A woman has described how she spent £30,000 turning a plane into a barbers in her back garden.

Amber Scott, 25, launched the hair salon yesterday. She had kept the salon secret for months to make the grand opening a bigger deal.

She started converting the 1957 Air Atlantique Convair CV-440 Metropolitan in March to create Runway Studios, which will offer haircuts and make-up services.

Watch a video of it here:

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The plane was a gift from her parents, Andrew and Tricia, who bought it ten years ago for £25,000 to convert it into a luxury B&B. It cost the pair a further £20,000 just to transport the plane from Coventry Airport to Scotland.

It then cost more than £30,000 to convert the plane into the salon.

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Amber, from Carluke, Lanarkshire, said: "I've just always loved doing makeup. I know it sounds stupid, but when I was younger I didn't realise makeup could actually be a job.

"When I was 13 my mum and dad had a big Halloween party and hired a makeup artist and she was the one who told me to go to college for it."

Amber studied at Clydebank College before doing an internship in New York with Vensett and travelling to LA to learn how to do decent makeup.

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She added: "It was all of our ideas combined to turn the plane into a salon.

"I can't believe how nice people have been - I've got loads of messages from people who live nearby that are just happy someone from the area's doing this well."

A big transformation.


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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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