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Everyone can benefit from a makeover, no matter how small. From hair and makeup to clothing and style, an update always serves to provide a boost of confidence and more authentic sense of self. The Bay Area has a variety of personal stylists and image consultants perfect for helping both men and women update their look. Here are five of the Bay’s best companies for makeovers.

Such Savvy Style
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 478-0084

Certified image consultant Carrie LaShell is the face behind Such Savvy Style. Based out of Walnut Creek, LaShell offers a variety of makeover services from wardrobe styling to closet streamlining. Many customers continue a relationship with LaShell beyond the initial look upgrade and employ her services as a personal shopper. Through the use of a variety of techniques such as color and body style analysis, as well as LaShell’s own signature line of cosmetics, Such Savvy Style will help clients create a signature style.

Guerrilla Makeovers
166 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(866) 293-7895

Possibly the most comprehensive makeover company in the Bay Area, Guerrilla Makeovers offers across the board services for clients looking to make a change. For everything from a one-day closet makeover and dating smarts to couple’s makeovers and head-to-toe jobs, Guerrilla Makeovers is dedicated to helping clients become the best person they can be. Men and women can be equally accommodated, and services can encompass not only the typical wardrobe restyling, but also hair, makeup, accessories and grooming. All services are customizable, and Guerrilla Makeovers can help everyone from the up and coming business professional to a shy someone looking for love.

Mimi Glumac Personal Stylist
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 999-9662

Mimi Glumac is one of the San Francisco area’s premier personal stylists. Glumac aids clients with personal makeovers over day and evening wear as well as special event styling and creation of a personal style “look book”. For those unsure of newly created looks, Glumac also provides stylist on-call services for existing clients to help boost confidence and independence when creating looks. Both men’s and women’s services are provided.

Canvas Personal Styling
San Francisco, CA 94141
(415) 606-8003

Based out of San Francisco, Canvas Styling is an image consulting service that provides personal shopping and styling services. Canvas Styling can assist any client from the one looking for a complete style revamp to the one looking to tweak just one or two aspects. The company also has a host of services for men, including not just style consultations and closet reviews, but also personalized shopping plans and services. Canvas Styling can also aid those clients going beyond a basic style makeover and looking to create a capsule wardrobe.

Urbanite Suburbanite
1047 Monte Verde Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 235-6687

Urbanite Suburbanite is a Pacifica-based wardrobe styling service that provides services to clients within a 30 minute radius. Managing director Paul Julch has an extensive background in visual merchandising for fashion retailers and draws on this experience when helping clients craft a look. Style makeover and updating services are available for individuals and groups and are even offered as part of a party package for both private and corporate events. Check out Urbanite Suburbanite’s blog for some creative style tips and inspiration.

Joanna Metheny is a freelance writer covering all things South Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.