Christopher Hopkins

An accomplished singer and celebrated author, Christopher Hopkins is most widely recognized as The Makeover Guy.®

In 1990 Mr. Hopkins opened the Christopher Hopkins Salon at the KSTP television studios in St. Paul where he appeared regularly on Good Company, a popular regional talk show. In 1994 he opened Christopher Hopkins Image Center in Downtown Minneapolis and appeared as a repeat guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

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The Company

1985

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.

1986

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.

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Visiting Minneapolis

Getting to downtown Minneapolis from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) airport is quick and easy. Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is only 11 miles from downtown Minneapolis.

We have arranged with Mr. Arlan Rousseau to assist as your personal chauffeur. He will give you a flat rate of $40.00 to the Downtown Minneapolis area. He can be reached at 612.703.0881.

The least expensive way to Downtown Minneapolis is via the Metro Transit’s light rail. Metro Transit’s light rail trains run directly to downtown Minneapolis with a station at both Terminal 1 (Lindberg) and Terminal 2 (Humphrey). Please follow the signs in the airport.

More information, maps, schedules for the Blue Line trains at Metro Transit’s website.

Car rental, Taxi cabs, Uber, Lyft are also options that are both reliable and convenient

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