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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Sectors
Source: National Skills Bulletin

About

Personal appearance is important to many, the Fashion & Beauty sector helps them care for it in the way that feels natural for them, whether that calls for a hairdresser or tattoo artist. Fashion is a global industry and while there are opportunities in Ireland, making a career often means gaining experience and connections abroad.

Skills

    design, communication, teamwork, leadership, researching information, time management, adaptability, attention to detail, project management, visual media, writing, creativity, managing resources, teamwork, education & training,

Key Facts

56%
increase of jobs in hair and beauty in 2017
842
million euro worth of revenue in the Irish Cosmetics and Personal Care Sector in 2018
3.90%
percent of their 2017 income that Irish households spend on clothing and footwear
68%
of fashion executives in developed markets see business conditions becoming worse in 2018

Labour Market Information

The National Skills Bulletin 2018’s recent job hires analysis found evidence of churn in beauty professions, such as hairdressers & beauticians. At present, there is a significant quantity of state-funded and private education and training in this area.

Career and Training Opportunities with...

Dylan Bradshaw

If you are creative & would love to learn more about the exciting opportunities in hair, make-up, nails, front-of-house or customer service, then continue here...

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School of Visual Culture - National College of Art and Design - NCAD

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Hairdressing - Sligo College of Further Education

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Costume Design - Inchicore College of Further Education