Working in personal services
Personal services involve providing those things that people may not have the time or expertise to do for themselves.
They include jobs caring for people’s appearance and wellbeing, such as hair stylist, beauty therapist, massage therapist or chiropodist. Some jobs involve looking after people’s homes, such as cleaning or pest control. Other personal service jobs include planning parties or weddings, arranging funerals and translating into another language, including sign language.
It’s not only wealthy people who need services to organise their lives. Most people use service providers such as window cleaners, hairdressers and funeral directors.
Pay scales in the UK
The sector skills council for hair and beauty therapies