Last Updated: 6th April 2020
When you type “image makeover” into Google, you get a bunch of “before” and “after” images of people showing how a little bit of shopping, changes in hair styling and makeup can make one look from “hmmm..” to “wow!” But is “image makeover” limited to making changes to the way you look? What is image makeover? Let’s explore..
Let’s start with “Image”
“Image” is what people see you as, how people think of you, about you.
When I see my husband, I see a hard-working, sensible guy with a healthy sense of humour. I don’t think I look at him to judge how his hair looks, or what he’s wearing. Yes, appearance has a lot to do with how people perceive you. But your personality and behavior is definitely a big part of you and your image too.
Think of it this way – if you’re good to look at, people might start a conversation with you, but if your personality and behavior can’t keep up with your looks, you’re sure to find yourself alone in a corner, rather than being the limelight at a party.
Next up, “Makeover”
“Makeover” is when you intentionally follow plans and procedures to make changes in yourself, whether it’s your appearance or skills. Makeovers are used to reinvent yourself. Make others finally see you the way you want to be seen.
You’ve watched makeover movies, you know what I’m talking about. Right?
Image Makeover (according to me)
So, based on all the above, my definition of “image makeover” is about making subtle (or drastic) changes to your appearance, behavior and personality, as needed.
Making changes to your appearance is the easiest among these three fields. Raid your wardrobe, gather the goodies, make a list of what’s needed and off we go shopping with (though mostly without) a budget.
Next are your behavior and personality..
Are you bossy? Or a pushover?
Can you listen? Or just talk?
Do you know how to get your message across to the intended person?
There are many aspects to YOU that you can curb or amplify, to garner attraction in a particular setting or in general. It takes observation and blunt honesty to see yourself the way you actually are, accept your flaws and do something about it.
A certified image consultant, like me, can help you identify what you need to do to reinvent yourself. Maybe you want to impress someone. Maybe you want to experiment. Maybe you are finally ready to meet your true self. Your reasons can be different. But with image makeovers, you can step outside your comfort zone to find yourself.
Over to you..
Changes are, obviously, not overnight but with dedication, persistence and guidance from a professional, you can make the changes you want and grab onto a newer you. Just like a phoenix rising out of the ashes of its old self! Yeah, I get pretty dramatic sometimes. But hey! that’s who I am.
So now the question is – who are you?
Are you ready to meet your true self?
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