1. Who is Moipone Thandeka Mokhali Ndlovu?
I am a highly influential businesswoman who was born in Tembisa, South Africa. I own Mooi’s Beauty Bar which is a very successful franchise type business model that has been growing exponentially over the last few years. I also have other business interests however my passion is in people especially the youth. I want to see our young people succeed through working smart and through their belief in God. I believe in authenticity and consistency.
2. Tell us more about Mooi’s Beauty Bar?
Mooi Beauty Brow and Lash Bar is a high-end beauty and aesthetics brand, we provide extended services related to beauty care (including eyelash implants), skin health, facial aesthetics, foot care, microblading, permanent eyeliner and more. The business emanated from my love for people and a passion for all things empowering. Beauty is an empowering industry because it allows people to see themselves with the highest level of security and confidence. Today the business is extremely structured but when I just started I did everything associated with beauty. We are nationally renowned for our microblading. The business is currently situated in Johannesburg, South Africa but we have every intention to franchise the business out throughout the country.
3. We believe that you went viral on social media , how did that happen?
One of our biggest supermarkets in South Africa is called Pick n Pay. There was an employee that worked for PnP that was cyber bullied because of her grooming, I am strongly against bullying so I assisted the lady and social media went crazy. People followed me and supported my business so much after that moment. I never had any intention to get anything back from my goodwill gesture but God is so great and he opened up doors for me that make me very grateful.
4. What advice do you have for all the young girls who look up to you?
Never give up on your goals and dreams. Stay consistent and authentic in whatever you do and say. Your word is everything and don’t be afraid to pull up your sleeves to achieve your dreams. My business came from humble beginnings, I started the business in my child’s room, then it grew to a smaller location the size of a garage and now we in one of the most beautiful locations in Johannesburg, South Africa. Anything is possible if you just believe in your goals and dreams.
5. You have partnered up with Tammy Taylor Nails, tell us more?
Mooi Beauty has partnered up with the incredible Tammy Taylor Nails where Mooi Beauty will be found in a Tammy Taylor Salon, also we will be doing pop ups throughout South Africa in Witbank, East London, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
6. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I see Mooi Beauty Bar’s all around the country, I see us having multiple store’s around South Africa and perhaps even some parts of Africa. I see my business celebrated by South Africa as one of the businesses that the country can be proud of you. I would also like to consider getting into the product space in the near future.
7. What is the one quote that you live by?
“Consistency is what transforms average into excellence.”
8. Favourite hotel in UAE?
Burj Al Arab
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