Monaya’s graying locks had left her feeling far from enthusiastic about her looks. She had, after all, dyed her hair dark brown for the best part of three decades. So that’s why Monaya enlisted the help of the Makeover Guy, Christopher Hopkins, to transform her appearance. If anyone could change her outlook, Monaya felt, Hopkins had to be the man. Yet when Monaya revealed her dramatic new style to her doting husband, the tears began to stream from his eyes.
Minneapolis native Hopkins has been interested in the power of makeovers from a young age, of course. He actually started transforming people’s looks back in junior high. Then, during his time studying at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, the stylist offered his services as a makeover artist in order to earn some cash.
At that point, though, makeovers were just a hobby of Hopkins’. His main focus was in fact theater and music. He would even become a singer as part of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Erie Philharmonic in the United States as well as Germany’s Hannover Radio Philharmonic.