Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward swapped the rolling county plains for a lecture theatre at The Manchester College when she gave an inspirational talk to beauty students.
The reality TV star and successful business woman spoke about business, beauty and being the best you can be during a three hour talk to Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 beauty, make-up and spa/massage students from Harpurhey and Northenden campuses.
As well as being an original cast member of the popular TV series, the Salford-born, mum of four runs several businesses including Skulpt Clinic, which provides a range of non-surgical treatments, and Skulpt Academy, where beauty technicians can train.
In attendance was daughter Taylor Ward, who spoke about social media and being an influencer, and twin beauty technicians at Skulpt Medical Distribution Gemma Betton, director of education, and Rebecca Salvador, director of operations, who spoke about how the industry has developed over the past 20 years.
Dawn said: “I came to The Manchester College because it’s one of the best colleges to learn about the industry. Everyone will take something different away from what I’ve said today, but ultimately I want the students to feel inspired and I want them to know that if you believe, you can achieve.”