Professional Beauty London 2017

On 27th Feb, 4Leisure Recruitment Director Jean Wing Hing and Spa and Beauty Recruiter Ali McAlister attended Professional Beauty London, possibly the biggest spa and beauty trade show in the UK.

Jean was there to talk on the education forum and share his experience as a spa and beauty industry recruitment specialist. Did you get to hear him?

Jean Wing Hing of 4 Leisure Recruitment at Professional Beauty London 2017

The main take-aways from the talk were……

  • Getting new entrants into the world of spa and beauty who can do the basics well is becoming more of a focus. Employers are keen to recruit spa and beauty school graduates who have a solid skillset in the basics – the rest can be learnt as you go along.
  • There is concern however that this ‘ongoing training’ is being disproportionately carried out by the larger spa and beauty companies who have the resources to do so.
  • More role models are needed for spa and beauty students to help them engage and choose better career pathways. The different opportunities available to graduates beyond the basics needs much more promotion.
  • There are more people trying to train in celebrity make-up courses than jobs available in this sub-sector. The gap between what people want to study and what skills the industry is currently demanding needs to close.

After a great debate from all the panel and the audience, Jean then moved on to the College Zone, where he was the very last speaker right at the heart of the show. He filled the 15 minute slot with his wisdom on opportunities for students and graduates in the spa and beauty sector.

Did you go to Professional Beauty?

Announcing – partnering with The Massage Company

We are proud to announce our successful partnership with The Massage Company.

The Massage Company has been formed by two spa industry leaders, Charlie Thompson and Elliot Walker, and their first site – in Camberley, Surrey – is having its grand opening this week. As official recruiters to The Massage Company, representatives from 4Leisure Recruitment will be attending. We are happy to say that we have been able to completely staff the Camberley centre in time! Great work by the spa recruitment team in supporting this amazing new concept start-up.

The Massage Company plan on rolling the business out as a franchise, and have set their sights on having 30 sites within five years. We will watch their development with interest, and wish them all the best for the future.

“There’s nothing more we like than supporting a start-up. TMC looks like an exciting proposition with big plans and we’re really happy to be working with them. It’s great to work with people who have a very clear people strategy, who provide us with everything we need to do a great job for them. Look forward to the grand opening!” ~ Jean Wing Hing, Director

You can find out more about The Massage Company at http://www.massagecompany.co.uk/

This article below has appeared in the April edition of Professional Beauty magazine

http://professionalbeauty.co.uk/site/IndustryNewsDetails/charlie-thompson-and-elliot-walker-launch-the-massage-company

The Massage Company and 4 Leisure Recruitment in Professional Beauty Magazine

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