A NEW hair salon with a unique twist opened in downtown Bury with a grand ceremony.
The Gabby Dave barber shop was opened by Bury North MP James Daly, who cut the ribbon for the new business last Saturday.
Considered the first of its kind locally, the fair was opened by businesswoman Chris Fadele, to include people of Afro-Caribbean and Asian descent.
Chris said: “Not many salons and stylists will attempt to style and work on the hair of a person of Afro-Caribbean descent sometimes due to the fragility of the hair and the fear of damaging it.
“It can be very complex if you don’t know what you are doing and using a range of products for that hair type as well.
“I saw a gap in the market and we are located close to downtown Bury and no other salon offers the services we offer to women of Afro-Caribbean and Asian descent.
“We welcome everyone from all walks of life and we employ two senior stylists, Ese Itua and Lurdes Turner, and I have also recruited and employed three apprentices, Adee Jones as a junior stylist, Beth Burton in digital marketing from Bolton and Anna Bernardi in marketing
Chris added: “My plan is also to give something back to the community, teaching teenagers and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds to become hairdressers and stylists by running evening classes for those who show an interest in the profession and are ready to learn.
“We have had so much support from family and friends and in particular from Made in Bury and MP James Daly, who champions the company and the projects we create.
“It’s a real teamwork from everyone and we will really enjoy this opening day with the people who came to support us. ”
Mr. Daly said: “It was absolutely fantastic to be opening a new business led by young entrepreneurs with inclusiveness at its heart.
“It’s really encouraging to see someone launching a new business like this to give something back to the community. ”