Abbie Pow HNC Beauty Therapy

HNC beauty therapy student Abbie Pow has worked her way up from level 5 at the college and admits that West Lothian College has become a home away from home. 

“After three years here, West Lothian College and the hair and beauty department in particular, definitely feels like home. I have built a lot of relationships with some amazing people here and I think it is fair to say that I have made some friends for life.” 

Abbie who lives in Stoneyburn has always wanted to study beauty but took her time and came back to education when the time was right for her. 

I always knew I wanted to do this it was just a matter of when. I had a job after leaving school and then fell pregnant with my wee girl. Once she was a little older I decided to apply and see what happened. The course more than lived up to my expectations. I guess the fact that three years later and I still love what I do proves that! 

I love waxing and practical activities and I am already working from home trying to establish my own business. My little girl starts school next year so I plan to expand my business while I study for an HND. I'm going to be very busy!” 

Abbie finished by pointing out that you will know when the correct time to study is for you. 

There is lots of help if you had been out of education, don’t be scared to try and do something you are passionate about.  The timing is important and if you are not ready to go to college or university as soon as you leave school then so be it. You will know when you are ready.” 

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