When Manhattan Makeovers takes clients to the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the beginning of their One-Day Makeover our purpose is to introduce them to the key concepts that our three decades of research has revealed about what items of clothing will be most effect for them in their specific profession. Unlike other image consultants, we base all our recommendations on research and fieldwork about what will prove to be most helpful to you in your work environment.

Naturally we also tell clients what the research says will help them in their social life as well. And the two are often diametrically opposed. In other words, the colors, styles, footwear, and accessories that are effective for a lawyer in the courtroom will be vastly different from what will help that same attorney on a date or on a vacation.

William Cane at the Met

William Cane

In the accompanying photo, you can see the founder of Manhattan Makeovers, William Cane, standing in front of a new display by Versace at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This display is something that a client would see momentarily as we walked to the upstairs exhibition rooms, where we show you several works of art that illustrate key principles of color and contrast.

Next, we sit down with you in the American Wing Café and over coffee or tea we give you a customized Look Book summarizing our research about what will be most effective for you. This booklet is based on your profession and your hair color and skin tone, as well as several other unique factors that pertain to you as an individual and a professional.

For artists, we cover how to create a signature look that will make you more effective at work and play. For bankers and attorneys, as well as for accountants and physicians, we provide tested results of our research, showing you how each profession has a different set of colors and styles that test most effectively.

All our work is aimed at bringing you to the pinnacle of your career and social life.

Last but not least, at the museum you will enjoy a leisurely meeting with our image consultants, after which we will take you to the salon and then shopping. Notice in this photo that William Cane is gesturing with his right hand. This is because he is talking with a client, a diplomat from the United Nations, who is out of the shot. We always preserve our client’s anonymity, which is why the diplomat has been cropped out of the photo and only the founder of Manhattan Makeovers, William Cane, is visible to you.

This photo was also taken by a professional photographer. We usually give clients BEFORE and AFTER photos so they can see how their image has changed for the better.