • Hair colouring and tinting
  • Haircutting services
  • Hair treatment services
  • Other hair-care services
  • Chart: Hairdressing and Barber Franchises Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Women aged 45 to 64
  • Women aged 25 to 44
  • Men of all ages
  • Women aged 24 and under
  • Women aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hairdressing and Barber Franchises Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hairdressing and Barber Franchises Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Just Cuts Franchising Pty Limited, Hairhouse Warehouse Pty Ltd, Brabus PA Franchising Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Just Cuts Franchising Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hairhouse Warehouse Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Brabus PA Franchising Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hairdressing and Barber Franchises Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Hairdressing and Barber Franchises Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Balayage
  • A technique in which dye is painted on hair in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.
  • Diy Hair Treatment
  • The activity of purchasing hair products from a store and conducting salon-style treatments at home, such as colouring and styling.
  • Keratin Treatment
  • A method of temporarily straightening hair by sealing a liquid keratin and a preservative solution into the hair with a hair iron.
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