Beauty is desirable profession for millennials

Irish female millennials rank make-up and beauty as their top interest ahead of fashion, exercise, cooking and music, with 42% saying they would definitely consider pursuing a career in the beauty industry.

The research was conducted by Irish youth market research firm GenerationY on behalf of CIDESCO.

Statistics show that as a nation, Ireland spends an estimated €9 million each day on beauty and wellness, with the global beauty and spa market predicted to reach $190 billion in revenues by 2024. Thanks to this resilient market, CIDESCO say that there are currently an estimated 30,000 global vacancies in the beauty and spa industry.

Mary O'Donoghue, President of CIDESCO Ireland, comments: 

“The impact of Ireland's buoyant beauty industry is evident and is manifesting in an unprecedented demand for professional training and educational courses. Employment in this sector offers many candidates their ‘dream job' and a career that is engaging and fulfilling whilst also being flexible and stable. Even during economic uncertainty, the beauty industry tends to be insulated from its harshest impact as a beneficiary of the so-called ‘lipstick effect.”

She adds: 

“Ensuring you have an internationally recognised and accredited qualification is paramount.”

CIDESCO is working to raise the reputation of the beauty industry by investing in advanced training programmes and ensuring schools signpost educational pathways into the sector, ensuring the profession is seen as a desirable occupation.