Make-over for vacant town shop

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A vacant shop has been given a make-over by a Campbeltown beautician.

Patience Wilkinson has transformed the building at 34 Burnside Street which has lain empty for years into her very own Sparkles Beauty Studio.

The shop’s open day was held on Saturday, during which Patience served refreshments as she told people about the services she offers – from acrylic and fibreglass nail extensions to gel and Shellac polishes, as well as make-up and eyelashes.

She told the Courier afterwards that she was ‘very glad’ with how the day went.

‘The community was very supportive,’ she said.

Patience became a fully qualified beautician a year ago. She said it was something she has worked towards for the last three years since she moved to Campbeltown with her husband Brian from her home country of Uganda, where she worked for a cosmetics company.

‘I’ve always been in love with beauty,’ she said.

Of the shop opening, she added: ‘It’s exciting. I’ve got some appointments already so it’s looking really positive.

‘I’d like to say thank you to everyone who came on Saturday and to Campbeltown for being so supportive. Those who couldn’t make it are always welcome to pop in.’

Visit the Sparkles Beauty Studio Campbeltown page on Facebook to see examples of Patience’s work or to book an appointment.