Beauty therapist Misty Crew has proudly opened the doors to her own beauty salon in Galashiels thanks to support from RBS.
With support from RBS business specialist Craig Dickson, Misty has been able to get a small business loan as part of the bank’s involvement in the Government’s Funding for Lending scheme.
This has helped with refurbishing and fitting out the Channel Street premises.
Misty said: “I realised that I didn’t need to wait for my children to go to school before I could start the business – I saw the opportunity for a walk-in salon in Galashiels and knew that I needed to move quickly.
“I spoke to my husband and we figured out that between us it was completely possible for me to be a parent and run my own business.”
She added: “Craig was really good. I was a bit wary and thought he might question whether I could do this but he completely understood the opportunity and saw that it could work.”
Misty offers a range of walk-in services ranging from threading to mini-facials and file and polishing.
She has also decided to open the salon and take walk-in appointments until 6pm and then stays open until late with appointments for acrylic nails and eyelash extensions, fitting around her customers’ busy lifestyles.
Craig Dickson said: “It was a pleasure to help Misty realise her dream and start her business. RBS is proud to support businesses such as these that start small and work hard.”