News / April 14, 2015

Beauty is Booming!

By Laura Dutton

The average woman in the UK is now spending an incredible £1,012 every year on hair and beauty treatments.*   It appears that despite the tough economic climate the industry has remained resilient, with women in particular refusing to tighten the purse strings when it comes to their regular beauty treatments.

Treatments such as eyebrow waxing, facials and manicures are now seen as an essential part of our beauty regime, whereas just a decade ago such activities where considered a rather decadent hobby saved for the wealthy.

The rise of ‘celebrity-ism’ could  be responsible for the industry’s continuing success with our social media feeds plagued with pictures of our idols sporting their latest hair styles, perfect pouts and luscious lashes. We all want a slice of the beautiful action with teen girls trying to look older and the rest of us …well trying to look younger! Male grooming is also proving big business with a fifth of salon customers reported to be men.

A whole host of weird and wonderful treatments are now available to the masses with more and more specialist salons popping up on our high street.   According to a recent report, 29,415 businesses currently operate within the aesthetics industry with almost 140,000 people employed to help us look our best!**

As a seller it’s important that you are well placed to serve this expansive industry. There are thousands of students studying hair and beauty in college that need the right uniform for the job. From the exclusive country health spas to the trendy city salons; the specialist cosmetic clinics to the mobile sole trader – they all need stylish, practical and hygienic workwear solutions.

Premier offer the industry a collection that is simply beautiful! Trendy tunics in up to sixteen different colour ways, with sparkly details and various fastening options are complemented by a range of blouses, polo shirts and accessories. Using our 2015 collection, we’ve put together some interesting and innovative ways to dress staff serving in this industry.  Head over to our Beauty Look Book for a closer inspection.


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