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The founder of Manhattan Makeovers has helped more than 3,000 socialites, lawyers, actors, and other clients look good onstage, on film, on television, and in courtrooms, boardrooms, and country clubs across America.
Mr. Cane has worked with SAG and AFTRA actors to improve their image in more than 400 stage, film, and television productions.
William Cane is the pen name of Michael Christian, author of a number of best-selling books on interpersonal communication. An attorney and former professor of English at Boston College and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he has appeared on more than a hundred radio and TV programs, including CBS This Morning, The View, and The Today Show. His books have been translated into nineteen languages. A widely sought after speaker on the college lecture circuit, Cane has spoken at hundreds of colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was nominated Speaker of the Year in 2001 by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).
During his many TV appearances he has guided celebrities, actors, and soap opera stars in looking good for the camera. His signature approach involves working one-on-one with individuals to help them project a winning image for television, stage, courtroom, or personal interactions.
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Millissa Mathai, vice president of Manhattan Makeovers, is editor-in-chief of Haute Mimi International, the premier fashion source for jet-setters who wish to keep up-to-date on the latest trends.
Millissa regularly meets with top designers and keeps her finger on the pulse of the New York and international fashion scene. Director of the Manhattan Makeovers image consultant research department, over the past decade she has conducted research into various brands and leading stores for men and women in Manhattan. Most recently, she and her team have interviewed the following designers:
- Mint Jodi Arnold
- Yotam Solomon
- Tarina Tarantino
- Princess Kasia Al Thani
- Maurie and Eve
- Cody Ross of Priestess
- Layla Abramowitz of Ditu
- Gilles Montezin
- Meghan Fabulous
Paulina is a senior image consultant at Manhattan Makeovers and a former intern at Women’s Health Magazine. She helps clients with personal shopping and is an expert on accessories. In addition she coordinates the integration of style and evidence-based consulting for male and female clients.
Paulina also takes photos of clients who request this service. These photos can be used for image enhancement on client Web sites and elsewhere.
John Callahan is a PGA of America member. He is the owner of the John Callahan Golf Center in Colchester, Connecticut. A teaching professional, Mr. Callahan counsels clients on proper golf attire and golf and country club etiquette.
Mr. Callahan typically teaches clients from Boston and New York City during a three day school. His motto is: “World Class Instruction in a Casual Country Setting.” Clients often stay at the Mohegan Sun Casino or Foxwoods Casino, which are about 25 minutes from his school.
After mid-November Mr. Callahan also offers lessons at the Palm-Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. Many students take golf lessons in January, February and March, including students from the Palm-Aire Golf Academy. Palm-Aire is an upscale club, and clients might want to consider coming down there for a few days in the winter. There are three championship golf courses at Palm-Aire and a short “Executive” course that is perfect for beginners.
Mr. Callahan teaches men and women from beginner to championship level. He uses many advanced training techniques and simultaneously conveys to students all the fundamentals of golf etiquette. Attorneys are especially encouraged to take his lessons because so much business today is transacted on the links.
Sharon Phillion is a professional makeup artist and head of Manhattan Makeover’s makeup department. Shows and clients she had worked for include Access Hollywood, ZOOM TV, the Bravo Channel, Reebok, Entertainment Weekly, Harvey Keitel, Martin Landau, Ricki Lake, William Baldwin, Cheri Oteri (SNL), Marcus Schenkenberg, Gale Harold, and Mitt Romney, presidential candidate and Governor of Massachusetts.