Number of hairdressing and beauty salons in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2017

The appetite for hairdressers and beauty salons in the UK is growing strong. By 2017, the number of enterprises for hairdressing and related beauty treatments reached an all-time high in the past 10 years, as seen in this statistic. Between 2015 and 2016 alone, more than 10,000 beauty establishments were opened in the United Kingdom. This trend continued well into 2018, when the total number was roughly 43.3 thousand.

A lucrative business

Parallel to the increasing number of hairdressers and beauty salons, the annual turnover delivered by such enterprises saw considerable improvement over the years. Despite minor fluctuations, UK hairdressers generally held a steady course with regards to turnover, with the highest figures recorded in the past two years. On the consumer side of the picture, a similar trend was observed. As of the fourth quarter of 2018, consumer spending on services offered at hairdressing salons saw a steady increase.

Women pay more at the hairdresser

UK beauty salons cater to both female and male consumers with a varying range of services available for both genders. On average, the cost of basic beauty and grooming treatments for females such as haircuts and hair coloring were higher than for male consumers in 2017.

Number of enterprises for hairdressing and other beauty treatments in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2017

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Release date

May 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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