Welcome to Folio Academy

About Folio

Folio Academy is a makeup and skin care teaching academy offering one-on-one training for all ages, experience and abilities.


Offered at our private, bespoke Folio Studio in Lower Parkstone, clients can choose from one of four courses; Master Class, Silver Shimmer, Rose Gold or Polished Platinum.

Folio Academy also incoprorates Folio Faces, a well established hair, make-up and photographic studio specializing in make-overs and photoshoots for portraits, occasions, musicians and general events.

Robyn and Clare at Folio Academy use exclusive skincare and make-up products that are hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types and are not tested on animals, .










Robyn lives in Lower Parkstone with her partner Darryn and her 2 daughters, Milly (a VFX Student at AUB) and Abbie (a GCSE Student) together with their puppy, Jet.


Robyn was born in London and has lived locally since the age of 15.  Robyn studied a 3 year advanced Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy Course at Bournemouth College of FE which she followed by undertaking make-up jobs for local Hair Dressers including Mane Street, Level and Mark Young, entering hair dressing competitions such as Wella Vogue and the Loreal Colour Trophy.


Over the coming years Robyn went on to open her own Make-up and Photography Studio providing ‘forever’ images of her Client’s new looks. She has done Make-up for numerous weddings, travelling to Jamaica, Italy and all over the British Isles.  Her clientele have including make-overs for GMTV’s Lorraine Programme, Theatrical make-up and various TV and magazine work.


Robyn returned to University to study Make-up for TV, Theatre and Film, graduating from the Course in December 2018.


Having met Clare 25 years ago when commissioned by Clare’s Father (Terry) to pamper the ladies for a Masonic Ladies Night, Robyn and Clare connected with their passion for make-up as well as forming a life-long friendship.


Robyn always liked the idea of forming a professional, approachable Make-up Academy and together with Clare’s experience and enthusiasm (FAMS) became a reality in September 2018. 




Clare lives in Talbot Woods with her husband Mark, her 2 sons (Jack and Oliver) who are both local gigging musicians, her 2 cats (Mouse and Jasper) and her Mum, Chris.


Born in London, Clare moved to Ferndown with her family at the age of 10 and has continued to live locally for the past 40 years – apart from a 9 year period when she moved to Scotland for her husband’s work.


Clare has been an ‘unofficial’ MUA for the past 25 years.  Her background as a backing vocalist for various local bands allowed her to express her make-up abilities when performing at gigs and festivals.


Although Clare’s official career has been working in an office environment both locally and in Scotland – she has continued to provide make-up for a variety of clients for weddings, functions and performing arts.


Last year, Clare returned to University at AUB to study make-up for TV, Theatre and Film, graduating from the Course in December 2018.


Her long standing friendship with Robyn, spanning 25 years, culminated in the idea to start their own Make-up Academy (FAMS) in September of 2018.  The thought process behind setting up the Academy was to offer clients of all ages and abilities a bespoke training package covering in-depth skin care and a full range of make-up styles to suit everyone.


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