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*.