In April, Kayleigh Robb (26) of Shieldhill made her childhood dream come true and opened a salon – and boutique – in Falkirk High Street.
Kayleigh had always wanted to run her own business and after working hard and saving money, with the support of her partner, trade carpenter David McMillan, she opened not one, but two businesses – a salon and a boutique – in the area. The Avenue building in High Rue.
Originally, the GG Shop and GG Lounge – named after Kayleigh’s granddaughter Gabriella – were on separate floors, with the lounge on the lower level, in the basement, and the boutique on the ground floor. ‘upper floor.
Now, luckily, a room has become available on the lower level, right next to the GG lounge.
With her two newly opened fledgling businesses, Kayleigh was faced with a difficult decision.
She said: “On Friday July 30, a store next to the show suddenly became available. It made so much sense to have the shop and living room side by side, but it was not an easy decision due to the time and money spent in the original shop a short time ago.
“After a few phone calls, reviewing the finances and making a quick plan, I decided to go for it. “
Kayleigh graduated as a beautician in 2015, but didn’t really have the stable job she needed to do it full-time.
Then, when Kayleigh’s maternity leave for Gabriella ended, she realized she didn’t want to go back to the office and now was the time to make her dream come true.
Now that dream has gotten better.
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Kayleigh said: “While I was waiting for my partner to finish their job, I went with Gabriella, who just turned one, and bought everything we needed for the new store. Since there was no way to have professionals in the same day, we painted, decorated and moved all day and all night all weekend.
“I really believe anything is possible when you think about it and the hard work pays off. A few people have told me ‘you will have to shut down for at least a few weeks.’ A lot of people also tell me that I need to slow down, but I think as long as you have a work-life balance it can work.
“Although that means I’m not stopping – I’m working on this because I feel like we haven’t had much time to relax or hang out with friends and family, this which is important to us. I’m training in Essex soon so I can classify that as a break.
“And with all the documents being finalized on Monday August 2, we can say with pleasure that we now have the two companies together down in The Avenue on Falkirk High Street.”