How to Style: Kathy Haaf

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Kathy has one of those recognizable faces and that’s because she’s the helpful Sales and Service Associate that greets customers at the window at the Main Post Office on High Street. She has been with the post office for 32 years and when she’s not working she’s caring for others, whether it’s her family or helping out at her church, St. Francis Xavier.

The Taos native still lives on a portion of her parent’s original farm. She and her husband, Jim, a church deacon, have three children and three grandchildren. People who know her describe her as shy, humble, quiet and very hard working so being in the spotlight for the makeover was unusual for her, but she enjoyed being pampered.

“It was an adventure and I’m pleased with how it turned out,” Kathy said. “I met some wonderful people and everyone involved was so supportive and concerned with how I felt about it.”


The Style:

Hair – Monica chose to stay with Kathy’s natural level of light blonde and added dimension with some caramel highlights and a few milk chocolate pieces. Kathy has always had her hair blonde and went out of her comfort zone to add the darker pieces to add depth and richness to her color. Monica wanted to give Kathy a cut that suited her lifestyle and effortless look. With a few inches off the back of her hair Kathy was able to stay with the shag look that is easier for her to re-create on her own.

Makeup – Alexxis created this effortlessly natural look for Kathy with Aveda Makeup. First she applied concealer in Balsa under the eyes, followed by mineral tinted moisture in Sweet Tea, and pressed powder in Aster to her face. She then added a pop color to her cheeks with blush in Rose Blossom and bronzer to her cheekbones in Amazonia to define them. For a natural, smokey eye Alexxis used a combination of Brown Earth  Rose and Aura Petal Essence™ Eye Color. She finished the look with a sweep of black mascara. To add color and create a soft, full lip, a combination of Butternut and Shear Moon Flower Nourish-Mint™ Smoothing Lip Color was used.

Clothing – Kathy is ready for fall in boyfriend jeans and a long sleeve button down shirt cut from soft twill and styled with plaid print and lace detail. Corky’s denim shoes, a canvas/leather bag add simplicity and comfort while a turkish cross necklace and a crystal studded snap on bracelet adds a touch of bling.

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