Fashion & Beauty


Personal appearance is important to many, the Fashion & Beauty sector helps them care for it in the way that feels natural for them, whether that calls for a hairdresser or tattoo artist. Fashion is a global industry and while there are opportunities in Ireland, making a career often means gaining experience and connections abroad.


  • communication
  • creativity
  • design
  • education & training
  • adaptability
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • managing resources
  • people management
  • attention to detail
  • project management
  • recording information
  • teamwork
  • teamwork
  • technology
  • time management
  • visual media
  • writing

Key Facts

  • 56%
    increase of jobs in hair and beauty in 2017 Irish Times
  • 736
    million euro worth of revenue in the Irish Cosmetics and Personal Care Sector in 2019 Statista
  • 3.90%
    percent of their 2017 income that Irish households spend on clothing and footwear Irish Times
  • 3.5/4.5
    percent growth in the fashion industry forecast for 2019 The State of Fashion 2019
About This Sector

Labour Market & Jobs

The National Skills Bulletin 2019’s recent job hires analysis found evidence of churn in beauty professions, such as hairdressers & beauticians. At present, there is a significant quantity of state-funded and private education and training in this area.

Most advertised opportunities within the sector are for hairdressers and beauty therapists according to the SOLAS Vacancy Overview 2018.

Current Jobs