Student turns long-time hobby into self-made beauty business in Leicester

By Sarah Danquah

A student turned a long-time hobby into a business after years of offering hair and brow services to family and friends for free.

Angel Monu, 19, is a second-year psychology student at the University of Leicester and recently started her beauty business ‘AMBeautyBar’ although she has been doing wigs, hair and eyebrows for years.

“I used to do my sisters’ and friends’ hair and messed around with their eyebrows since year nine, but I never charged them, I just love enhancing people’s beauty,” she said.

Angel especially aims to give teenagers and young adults the opportunity to feel good about themselves by highlighting their natural features.

She offers brow shaping, tinting or laminations as well as lash lifts, several hair services and general waxing in Leicester and her hometown Telford.

The 19-year-old completed professional training online and is now a certified brow technician, Lash lift artist and wax specialist.

“I joined a brow and lash workshop online, which took me two weeks – but I also practiced on my friends as well.”

Her business is well received by students. “I only started in March and I already got more than 700 followers on Instagram,” she said.

Angel didn’t expect the amount of support she got. “There are so many people in the beauty industry doing the same work as me,” she said.

To ensure her business does not collide with her studies, thy psychology student manages appointments and deadlines in a timetable and doesn’t take bookings unless assignments are finished.

She is already thinking ahead into the future and even wants to fulfil her dream of buying a studio from her savings as the demand grows.

“I am definitely going to carry on, I get so many messages from my customers saying they feel so pretty,” Angel explained.

“From my savings, I wish to buy my own studio so I can actually have designated areas to do brows, hair and waxing.”

If you wish to follow AMBeautyBar on Instagram or arrange an appointment, you can do so by visiting

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