Introduction to Allergies and Diseases – UK Outcomes

For anyone working with hairdressing and beauty industry, there is a need to understand that an essential part of their profession is to recognize the risks of possible  work related illnesses and to know how to minimize these risks. All workers need to make sure that they work safely to try and prevent any work related illness.

Hairdressing is not an obviously dangerous occupation. Yet working in a hair salon or a barber’s shop can provoke skin conditions, musculoskeletal diseases such as arthritis and tendonitis and work-related asthma. The Beauty industry also suffers from very similar work related illnesses for example a nail technician inhaling product fumes and dust from the different nail extension products. The following page contains information on the key areas of allergies and diseases within the hairdressing and beauty sector.


Allergies and diseases