“Just over two years ago, and after being on maternity leave for a short 4 months, Robyn decided it was time for a career change. Robyn had worked for Wigan Council for nearly 3 years as a Personal Assistant and decided to book on a Microblading course which at the time was a fairly unknown, new method of Semi-Permanent Make Up. Robyn’s background was Administration since leaving school so this was a huge risk to take. Robyn really struggled during the 3 day course and was starting to have doubts about her new business venture.

After 6 months of hard work, dedication and over 300 clients later Robyn’s confidence was finally growing and she started to improve with each client. Shortly after this she was able to leave her full time job at the Council and begin her new life being self employed. Robyn had gone from working from her living room, to renting space in a friends salon to then opening up her own premises in the heart of Bolton, just behind Bolton School.

Robyn had a very active social media following which really helped promote herself and she was bombarded with multiple enquiries and messages from people wanting to enter the world of Microblading. In January 2017, Robyn decided to complete her Teaching qualification to allow her to be a certified teacher and open a training academy. Robyn spent hours creating training manuals and managed to get her courses accredited by one of the biggest beauty industry insurers, ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists).

For somebody who started off extremely unconfident and working from their living room, to teaching over 60 girls in such a short space of time, is a huge achievement.

Robyn’s training academy has helped other single parents in the same position achieve their dreams and leave their full time jobs to create a better life for themselves.

The Brow Cow Training Academy, From January 2018 has now moved to bigger and better premises in Robyn’s home town, Horwich. We have brought students and clients to the area, supporting local businesses and creating new opportunities.”