July 26, 2023 2 min read

How much do you think beauty cost in the UK?

Turns out, it can cost a lot more than you think.

In the UK, the average woman spends over £100,000 on her appearance in her lifetime. That's a lot of money!

But what does that really mean?

In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the cost of beauty in the UK and what that means for women and society as a whole. Check out this infographic to learn more!


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An Infographics on the price of beauty in UK



1: How much is spent on beauty in the UK?

UK consumers are generous spenders when it comes to personal care. In 2019, spending on personal care reached approximately 33 billion British pounds. This represented an increase of over 10 billion British pounds from 2010


2: How much does the average woman spend on hair per year UK?

The average woman spends Women £378.51 on Haircut and Women £258.50 on Hairstyling. Women spend 2x more than men on hair per year in the UK

Haircuts (Women £378.51; Men (£329.77) = £708.28 per year. Hair styling (Women £258.50; Men £184.46) = £442.96 per year.


3: Most Popular Beauty Treatment for Men and Women in Uk


  • Hair cut (£329.77)
  • Massage (£214.77)
  • Teeth whitening (£188.27)
  • Spa (£185.91)
  • Hair styling (£184.46)



  • Haircuts (£378.51)
  • Hair colours (£284.70)
  • Hair blow dry (£267.22)
  • Hair styling (£258.50)
  • Manicures (£175.77)



4: General Beauty Statistics

  • As of 2020, the UK's beauty industry worth is £27 billion
  • People in the UK spent £8.6 billion at hairdressers and personal care salons in 2019. Each person spent an equivalent of £166 on personal care treatments yearly.
  • 33% of Brits admitted to spending between £1 and £15 monthly on beauty treatments and beauty products.
  • According to 84% responders, Dettol was the most popular health and beauty brand in the UK in 2021. Oral-B, Colgate, and Boots were also chosen.
  • In 2020, 73.9% of UK households shopped Colgate products, 61.4% shopped Nivea and 57.6% households bought Dove.
  • The organic industry experienced 10-year consecutive revenue growth of 13% between 2019 and 2020, making £13.8 million.


 You can check out more UK beauty statistics here.


5: Highest paying career in the UK beauty industry

  • Hairdresser: £19,000 per year
  • Beautician: £19,000 annually
  • Beauty therapist: £20,000 per annum



8: Women’s Beauty Spend

 The average woman will spend £18,000 on beauty and make-up over a lifetime

  • The average spend is £9,525.91 on makeup and £8,523.97 on skincare
  • Face wipes are the most purchased product with women buying an average of five packs every year
  • £147.46 on make-up products such as foundation, mascara, lipstick and gloss, blusher and bronzer, concealer, eye liner and shadow.
  • Women buy 38 different products for their face annually, and 2,455 by the time they reach the grand old age of 82 and a half.


9: 10 Beauty product women spend most money on

  • Moisturiser
  • Foundation
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick/gloss
  • Blusher
  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Eye Liner
  • Eye shadow
  • Face wipes


There you have it. The price of beauty in UK. Love this infographic? Feel free to share




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