A NEW hair salon with a unique twist has opened in Bury town centre with a grand ceremony.

Gabby Dave Hair Salon was opened by Bury North MP James Daly, who cut the ribbon on the new business last Saturday.

Said to be the first of its kind locally, the salon was opened by businesswoman, Chris Fadele, to be inclusive of people from Afro Caribbean and Asian backgrounds.

Chris said: “Not many salons and stylists will attempt to style and work on a person’s hair from an Afro-Caribbean background due to sometimes the fragility of the hair and fear of ruining the hair.

“It can be very complex if you don’t know what you are doing also using a range of products for the type of hair.

“I saw a gap in the market and we are located in close vicinity to Bury town centre and no other salon there is offering the services that we provide to women of Afro-Caribbean and Asian descent.

“We cater to everybody from every background and we employ two senior stylists, Ese Itua and Lurdes Turner, and I have also brought on board and employ three apprentices, Adee Jones as 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 underprivileged backgrounds to become hairdressers and stylists running night classes for those that show an interest in the profession and are willing to learn.

“We have had so much support from family and friends and especially from Made in Bury and MP James Daly ,who is championing the business and projects that we are creating.

“It’s a real team effort from everybody and we are really going to enjoy this opening day with the people that have come to support us.”

Mr Daly said: “It was absolutely fantastic to be at the opening of a new business run by young entrepreneurs with inclusivity at its heart.

“It really encouraging to see someone start up a great new enterprise like this to give something back to the community.”