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!!
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