More men seeking beauty careers
An increasing number of men are now looking for careers in beauty according to a number of recent reports. With the beauty industry estimated to be worth around £17.4 billion a year and women making up the vast majority of the workforce, men are starting to show a keen interest in the beauty business. At present only 2% of the beauty workforce is made up of men, according to beauty therapy training school The Carlton Institute. However, the company suggests this is changing as the number of salons aimed at male customers continues to grow. Stevenson College in Edinburgh has noted that male students now make up 10% of its beauty therapy course. Meanwhile, door-to-door make up company Avon has seen an increase of men signing up as reps, with more than 5% of its workforce now male.