You have to start with yourself, right? Since I’m in the business of giving makeovers (find out more here), I put my skills to the ultimate test…by giving myself one! I actually did this about a month ago and was surprised that I felt sad about letting go of my long hair. I didn’t think I was that attached. But it was was time for a change, so I dove in and scheduled an appointment at the Jing Monis Salon in Greenbelt 1.
Once there, Jing and I discussed what I wanted: something much shorter and modern, but still feminine. He’d just arrived from studying bobs in London, so I was eager to let him play around with that style. Here’s a photo diary of the process:
The obligatory before shot! No makeup (well, lipstick doesn’t count as makeup in my book).
I love doing makeovers! It’s my favorite part of my job (okay, there are lots of things I ❤ about my job). But really, seeing women transform and try out different looks is so much fun. I did a lot of these back when I was the beauty editor of Cosmopolitan Philippines. I’ve even ambushed random women at the mall to ask them if they wanted a free Cosmo makeover! That was funny…and kinda awkward. And just so you know, these girls are super brave, because they had no control over what look I would give them. They’d just find out on the day of the shoot—just like in ANTM.
Here are some of the favorite makeovers I’ve done throughout the years:
My first makeover shoot! Maika is one of my faves because she was the best Cosmo intern ever and just such a sweetheart! Check out thejuicebarista.com! It’s her new business—fresh juices that are good for your body and skin.
Jennifer was quite brave because I literally ambushed her at a mall. She was so game and curls like this weren’t even trendy back then. Everyone wanted long, straight hair.
Want to see more transformations? Three more gorgeous makeovers after the jump! Continue reading →