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Monthly Makeover: New Year, New You

Serethia Crawford after the makeover

Janet Warlick

Serethia Crawford, 50, said she came to AY “looking for a new me.” As an associate broker in Hot Springs, appearance plays a large part. “A lot about real estate is face recognition,” Crawford said. She is known for her long hair, which was almost waist-length when we began. “My husband and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary this month, and he loves my hair long. The shortest it’s ever been is shoulder-length.” Crawford wanted to maintain her long locks, but update her look for the New Year with a fresh, youthful, easy-to-manage style.

Kristin Babb, stylist at Clay Roots Salon gave Crawford a younger look by adding long layers throughout to enhance body, taking a bit of the length off and creating some face-framing layers for added shape. Babb styled Crawford’s cut with one of her favorite smoothing products — Moroccan Oil — which adds shine and reduces frizz. She blow-dried it with a round brush for lift; flat ironed it to smooth frizz, and then curled the ends to add bounce.

MakeupSerethia Crawford
Ericka Rash, makeup artist at Clay Roots Salon, used a variety of bareMinerals products to give Crawford a natural look to enhance her great skin and emphasize her beautiful eyes. She started with the Skin Rev-er Upper, which smoothes skin and prepares it for makeup. Rash then applied Prim Time primer to smooth fine lines; followed by “Summer Bisque” concealer with an SPF 20; Mineral Loose Powder Foundation in medium beige; blush in “Laughter”; and a mixture of various bright eye shadows to highlight the eyes. She finished with a Hydrating Mineral Veil finishing powder to keep the makeup in place, followed by lengthening mascara.

Makeover provided by Clay Roots Beauty and Facial Boutique, 241 Cornerstone Blvd., Hot Springs AR, (501) 525-8811. Clay Roots offers services including facials, peels, eyelash extensions, waxing, massage, photo rejuvenation, makeup, permanent cosmetics and full-service hair care.

 If you’d like to experience an AY makeover, click here to fill out a form and submit your entry or send your entry along with a photograph to: AY Magazine, Attn: Angela, 910 W. Second St., Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201.

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