As much as you’d like to, it’s not easy to always be a ball of sunshine. Especially if you’re going through a difficult and dark period in your life.
Sometimes too if you’re experiencing depression – your inner feelings can start negatively affecting your appearance. Perhaps you stop putting on makeup like you used to, doing your hair, or even getting dressed in the morning. It can take time to get back to yourself.
A woman named Mary Johnsen had had a tough year.
The grandmother from Minnesota had a close friend who was hospitalized and her mother had passed away along with a few others who were dear to her.
“There’s been all these changes and I wanted to change,” Mary said.
The hard times took a toll on the 62-year-old and her granddaughter started to notice.
She wanted to do something to raise Johnsen’s spirits and make her feel better about her situation and herself. So, she decided to contact Christopher Hopkins who is known as “The Makeover Guy.”
Mary’s granddaughter wanted her to recognize how beautiful she was.
“She doesn’t really think that she’s pretty and she is,” Mary’s granddaughter told the cameras at The Makeover Guy’s studio. “I just want her to be able to see that in herself.”
She knew the Makeover Guy was someone who could help make this wish a reality.
“Mary has been a big fan and when she came with her granddaughter she had some trepidations, at first,” The Makeover Guy writes. “But we took off the length, got rid of the gray and brightened her whole look.”
By the time Hopkins was done with the 62-year-old, she looked like a completely different person. And Mary was beyond grateful.
Here’s the thank you note that she wrote to Hopkins:
I can’t thank you enough!! I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror and liked what I was seeing! That hasn’t happened in a very long time. I walked into the salon not feeling very attractive, and walked out feeling pampered and pretty!
You guys are fabulous!! Not sure you’ll get any good footage of before & after tho. I feel so dorky in front of a camera… I told Robert I wasn’t very photogenic. That’s Callie! But feeling pretty in the morning, right after I wake up, no makeup…. THAT is a miracle!!!”
“Don’t know if you’ve watched any of the footage yet, but wanted to let you guys know my hubby LOVES it too! And tonight he called me beautiful. You can bet I WILL be keeping up the styling and makeup!!
I didn’t think to say on camera, or to you or Robert, that I started a weight loss plan last April and this makeover was sort of a self reward! 30 pounds down!! It’ll be fun to come back to you in a year for another fresh look! :)
I hope I wasn’t too difficult a client for you. I know it took a long time, and you sure looked tired by the end of the day.”
“Who wouldn’t be when you run on full throttle all day long. It was such a fun day!! I just fell in love with you guys!! All of you… your Mom is such a sweetheart!!
Now tell me your birthdays, an address to send them to, and I’ll make sure I send you more Perham treats… Because I LIKE you.
Again, THANK YOU!!!!!!
Helping others and being a good person is what life is all about. But it’s also important to take care of yourself too! Thanks to the Makeover Guy, Mary was finally able to let her inner beauty emerge – and she looks fabulous.
You can watch Mary’s stunning transformation in the video below!
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