Makeover helps Oklahoma City woman achieve summer look

By Linda Miller, Fashion Editor Modified: June 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm •  Published: June 2, 2010

WHO: Christi Jeffreys, public information officer for Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City.

CITY: Oklahoma City.

AGE : 37.

WHY SHE WANTED A MAKEOVER: “I need help with a new hairdo, and I try to do my makeup, but it never turns out right.” She likes to change her hairstyle and color, and wanted something different for summer. She had colored her naturally brown hair red, but considered going blond, as she has done before.

WHAT WAS DONE: At Wilson Art Hair Gallery, owner Michelle Wilson blended two different shades of blond to Jeffreys' brown hair to create light and warm tones. Going from dark to light requires several processes and shouldn't be done all at once. An infusion of highlights gave Jeffreys a hint of blonde, along with some dimension, and kept the color youthful and pretty.

Stylist Kim Turner said Jeffreys' hairstyle didn't have much shape and was dragging down her face. She cut off a couple of inches that were dry, then cut in layers for an angled bob. She cut texture to add movement. Bangs were angled over her left brow and blended into the sides. The shorter length put body and volume back into her hair.

She worked in an oil-free volumizer by Kevin Murphy and Moroccan Oil Light for shine. Since Jeffreys' hair was cut toward the face, Turner suggested Jeffreys power-dry her hair by pushing it toward her face, then smooth the ends and add volume with a round brush.

At The MakeUp Bar, makeup artist Shellie Pickens used lavender eye shadows by NARS and T.