BEAUTY

61-Year-Old Woman Looks "20 Years Younger" Instantly After Drastic Hair Makeover

Date January 17, 2020 10:21

A magical makeover that's basically the fountain of youth? Yes, please!

Looking good at any age

Are you afraid of getting old? Well, it turns out you're not alone. One study found that 87% of Americans have what's referred to as FOGO, the fear of getting old. There are understandable reasons for this. People are probably worried about their appearance, physical abilities, health and so on.

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Since there's nothing you can do about getting old, it's usually best to have the right attitude. Yes, not having control over so many things can be scary. But hey, this is true whether you're 18 or 80.

True happiness only comes when you control what you can and try to live your life anyway. And speaking of being in control, changing hairstyles is one thing you can do regardless of your age.

Psychologist Dr. Graham Hole explained that people tend to change their hairstyles at certain moments in their life mainly because it helps them feel in control of their appearance.

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So, the same way you can readily explore a brand new hairstyle after a breakup, for example, you should be able to go this route if you're feeling uncomfortable about getting older. Just like this woman did.

A fun new look courtesy of Christopher Hopkins

There was one thing 61-year-old Kathy knew for sure, and that was that she wanted to do something new with her overall look. This beautiful woman only needed a few tweaks to her hair and makeup style to leave her looking super vibrant and youthful.

Christopher Hopkins, the makeover guy, always has that uncanny ability where he takes a look at someone and can picture what will look good on them. He performed his magic and with a hair color change, new makeup and style, Kathy became a whole new woman.

She took one look at herself after the makeover and couldn't help but declare:

This is crazy. Stunning!

Viewers approve

Here are some of the things people said about the makeover.

@Gwen Badalian:

Took off 20 years she is glowing.

@Kathleen Thompson2:

Absolutely stunning. She looks 20 years younger.

@Teresa McClanahan:

Beautiful & you look 25 now!

@J. Harrison:

STUNNING!!! Kathy you look years younger! I would put the makeup on just for Walmart or anywhere because it gives a healthy, youthful GLOW! It doesn't look "dramatic", maybe it's just more than what you are used to doing, but soon it will become your new "norm". Love it!!!

About Christopher Hopkins

With over 196,000 YouTube subscribers and videos that often get hundreds of thousands of views, Christopher Hopkins is one of the most famous professionals in the beauty world.

The talented stylist has been changing lives since the 1990s through his makeover skills. According to his bio, his "dramatic television makeovers" have attracted worldwide attention over the years.

One of the best things people love about him these days is that he has focused a lot of attention on helping elderly women reclaim their radiance and beauty. They come to him unsure and insecure but by the time he's done, they leave feeling more beautiful and confident. How's that for lifechanging.

Some great hair tips to adopt

If you want to keep your inner diva alive regardless of your age, you may want to consider some of these hair tips and advice.

  • Be clear on what you want: Sometimes, your stylist may want to get into your head to really understand what kind of look you like. So you can take away all the guesswork by showing them pictures of what you want, and even what you don't want. Adam Reed, co-founder of Percy & Reed suggests this to be the best way to find a style that suits you and your lifestyle.
  • Consider going shorter: Paul Percival, co-founder of Percy & Reed believes that a haircut can be the best option for you. For one thing, shorter hair is easier to manage and since you have a lot of style options, it's not so hard to find a look that works for you.
  • The right products: Paul also advises women, especially those that are 40 and above, to invest in the right hair products. They do make a difference.

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Fashion expert Simon Doonan, explained in an article for AARP The Magazine, his belief that women should become bolder the older they get. In his opinion, the idea of dressing conservatively as an older woman should be thrown out the window. Wear what feels good and explore your style sense no matter how old you are

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Truly, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to experiment with your looks. Thanks to the internet, style inspirations are everywhere. Take a look at some of the most fabulous celebs age 50 and above, and get ideas from their look. Try something new from time to time. Your 50s, 60s and beyond isn't the time to hide away. It's the time to dip your hands in as many cookie jars (style-wise) as possible and bravely explore what's out there.

Take Kathy's makeover for example. A new hair color really made the difference. Do you agree?

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