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Four volunteers from our offices let some makeover wizards show what they can do. They could do it for you, too.
By D Magazine |

Darlene Jeffcoat, Accounting Assistant – a naturally blonde beauty who wanted a more glamorous look. Hair stylist Dan Jordan from Panache trimmed Dar-lene’s fine hair in a blunt cut with graduated lengths to remove split ends, add volume, and create a more versatile style. Panache colorist Randy Stephenson applied Champagne Blonde henna to condition and brighten the natural highlights in Darlene’s hair. Roberto of Hair Fantastic considered her diminutive features and opted for an upswept hairstyle that would not be overpowering. Makeup artist Kay Ochsenbein Reeder applied an overall highlighter to Darlene’s cheekbones, nose, and chin and a green-toned concealer cream to minimize redness under the eyes. She defined the cheeks with a rosy plum blush, restating it on the bone just below the eye. Eye shadows were deep plum tones. Kay used Estee Lauder Fresh Air make-up base and eye shadows, Clinique blush, and Evelyn Marshall concealer.

Connie Cooley, Editorial Assistant – a delicate prettiness that just needed a little fluffing up. Her ash-brown hair was straight and limp with a little bit of perm left in the ends. Dayton, hair stylist and owner of L’Image, cut it in a new layered version of the French bob. Then he gave her a light body wave and deep conditioning pack and what he calls “French toasting” – a treatment of foil wrapping with various shades of henna applied to brown hair. Make-up artist Peter Anthony used a mixture of three foundation colors to smooth and even her complexion. Connie’s heart-shaped face needed some special shading, so Peter contoured her forehead and highlighted under her eyes and below the jawline for balance. Connie’s best feature is her eyes, so he drew attention to them with deep true shades of brown and mauve. All cosmetics were Mary Cohr-Paris, available only at L ’Image.

Lindsay Heinsen, Departments Editor – the active woman with a minimum amount of time to spend making up. So Paul Neinast, owner of Paul Neinast Inc., geared her make-up and hair to a brush-blush-and-go technique. Hair got a beveled cut and body wave – just shampoo and shake, and she’s set – with a natural henna for added thickness and shine. Lindsay’s lashes are long but blonde-tipped; Paul dyed them so they would appear long and thick even without mascara. He arched her brows to enhance their expressiveness and diminish the squareness of her face. Colors applied were pale gray-blues and rose with a touch of apricot – a scheme that’s subtle for day and can easily be intensified for evening. Paul used Charles of the Ritz mascara and blush and Ultima eye shadows; he conditioned her hair with Redken and Fer-modyl products.

Reecie Ross, Editorial As-sistant – a natural soft look that became elegant with a little definition. She had been straightening and setting her hair and didn’t want to return to tight curli-ness. Eugene Conley, makeup and hair stylist at The Magic Fountain, gave her an asymmetrical cut to remove the split ends caused by over-processing and to make her face look less round. No setting necessary; just dry and add a little face-framing softness with a curling iron. Eugene used earth-tone makeup to enhance her natural look rather than dramatize it. He applied Payot rachel foundation, blended for her combination skin type, then highlighted her cheeks with brown berry blush, her eyes with kohl and shades of misty green and grays. Eye color sticks by Payot, kohl eye liner by Madelaine Mono, blush by Stendahl.