DIY Personal Makeovers
We have all seen makeovers that are amazing. As a hairdresser I have had the honor of doing many makeovers. A makeover is often a gift from someone because they love them and want the receiver to be more than they are presently being. We believe a makeover gives the receiver more self. It does! Until they try to recreate it on themselves. When the receiver sees me, they apologize because they can’t do it like me. Since they can’t reproduce the look, it gives them one more reason to be down on themselves or to “be stupid”.
You have heard the saying “give a man a fish and you feed him today. Teach a man to fish and you empower him for a lifetime”. Learning to understand and own your unique beauty will change your life! When you take the time to learn about yourself, understand your body, your personality your facial features, you will learn why they are perfect for you. When you learn to embrace your face, love the body you live in, and understand the colors, textures and shapes that look best on you, you become empowered to be you! This is what will truly give you confidence. It will enable you to quit comparing yourself to others and be glad that you are you!
The following pictures are ladies who have learned their season and the colors, textures and shapes of clothing that look best on them. I did not do their hair or makeup. They understand themselves and what looks good on them. Not everyone wants to look like a runway model, but we all want to look our best without having to work too hard. Once you learn your best colors, textures and shapes, you can quickly and easily get ready without even thinking because everything you own is on your “vibe”.
This is very amateur photography, but that is what a DIY makeover is all about. Everyday people doing their thing. You can see the difference very clearly even though they are not in a studio with great lighting and a professional photographer.
These ladies are the “Summer Vibe”. The colors which are best on a “Summer Vibe” are colors with grey added to them. Muted pastel colors. The texture is soft comfortable fabrics. Filmy, flowing, draping fabrics. The shapes of edges and prints on fabrics are oval, elongated, and detailed. Charcoal grey is one of “Summer’s” basic colors.
In the pictures above notice how Judean’s basic black t-shirt is the most dominate thing in the photo. Stare at the picture and the black stands out most. Now look at the picture dressed in blue and you see her face best. The picture in black was taken after the blue one. Even her hair color looks different and nothing changed but the clothing. This shows how much the correct color, texture, shape or “Vibe” of clothing really does make a difference. Simply understanding this makes the difference in looking polished or just “ok”. Knowing this absolutely empowers you to take responsibility for your appearance and be successful in looking your best without stress.
The “Spring” colors have white added to them which makes them a little brighter and a bit translucent. The texture is fresh crisp, lightweight, and soft. The shapes are circular or animated.
Connie is a “Spring Vibe”. She dressed in black and then in brown. Notice how she looks overpowered or kinda timid in black. It is like she stepped into her power to wear the spring colors, textures, shapes or “Vibe.” Such a big difference, yet so easy once you understand it.
The stripes on the jacket are navy, not black, and her belt is chocolate brown. Connie’s clothing is very business and appropriate yet it clearly has the the fun happy “Spring Vibe” that makes her look vital and capable. When she dresses in traditional dark heavy business-wear, she will appear overwhelmed and weak.
Autumn colors have black added to them which makes them rich and dirty or earthy. The texture is nubby, dull, and crunchy crisp. The shapes are angular, and uneven. This cute girl was a student at a school I worked with. She simply straightened her hair, applied a little makeup, and changed her clothing, to clothing with the “Autumn Vibe”. She appears so much more confident and efficient in the right color, texture and shape of clothing and accessories. Notice how even her hair color is so much more vibrant when dressed correctly.
Accessories are VERY important to an “Autumn Vibe” person. Notice how the multiple accessories especially the belt complete the Michelle’s outfit. That low belt definitely adds to her appearance. She even appears thinner. This only works with an Autumn.
Winter colors are true saturated untouched colors.the texture is refined, smooth, and starched. The shapes are straight symmetrical bold lines. Callie is a winter. The only thing she changed was her clothing. It is amazing how the many accessories look so good on an “Autumn” person but so drab on a winter. Callie looks stronger and more authoritative when she simply wears black and no accessories at all! She is striking all on her own.