Ukrainian-owned business, KRASUNYA beauty salon, opened its doors on Barnton Street on August 24.
Beautician Olexandra told Brig that they chose to open on this day as it was the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine.
Ukraine gained their independence from the USSR back in 1991. In 2023, cities around the globe have celebrated this day in solidarity with the country, which has been at war with Russia since February last year.
Over 23,000 Ukrainian people live in Scotland today and according to the Stirling Observer, as of June 7, Stirling is home to 329 Ukrainians across 157 households.
Olexandra has been in Scotland for over a year now. She spoke about how she is finding living in the country and why she opened a business here:
“I think Scotland is very good, the people are welcoming. I’m glad I live here.”
Olexandra explained to Brig that “there are many Ukrainian women who live in Scotland and specifically the Stirling area, who have skills in beauty, which is why we decided to open a Ukrainian/Scottish beauty salon.”
KRASUNYA, meaning “beauty” in Ukrainian, offers a wide range of services such as botox, manicures and haircuts.
All services along with prices can be found on the salon’s Instagram page: @krasunya_beautysalon.
Featured Image Credit: @krasunya_beautysalon on Instagram.