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Being Beautiful: Pharmacist gets makeover prescription

 

Before, left, and after photos.

Before, left, and after photos.

 

 

David Creel

 

Sometimes the best medicine comes from within -- a prescription of peace and tranquility. It also never hurts to add a dose of your favorite stylist to treat those side effects still lingering from a blah winter.  

 

Spring has arrived for my friend Ceil, and this pharmacist has been on a self-prescribed journey of stress-relief, finding her Zen and making this season all about her. I don't blame her --or you. In fact, I encourage it! 

 

It only takes a few minutes with Ceil to know that she gives 100 percent of herself to everything around, leaving little time for relaxation and, as my mama liked to say, "beautification." The first order of the day was the hairstyle. Gently, I coaxed her into taking the plunge, and with eyes closed, Ceil sailed into uncharted waters with me. Ceil was liberated as every strand hit the floor, embracing freedom and braving a new path in life. I have learned over the span of my career behind the chair that it's not about changing someone, but discovering her inner self.  

 

The hair was cut into meticulous layers allowing movement, more styling options, and above all, that casual energy Ceil was accustomed to already. While we freshened up her already-pleasing color, in this case the effect was much more about cut than color. 

 

We moved the strands back and away from the face to reveal amazing eyes, enviable bone structure and that gorgeous smile. I enlisted my go-to-gal for anything and everything makeup for a day of play at Kay Honeycutt's playground, the Lancome counter at Dillards. Years vanished right before our eyes with a little help from magic potions such as Visionnaire, Dreamtone and Absolue. These serums awakened Ceil's face as her outer glow began to catch up with her inner radiance. 

 

With a more flattering shade of pink for the lips and brightening concealers to illuminate the eyes, we darkened the brows for an instant face lift. With that done, our busy pharmacist was ready for phase two. We sent her on her way to enjoy the healing gifts of massage, gardening and more of that remedy for all that ails us -- lots of me-time. Why not try that remedy for yourself?

 

Former Columbus resident David Creel owns Beautiful With David salon in Jackson and has 20 years experience in the beauty industry. Contact him at beautifulwithdavid@gmail.com.

 

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