A NEW enterprise by a highly regarded hair technician is celebrating after opening its doors in Wemyss Bay.
Cabello by Laura Hughes has officially opened its doors and is the creation of stylist, Laura Hughes, from Greenock.
With a large client list built up from previously working in salons across Inverclyde, the new unisex salon provides a range of hair services to the village and surrounding areas.
Based at the site of the former Coastal Hair on Shore Road, the premises were acquired by new owners earlier in 2022, with Cabello taking occupancy in July to get the unit ready.
The main road location has seen a high level of interest from locals, as well as securing new clients from McCaskie Butchers and Wemyss Bay Caravan Park amongst others.
Laura had previously been travelling to clients direct and mobile working.
She said: “It is fantastic to finally have my own salon after years of hard work to get to this point, and to have something of this calibre is a dream come true.
“My husband Andrew and my mum were the two people that have really pushed me to open up my own salon as they knew how much I’ve wanted to take this step.
“We’ve been at the salon most days together to get the place perfect for moving in, with Andrew doing all of the painting and joinery work which has been invaluable.
“Through a lot of dedication and effort, I’ve managed to build a loyal and supportive customer base, and I’m delighted to have somewhere I can call my own.”
Cabello can welcome up to six clients at a time. Laura’s sister, Joanne Duffy — also a hair technician — has joined the salon.
“I’m very excited to build up my business with my sister by my side, and it’s great both Joanne and I can work together again after all these years” Laura continued.
“Moving the business to Wemyss Bay has been a great move and we’ve welcomed several new clients as well as our existing customers travelling to the new salon.
“We’ve had fantastic support from so many people including our friends and family, with a healthy level of bookings now secured for September and beyond.”
“I’d like to thank both my landlord and Bowman Rebecchi for all of their support in making this possible.”
The new tenancy represents the latest successful letting for Inverclyde property firm, Bowman Rebecchi as it continues to grow across the west coast of Scotland.
Andrew Bowman, director of Bowman Rebecchi, said: “Congratulations to Laura on the new salon. The finished unit is a stunning and welcome addition to the mix of existing businesses in Wemyss Bay.
“It was less than two weeks from the unit being acquired to Laura taking occupancy, showcasing our ability to support all parties quickly.
“We wish Cabello continued success and expect the business to have a promising future, with Wemyss Bay benefiting from the salon and unit being in use again.”