TWO local businesses are expanding this week as they opened new premises in Cardigan town centre.

Cardigan-based Salon Fach, founded by hairdresser Gemma Harries, and Llangoedmor-based The Retreat, owned by Zoe Garbett, opened a new salon on Monday (November 23), taking over a new unit in the former B-wise site at Canolfan Teifi.

Despite briefly closing due to the pandemic, both businesses are now busier than ever, leading both Gemma and Zoe to explore options for expansion.

The new partnership will bring hair, beauty and relaxation under one roof in the heart of Cardigan.

Gemma, 29, said: “When I decided to go self-employed two years ago, I opened a salon at the back of my house, hence the name Salon Fach.

“After quickly establishing a loyal family of clients, I’ve outgrown that initial space. Despite the impact of coronavirus, it’s become clear that there’s still a need for a place where people can go and feel good about themselves.

“I’m so excited to be working alongside Zoe to bring our two businesses together, and to welcome new and existing clients through our doors for a well-deserved escape. The team at Salon Fach want to thank all our clients for their ongoing support, we’re looking forward to continuing to provide the same high-quality service in our stunning new location.”

Zoe added: “On behalf of The Retreat, I would like to say a big thank you to all our local and regular customers, we are overwhelmed with the support and kind words regarding our new salon opening.

“Having started from home and now being fortunate enough to expand is all down to our wonderful clients, it’s something I never imagined was possible.

“The new salon will offer luxury treatments with the latest skincare and industry knowledge, our regular treatments and our most loved HD brows! To add to the excitement, clients will be able to relax and unwind in our new Relaxation Room, delivering the ultimate spa-like retreat.”

You can book your appointments with Gemma at Salon Fach by calling 07399 586024, and with Zoe for The Retreat by calling 07814 543603 or pop in to Unit 8, Canolfan Teifi.