Attorney William Cane and Manhattan Makeovers have helped more than 3,000 clients look good onstage, on film, on television, and in courtrooms, boardrooms, and country clubs around the world. Mr. Cane (the pen name of Michael Christian) has directed more than a hundred stage, film, and television productions, including The Art of Kissing and the Off-Off-Broadway musical Meet the Real Ernest Shackleton.
His time-tested approach involves working one-on-one with professionals to help them project an effective image for television, stage, courtroom, or personal interactions with clients and colleagues.
Mr. Cane leads a highly-trained team of image consultants to help transform clients. He interviews clients and ensures that they are seen by the best of his support staff. Women are introduced to hair stylists and professional makeup artists who have worked with celebrities, and men are introduced to stylists and tailors who have the skill to make a man more effective at work.
In addition, William Cane has compiled extensive research about the wardrobe of artists, writers, and musicians, and he guides creative people who wish to redefine themselves with a signature look that is both appropriate and unique.
Author of the international bestseller The Art of Kissing, Mr. Cane’s other books include The Birth Order Book of Love, Write Like the Masters, Clubhouse Confidential, The New Testosterone Treatment (with Edward Friedman), and Sleeping Your Way to the Top: How to Get the Sleep You Need to Succeed (with Terry Cralle and W. David Brown). A lecturer in the speech, communications, and theatre arts department at the City University of New York-Borough of Manhattan Community College, Mr. Cane has appeared on more than a hundred radio and television shows, including CBS This Morning, The View, and Today. A widely sought after speaker on the international lecture circuit, he shares with his audience the research that his company has compiled about how to dress for success in business and professional environments.
Santha Harris is a Senior Image Consultant. She has worked with a wide variety of professional clients and brings an expertise in fashion to the table. She excels at helping attorneys, bankers, and other clients select hairstyles and outfits that enhance their effectiveness in the workplace. She also has her finger on the pulse of contemporary fashion, and makes recommendations based on client image goals.
Cashima Major is a Senior Image Consultant and Director of Social Media. Her background is in the New York fashion industry, with more than five years as a department supervisor at H&M. Prior to that she was a sales associate for three years at Aeropostale. She helps our professional clients select an effective wardrobe while at the same time advising them on current developments in fashion.
Melissa Dawson and William Johnston
Melissa Dawson and William Johnston are our West Coast image consultants. They are experienced in enhancing the image and effectiveness of professional men and women. They see clients in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Palo Alto, and provide our full panoply of services for them.
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
Millissa has an MBA and has conducted research into the most effective wardrobe for businesspeople. She also leads our personal shopper service for men and women clients.
Paulina Glozman is a Senior Image Consultant and Director of North American Operations. She specializes in wardrobe analysis for professional and artistic clients. A former Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health intern, she is part of the Manhattan Makeovers fieldwork research team.
Paulina has worked with best-selling authors, models, and television personalities as well as with students, attorneys, and artists. She is particularly interested in helping clients project a winning image through the appropriate choice of wardrobe and footwear. In addition, Paulina is a professional photographer and can take photos of clients while they are in New York.
Samantha Harris is a Senior Image Consultant and wardrobe stylist with a wealth of experience making sure men and women look good in the workplace and in social situations. She knows all about our research into what is effective, and she also brings a contemporary sense of style to the table, which clients find exciting and refreshing.
The late James Thomas was a political consultant who coached candidates for federal, state, and municipal campaigns. Jim was a source of valuable information about what is effective for politicians in terms of wardrobe, footwear, and accessories. He was also an expert on how image can impact success in the professional workplace.
Image Consultants for Attorneys and other Professionals
If you demand respect, power, and results from your image, you’ve come to the right place. We encourage you to contact us so that we can tell you more about our professional services.
Excellence in Consumer Services. 2013 USIEC Award, presented to Manhattan Makeovers.