Fife salon celebrates a Scottish first

Brent Burnett, owner of the Glenwood Salon, Glenrothes, and staff
Brent Burnett, owner of the Glenwood Salon, Glenrothes, and staff

A family run Fife business is celebrating a Scottish first.

Glenwood Salon in Glenrothes has led the way for the hairdressing industry by becoming the first Scottish salon to be accredited as a living wage employer.

It has been in operation for over 30-years, and recognised staff needed and deserved more than a minimum wage.

By paying the real Living Wage, the salon is committing to raising wages fairly and protecting its employees.


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It is also a member of the action group to make Glenrothes a Living Wage Town – and is leading the way by encouraging other employers to follow their example.

Brent Burnett, owner, said: “I’m very proud and delighted to find out that we are the first hairdressing salon to be accredited as a Living Wage employer in Scotland.

“Becoming accredited has been a natural next step in demonstrating to my staff that they are valued for the work they do.

I feel strongly about my local community, with both my customers and staff living locally I feel the business is firmly rooted here in Glenwood.

By being accredited by Living Wage Scotland I not only benefit the staff, but the whole community.

“If I have happy staff I know I will have happy customers.”