Congratulations to Beverly-Ann Fox, the first of three Makeover contestants to undergo a transformation at the 55+ Lifestyle Show, held on March 21, 2017 in Victoria.
A dedicated “cover-to-cover” *INSPIRED* reader, Comox Valley resident Beverly-Ann came upon the Makeover ad in the January issue and decided to try her luck.
“We only live once – and for many the journey is short – so we must ask for what we want, and believe all things are possible,” says Beverly-Ann, 58.
A Residential Care Aide/caregiver for many years, and a volunteer for different organizations, caregiving has played an important role in Beverly-Ann’s life. But a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2016 meant it was time for Beverly-Ann to shift her focus of care to herself.
“I was shocked, of course, and couldn’t even speak of it for a time,” she says. “While driving patients to the BC Cancer Clinic in Victoria, I truly never imagined that one day I might be driving myself there for treatment.”
Being invited to participate in the makeover was timely as Beverly-Ann felt she was in need a of little “pick-me-up” experience as part of her self-care. She says she got it in spades.
“I felt really quite special for that entire process and it was truly great to feel genuine happiness and excitement about what was going on in my life,” she says. “All the people involved in putting it together were so lovely, warm and kind. My favourite part was the new hair style and meeting the other makeover ladies... always wonderful to make new friends!”
When she isn’t working at her business, which caters to yachting clients, Beverly-Ann enjoys walking nature trails or along the beach near her home.
“The forest and ocean smells remind me of my amazingly wonderful childhood growing up on Texada Island,” she says. “I always say that it was like growing up in the town of ‘Mayberry’ on The Andy Griffith Show from the ’60s – safe, happy, free.”
But when she’s not outdoors or pursuing one of her many hobbies, Beverly-Ann considers spending time with family among her most cherished pastimes. With them, she loves to celebrate life and looks for (or creates) opportunities to initiate a celebration to honour life’s special moments.
One of those recent “special moments” was her makeover experience. So, how did her family react?
“All of my family and friends thought I looked fantastic.”
“I am truly happy I listened to my intuition, picked up the magazine and took action to make it happen. I would definitely recommend to anyone to put themselves forward for this great experience,” says Beverly-Ann. “There’s nothing but good that can come from allowing yourself to be a Princess for a Day!”
What the Stylist did:
“Beverly-Ann has a fun and youthful spirit and I wanted to showcase it in her haircut. To give her fine hair more life and interest, I added a symmetrical bang to bring out the power in her eyes. Then I heavily layered through the top of the haircut, which creates a lot of freedom for Beverly-Ann to wear her hair smooth or messy.
With the colour, I took into account her personality and lifestyle. I chose a medium brown with a slight bit of red to add warmth. Then I added some golden blond highlights to add depth and dimension to showcase the texture I cut into the hair. The highlights give sparkle and gloss for a more youthful appearance.”
“I kept Beverly-Ann’s makeup very natural and light, using a contour technique with the foundation. I gave her brows a nice arch and darkened them slightly with a brow pallette (which has a cream and a powder). To draw more attention to her powerful eyes, I gave Beverly-Ann a subtle smokey look at the outside corners of her eyes. I applied some taupe matte shadow to the creases and some light creams and pinks to the middle lid. A cream blush was applied to the apple of her cheeks, and then I finished off with some light pink lipstick to give her a soft, yet healthy, look.” |
Special thanks to the entire INSPIRED Makeover team:
Hair Stylist – Hana Akai of Akai Hair Design 2559 Quadra St. Call Hana for details about hair and makeup 250-383-3227. Visit online at www.akaihairdesign.com
Hana will be in Vancouver on July 9-10th at Kitsch Salon, 3957 Main St. Call to book an appointment 778-379-9495.
Clothing provided by Aurea Gems and Essential Luxuries – 614 Johnson St., Victoria. www.aureagems.com
Makeup provided by Broadmead Pharmasave – 777 Royal Oak Dr., Victoria – products and colours chosen by Hana.
Manicure provided by Shimmer Body & Nail Spa, Victoria –
Call 250-881-3787 or visit www.shimmerbodyandnailspa.com
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