Christopher Hopkins had a distinct passion and an eye for beauty. He studied and excelled in piano, voice, and theater but it was be his eye for and gift of creating beauty through hair, makeup and clothing that would earn him his reputation as “The Makeover Guy®”
“Chris” was raised in rural midwestern America. HIs bent for beauty and music, often at odds with the male ideal at the time, led him St. Olaf College, a private liberal arts school with a strong music tradition.
It wasn’t a good match so Chris moved to Minneapolis and immediately started work as a singer/dancer in declining in popularity Dinner Theater genre. For something to fall back on he attended Horst International cosmetology school, graduating in 1986.
Christopher Hopkins, in response to the disillusion of life as a professional singer, dancer and actor, attends Horst International Academy for Beauty. To cover expenses he continues working at nights performing while attending school.
With nothing but the clothes on his back he moves to Southern California and works for Panache’ Appearance Studios in Torrance, California. The salon is nationally recognized as one of the top salons in the country for their full image makeovers.
Six weeks later he arrives to work to find the studio has closed.
Broke but determined he makes his way to Northern California, moves in with relatives, and finds work waiting tables in San Jose.
Christopher is cast with the San Jose Civic Light Opera’s production Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies,” where he also does the leading lady’s wig each night and finds a job in upscale salon in San Francisco.
This salon, too, faces hard times and is not able to pay Christopher what he needs to survive and moves back in with his parents who now live in Goshen, Indiana. He finds work at a Regis Hairstylists in Elkhart, Indiana and works to pay down his debt.
2017 In an unexpected plot twist Christopher and Robert are given an opportunity they could not refuse. MAKEOVERGUY Minneapolis is formed and relocates to the Historic Mississippi River front in Minneapolis.
If arriving by air transport, you will arrive at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.
Your personal driver, Mr. Arian Rousseau, will be awaiting your arrival to escort you to your chambers of choice.
We have arranged with Arian for a special flat rate of $40.00 to the Downtown Minneapolis area.
He can be reached at 612.703.0881
Other options include car rental, hotel shuttle, or the many awaiting taxicabs at the airport.
Christopher and Robert’s recommendations, all closest to MAKEOVERGUY, within half mile or less: