According to the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority of the United Kingdom, or Habia, there were 35,704 hair salons in the United Kingdom in 2012. Habia also reported that 245,795 people were employed in the hair and beauty industry in 2012.
The people employed in the hair and beauty industry make up about 0.87 percent of the country's total workforce. The industry has 90 percent female workers and only 10 percent male workers. Self-employed workers make up 42.2 percent of the industry workforce, while 57.8 percent of the workers are employed by someone else. Workplaces in the industry that have between one and 10 workers make up 93.5 percent of all workplaces.