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Hairdressing IT'S been scissors at the ready this week as we've made headway into the job scene in the world of hairdressing. We find the places that currently have vacancies, bringing you the lowdown on who is recruiting, and where, and what it's really like working in the sector HAIRDRESSERS and barbers are booming despite the tough economic climate, and as part of our Get Britain Working campaign we've found 15,812 related jobs.

With an annual turnover of PS5.25billion, a workforce of 245,000 people and some 37.8million customers, things are pretty buoyant for the salon industry.

"There will always be a demand for hairdressing services, and the sky really is the limit if you have the drive and determination to succeed," says Sarah Bleackley, head of hairdressing at Bolton College.

It's a particularly good profession for youngsters in search of training.

"There are so many fantastic opportunities available for people who are looking to start a career in the hair and beauty industry," says Sarah.

"It's a trade that continues to be popular with learners and apprentices of all ages.

"At Bolton College alone so many of the students and apprentices have made excellent progress and have opened up their own successful salon businesses in the local area."

WHERE ARE THE JOBS? We found 3,502 jobs online but industry leaders insist there are at least another 12,310 up for grabs in the UK's 34,000 salons and 3,000 barber shops.

At www.gov.uk/jobs-jobsearch - the Government's "universal jobmatch" - we found 2,402 jobs including roles for a trainee stylist in Sheffield, a barber in Truro, Cornwall, and hair stylists of different levels of experience in Manchester, North Shields in Tyneside, Nottingham, Penzance in Cornwall, and Northallerton in North Yorks. All salaries are negotiable.

Many of the jobs for more experienced stylists are on a self-employed b i h basis, which means you are responsible for paying your own tax and national insurance contributions. At www.fish4jobs.co.uk there are 234 jobs going, including openings for an evening hair and beauty technician in Southport, Merseyside (from PS4,902.14-a-year), and a lecturer in hair and beauty at Middlesbrough College (from PS12.10-an-hour).

At www.reed.co.uk there were 365 jobs, including a salon manager in Bracknell, Berks, (from PS16,995), a hair products sales rep in Milton Keynes (from PS18,000), and even a hairdresser/stylist in Barbados (from PS18,000).

Also, check out www.styletechrecruitment.co.uk, where there are 288 jobs advertised, including stylist roles in Cornwall and Portsmouth. More opportunities can be found at www.hairandbeautyjobs.com. The 213 jobs we spotted included stylist jobs for gym giant Fitness First.

Local salons rarely advertise vacancies online. They rely on jobseekers coming to them with their CVs or spotting adverts in the window and local press. advertise vacancies bseekers coming s or spotting w and local a r TRAINING You can train as a hairdresser either full-time or part-time at a college, or by working as a trainee, learning on the job and attending college on day release. …

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