For many, a new year means a time to revamp the old you into something new and fabulous. Whether you’re looking to completely overhaul your look or just polish up your existing beauty, San Francisco has tons of great options to help accomplish your makeover goals.
Founded by Beth Alyse and based in San Francisco for over 10 years, Guerrilla Makeovers is a fabulous option for anyone wanting a makeover. Guerrilla Makeovers is a personal styling service offering customized fashion and beauty advice and services. Trained beauty and fashion specialists not only create a look that transforms daily styles, but also teach clients how to recreate the looks on their own. Whether you are working with a budget, have money to spend or just need some advice, Guerrilla Makeovers is worth checking out. Rates vary depending on what you need or want done; book alone or have a friend’s day out as part of a group. Advice is included in the costs, but obviously clothing and beauty products will be extra. Don’t fret; your Guerrilla Consultant will tailor your experience to your budget. Consultants also have the insider knowledge on which stores are having sales, offering deals and discounts so your money will be stretched to get the maximum benefit.
Hours: By appointment
Price: Various packages available, please call for quote
The aim of Clifford Style is to make every woman channel that little girl playing dress up. By giving women advice and the tools they need to achieve their desired look, the Clifford Style team makes it possible for clients to adapt these tricks to everyday life. Services available include everything from basic makeup application to full wardrobe styling.
Hours: Mon – Weds 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thurs – Sat 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: Free makeup makeover with the purchase of two Chanel products
Come into Saks Fifth Avenue during normal store hours and talk to a Chanel beauty consultant. You’ll get advice and on trend makeup and application tips from some of the best professionals. On average, makeup makeovers take 30 to 45 minutes depending on what you want done. You’ll walk away with high-quality Chanel products and fresh, beautiful new look.
Hours: Tues – Sat by appointment only
Price: Makeover $75, Makeup Lesson $110, Post-Op Makeup Lesson $110+
Visage Studio is a makeup, skin care and body care service studio based in San Francisco offering various packages to benefit your daily life. Step-by-step instruction is given, so even after your makeover experience is over, you can still recreate the looks taught to you on your own. Available makeup packages include:
- Makeover: $75, an easy step by step way to enhance your natural features. Great for customers that want a natural look versus an over the top dramatic look.
- Makeup Lesson: $110, a step by step lesson which includes a take home guide personalized to your face and features so that you can easily recreate looks yourself. Instantly update your look.
- Post-Operative Makeup Lesson: $110+, after surgery confidence can go down so let this service help you with camouflage tricks that can be used daily.
Jackie Conlin, Personal Style Consultant
Price: Various depending on service requested
Jackie Conlin offers her services as a personal style consultant to teach both men and women how to look their best with what they have. Her mission is to teach each individual how to boost his or her own self esteem with a few well-learned tricks of the trade. Services include wardrobe consultation, personal shopping trips, creative problem solving, coordinating and all over makeovers.
Wherever you head to for your makeover, remember the key to getting the best results: be honest with what you can do yourself, what you want achieved and how much your budget will allow you to do.
Parmeeta Ghoman, a freelance writer specializes in style and lives in California. Find some of her work on Examiner.com.