Christopher Hopkins, aka The Makeover Guy, is known for his glam makeovers of women over 40 around the country who make the trip to his Minneapolis, MN salon. He’s been in the beauty industry since 1990 at Christopher Hopkins Salon, tucked away inside the KSTP studios building where he was once an on-air personality.
In 2017, he opened what he calls an “appearance studio” that does full hair and makeup for men and women wanting to change it up a bit (or a whole lot).
One of his recent clients was a woman named Mary. Saying she wanted to stop “looking so frumpy and old” (although we think she looked great to begin with) she requested “a whole new look” – and boy did she go to the right place!
With medium length dark auburn hair and a minimalist makeup routine, Mary got the makeover of a lifetime.
Hopkins said that when she walked in, she originally requested just a haircut and some makeup tips. But he did that and more after she admitted to wanting a big change. He chopped her hair into a bold pixie cut and gave her a beautiful brow shape and smoky eye to die for.
“Mary came in for just a cut and makeup application. She was trying to grow out her grey but kept coloring the regrowth with a box color. The shorter I went the better it got, she just has that great head shape that can wear a real pixie cut. Brow shape made a huge difference as well as keeping the eye shadow very light for her deep set eyes.”
You’ll hardly believe your eyes when you see the final result, which involved a lot of bleach to get a Marilyn Monroe platinum!
It turns out Mary had been using the same boxed color on her hair for 20 years. She was tired of coloring it and wanted to let her natural grey come out, but she didn’t want to “look old.”
Mary was thrilled with the results even though she said she was not expecting something so drastic.
“I’m so excited. This is just awesome. This is the best.”
Convinced that her new look would take just a little effort to replicate, she was confident she could pull it off every day.
“It’s gonna be so easy; I can’t wait,” she exclaimed.
Despite Hopkins’ fame, Mary simply Googled “makeover” to find the studio and decided to give it a try when she saw all the amazing transformation videos he had posted online, so she gave him a call.
Now, she can wait for her husband to see her. The makeover is his anniversary gift and Mary said he didn’t yet realize that she was going to get more than a 1/2″ cut off. However, she said he’s wanted her to get her hair cut short “forever.”
“He loves me in short hair. And I just keep getting too lazy.” Thinking “no, short hair is too much work” and “you have to use too much product,” she put it off.
Thinking it would be too much work to maintain, Mary wasn’t convinced until the day of her makeover that she could do it.
“I’m flabbergasted with the outcome. I’m very sorry I wasn’t here a long time ago, because I’d been looking frumpy for so long.”
After 27 years of marriage, we think her husband will not only be thrilled with her new look but her confident new attitude as well. Like so many people who get a drastic makeover, Mary wants to keep improving:
“Now that I’ve done this part of me, I want to work on the rest of me,” she said.
Click below to see her amazing transformation.
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Source: Faith Tap