N The wow power of a makeover
Photographer: Angela Henderson Makeup Artist: Deb Tan Bettjemans 52 Coates Ave, Orakei, Auckland.
othing beats looking in the mirror and getting a pleasant surprise. Yesterday is gone. You have moved on. At Bettjeman’s in Orakei, you’d be forgiven for thinking that women go in and never come out. The transformations wrought within the salon are so extraordinary that it’s hard to connect the befores with the afters. What happened to that plain mousy lady with the oh-so-forgettable hair? She’s now a rock star goddess with confidence to burn. Grant Bettjeman has always loved a good makeover. He believes they’re essential for maintaining your grip on modern times. Getting left behind in a style rut, with the same haircut and colour you’ve had for 10 years, is no fun for anyone. “From all my years of hairdressing, I know that people can get trapped in a style and hairdressers can become complacent. It’s important to keep moving forward with your look”, says Grant. Moving forward means sitting in front of a mirror with a senior stylist who knows about face shape, coloration and the upkeep commitment of hair styles.
“When we do a hair makeover we start with the shape of your face, the type of hair you have, your lifestyle and what you’re prepared to do each day to maintain your look. Using pictures, swatches and descriptions, we describe our recommendation very clearly. This is no shot in the dark. It’s an exercise in trust and excitement based on years of top-level hairdressing experience.” There are a hundred reasons to pursue a makeover, including gaining ground in your career or simply being bored with your appearance, but the effect is the same for everyone: empowerment, confidence and a renewed sense of self-belief. At Bettjemans, a 15 minute makeover consultation with a senior stylist costs $50. However if you decide to have the work carried out at Bettjemans, this amount will be deducted from your eventual bill. Bettjeman’s senior stylists are credited on the magical ‘after’ images you see on these pages – check them out and make your choice.
www.bettjemans.co.nz PH 09 522 8030
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