69-Year-Old Gets Stunning Makeover For Fresh New Look That Took Twenty Years Off Her Age

Appearance is certainly not everything in life, however, the way we look can often affect how we feel. Sometimes, you just want to look like a shining star and therefore feel like one too. Most of us are somewhat content with our looks or have learned to accept the way we look. Meanwhile, others yearn to pamper themselves in order to treat themselves and show their physical selves some much-needed love.

One man who is particularly well known for helping women makeover their physical selves and subsequently give them a new lease on life is Christopher Hopkins AKA The Makeover Guy. Known for his videos on the internet in which he transforms women in their 40s and older, Hopkins has built a career dedicated to making women of a certain age feel fabulous. He and his team give his clients new hairstyles, new makeup and new outfits, and the end result is truly mesmerizing.

He’s proven that every woman is beautiful in their own right, and it’s often just a matter of pampering them and helping them to find a style that brings out their best qualities. Hopkins has transformed hundreds of women and he’s even written a book on the topic titled “Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival For Women Over 45.”

One particularly incredible transformation that Hopkins and his team did was on a woman named Linda from Panama who was about to turn 69. She knew she deserved a makeover so to make that dream come true, she traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota — where Hopkins is based — back in 2018 to visit The Makeover Guy.

Before we take a look at The Makeover Guy’s transformation of Linda, let’s find out about his own story as it’s incredibly interesting. Born on Jan. 24, 1964, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hopkins was raised in another city in the state, Redwood Falls. During high school, he received state honors in piano, voice and declamation, a kind of artistic public speaking. Following high school, Hopkins attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he sang with the St. Olaf Choir in a solo role.

By the time he was in his mid-20s, Hopkins opened the Christopher Hopkins Salon in St. Paul, Minnesota. Its location in the Hubbard Broadcasting building — which was home to several local broadcast stations — proved to be beneficial to his success. He was responsible for the appearances of multiple on-screen talents and subsequently became a recurring guest on the daytime talk show “Good Company,” hosted by Steve Edelman and Sharon Anderson.

But that was just the beginning for Hopkins. As his reputation grew, he made the move to Minneapolis in 1994, and he renamed his salon the Christopher Hopkins Image Center (CHIC). Soon enough he was on national television including on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show” and HGTV. He also began to work with celebrities including Hillary Clinton.

Although Hopkins became known as a makeover artist and media personality, he never forgot about his passion for music. He performed with the Minnesota Orchestra as a baritone vocal soloist in a televised performance on PBS. He also sang at the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Hannover Radio Philharmonic in Germany. In 1999, Hopkins actually released his debut vocal album titled “I’ll Be Seeing You,” of which the song “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” was nominated for the Gay Lesbian American Music Awards that same year.

Not content with resting on his laurels, Hopkins authored his own book in 2008, titled “Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival For Women Over 45.” In it, he explained more about his own upbringing and how it inspired him to do what he does so well. He said that he was “raised by a glamorous mother” and described the lengthy process with which she’d put on her makeup and do her hair when he was young, which he’d watch in awe. Soon after he began to do hairstyles for various dolls, including a Tutti doll and his sister’s Barbies.

By junior high, he’d graduated to making over his friends in the driveway. When he went to college to focus on music, he made extra money by cutting hair and doing makeovers. This prompted him to eventually go to beauty school to “have something to fall back on” after his performing arts career would end one day. After stints in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, he moved back to Minneapolis where he opened his salon. Alongside the local on-air talent and Clinton, Hopkins has worked with Lauren Holly, Stefanie Powers, Caroline Rhea, Al Gore, Steve Guttenberg and many more.

Hopkins revealed his “best work and most respected advice” relates to women at “midlife and beyond,” which he calls the “second act.” He explained:

“I believe that as women mature, the more beautiful they become but the less attractive they often feel.”

He added that he’s most interested in helping every woman “realize her ultimate image.”
Hopkins used his own advice and decided to cut off some of her long hair, which she usually wore pulled back. He chopped off a few inches and styled it in a glamorous new look that made use of her gorgeous natural curls. He decided on blond locks, which Linda hadn’t had since her 20s. His goal was to highlight her bold personality with matching bold hair.

Naturally, she needed a bold makeup look to represent her new hair as well. The stylists gave her a fresh look that matched her skin tone to her new hairdo. The goal was to liven up Linda’s face and give it the sparkle it once had.

It was quite a change for Linda, but all in all, it certainly was the right choice. Once Hopkins and his team were done, Linda finally got a look at her new self. She couldn’t believe it. She looked amazing. She was in awe at the fantastic work Hopkins and his stylists did. She even joked, “I’m smiling, I haven’t smiled in years!” It seems the trek from Panama to Minneapolis was well worth it

.This just goes to show that no one is ever too old to pamper themselves and get a makeover. Hopkins has a gift and he’s more than happy to share it with people all over the world.

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