A NOVEL idea in cutting hair could revolutionise the experience for men in Arbroath.
Well, first-time businessman Gregor Maclean (23) thinks he has found a niche in the market and aims to make a short back and sides a fun experience, not a chore at Winston’s Barbers.
Gregor has hit upon the idea of blending the best bits of traditional barbering, service and quality with modern comfort and convenience.
Now, thanks to the installation of flat screen televisions, customers can watch all the action on Sky Sports while relaxing in one of the comfortable leather chairs.
Gregor, who has an honours degree from Dundee Business School, is confident his barber shop is what people want.
He said: “It’s just something that Arbroath doesn’t have, that one nice place to go and get your hair cut. I have been planning this now for a year. I’ve been looking at a lot of different places to find out what works and what doesn’t work.”
Gregor may not be able to cut hair himself, but his team of Wendy Sharpe, Tracy Hamilton and Stef Williams, have all been hand-picked for their scissor skills.
Gregor believes small businesses like his are key to revitalising the economic life of Arbroath. He continued: “I think it’s good for a town like Arbroath. You see a lot of the chains coming into the High Street. Small businesses are more personal with the community and compared to big corporations they are better able to adapt to their community.”