Irish Men Drive Boom in Health And Beauty Jobs

Posted 1 month ago

Irish men are behind a jobs boom in the hair and beauty sector.

The number of jobs increased by 56 per cent in 2017 compared to last year, and by 105 per cent compared to the same period five years ago, according to our research.

Broken down by category, jobs for haircare professionals-including hairdressers, barbers, stylists have increased by 84 per cent since 2012.

The number of jobs for beauticians, makeup artists and spa therapists increased by 186 per cent compared to last year and by 114 per cent since 2012.

Our General manager at, Christopher Paye says it’s all down to the rise in popularity of the male grooming.

“It’s not just down to moisturisers and razor blades. More men are opting for full-on beauty treatments, like hair removal, facials, and manicures”

“It is allowing existing hair and beauty salons to expand their product and service offerings. It’s also creating new business opportunities for start-ups dedicated to serving this energetic and growing market.”

“In addition to the impact of men on the hair and beauty sector, post-recession, women are spending more on premium treatments. Public consciousness of fitness and wellness is also contributing to a general sense of ‘healthy body, healthy mind’, so more people are investing in products and services that make them look and feel good and they’re willing to spend extra.”

“Ireland’s hair and beauty sector has clearly benefited from these market trends, and we fully expect it to see continued growth in the years ahead as men and women spend more on their appearance and try new treatments and services.”

The Team
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