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Make-up artist Abbie Pochin offers lessons for elderly

Make-up artist Abbie Pochin has found a new niche since opening her business ... teaching elderly women the ins and outs of cosmetics.

COLOURFUL: Abbie Pochin has started her own business. Picture by Chris Morris.
COLOURFUL: Abbie Pochin has started her own business. Picture by Chris Morris.

Abbie, who is based on Diss Business Park in Hopper Way, offers professional make-up applications for various occasions and, more recently, lessons for older clients about brands and products and how best to use them.

The 21-year-old said: “I didn’t really aim it towards them specifically, as most of my clients are young, but that seems to be where the demand has been.”

Having found that a lot of people want to change their style, Abbie offers a tailored service with product recommendations, things to avoid depending on skin type and skin concerns and other useful tips.

“I do a step-by-step guide to show them what colours to apply or use,” explained Abbie, who is a former hairdresser.

“Every person is different and make-up is not about changing the way someone looks, but about enhancing existing features.”

The beautician has always had a passion for make-up and used social media channels, such as Instagram and YouTube, to keep up with the latest trends.

She said: “I used to work at Crackers and Chaps in Diss and they offered make-up services, which I used to do as part of my training. I really enjoyed that but I didn’t think I could do it on it’s own.”

At first, Abbie, who is a part-time carer in Hoxne, offered a mobile service until starting her own venture.

Abbie Pochin Make Up offers make-up applications starting at £25.

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