In case you didn’t know, September happens to be Self Improvement Month, the perfect opportunity to make some changes in your life that you’ve been putting off for far too long. You could always start training for a marathon or learn a second language, but might I suggest something a little more superficial to start with? Take your cue from Hollywood, and have your sassiest friend give you a dramatic makeover! It might sound intimidating right now, but trust me — it’s way easier than you might think:
Step 1: Take off your glasses.
Step 2: Congratulations! You’ve finished all the steps.
I’m only partially joking.
If I’ve learned anything from watching way too many teen movies over the years, it’s that a well-placed makeover montage has the ability to improve literally every aspect of your life. Want to fit in with the popular kids at school? Get a makeover. Need an extra boost of courage to finally go talk to that hottie you’ve been pining after? Get a makeover. Want to pose as a babysitter so your recently divorced wife will unknowingly pay you to spend time with your kids? Maybe consider some therapy … and then go get a makeover.
I’ll admit that the metamorphic powers of contacts and mascara are more than a little far-fetched. Still, 9 times out of 10, the frumpy character undergoing the remodel realizes his or her full, been-there-all-along potential and inner beauty by the time the credits roll. And if it takes a fabulous makeover montage to make that happen, who are we to judge?
From cartoon princesses to crossdressing dads, take a look at some of cinema’s most memorable transformations! Which one is your favorite?
20 Iconic Movie Makeovers That Continue to Inspire: