When it comes to image, you get one thing wrong and that’s all they notice. When you get all those little details right, then they only notice YOU. It’s all about impact that is made in a matter of one or two seconds.
Juanita arrived at the makeover workshop looking attractive, but she didn’t know about color. The brown jacket drabs her hair and her sweater is too close to her skin tone so there’s no contrast. New makeup and clothing colors give her a beautiful glow, and a little magic with Sandy’s flat iron turned her hair into a look that says “classy woman.”
The minute Juanita walked in the door of my studio, I knew I would get out my flat iron and tweak her hair. Juanita has lovely silver hair, but the cut was a little choppy. I suggested she let it grow out a little, so she has a long sweep of bangs on one side, a la Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada.” In the meantime, I smoothed out her hair on both sides with my flat iron so it resembled Streep’s elegant look. Juanita loved it.
Next I changed her makeup from warm colors to cool ones. First, the foundation; I replaced the golden tones with cool coppery-pink tones. It smoothed her face enormously. I finished her look with a deep ruby lipstick and a raspberry-toned blusher.
To finish Juanita’s look, I added bold chunky earrings in silver to go with her hair. Gold accessories would be jarring with silver hair. Brown is also out of sync with silver hair, so when she wants to wear dark colors, brown is out and black and navy blue are in. Lastly, I added the fabric and feather pin to harmonize with her beautiful silvery hair, and also to correspond with her black pants.