Mary Johnson, who worked as a representative in North Dakota, was more interested in keeping things in the city of Fargo going well than worrying about how she looked.
But then, she decided she wanted her outside to show how successful she was on the inside. So, she went to Christopher Hopkins, the Makeover Guy known for making magical transformations.
After a fantastic makeover, Mary went from being known as “basic Mary Johnson from Fargo” to just “that girl,” and it left her husband completely amazed.
Back in 2019, Mary Johnson from North Dakota, who was 60 years old at the time, took a break from her job with the state to visit Christopher Hopkins’ salon. He’s a talented stylist who wrote a book called “Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45.” Mary used to be part of the North Dakota House of Representatives.
Even though she had been on a committee until 2022, Mary wanted a new look that showed off her professional and personal goals. And she had a special plan to surprise her husband, David, who ended up being pretty shocked by her amazing transformation!
When she sat down in Hopkins’ chair at the salon, Mary made it clear she didn’t want any purple or blue—none of that. She had a specific idea in mind for her new look.
Christopher Hopkins worked his magic, not just trimming Mary’s hair but also making her look younger. He gave her a hairstyle that frames her freckled face perfectly. He added a touch of red, blending it with her natural gray and adding blonde highlights to make her bright eyes stand out.
When Mary’s incredible transformation was revealed, you could see she looked amazing, with a fresh face of natural-looking makeup.
While the makeover was being recorded, another client of Hopkins walked by and said Mary looked about 42. Mary, all happy, mentioned that 42 was about “20 years ago” for her.
Excited and beaming with happiness, Mary then went to the room where her husband, David, was eagerly waiting to see his lovely wife’s new look.
Guess what? Mary thought her husband, David, would definitely recognize her after the makeover. But, surprise! He didn’t! When Mary walked up to him, his jaw literally dropped, and he said a big “WOW.” He even admitted that he thought she was a completely different person.
Laughing, he told her, “I wouldn’t have recognized you,” and he couldn’t stop looking at his beautiful wife.
As for Mary, she’s over the moon with her new look. She said, “I feel great! I couldn’t feel better. It just exceeded everything I thought possible. You guys didn’t have much to work with, but wow, what a great job!” She’s really happy with how things turned out.