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Celebrity Hair Makeover: Channelling Martina McBride


Martina McBride

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In April 2007 Ken and his stellar Paves Salon team opened their doors to six lucky Celebrity Makeover winners who had been selected by Multi Media International (MMI) for the opportunity to transform into versions of their celebrity idols.

Makeover winner Jessica specifically wanted to be transformed into a version of the lovely Martina McBride. As part of her celebrity makeover process Jessica received an initial consultation for hair color and style with Team Paves at the Beverly Hills Salon.

Before Photo Jessica Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon Martina McBride Makeover April 2007

The celebrity make-up artists with Benefit Cosmetics were also on hand along with the MMI photographer to record Jessica's step-by-step transformation into a bona fide celebrity look-a-like.

Martina McBride

Kansas native Martina Marie Schiff McBride took home the 2003 American Music Award for Favorite Female Artist in Country Music. Known for her powerful and tender renditions of country songs, Martina's hairlines are definitely worthy of major headlines.

Debunking the myth of the big-hair country western performer of years gone by, Martina has become famous for being one of the glam stars of the new country music circuit.

Martina combines a beautiful voice with gorgeous tresses, a stunning face and spectacular eyes.

Celebrity Makeover Magic

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Model Jessica (shown to the side) wanted her celebrity makeover at the famous Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon to transform her into the current sexy tressed version of Martina McBride (shown above).

If you study Jessica's face you will notice the uncanny resemblance Jessica has to the beloved musical star.

Jessica selected a great celebrity as her makeover role model. Not only is Martina blessed with legions of loyal fans that adore her incredible voice, she has the reputation for being a fashion and hair trendsetter.

Getting Started Notes

Before her celebrity makeover, Jessica wore her fine strands which had been textured by coloring swept completely off her face. Her hair was parted on one side and the length was shorter on the top with longer strands along the sides and in the back.

Jessica has a classic heart shaped face although her chin is softer and less pointed then some heart shapes. Jessica has beautiful wide set eyes framed by well shaped brows along with great skin tone.


Since the ultimate goal was the add length to Jessica's hair with clip-in extensions celebrity hairdresser Riawna Capri (at Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon in California - (310) 499-7122) carefully shaped the frontal fringe which works beautifully with Jessica's face shape, eye and skin tone.

During Photo Jessica Receiving Blow out Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon Martina McBride Makeover April 2007

She also skillfully trimmed around Jessica's hairline and ends slightly to remove any split ends and to make sure that they blended well creating a sleeker hair profile.


During Photo Jessica With Riawna Getting Hair Curled Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon Martina McBride Makeover April 2007

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Riawana focused on making the necessary changes to Kelsey’s current copper hair color which was punctuated by a series of contrasting white blonde chunks.

Jessica's base color combined with the brassy white blonde chunky highlights required a redo.

It was decided to completely eliminate the white blonde streaks by covering with a filler.

The base was colored a lush chocolate hue with hints of contrasting colors that added beautiful dimension, movement and shine.


To maximize the beauty of her gorgeous new chocolate base, Riawna washed Jessica's hair with a color enhancing shampoo that would protect the gorgeous new hue.

She coated Jessica's freshly washed and towel dried strands with a light styling product. Riawna avoided using any heavy styling products that might weigh down Jessica's fine strands.

During Photo Jessica Receiving Make-up Application Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon Martina McBride Makeover April 2007

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After letting her tresses air dry for a few minutes to remove excess moisture, Riawna used a blow dryer and a round boar's bristle brush and dried Kelsey's hair straight and smooth.

Separating Kelsey's hair into individual sections, she used the round brush to build in extra volume and body along the face and the crown.

Adding HairDo Human Hair Extensions

Once Jessica's hair was completely dry Riawna created a part just below the crown which extended vertically from temple to temple.

She back-combed Jessica's hair to give it extra texture to hold the clip-in extensions. Riawna added a 21" long human hair extension from the HairDo Collection attaching it at the newly created part. The clip-in extension is part of the fabulous collection which was designed by Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson.

Once the HairDoextension was added Riawna cut the extension piece to fit Jessica's profile. She then spritzed the extension lightly with Kerastase Double Force spray before wrapping individual sections around a large barrel curling iron.

After releasing the newly curled strands from the curling iron, Riawna used her fingers and pinned the newly formed curls in place to cool and set. She sprayed each newly curled and pinned section with Phytolaque Aerosol Hair Spray to set the curls.

Once the newly formed tresses were completely cool and set, Riawna released the curls and finger picked them into place allowing the newly created curls to cascade down over the top of Jessica's shoulders. She then used her fingers to carefully arrange and finish Kelsey's style.

Note: The HairDo™ Human Hair Clip-in Extension Systems are available in nine color levels and six pre-dyed "salon inspired" Vibralite® colors.

These extensions have been specially processed so that they can be professionally colored and/or permed and cut to match any client's needs. The entire HairDo line is available at

All HairDo™ Clip-in Extension Systems consist of one multi-level, contoured piece that creates an easy, fashionable style without the hassle of working with several individual wefts. Affordable, lightweight and easy to attach, these virtually undetectable extensions can be put in and taken out in a matter of minutes.

During Photo Jessica Receiving HairDo Extensions Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon Martina McBride Makeover April 2007

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To touch up loose curls and form them into tighter formations, she used a small barrel curling iron around the perimeter of the style.

Riawna finished off Jessica's style by using a light layer of gloss product to kick up the shine.


Once Riawna was finished creating a masterpiece of style and color the celebrity makeup artist from Benefit Cosmetics applied a beautiful palette of hues to compliment Jessica's sensual new look.


After Photo Jessica Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon Martina McBride Makeover April 2007

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Jessica's celebrity makeover was truly magical.

Rocking glossy chocolate tresses she was transformed from having an everyday short hair style to va-vavoom glamour with below-the-shoulders ethereal curls and waves courtesy of the clip-in HairDo extensions.

Jessica's makeover visually demonstrates that any length or type of hair can be instantly transformed into long luscious strands with the help of clip-in extensions.

Looking at the before and after photos it is almost impossible to believe that Jessica is the same model with the short shaggy tresses, brassy copper strands and white chunky streaks.

Call the world famous Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon at (310) 499-7122) for your own eye-popping, jaw-dropping transformation. Please tell Riawna and the rest of the Ken Paves team that Karen at and Cheryl at MultiMedia sent you.

Story Credits

Styles: Riawna Capri for Ken Paves Beverly Hills Salon in Beverly Hills, California - (310) 499-7122) Editor: Cheryl Crosby - Multi Media International Makeup: Arianne Dubose And Benefit Cosmetics Team Photographer: Georgia Cobb Editorials: Karen Marie Shelton

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