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.
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.
Most advertised opportunities within the sector are for hairdressers and beauty therapists according to the SOLAS Vacancy Overview 2018.
The beauty industry is an exciting and creative sector focused on making people feel good about themselves. From beauty salons, spa resorts and cruise ships there are endless opportunities for you to take your career.
The work of hairdressers is becoming increasingly fashion and beauty focused and involves creativity and artistic ability. Hairdressers can work in salons or specialise in formal events such as weddings and photoshoots. Work can also be found in the film and TV industry
Fashion design is the creation of clothing, and also involves the design, manufacturing and distribution industries. It is a a competitive and creative industry with many areas of expertise such as buying merchandising and styling.