After Her Makeover: Family Nearly Doesn't Recognize Their Grandmother

A grandmother is making headlines after a stunning makeover. It started with a man named Christopher Hopkins. Formerly a live performer, he decided to take his makeup skills and begin a new career as a beauty guru.

Hopkins' specialty is transformative videos on his popular Youtube channel for men and women over the age of 45. He's even written a book about it: "Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45."

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Kelly was a senior citizen from Michigan who stumbled across his YouTube channel and was impressed by what she saw. As a busy grandmother, she didn't have a lot of time to focus on her appearance, and she was afraid that she'd let herself go over the years. She knew that she was in desperate need of a beauty revival so she went to Hopkins.

"It's time to do something that's just for me," she told the camera. "Hopefully, this is going to be the ticket." A short while later, Hopkins invited her to his studio, and the makeover began.

His main concern was Kelly's hair. Kelly had taken to wearing it in a constant ponytail rather than dealing with it every day. Hopkins cut, dyed, treated and styled it. He made the locks soft and shiny again, and he took the color to a lighter look.

During the course of his work, he discovered something that even Kelly didn't know: Her hair was naturally wavy! She'd always brushed it into straightness, but Hopkins brought out a natural wave supported by pin curls, according to the Youtube video description.

The next step was makeup. Rather than giving Kelly a complicated beauty routine that she wouldn't have time to maintain on busy mornings, he kept things simple, natural and soft. The video description said the lips were kept soft so that her eyes were more the focus.

By the time that Hopkins was finished, Kelly looked like a brand new person. The grandmother had taken decades off her look. Her own family couldn't believe her transformation! When the video was posted on YouTube, they flocked to the comment section with joy.

"This is my mom and it was so incredible to see her transform!" her daughter wrote. "Christopher, you're so wonderful inside and out! Thank you to you and your glam team!"

You can watch the transformation yourself in the video below:

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