BEHIND EVERY GREAT BROW IS A GREAT STORY
Updated: Mar 15
6TH MAR 2020 | BY ELLIE GAUDIOSI Behind Every brow there is a great story - International Womens Day This Sunday is International Women’s Day; a day dedicated to girl power. Behind every great brow is a great story, so we’ve decided to celebrate some of the strong, successful women that make up our army of HD #BrowBosses.
EVE MARSHALL “I trained with HD Brows six years ago. I loved everything about doing the treatment and built up a busy clientele, but I never had the confidence to push myself to do their advanced training. My mother was tragically killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia. This absolutely broke me but I can honestly say that with the support and love from not only my family and friends, but also my work family and clients, I turned a corner. I decided that I had to push myself harder. In the last two years, I have trained to the highest HD Brows level with confidence and am now a qualified microblading artist too! It just goes to show when you think you can’t, you definitely can.” EMILY ABBERLEY “My personal life has been extremely tough over the past few years. In March 2016, my eldest brother passed away, followed by my father in February 2017 and my other brother in February 2018. It has been tough. Through all this, my clients have been extremely supportive and were waiting for me to return back to work. When clients find a good therapist, they will stay loyal to you. Over the years of offering a service to someone, you create a lovely relationship. Being a part of the HD Brows team gives me a huge passion and love for what I do. It is so rewarding in so many ways and is a great pleasure to be a Master Stylist, offering my services to clients who want to feel good and pamper themselves. It makes a difference not just in their appearance, but in their lives too. That’s what matters.” CORA AUSTIN “This year has definitely been the Year of the Woman for me! I’m a single mother of 4 beauties and I’ve just opened my own salon. I’m so proud of what I have achieved and think it’s a great example for my kids. It was tough going but so worth it.” KRISTIE CORBETT “My husband gave up his freedom and became a stay at home dad to our three girls aged 2, 9 and 10. I work full time at my salon which is always fully booked at least 3 weeks in advance and employs two other members of staff. I love everything HD Brows and my salon is virtually a shrine to the brand! I’m just adding the finishing touches to an £8000 refurb which my perfect and selfless husband allowed me spend most of our savings on. I’m so proud that my husband is a feminist!” LOUISE VICTORIA LLOYD “In 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. One of my amazing friends, who is an HD Brows Stylist, showed me how to draw my eyebrows on when I lost my hair and what she did really inspired me. I got better and returned to my normal job as a commercial buyer for a builder’s merchants, but in 2015 I had a recurrence in the other breast. After further treatment, I decided I needed to reduce the stress in my life and left my job. I spoke to my friend and asked her if she minded if I trained in HD Brows (I didn’t want to step on her toes). I couldn’t believe it when she said she was moving away and would recommend me to her clients! I now have over 300 clients, am able to work from home with no stress and have even inspired other people who have attended training.” DANIELLE DEAN-BARLAS “Christmas 2016 saw me made redundant from the construction industry. After a yearning to follow my dream and become a beauty therapist, I retrained in February 2017. April of this year will see me collaborate with a fellow therapist and my dream will finally become a reality. I kick myself because I should have followed my heart when I left school. Hind sight is a wonderful thing!” BILLIE-JEAN BAZELL “After years of working as a PA in advertising in London, I unexpectedly became a mother. At the same time, I had to relocate to the midlands due to my partner’s work contract. For the first time in my life, I found myself in a strange town with no friends, no job, a small baby and, just to make things harder, my mum passed away. As I had always worked since I was 16, I found being a full time stay-at-home mum wouldn’t work for me. I needed to meet people, be productive and keep busy through this difficult period. After seeing the HD Brows course, I thought doing a couple of brow treatments a week in a salon would be a fun way to meet local girls, keep me busy and give me some ‘pocket money’. I fell in love with the HD Brows treatment and quickly became good enough to work freelance in salons and from home. We then moved back home to Essex, where I quickly became very busy once again; busy enough to open my own studio. My business moved very quickly. I’ve gone from a small home salon to a full time salon open 7 days a week, with a second stylist and a make up artist. We are fully booked most weeks with waiting lists. Oh, and I still get to do the school run.” Whether you’re thinking of setting up your own business or just want to hear from some powerful ladies, we hope this blog inspires you to be the best you can be.