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Hair and beauty

Hair and beauty

If you have an eye for beauty and enjoy helping others to feel their best, then you’re well suited for a career in the hair and beauty industry.

Health and beauty in Australia is worth over $4 billion each year and is constantly changing to meet new trends and developments. You could enjoy a role as a hairdresser, start your own beauty therapy business or manage a stylish salon.

The industry currently employs over 81,000 people and is still growing, with great opportunities for you to work casual, part-time or full-time. It's one of the most flexible industries to develop your career.

You'll work closely with other professionals in salons, photography studios, with theatres and television companies. As the industry develops, you can work closely with nutrition and medical experts to give your clients even more care. Whether you're working with hair, make-up, nails or beauty treatments you'll apply the best scientific know-how to help your clients feel good and look great.

There is a range of salaries, but beauty therapists on average earn $850 a week and hairdressers $758*.

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Our Teachers

Annita McMenamin
Beauty Therapy

Annita McMenamin

Hunter TAFE
Denise Xidias
Hairdressing and Beauty

Denise Xidias

Western Sydney Institute

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George Giavis

George Giavis studied Hairdressing at Sydney Institute in 1992. George says the best hairdressers come from TAFE NSW and believes we should all follow our passions to do what we love.

Student stories



Savannah De Oliveira studies a Certificate III in Hairdressing (TVET) at Sydney TAFE's Ultimo Campus.


Kristin Moore studies a Diploma of Salon Management at the South Western Sydney Institute's Granville Campus