MAKEOVER: I Feel Invisible, by Christopher Hopkins, The Makeover Guy®

My name is Lynn Dirk.
Robert: Lynn, where did you come in from today?
Lynn: I came in from Dickinson, North Dakota.
I dry it as fast as I can and then let towels take over, then I use a big fat curling iron and kind of …
Christopher: Try to smooth it.
Lynn: Have my way with it. I’ve had this style for 15 years or so and I was looking on the internet, on Youtube at different styles and then I ran across The Makeover Guy and was mesmerized.
I’m getting used to it. When you’ve worn the same style for 15 or 20 years it takes a little time for your mind to get around it.
Before I made the makeover it was basically just feeling invisible.
I love working with my natural curl.
You get to a certain age. I’m 57. I just feel invisible.
I love the color, love everybody here, and was treated wonderful. It’s been comfortable all day and really have had an enjoyable time.
I do. I just want to look my best. I’m kind of embarking on a healthier lifestyle and I think when you look better you feel better.
Christopher: She’s adjusting right?
Lynn: I’m adjusting, yeah.
Christopher: She’s had her hair straight for …
Lynn: My whole life.
Christopher: This is her natural curls.
Lynn: Since they’ve invented blow-dryers.
Christopher: She’s not sure and I’m trying to convince her, but everyone go “Yay!”
Lynn: I don’t know why but he’s madly in love with me 25 years after we’ve met still, so I think it wouldn’t matter to him what I did to my hair, but I think he’s doing to like it. He’ll say it’s so different. But he’ll like it.
Speaker 4: Different, but I like it. Do you like it?
Lynn: Yeah, I’m getting used to it.
Robert: Feel it. Touch it.
Lynn: This is all my natural curl. I told him you don’t like that my hair is always hard as a rock.
Speaker 4: Good. [00:02:00]

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MAKEOVER: Blonde to Red

Hi. My name is Brooke. I’m in from a little town in Michigan, right outside Ann Arbor.

Christopher:            What are you hoping for? I mean, I have things that I can … visuals that would be … It depends on which change [inaudible 00:00:18], if you want to do something different.

Brooke:            Just a new, fresh look. My colors are warm. I really only wear warm colors.

Christopher:            Can we go a little more strawberry?

Brooke:            Yeah, that’s fine.

I came across some of Christopher’s videos on Youtube. I checked out his book, too.

I really like it.

Just to come out with a new fresh look. It’s how thorough everyone was. Not that that’s a surprise for this salon, but it was just a nice way to be treated. Trying to keep up with the change in age, you know.

It’s wide open possibilities, just to see what Christopher has in mind. Thank you so much.

 

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MAKEOVER: I Want To Feel Better

Robert (behind camera):            Hi, what’s your name?

Jean:            Jean Mahone.

Robert (behind camera):            Jean, where did you come in from today?

Jean:            From Prior Lake.

Jean:            I feel old. I am old. I look old.

Christopher:            Okay, well we’ll change that.

Speaker 4:            I think we can pretty much match her brunette up to cover that up, but put a lot of foils in so it’s more of a softer brown all over.

We covered up her sparkle section with a medium brown.

Robert (behind camera):            The sparkle is what?

Speaker 4:            Her grays.

Jean:            I feel old. I look old. I want to feel better. Margaret, and the coloring and the time it took for her and Christopher to decide and then Christopher had to play with the hair to decide what it was going to do. Then the effects of the makeup is just wonderful.

I don’t spend as much time on it as I should. It will be fun maybe paying a little more attention to myself. Thank you.

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MAKEOVER: Choppy layered Blonde.

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Does This Neckline Make My Butt Look Big? How to find your ideal neckline.

Your choice of neckline can affect your entire figure. Your best necklines will be in contrast to the shape of your face. I’ve illustrated a few necklines here and with the help of Wardrobe Expert, Joann Hopkins (that’s my mom), I’ve added her own notes to each.

A wide V neckline will broaden shoulders, lengthen neck and help balance wide hips.  The deeper the V the more flattering especially on larger busted women.  Older women must be aware of the decolletage as often not attractive with wrinkles and crepe paper skin.

A wide V neckline will broaden shoulders, lengthen neck and help balance wide hips. The deeper the V the more flattering especially on larger busted women. Older women must be aware of the decollate as it is not flattering when revealing time worn skin.

The turtle neck is best on long necks and can be worn straight up and scrunched or on med. necks folded down.  Not good on short necks. Will make bust look larger.  It frames face well. Will draw attention to mature necks and double chins.

The turtle neck is best on long necks and can be worn straight up and scrunched or on med. necks folded down. Not good on short necks. Will make bust look larger. It frames face well. Will draw attention to mature necks and double chins.

A sweetheart neckline lengthens neck is a romantic, feminine shape which can broaden shoulders but will add to a larger bust.

A sweetheart neckline lengthens neck is a romantic, feminine shape which can broaden shoulders but will add to a larger bust.

Strapless is very pretty and feminine but not as good for a long neck or very heavy bustline.  Be sure arms are attractive. Will broaden shoulders, lengthen neck and help balance full hips.

Strapless is very pretty and feminine but not as good for a long neck or very heavy bustline. Be sure arms are attractive. Will broaden shoulders, lengthen neck and help balance full hips.

A square neckline will lengthen neck and broaden shoulders.  Not good on broad square shoulders or a square face. Will help balance full hips.

