True confidence is not found in the mirror until it is settled in the soul.
Why?Because the wounds of a woman’s heart often effect how she feels about her image, leaving her discouraged, disappointed or desperate to attain (or regain) the image she desires.
A woman’s beauty is not her value but it is a core source of her confidence and typical clichés don’t help!
Yes, “God loves you just the way you are” and “beauty is on the inside” but tell this to a girl who feels ugly and unwanted and you are only making her feel ashamed of her desire to be noticed and valued.
What does help?
With over thirty years experience as a cosmetologist and image consultant, I’ve seen all kinds of Image Issues and found there is no simple fix.
The emotional and spiritual Beauty Battle is different for each of us.
Like flowers, feminine beauty comes in a diverse array of shapes and styles:
- Refined (Classic-Rose)
- Exotic (Dramatic-Bird of Paradise or Protea)
- Casual (Natural-Daisy)
- Glamorous (Romantic-Orchid)
- Bold (Gamine-Calla Lilly)
- Delicate (Ingénue-Baby’s Breath)
My books and blogs are all about helping women and girls overcome confidence conflicts and image issues by understanding the purpose, power, and potpourri of beauty-YOUR beauty. And yes, you have a beauty all your own. I call it your personal image identity, or your Img.ID, and I would love to help you define which of the six–or combination of two–styles of beauty you are.
Since becoming a licensed cosmetologist in 1986, my passion has been to help heal the broken and reveal the beautiful. It still amazes me how more confident and energetic we all feel after a haircut.
But makeovers wear off.
Early in my career, I discovered that the same girl who bounced out of my chair with gratitude would avoid her friends if she later had a bad hair day.
With a desire to equip women to accentuate their own beauty each morning so that they could forget about themselves for the rest of the day, I set out to become an image consultant. It was during that time that my own confidence was rocked. My husband (now ex) turned his attention to other women while I was pregnant with our first child.
Image is the battlefield for wounded women.
Each IMAGE IDENTITY tends to handle Confidence Conflicts (such as the rejection I was facing) differently. As one of the sensitive beauties, I became desperate to prove myself. My life wasn’t about everyone else anymore, instead it was all about me and my needs. And I NEEDED to look good because I felt so worthless. But it didn’t matter how well I did my makeup, my desperation was ugly.
Looking back, I am glad I went through that Beauty Battle because it equipped me to help others with more than superficial knowledge. I now understand that the longing to be lovely runs so deep in a woman’s heart that once it has been violated, she must protect it. This is why so many of us HATE, HIDE or get HUNG UP on our appearance. But there is a better way.
I found it in my desperation, and I want to share it with you.
Please surf through my site to find out more about how I can serve you or the girls in your life through my:
You don’t need to spend a fortune on fashion, products and services that do not complement your authentic style. The answer is to Know Who You Are.
A Supreme MakeOver is more than an image consultation or makeup application. It is the breaking free from the way we hate our bodies, hide our hearts or hurt ourselves. It is liberation from the vows that men, media and mom have encouraged us to make regarding what we believe about ourselves.
CONFIDENT BEAUTY doesn’t give up on feeling desirable because beauty balanced with FASHION AND FAITH has tremendous appeal!
As women, we can break free from the cocoon that guards our heart and begin to soar with the confidence to BE who we were designed to be. I witness these Supreme MakeOvers every day now, and I would love to be a part of your metamorphosis as well.
“I hated even the word ‘beauty’ before my Supreme MakeOver. I didn’t think I had it, and I thought wanting it was wrong. After learning my Img.ID and how to look my personal best, I have become free from shame and comparison. I am now confident, energetic and more compassionate toward others.” Leona, 62, Massachusetts