Beauty business set to shine with NatWest loan

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Beauty business set to shine with NatWest loan

A beauty salon which specialises in waxing and nails has opened in Surrey using a £14,000 loan from NatWest.

Amy Neale in her salon, Mooeys, opened with the support of Joanne Brown, a NatWest Business Specialist

Mooeys, based in Farnham, has décor inspired by the English countryside, including artificial grass a barn area for manicures and an English country garden for pedicures.

But although the business logo is a cow’s head, owner Amy Neale says the name Mooeys relates to something quite different.

Neale said:  “When I was younger my nan and my aunties would sit there having a natter and they’d be talking about people’s ‘mooeys’, meaning ladies’ moustaches. It just makes me laugh when I think of them sitting there, having a cup of tea.

“The logo of Mooeys is a cow’s head, and we have a little bit of cow print in there but not too much - nothing tacky. So it’s cheeky only if you know the word can mean something else.”

Neale has been a beauty therapist since the age of 16, and her experience includes running salons in holiday parks and on cruise ships. She learned waxing in Australia, and says they use a very specific technique which she now offers at Mooeys.

The business also provides a base for seven self-employed therapists.

Neale said her business has been supported by Joanne Brown, Neale’s business specialist at NatWest.

“Jo is so easy to talk to; she is really understanding and meticulous with detail, which is great for me because I’m a creative, ideas person.,” she said. “I feel that she really does care, she loves the idea of the brand and she is enthusiastic.”

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