Appearance Upgrade for Older Mom
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Appearance Upgrade for Older Mom
I'm an older mom with an aging appearance and exhausted features.
Anyone else feel that way? So... I'd like to find someone who
might assist me in coming up with a hairstyle, color combo style
and whatever else could help accentuate my better features and
decentuate (such a word?) the not so good ones.
Is there some miracle salon that could assist me in taking this
aging corner a bit more elegantly???
Please, please please, any and all ideas sought.
My friend Kipp Hamilton, owner of the new Maru Hair Salon at
Shattuck Commons on Shattuck and Rose can do what you are asking
for. His number is 549-3610
Kipp will look at your hair, look at your features and work
magic (well, maybe not ''magic'').
He'll tell you about your hair health, how it should be cut to
enhance your features if and why and how you should color it.
I recently went to him for the first time.He changed my style
saying that because I have a front cowlick I should have side
part instead of a middle part, which I'd always had so that the
cowlicky hair would enhance my face and I wouldn't be fighting
with it. No one had ever told me that.
His specialty is color and he is SOOOO good at it.
He's very skilled....he's got a great feel for hair design and
styling. I can't recommend him more highly. And he's an
incredibly sweet and kind person as well.
He just gave my hair a trim today and showed me (again) how to
work with it. I love it and I feel so great (not too
Good luck, and have fun.
a younger more beautiful feeling June
Hi. If you want a general, all over style upgrade, I'm going to
suggest that you do the following: Get your hands on a copy of
Trinny and Suzanna's Book: ''What not to Wear.''
They cover everything. They are honest. They use their own bodies
to break down how they find the things that work best for them
and minimize the parts of their bodies that they don't like.
Take it with you in the store. It fits well inside your purse,but
study it first before you go in to shop.
Also, they have their own TV show on BBC America also called
''What Not to Wear''. They are brutally honest with their subjects
but you can learn a lot. Don't be fooled by cheap imitations like
The Learning Channel's lame imitation of the original.
Another tip, go to Nordstroms and Nordstroms Rack. Nordstrom has
several lines of their own clothing. Some are just the Nordstrom
brand name. Others are called the Caslon line etc. I find their
clothes fit better and cost about the same price (maybe a bit
more) as something you would find at Macy's, Penny's etc but more
My younger sister is a style maven and she made my parents look
pretty darn hip. I was next in line and I didn't resist too much.
Once you learn the rules that work for you, you can't go wrong.
P.S. Shopping like they suggest in ''What not to Wear'' is
exhausting because you are putting energy/effort into your
appearance. You'll be oh so thankful for the effort though
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