Makeover, Boston edition
December 29, 2013 5:36 AM Subscribe
Where can I go to get a good haircut, makeup tutorial, or personal stylist in the Boston area?
posted by redlines to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total)
I've been laid-back about my appearance all my life, and now that I'm at the fag end of my 20s, I'm ready to change things up. I'm looking for recommendations on services in Boston, as well as general ideas on how to go about learning to dress well.
1. I'd like to find a hair stylist that can suggest new ideas, and tell me what sorts of styles would look good on my face shape. Bonus points if they can work with (and not against) very thick, wavy-straight hair.
2. I have no idea how to wear make-up, not even nail polish. Youtube tutorials haven't helped. Stores or services that will teach you to choose and apply make-up? I went to a counter at Macy's once, but it felt like too much information at one time.
3. I'm willing to engage a one-time personal stylist or shopper to help me break out of my fashion comfort zone, but I don't know anyone who's done this -- is it worth it? Specific suggestions?
- I'm 5'2", 100 lbs, with stubborn stomach fat that restricts my choice of clothing a bit.
- My style now is not frumpy but nondescript -- I currently live in jeans, tank tops from Ann Taylor, cardigans, and flat winter boots. I'd like to wear skirts and dresses, but I think I wear them wrong and end up looking like a 10 year old. I also don't know how to walk in heels, and consequently don't own any, so I would love to find a comfortable pair (boots or sandals).
- Although I have decided to put in more effort into dressing, I know I won't be able to sustain a high-maintenance routine. So anything that involves styling my hair everyday, spending hours shopping regularly, etc. is out.
- I'm a professor, and don't have too much of a life. Weekend evening are mainly spent at friends' houses or going to see the occasional play. Right now, I pretty much wear the same things on weekdays and weekends. I don't have to wear formals to work (and in fact, it would look a bit weird if I do), and have room to experiment.