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My Makeover Experience – Lou

As part of our latest #MakeoverMay campaign, we partnered with Oxford Street to reward our community of clients with complimentary style makeovers.

Lou was one of the three lucky winners who had a styling makeover experience with our expert stylist Deni. Lou had the opportunity to experience the #MakeoverMay fun including one-to-one personal styling session at Forever 21 followed by a glam makeover at John Lewis and a fun photo shoot to take home from the special day.

Deni helped Lou find the perfect balance between being relaxed, comfortable and elegant during the makeover experience.

Lou getting the VIP treatment at GHD

Following the styling session, we headed to John Lewis for a hair styling treat with GHD. Under the style advice of Deni, Lou went for some on trend relaxed curls and dramatic red lips to compliment the outfit. When our Clarins make-up artist Angela finished the last touches of the make-up, Lou enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere at the roof garden of John Lewis over a glass of champagne and a fun a photo-shoot.

“I was absolutely delighted to be Lou’s stylist for this campaign with Oxford Street. Even though we had a holiday wardrobe in mind, I wanted to maximise the clothing selection by choosing versatile pieces she could comfortably re-style in London for a chic “city look” upon returning from her vacation. As a stylist I believe that colour is an instant way to make an impactful look and aim to encourage bolder colours choices to my clients. We picked some pieces in turquoise and lilac which look stunning against Lou’s complexion.” – Deni, stylist

With a holiday wardrobe brief in mind, Deni styled high-waisted culottes with turquoise top, nude block heel sandals and boho chic accessories to finish off the look.

Lou, how would you describe your personal style?

I would describe my everyday style as laid back. My everyday wardrobe is comprised of relaxed & fairly casual items. However, I like stylish and well-pit together  looks.

Describe your makeover experience

“From the moment I met my stylist Deni, following the make-up & hair at John Lewis to the photo shoot after, my style makeover was amazing! I got to try on lots of lovely clothes, shoes and accessories and took away my favourites”

I’m going on holiday soon so we chose clothes I could wear on holiday but also at home. We chose a swimming costume that I could wear with other clothing – my stylist showed me ways to style it with mum jeans and accessories for a daily summer style. A smart vest that can be worn with jeans or smart trousers. A loose fitting shirt that I could layer with other clothing as a light jacket. A beautiful pair of toe-less tan heels which I adore and a straw bag, which apparently will be in vogue this season.

Lou in one of her new outfits

Elevating the look with accessories

Accessorising

My stylist Deni also opened my eyes towards the power of accessories – she chose some chunky bracelets and big hoop earrings which truly transformed my look. Having my hair and makeup done was a lot of fun.

“I really felt pampered and well taken care of and the look really suited me. I would absolutely recommend a styling session with Deni to everyone I know”

Does your makeover experience affect the way you get dressed and ready each day?

After my makeover experience, I felt more clues up about what to wear and how to wear it and for that I’m very grateful. I took Deni’s advice to revise my wardrobe at home. Straight after the session, I took some time to go through my clothes at home and put some outfits together with matching accessories. Before the makeover I definitely underestimated how accessories can really bring an out together. I’ll also choose the best suited jacket and shoes to match.

“Thank you Deni and the lovely team for such a wonderful day! My makeover was fantastic. So much care and attention was given to me, not to mention lots of tips and advice. You made me feel like an absolute star. I will see you again no doubt, in the very near future with friends and family in town” – Lou, Makeover May Winner

We are so delighted to hear that Lou enjoyed her Style Doctors makeover and look forward to other fun pop-up makeover events soon.

by Deni

Video:  Tone at H28

Outfits: Forever 21

Photos: Anastasija Labekina

Make-up: Clarins

Hair: GHD

Special thanks to:

Oxford Street and John Lewis.

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