July 20, 2018

Makeup artist spends £30,000 turning a vintage plane into a salon in her back garden (Metro)

Makeup artist spends £30,000 turning a vintage plane into a salon in her back garden (Metro)

When you’re launching your own business, you need a hook. Something a little bit unusual to reel people in.

Maybe you’re a hairdresser who offers vegan snacks. Maybe you serve your fry-ups on a shovel (don’t do that, please).

Amber Scott spent a lot of time and money on her quirk – but we reckon it’ll pay off.

The 25-year-old makeup artist launched her first salon yesterday, with a little twist: The salon sits inside a converted plane in her back garden.

Amber Scott (standing, Picture: SWNS)

This isn’t just an old EasyJet airplane, to be clear.

It’s a fancy vintage plane from 1957 – an Air Atlantique Convair that’s flown more than seven million miles. Elvis Presley had a plane just like this one, so you know it’s pretty cool.

Amber started converting the plane back in March, having been given it as a gift from her parents, Andrew and Tricia, who bought the plane ten years ago for £25,000 to convert it into a bed and breakfast.

It cost Andrew and Tricia a further £20,000 just to transport the plane from Coventry Airport (where they bought it) to Scotland. Read more

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