Hairdressing jobs in Plymouth: opportunities and expectations

Hairdressing jobs in Plymouth, UK are some of the most demanded Plymouth jobs. There are many beauty salons that hire both experienced hair stylists and inexperienced, but willing to learn candidates. Most of the jobs are advertised online and can easily be discovered if you use the normal job search engines.

Hairdressing Jobs: Recruiters

Companies that wish to hire hairdressers generally recruit personnel themselves without going to the recruiting agencies. However, there are some agencies in Plymouth that recruit candidates for beauty centres, luxury salons, and others. Plymouth recruitment agencies include: Elite Employee, Hays Education, and Alexander Maguire.

Hairdressing Jobs: Positions

The most common positions that can be encountered in the hairdressing field are:

  • Qualified Hairstylist
  • Colour Technician
  • Hair Trainee
  • Junior Hairstylist
  • Hairstylist

The National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level indicates the level of qualification needed. The higher the level, the more qualified the candidate. In Plymouth, employers are looking to fill the above mentioned positions and many others. The qualification level goes up to NVQ Level 3.

Hair Dressing Jobs: Salary expectations

Hairdressers have a special regime when it comes to salary expectations. Hairdressing jobs are paid with a minimum salary plus commission. The commission is calculated differently by each employer. There is no rule on how it should be calculated and it strictly depends on the agreement between the employer and the employee. Some are granted a percentage of the total sales, others are granted a sum for each haircut, hair colouring, etc. A hairstylist’s salary depends on how many customers the salon has, how fast he or she is and other criteria. A trainee is normally paid less, but the opportunity to work and gain experience is highly valued. Hairdressing jobs in Plymouth can be a great career for those who truly enjoy working with people.


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