Caitlin Iley

Salon in the Spotlight: Fabu Lou’s Beauty, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

By Callie Iley | 30 March 2022 | Feature, Salon & Spas

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After working alone renting rooms in salons since 2010, Louise Bradshaw decided to take the leap and open her own salon in September 2020.

“I was offered a deal for the salon that I couldn’t refuse, so I jumped at the chance. It was a horrible, damp, dark and dusty unused unit, but I had a vision and I knew what I wanted the end result to be. It’s been hard work and long days and nights but I finally have my happy place.”

“My salon is a one stop shop for everything, which the clients love.

“They can come for a quick gel polish or spend all day being pampered head to toe,” she smiles. “It’s such a cool, welcoming and relaxed vibe.”

“I’ve since gone from working alone to having a team of 8, offering nails, brows, lashes, hair, makeup and an aesthetics clinic.

“I am also the CJP educator for Central Scotland and run classes and one-to-ones in the new salon on a regular basis,” Louise reveals. “Education for me is the key to success. Even after 10 years in the business, I’m still learning.”

“Being able to pass on my knowledge to see others thrive and become better is the best feeling. It’s all about building one another up!”

“The salon is my pink paradise,” Louise enthuses. “It’s decorated with a huge flower wall and neon sign, with cool white and grey flooring, and blush touches.

“It’s such an airy, girly space. I absolutely love how clean and crisp everything is.”

“The flower walls bring the pop of colour we needed and the white and blush furniture keeps everything looking fresh.

“My favourite part of the salon absolutely has to be the huge flower wall. I always said when I finally had my own salon that I wanted a flower wall with a neon sign. I just didn’t bank on landing one so big!” She laughs. “I absolutely love it, it makes the whole salon.”


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