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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
736
million euro worth of revenue in the Irish Cosmetics and Personal Care Sector in 2019
3.90%
percent of their 2017 income that Irish households spend on clothing and footwear
3.5/4.5
percent growth in the fashion industry forecast for 2019

Labour Market Information

The National Skills Bulletin 2019’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.

Most advertised opportunities within the sector are for hairdressers and beauty therapists according to the SOLAS Vacancy Overview 2018.

Career and Training Opportunities with...

Dylan Bradshaw

The db Academy distinguishes itself by providing small classes and first class education. We pride ourselves on our talented team of award winning educators and industry leaders. 

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Career Interview Videos...

Orla Gallagher - Spa Manager
Posted by Careers Portal

Orla Gallagher - Spa Manager

Kate Walsh - Beauty Therapist
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Kate Walsh - Beauty Therapist

College Course Videos...

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

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

Fashion  - Galway Technical Institute
Posted by Galway Technical Institute

Fashion - Galway Technical Institute

Hairdressing  - Sligo College of Further Education
Posted by Sligo College of Further Education

Hairdressing - Sligo College of Further Education