How to get into hairdressing

Hairdressing offers you a creative career that is financially secure. It’s a happy profession which regularly turns up in surveys as being one of the most satisfying jobs with opportunities to work as stylists both in the UK and internationally.

How much do hairdressers earn?

There are over 50,000 vacancies in hairdressing with a qualified stylist starting at minimum wage to established stylists earning on average between £20,00 – £50,000.

Can I be a hairdresser?

There are no entry requirements into hairdressing, just a passion to learn which offers a unique opportunity with no restrictions.  You will find the world of hairdressing opening up before you.

What jobs are available to hairdressers?

Job opportunities are endless from working in a great salon in your town to working abroad or on cruise ships. You can also find yourself lecturing or tutoring in a salon or Academy. You could become a fashion hairdresser for photographic shoots for magazines or opportunities to work in television, stage or the film industry.

How do I get started in hairdressing?

British hairdressing is considered the world’s best, but chose your training provider carefully. Metropolis assistants are able to learn the trade of hairdressing and decide if it’s right for them before committing to a course. If you decide to pursue a career as a stylist or colourist and are chosen to be a trainee, Robert will personally oversee much of your training in the salon and develop a rigorous, customised training programme for you with our Art Team members. Email your CV to

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