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Hair and Beauty: Career Map

Technical occupations: skilled occupations that a college leaver or an apprentice would be entering, that typically require qualifications at levels 2/3.

Hair, Beauty and Aesthetics

Cluster: Hair Specialist

Clean, condition, cut, style, finish, and colour hair including facial hair.

  • Advanced & Creative Hair Professional
  • Hair Professional
  • Barbering
  • Hairdressing

Cluster: Beauty Specialist

Carry out detailed and confidential beauty consultations with clients to select the most appropriate services, treatments and products.

  • Advanced Beauty Professional
  • Beauty & Make‐up Consultant
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Nail Services Technician
  • Spa Treatment: Wet Treatments

Higher Technical occupations: require more knowledge and skills acquired through experience in the workplace or further technical education. They typically require qualifications at levels 4/5.

Hair, Beauty and Aesthetics

Cluster: Advanced Hair Specialist

Create and design hair styles, specialist conditions treatment and often the management of a salon.

  • Hair, Skin & Scalp Specialist
  • Salon Manager

Cluster: Advanced Beauty Therapy & Aesthetics Practitioner

Provide and manage beauty services and specialist make‐up services.

  • Aesthetic Practitioner
  • Beauty Therapy Manager
  • Massage Therapist
  • Media & Special Effects Make‐up Specialist

Professional occupations: occupations where there is a clear career progression from higher technical occupations, as well as those occupations where a degree apprenticeship exists.

Hair, Beauty and Aesthetics

Cluster: Advanced Hair Specialist

Lead, manage and deliver a whole care process to support clients including their assurance and improvement often requiring specialist care expertise.

  • Hair, Skin & Scalp Specialist
  • Salon Manager

Cluster: Advanced Beauty Therapy & Aesthetics Practitioner

Provide and manage beauty services and specialist make‐up services.

  • Aesthetic Practitioner
  • Beauty Therapy Manager
  • Massage Therapist
  • Media & Special Effects Make‐up Specialist