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Unit 21578 – Understanding the hair and beauty sector


LO1 - Understand the structure and importance of the UK hair and beauty sector


Lesson 1 – The types of hair and beauty businesses Content overview


Learners will be introduced to the wide variety of hair and beauty business types in the UK. Through a series of activities they will explore the many different business opportunities open to hair and beauty professionals while examining the scope of services and treatments on offer. The lesson should include the following business types:


• beauty salons • hair salons • barber shops • spas • health clubs/leisure centres • hotels/cruise ships • product manufacturing and distribution • retail sales • fashion • photographic • theatre and media production • education and training.


Learners will gain benefit from a presentation by an industry professional or visiting a commercial hair or beauty business. This would help to give learners an insight into the industry and provide an opportunity for direct questioning of a salon owner or operative.


(c) VTCT 2014 – v6


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