A CARDIGAN man plans to be a cut above the rest as he is set to launch his own barber’s business in town today.

Kyle Rowlands will be opening Fade barbershop in Priory Street in the town, in a shop where Florist on the Farm used to be based.

It will be the 26-year-olds first venture into business on his own after working locally for the last few years.

“I knew now was the right time to set up my own barbershop,” said Kyle, who is living in Aberporth with partner Gwawr and four-year-old Finley.

“I originally started off as a hairdresser and then moved on to barbering. It is something I have always loved and then the chance to open the shop has come along and it just feels right.

"It is a chance I could not refuse and I have to go for it.”

The doors to Fade – named from a style of haircut – will open to customers for the first time today (Tuesday September 12) at 9am offering all the traditional barber's services. No appointment will be necessary at first but as the business grows that may change.

Work has been going on for the past couple of weeks to get things up and running at the shop, ready for the big day.

“I just want to thank everyone who has helped me get this together,” added Kyle.