Since I can remember I’ve been performing beauty makeovers. I started as a child on my sister’s dolls, much to her chagrin. Then in high school I began performing makeovers on willing friends. By the time I got to college I was making extra money cutting hair at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
In 1990 I opened my first beauty salon, the “Christopher Hopkins Salon” in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. There we were responsible for the looks of the KSTP-TV on-air talent regularly featured on the regional talk show “Good Company” doing makeover and beauty segments. In 1994 I opened the Christopher Hopkins Image Center (CHIC) in downtown Minneapolis where we gained great notoriety regionally and nationally. But when I got a call from “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” in 1998 to help some “fashion felons” update their looks that notoriety went global. I returned to create Oprah’s “Age Defying Makeovers,” with Joan Rivers and from that point on things really took off.
In 2000 I renamed our salon “reVamp! salonspa” and relocated to Uptown Minneapolis. I published my book “Staging Your Comeback, A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45” in 2008, which, I’m very proud to say became a best seller and continues to outsell books in the beauty and self improvement genre. This led to more speaking gigs and television appearances across the country including “The Today Show.” I began documenting the makeover process in my now viral “Power of Pretty®” makeover videos with over 3,000,000 views and counting. I now have fans around the world now continuing to do what I love. Helping women to reveal their inner beauty through their outer image. I hope you too will become one of “my peeps.” You can scroll down to subscribe to my updates, tips, tricks and fun ideas on how you can look and feel your best for the rest of your life!