Monthly Archives: November 2014

Celebrity Doppelgangers – How To Duplicate Their Look

Facial Recognition and Seeing Double 

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by faces. When I meet someone for the first time I automatically scan their facial features and expressions.  I then visualize all the faces I have ever seen and place the new face into a category with others which are (to me) similar.

Below are two famous faces that automatically linked in my mind: 

 Juliette Binoche (left) and Julia Roberts (Right)

Juliette Binoche (left) and Julia Roberts (Right) Both women have similar bone structures. This is particularly evident in their facial proportions, noses and full lips. They also opt for natural makeup.

By using facial recognition in this way I recognize and remember names and faces. I create mental catalogues of people that look the same or have related characteristics regardless of race, gender or age.

Below are some more examples of how I view faces and partner people together:

Later in my life/career I found my skill to match faces to be an invaluable tool. I can look at a client and compare and contrast their face with others, automatically assessing what brow shape will be the most flattering, what shades of makeup/ tinting will be complimentary and of course in contrast what will not work so well.

Below is an example of how I compare and contrast faces and assess grooming techniques:

January Jones (left) and Danielle Harold (right) both have heart shaped faces & have used similar tones of makeup. However January's look is more flattering because her brows & groomed and she has  used less  Mascara

January Jones (left) and Danielle Harold (right) both have heart shaped faces & have used similar tones of makeup. However January’s look is more flattering because her brows are groomed, she has used less mascara and her hair colour is richer.

Optimum grooming is evident in most A list celebrities. On their journey to the top of their profession they have been provided with ultimate beauty regimes. Through trial, error, excellent stylists, hairdressers and makeup artistry. (And possibly some help from a surgeon) They are constantly groomed to look their best.

See example below: 

Kate Hudson (left) and Jennifer Lopez (right). Both look very similar and have been groomed to their optimum. Brows have been shaped and  match their hair shades. Neutral cosmetics have been used well.

Kate Hudson (left) and Jennifer Lopez (right). Both look very similar and have been groomed to their optimum. Brows have been shaped and match their hair shades. Neutral cosmetics have been used well.

I utilize this knowledge to enhance my client’s natural features by identifying who they resemble (this can be more than one person, famous or not). I refer to all the facial images I have stored in my mind and use my skills to provide bespoke beauty treatments, tailored for them and loosely influenced by their doppelgangers. Why try to reinvent the wheel? When we can benefit from a host of experts skills, tried and tested on a  similar canvas?

Now you can do this too! Rather than getting hung up on trying to follow every new fashion that is ‘supposed’ to fit all, explore timeless tried and tested beauty techniques used by well groomed role models that share your profile and features. I’m not advising you to steal people’s looks I’m suggesting that you get to know your face, recognize your facial traits in others and use what they have enhanced well to help you to celebrate your own beauty.

To help you get started on your facial journey of enlightenment, here’s some more of my celebrity Look-a-Likes selections, that I can’t get out of my head!

  • Take note how similar makeup, grooming and styling techniques are used.
  • Consider which contrasting images you prefer and why?
  • See if you can recognize yourself in any of the faces.
  • And then #Enhancetoenchant

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Enjoy! I’ll continue to add new pictures to this post

p.s let me know if you see what I see?

Enhance to Enchant Nx

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Nails On Rails – Check Out The Nail Styles Trending On TFL

Spotted the well groomed talons of the Blogger Chanelle Sadie Paul - Literally blogging on her way to Professional Beauty London

Spotted the well groomed talons of the Blogger Chanelle Sadie Paul – Literally blogging on her way to Professional Beauty London

Another eye catching design spotted on my journey to Professional Beauty London

Another eye catching design spotted on my journey to Professional Beauty London

When I’m getting from A to B in London I cannot help noticing the unique fashion trends modeled daily by commuters. Nails are always on show on such journeys. Well groomed nails are especially noticeable clasping bags, being slipped in and out of gloves, when applying makeup or holding onto hand rails.

Natural nails, medium length square shaped. CND Shellac Power Polish in Lilac Longing.

Natural nails, medium length square shaped. CND Shellac Power Polish in Lilac Longing.

I’ve decided to capture and share some of the eye catching nail designs I see on TFL.  Providing the carriage or bus I’m on is not too busy and the trend setter is willing to have their nails papped.

Natural nails, medium length squared shaped. CND Shellac Power Polish in Dazzling Dance.

Natural nails, medium length square shaped. CND Shellac Power Polish in Dazzling Dance.

London is after all a  fashion capital of the world. I hope the results of this blog post will be interesting and enjoyable to view. Be a great way to showcase current polish colors, nail shapes and designs for clients. While also being a platform to show case the work of therapists and salons.

Matte blue nail enhancements with studded ring finger embellishment

Matte blue nail enhancements with studded ring finger embellishment.

Are your Nails on Track?

If you haven’t spotted your nails or salon handiwork on this MotherPlucker blog, what are you waiting for? Take a photo of your beautiful nail creations, on your daily commute (clearly taken on TFL). If you are a nail professional ask your clients to do the same. Forward your #nailonrails selfie to me (see how below) Here’s an example image captured by me (themotherplucker):

Short squared generic gel enhanced nails in white.

Short squared generic gel enhanced nails in white.

Ways to get your nail selfie added to this ongoing blog

Forward images of your nails or nail creations on a client,  using any of the social media methods below.

Include the following information (if possible):

  1. Your first name
  2. Name and Location of Salon where nails were done
  3. Products used if known (i.e CND Shellac)
  4. Tube/Train Line or Bus No

I shall look forward to updating this blog with your fabulous nails. In the mean time I will be using my #naileyes (one of my favourite fingernail fixer phrases) to spot more fashionable #nailsonrails.

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Enhance to Enchant x

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