Hair and beauty have been important to cultures and civilisation throughout time. The trends, standards and even products of beauty change over time, but what remains constant is the never-ending fascination with beauty, which is ritualised by cultures and civilisation.
Today, the pace of change in these trends is faster, thanks to social media. To understand the demand of beauty and hairstyling industry, it is important to understand what impacts it the most. With the rise in social media platforms, the mode of mainstream communication has changed, and people are focused on their looks more than ever. According to the statistics, the average time a person spends on social media is 147 minutes (about 2 and a half hours) per day, which is two minutes more than their average usage during the lockdown. This indicates a year-on-year rise in social media usage. This graph also reflects the growth of the beauty industry worldwide. The ever-changing fashion and beauty trends on social media keep the demand for hairdressing and beauty professionals high.
Insights into Hairdressing and Beauty Industry:
The hairdressing and beauty industry in Australia is sizable at $9bn. It currently employs 113566 people in Australia. There are several activities that fall under the umbrella of beauty, like hairdressing and styling, barber shop operations, beauty services, skincare services, make-up services, etc.
As of 2022, there are 63,500 people employed as hairdressers, with weekly earnings of $1038. This is a female dominated field, with women making up to 85% of the workforce. Despite COVID, the demand for this high contact service occupation is projected to grow by 9.6% by 2026.
Like hairdressing occupation, the beauty therapist occupation is also female dominated, with around 97% of jobs being occupied by women. There are around 35000 beauty therapy workers in Australia. Their weekly earnings are $1196 per week. The demand for this occupation is expected to grow by 12.2% by 2026.
As this is a high contact service industry, it is important for professionals to be excellent at communication and putting people at ease. They also need to be confident enough to make decisions based on their judgement. Since this is a highly creative and subjective field, it is important that professionals be calm and patient with their customers. Time management and critical thinking are also important skills for a hairdresser and beauty specialist.
They also need to be physically fit and need to have the ability to keep their hands and arms steady, while maintaining finger dexterity. It is also important to have an eye for details and be imaginative enough to visualise the result before starting on a job.
A hairdresser/barber job entails:
- Giving hair care advice and recommending products
- Shampooing and conditioning
- Administering hair treatments like coloring, straightening, waving, etc.
- Giving haircuts and styling hair into dreadlocks and braids
- Shaving and trimming beards and moustaches
A beauty therapist’s work does not include haircare, but does include everything else – skincare, nailcare, hair removal and make-up. In day-to-day operations, a beauty therapist needs to:
- Give skincare advice and recommend products
- Apply make-up
- Perform manicures and pedicures
- Perform facials and massages
- Remove unwanted hair
The profession of beauty therapy can be specialised in- an Electrologist, Manicurist, Nail Technician, etc. and focus only on one of the tasks.
To pursue either of these professions, a certificate III or IV is required in hairdressing, barbering, beauty services or beauty therapy.
At TMG College, Australia, we offer certificate courses in hairdressing, barbering, beauty services and salon management:
Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216)
This is a preparatory qualification, which provides a defined and limited range of basic skills and knowledge used in hairdressing salons by individuals who help with client service. These routine and repetitive tasks are completed under direct supervision and with guidance from hairdressers who manage the client service.
There are two pathways to earn this certificate:
- 6 months blended classroom learning
- 1 year of traineeship
Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416)
This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.
The two ways to earn this certificate are through:
- 1 year of blended classroom learning
- 3 years of apprenticeship
Certificate III in Barbering (SHB30516)
This qualification reflects the role of barbers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of barbering services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.
This certificate can be earned through:
- 1 year of blended classroom learning
- 3 years of apprenticeship
Certificate III in Beauty Services (SHB30115)
This course focuses on providing hands-on experience with the guidance of qualified teachers. Students learn in a positive atmosphere and have access to state-of-the-art facilities. They learn practical skills in areas such as make-up, waxing, manicures and pedicures, lash and brow treatments, eyelash extensions, cosmetic tanning, demonstration and sales of retail skincare and other cosmetic products, effective communication, and the retail environment.
The two pathways to this certification are:
- 1 year of classroom-blended learning
- 2 years of apprenticeship
Certificate IV in Hairdressing (SHB40216)
This qualification reflects the role of skilled senior hairdressers who use a range of highly developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. These senior hairdressers provide specialist services in one or more areas including haircutting, design, coloring and complex color correction, trichology, and chemical reformation. They work independently and many hairdressers at this level provide technical leadership, training, and support to the team members.
There are two pathways to earning this certification:
- 6 months of blended classroom learning
- 1 year of apprenticeship
Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (SHB40115)
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as beauty therapists to provide
a range of highly developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage, and waxing. They communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.
The two ways to earn this certificate are:
- 1 year of classroom blended learning
- 3 years of apprenticeship
Diploma of Salon Management (SHB50216)
This is a 1 year blended-classroom course. It reflects the role of senior managers and small business owners of personal services businesses. They are responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the business and for planning, monitoring, and evaluating the work of the team. Salon managers also operate with significant autonomy to make strategic business management decisions.
Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115)
This year and a half blended classroom course reflects the role of individuals employed as beauty therapists to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including facial treatments, body massage and treatments, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, nail, and make-up services. This includes consultation with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skincare and cosmetic products.
Some of the courses and course pathways are government funded for individuals who are eligible for the Skills First Program funded by Victorian and Commonwealth government.
We partner with Revlon Professional; American Crew to deliver these nationally recognised training courses.
Why TMG College, Australia?
We are a highly respected, quality Australian Registered Training Organisation. We provide courses at affordable prices, and our leaders have been in the VET sector for over 20 years.
We focus on workplace simulation-based learning and have industry like setup. Students learn and practice practical skills during their study. Students also have access to free Wi-Fi, which allows them to computers across the whole campus.
TMG College Australia sets students on the path to future career success. We offer forward thinking training developed in consultation with the industry experts, focused on preparing students for the rapidly changing world of work.
How to enrol? What are the enrolment requirements?
Our application process is easy. To apply to one of our courses, the applicant must:
- Undergo a language literacy and numeracy quiz
- Attend a pre-training review interview
- Fill the enrolment form
TMG Hair Dressing trainers for Thursday-Friday are absolutely great. Their passion and commitment are beyond your expectations. I love both of my trainers they are the BEST. I learnt so much from both Michelle's. Thank you for your patience and understanding in teaching us to become better in the Hair Industry.
- Lina Tiute
I am doing diploma in beauty therapy. I really enjoy the course because it gives me opportunities to do my own business and learn. It’s a really good course. The teachers are really helpful. They help me with my language as well. I used to be in another school. I didn’t enjoy it. That’s why I came here. I had heard from my friends about the teachers and the environment at TMG. The campus is huge and has all the facilities required for learning.