The CIDESCO International Guide To Working Abroad


MANY OF US already have a country in mind when we think about moving abroad, but for the Beauty Industry, the country you first thought of may not be the best choice for your career or finances. It’s important to weigh up your options and choose carefully.

Consider taxes, healthcare provisions and the cost of general living before committing to a move. Ideally visit your chosen destination first and see what you are getting yourself into. For example, taxes in countries such as Dubai are non - existent, and similarly taxes in Singapore start at 3.5% of your annual income, going even higher in other countries. Will you still be able to enjoy your standard of living given your new tax figure? In the same manner, location affects salary. The USA pay is lower compared to that of the UK as salon and spa businesses often rely heavily on gratuity. Knowing the financial state of your current and potential situation will ensure a smooth transition to your chosen country. In addition, healthcare is often something that is overlooked. Remember that the quality of care in your home country may be different to that in another’s. You may need private health care and if so, what is the cost and is this offered by your potential employer? Also ask yourself whether your qualifications are acceptable in the country you are travelling