A square neckline will lengthen neck and broaden shoulders. Not good on broad square shoulders or a square face. Will help balance full hips.

A scoop neckline is good to broaden shoulders but not good if clavical is sharp (boney).  It adds fullness to the upper body and helps balance wide hips.

A scoop neckline is good to broaden shoulders but not good if clavical is sharp (boney). It adds fullness to the upper body and helps balance wide hips.

Off the shoulder will broaden shoulders add bustline fullness and balance wide hips. It is attractive on a mature figure as it’s often better to showcase  shoulders rather than decolete'

Off the shoulder will broaden shoulders add bustline fullness and balance wide hips. It is attractive on a mature figure as it’s often better to showcase shoulders rather than decolete’

A mock turtleneck is better on med. to shorter necks.  Good alternative to full turtle.

A mock turtleneck is better on med. to shorter necks. Good alternative to full turtle.

The keyhole neckline is like wearing a necklace as it will take the eye there and keep interest high on body. It will visually slenderize the upper body and increase the hipline. Avoid on long necks.

The keyhole neckline is like wearing a necklace as it will take the eye there and keep interest high on body. It will visually slenderize the upper body and increase the hipline. Avoid on long necks.

The jewel neckline is designed to show off beautiful jewelry, thus the name. The round line adds pounds to short necks and double chins. It is also not good for long necks as it showcases it’s length.

The jewel neckline is designed to show off beautiful jewelry, thus the name. The round line adds pounds to short necks and double chins. It is also not good for long necks as it showcases it’s length.

The halter slenderizes shoulders adding fullness to bust and hips and directs the eye to the face.

The halter slenderizes shoulders adding fullness to bust and hips and directs the eye to the face.

Gathered necklines adds fullness to the bustline. Flattering to small busts.

Gathered necklines adds fullness to the bustline. Flattering to small busts.

The funnel usually is mock turtleneck high but does not hug the neck.  A fashion style which comes and goes.  Best on med to long necks.

The funnel usually is mock turtleneck high but does not hug the neck. A fashion style which comes and goes. Best on med to long necks.

A more casual neckline, like a t-shirt. Not good on long necks unless worn with collar or Turtleneck under it.

A more casual neckline, like a t-shirt. Not good on long necks unless worn with collar or Turtleneck under it.

The boat neck is a slash neck which creates a horizontal style line broadening shoulders and minimizing hips. Very good on narrow shoulders. A scarf or necklace can be worn to soften line on broader shoulders.

The boat neck is a slash neck which creates a horizontal style line broadening shoulders and minimizing hips. Very good on narrow shoulders. A scarf or necklace can be worn to soften line on broader shoulders.

Asymetrical takes the eye to shoulder to broaden and the diagonal line is usually minimizing on a fuller bust. It will elongate neck, and help balance full hips.  It adds interest and style to any garment.

Asymetrical takes the eye to shoulder to broaden and the diagonal line is usually minimizing on a fuller bust. It will elongate neck, and help balance full hips. It adds interest and style to any garment.

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Mother and Daughter Share a Makeover Day!

If you click them at the same time it gives you JUST a GLIMPSE of what goes on in a day at reVamp!


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Curve: The loveliest distance between two points

QOTD West

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Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn’t.

I’m often reminded how wrapped up we can get with fashion. In my earlier days media was always asking for a moniker. Fashion Guru, Celebrity Hairstylist, Beauty Expert. I never liked the word fashion. Even “the latest fashion” is something I’d rather know about, but not necessarily report about. I like finding out what gives someone their own style, and providing the tools to accomplish that goal. That’s how I finally grabbed onto “The Makeover Guy®“.  It allows me to talk about what that which I have a passion.

That’s why I like this quote from Linda Ellerbee. I think it’s much more attractive to have a style rather than be driven by trends or fads. You can see them everywhere. A gaggle of girls in leggings, boots, long hair, and some sort of top of the moment. Be stylish. Not trendy. It’s much sexier, and much classier. Remember a trend is only as good as it is on you. Consider body type, age and quality rather than “it fits, it’s cheap, I’m comfortable.”

QOTD Ellerbee

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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

QOTD West II

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My Once Full Lush Hair is Now Thin and Lifeless

 

Christopher1Stacey in Tennessee writes:

“I’m getting ready to turn 50. I grew up with thick curly hair that often times was more like a lions mane. Ive done a lot to it over the past few decades. But thanks to a metabolic disorder my once full lush hair is now humiliating thin and lifeless. I fight to hide the thinness and often find myself just crying for there seems no escape. Ive watched many of your videos on youtube and have become utterly fascinated. Could I ever look as pretty as many of those women?..could I ever feel pretty again?..better yet could you help me?”

Of COURSE you can! You’re not even 50 yet!! Many of those women are in their 60’s with next to NO hair and they look fab afterwards. It’s difficult when you’ve never had to work with the hair type you now have when you are used to something else. Likely, with the right products and tools and scalp concealer (Dermatch is good), you’ll be stunning. It is difficult to make exact recommendations without actually feeling and seeing your hair, but I do know the less shampoo you use the better. There’s a great book called Curly Girl by Loraine Massey that can help you with your less than lush curly hair. 

If you haven’t read my book, it’s called “Staging Your Comeback” a complete beauty revival for women over 45. It will tell you everything I know without you actually sitting in my chair! Time for a beauty revival! (Me too).

Cheers reclaiming your beauty!

Christopher

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