MEET THE TEAM

CHERYL OGDEN

Moyra International Nail Artist & Owner of Moyra UK

I started my career back in 1994 after I had my children. I decided I wanted a career change, I wanted to be self-employed and work around my children. I signed up to a private training provider where I did 100 hours in nail technology. For a year after my training I struggled to keep my clients. My nails were always lifting, and I was ready to give up. My husband told me to go on another course and from there I never looked back.

I opened my own salon in 2001, it was a great success. I soon needed new premises as we were growing fast. In 2004 I decided to open my own training school I had no where I could send my staff for training. I gained Centre approval to offer NVQ’s and all was going well. Two years later I was offered a job in a school delivering beauty and nail courses to school children as part of their year 11 options. Within a year the department had grown offering its courses to seven other schools. I was promoted to Director of Hair and Beauty. Later that year I was appointed to sit on the board for the development of 14 to 19 diplomas for Derbyshire. My day consisted of teaching my own classes, running the schools Hair and Beauty department as well as sitting on the board with 7 other school heads and collages heads. I also had my salon! The decision was made I had to give my salon up. I continued to run the hair and Beauty department as well as my meetings for developing new standards for the 14 to 19 diplomas.

Two years later I became very ill, it was time to slow down. After major surgery and a few months trying to recover my decision was made to leave. My career took a slight change when I decided to take a position for a very large nail brand in the UK. I trained to become a brand educator. I loved it I travelled the UK teaching and demonstrating. I gained my Master educator status then went on to gain my International Nail Artist educator status. I was loving life. In 2015 I left as I wanted my own brand. I had fallen in love with the product Moyra. I had never used it I just followed the Hungarian educators for the brand. I decided to open my own training school and approached Moyra to gain UK Exclusivity for the brand. After a meeting in Hungary I was given permission and my contract was signed. I spent 3 years building the brand as well as my training school. My training school took of very fast and grew at an amazing rate. It was absorbing all my time and I started to have less time for Moyra. Earlier this year 2019 I was asked if I would sell my training school, it was a good offer it meant I could put all my focus into Moyra. I snapped their hands off.

So now we’re moving premises, a new home for Moyra, smaller as we don’t need the room. Moyra training courses are being redeveloped. The focus is to grow and grow. For once in my life I’m content. I am the owner of a beautiful brand here in the UK. My training in the past years has taught me some great skills. I’m excited for the future. Ha-ha Future! The name of my first ever salon! But I am looking forward to my future with Moyra and a great team of educators. Educators I can call my friends and team. My motto is don’t give up. I nearly did. What would I have missed? LOADS!!

To see what courses are available in the UK  with  Cheryl check out our Facebook page Moyra UK Exclusive Distributor. 

 

KIM STARBUCK

Moyra UK Educator. My name is Kim, I’m 50, married with the most supportive husband, I have 2 amazing daughters 27 and 23, and 2 precious grandsons.

How I got into the business. Nails have always intrigued me. They can make such a change to the person. Personally, and it doesn’t happen very often but when I have no nails on, my hands look very old, hence why it doesn’t go without them. I am ashamed to say that yes, I was one of those people that always went to the nonstandard salons for years. Then 4 years ago I said to my husband I’m going to go and train in nails. Between me and my 2 daughters it was costing around £150.00 a month to walk out and not be totally happy with the service. I took a course with a company and my nail journey began.

I converted an outbuilding that used to be a coalhouse and old washhouse that was joined to my house and started with a foldable manicure table. I would be awake at 3am every morning and be sat with my trainer hand practicing before I went to my full-time job. Within a few months the BUG had got me, and I wasn’t satisfied with just doing family nails. So, I decided it was time to create this small business, and J & K Nails was born. The little salon was very relaxed and homely and there is always a cup of tea or coffee on hand for the clients Shortly after training I discovered Moyra UK and what a difference this made for me, it totally changes my game. In 2018 I decided to expend the salon and had a summerhouse put in the garden, so I had more room. Later that year I also became redundant in my full-time job. This is when I decided if there was a time to do it, it was now. So, I went self-employed. Shortly after becoming self-employed I joined Moyra UK as an educator. 2019 is joining great, the business clientele has grown and so will the salon again (already have plans in the process for an even larger building) Looking forward to the journey with Moyra.

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Moyra UK Educator. My name is Maria and I’m 43, married with 2 children aged 17 and 12. I’m a nail technician, beauty therapist, make/up artist and educator.

I’ve always been interested in nails and beauty and it’s what I wanted to do when I left school, however I was talked out of it, and for over 20 years I’ve spent my time in an office environment. In 2000 I emigrated to Southern Ireland. In 2007 I did my nail technician diploma and in 2008 I did my Fetac 5 in beauty (Level 3) and an Acrylic nail course in the local college. I never did anything with the qualifications and continued in my office job due to having young children.

In 2014 I returned home to the UK and to be closer to my family. Sadly my mum passed away in late 2015 and I decided that life was too short. I decided to re-train in nails as times have changed and new products were available on the market. In April 2016 i rented a small room in a hair salon working on Saturdays to build my client base. I decided to do some mobile clients in the evenings to help pay the rent. I was also working a 45 hour week in the office!! In October 2016 I quit my full time job and started at the salon full time, still offering mobile appointments. When the hair dressers doubled my rent in September 2017, I decided to leave. I continued with my mobile clients and erected a small log cabin in my back garden that I opened in December 2017. In March 2019 I gave up my mobile clients - this was 50% of my clients but over the months I have built up my client base at my home salon.

I am passionate about what I do and I continue to go on training courses to develop my skills and keep up with new fashions and trends in the nail industry. I returned to college part time in 2017 to do a level 3 in makeup artistry and in 2018 I did level 3 nail technician.

In January 2018 I started my level 3 Diploma in Education and Training. I have been teaching nails freelance since July 2018. I am delighted to be working as an Educator with Moyra UK and I’m looking forward to my journey!

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JO REY

Moyra UK Educator, Nail Technician and Artist. Hairdresser and Beauty Therapist. Owner of Angels Aesthetics. Nails, Hair & Beauty are all I have ever known. My love for the industry started 30 years ago when I was in school. Hair was my first love, I worked for a local hair salon full time. I gained my qualification and then a couple of years later I fell in love with all things nails. I firstly gained my Diploma after doing a years training in College, then signed up with a couple of private training providers to finesse my skills and opened my first salon in 1995. After four and a half years commuting up and down the M62 every day, I had enough and relocated nearer to home. Whilst trying to find somewhere decent to open a salon, I trained in Beauty Level 2 & 3. I eventually found the perfect place, it needed a lot of work doing but it was worth every minute of sweat and tears. My forever salon was ready. Twenty years later, after working with a lot of companies and training with them. I’ve found my forever company and even more amazing, I am now an Educator for them. I have been involved with Moyra for a couple of years now, going on courses and workshops. Loving the products more and more each time I use them. My theory is, you never stop learning and Moyra make learning so easy and enjoyable

To see what courses are available in Liverpool  with Jo check out our Facebook page Moyra UK Exclusive Distributor.