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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45

Synopsis

Known as The Makeover Guy ® from his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and other national television programs, Christopher Hopkins believes that as they age, women become more beautiful but often feel less attractive. He's out to change that. For more than twenty years he's encouraged women who often feel like they' have taken a backseat to everything and everyone else to come out of the shadows and take center stage. Now it's your turn. Using Christopher's step-by-step strategies and detailed advice,you will learn to:

  • Restore your hair with your ideal cut, color, and style.
  • Revamp your wardrobe to flatter a changing body.
  • Refresh your face with 'visible lift' makeup techniques.
  • Renew your spirit and maintain your look using Christopher's revival guide.

Publishers Weekly

Hopkins, known as "The Makeover Guy," explains fashion dos, don'ts and oh-no-she-didn'ts for women in the "second act" of their lives. A quiz helps the reader identify which of six "Image Profiles" suits her tastes ("Casual," "Romantic," "Innovative," etc.); clothes, hair and makeup tips follow accordingly. Hopkins is encouraging and helpful: he does not simply tell women to clean their closets of any unsuitable clothes. He provides a checklist of "what you'll need," a 10-step to-do list and a questionnaire to determine which clothes to keep and which to toss. Benefiting from this book requires a certain amount of dedication-this is no quick-fix beauty mag article. There is even a "revival guide" journal in the back where readers can mark down outfits that worked or didn't work, collect contact information on their personal "beauty team" and keep track of daily, weekly and monthly beauty tasks. Hopkins's constant self-marketing can get annoying: irrelevant photos of himself litter the pages, and he wastes space touting his fashion victories over difficult clients. But his appearances on Oprah, the book's attention to detail and some astounding before-and-after photos attest to Hopkins's expertise. (May)

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Biography

Christopher Hopkins, The Makeover Guy ® is known for his dramatic head-to-toe makeovers and has been seen on countless television shows, including the The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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