|Workers' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|UNI Europa (Hair & beauty)||European Confederation of Hairdressing employers' organisations (Coiffure EU)|
Social dialogue in the personal services sector covers activities defined by NACE (class 96.02):
It provides 1.3% of all EU jobs.
Between 2002 and 2012, employment in the sector grew by 1.3% a year on average. There are about 200 to 400 hairdressers and beauticians for every 100,000 people in the EU.
More and more hairdressers are becoming self-employed or setting up as small independents. This is putting pressure on traditional small salons that employ in-house staff.
However, the market share of hairdressing chains and franchises is increasing.
The personal services committee is currently focusing on:
1. occupational health & safety
2. promoting the European Hairdressing Certificate
3. changes in the structure of the hairdressing sector