BLAST FROM THE PAST - UNIQUE bridging the cultural divide back in 2001

    Bridging the cultural divide article - Edited by Gemma Needham from Burton Mail - 2001. Read about Jatty Kudhail and how she started her small business. It touches on her dreams and career aspirations and how she's made her own mark within the beauty market in Burton.


Bridging the cultural divide article - Edited by Gemma Needham from Burton Mail - 2001. Read about Jatty Kudhail and how she started her small business. It touches on her dreams and career aspirations and how she's made her own mark within the beauty market in Burton.

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NEWLY - established businesswomen Jatty Kudhail aims to bridge the cultural gap in Burton's beauty market with her new 'Unique' store.

For Asian women of Burton and South Derbyshire a gap in the beauty market which has meant travelling to Birmingham or Derby for products has been filled since her opening on Saturday.

The ambitious entrepreneur hopes her beauty treatments and self-styled products will prove a big hit in the town, not just with Asian women but with English women young and old.

Drawing influences from the London beauty scene, 10 years of fashion retail experience and one year of mobile beauty work, Jatty also wants to entice young party-goers with her pampering services - perfect for night out on the town.

Until now Asian women from Burton and South Derbyshire area have had to travel to Birmingham or Derby for genuine Indian accessories and beauty services.

But Unique Bridal and Beauty Services, which opened on Saturday in All Saints Road, offers handmade accessories and stock direct from India.

Fully trained in hair and beauty skills, Jatty's services include threading, bleaching, waxing, facials, and make-up.

Specialist tailor-made services also include bridal day make-up, hair design, party or evening make-up, accessories and Henna tattoos.

"The name Unique says it all because this is a completely different service that has never been done in Burton before.
"At the moment I am specialising in Asian beauty and bridal makeovers but I have also done English brides and a lot of my services relate just as well to the English Market.
"I am Sikh but I am very English and come from a modern background. I want to be able to branch out and offer Burton women something special that they can't find anywhere else.
"I have had a lot of feedback from friends and clients and the general feeling is that people are having to travel further afield because there is nothing available locally. I want to fill that gap, and offer much more besides," she said.

Her ultimate aim is to open a second shop closer to the town centre and expand the services to Burton's women.

For further information is available by telephoning 01283 532218.

A few questions:
1) DO YOU REMEMBER THE OLD SALON AND DO YOU STILL COME TO US? 
2) WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE TREATMENTS AT THE SALON? AND WHY?
3) IF YOU ARE A NEW CUSTOMER HOW DID YOU HEAR OF UNIQUE AND OUR SERVICES?

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