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Barber

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Barbers cut and style men’s hair. They may also provide other grooming services, such as shaving, beard trimming or hair treatments.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2018 the National Minimum Wage is £4.20 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.90 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.38 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.83 for workers aged 25 and over.

At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £3.70 an hour (April 2018).

With experience this can rise to around £12.50 an hour. Tips from customers, and possibly commission from products you may sell in the shop, can increase your income.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
9230
5.6 %
RISE
2023
9749
  United Kingdom
2018
102444
4.3 %
RISE
2023
106889

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Barbers’ Association
Tel: 07553 826582
E-mail: educationteam@britishbarbers.com
Website: http://www.britishbarbers.com
Twitter: @BritishBarbers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishBarbers

Habia (Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority)
Tel: 08452 306080
E-mail: info@habia.org
Website: http://www.habia.org
Twitter: @Habia_SSB
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HabiaUK

Hairdressing Council
Tel: 020 8760 7010
Website: http://www.haircouncil.org.uk/
Twitter: @hairbarbcouncil

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