There's something about knowing that you look great that makes you feel great too. The boost in one's self-esteem from a good haircut or a nice outfit cannot be underestimated, therefore a good stylist can play an important part in a person's general happiness.

Belarus-born stylist Yevgeny Zhuk is one of the very best in the business, having moved to Moscow, Russia to open up his own salon. He offers haircuts and makeup that bring about astonishing transformations, giving a woman that extra glamour that she might otherwise save for only for holidays and special events. As well as having his own beauty salon, he's also a host for several beauty-transformation TV shows, which allows him to access equipment and a team of other field specialists in order to achieve some of the more extreme transformations.

Yevgeny is now a highly sought-after stylist with his 'restart' project finding fame on Russian television, transforming women almost beyond recognition. Scroll down to see some of his best work below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago

All these women are beautiful anyway. Why can’t that be the message? Why send the massage that they can only be queens under layers of make up? How is that any different to photo filters and photoshop?

Kimberly Young
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1 year ago

I think a good takeaway from this article is that the women we see on TV and in magazines are subject to this sort of makeup and hair treatment all the time. "Normal" women feel bad for not looking that way, but in reality, it takes a team of professionals to get someone looking that gorgeous most of the time. It honestly makes me feel good looking at these photos, because it reveals the facade that the beauty industry really is.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago (edited)

This article title is misleading, it is not just hairstyles but a whole bloody makeover. Some even look like they have had nose jobs, lip fillers and Botox etc. This is not empowering. This is telling women that you have to transform your whole self to be considered beautiful.

Daria Ave
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1 year ago

Indeed, many of them had nose jobs, breast augmentation, teeth. Botox and fillers too.

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Mommyofboth
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1 year ago

She looks happier in the second picture! You can tell this boosted her confidence. That's all that matters.

Tessa
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1 year ago

I want to see her using filters and photoshop also in the before picture and then compare!

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Getting rid of the horrid makeup helps too

Wreathy
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, let's take away her individuality and make her look the same as everyone else. No thanks

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Right because “cyberpunk goth” is SOOOOO original. She came up with that look on her own. /s

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A E
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1 year ago

thats not only a good hairdresser...

Iza
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this haircut and colour, short hair suits her so much. Also, her smile is beautiful, I'm in love <3

BlahBlah
Community Member
1 year ago

There was virtually NO STYLE before, just hidden problems.

GenXandEarnedItAll
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1 year ago

I love dreads, but Holy Cow! That is an amazing transformation!

AstronautCookie
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1 year ago

She looks like a girl I used to have biology with

Paris Flowers
Community Member
1 year ago

I agree Rabbit Carrot. Or if they have a transformation, let be removing all that makeup n extensions n enjoy their natural beauty.

Clau Razo
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I prefer the before, the after is so normal

nancy mendiburu
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1 year ago

I was a profesional make up artist and stylist for many years , this work is outstandng , this team has brought the best in each woman . There is no 'natural beauty' nobody wakes up not needing some help. Of course there are many people that will disagree but a cake with out frosting and embelishment is just bread.

Deborah Hayba
Community Member
1 year ago

She’s stunning under all that hair. Why would anyone walk around like the Before pic?

Holly Havens
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1 year ago

I am appalled at all the negative, catty and frankly stupid and or ignorant comments I am reading on this article and this picture, among the others. Here’s the deal: None of this is about you. No one asked you for your opinion. It’s about these women. Who they are, what they want and need. Their individual idea of beauty, not yours. They all come from a country, a region, saturated with centuries of war, and poverty. Decades of soviet style dominance, repression, and economic failure we only think about in our nightmares. They have had no freedom, no resources, no access to more then the most basic medical care, utilitarian clothing, and very few frivolities like we did. You do not know the sorrows, or scars they bear that make them look they way they do in their before pictures. You don’t know what joy it brings them to look better, feel better, have fixed teeth, make up knowingly applied, and pampering they may have never experienced a day in their lives. It’s about them. Be kind.

Trizia Norris
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1 year ago

Preferred her as she was, now she is just like everyone else.

Silver Grin
Community Member
1 year ago

Somebody either airbrushed and autotoned the heck out of the "After" pics or they must have put a new epidermis worth of makeup to get that "I have no pores" synthetic look...

Bridgette Blumenthal
Community Member
1 year ago

The before is dark and somewhat 'goth' so looks more fresh in the second.

Fareha Asif
Community Member
1 year ago

makeup matters :p

Brooke Balzano
Community Member
1 year ago

She’s gorgeous! What a fabulous direction this stylist has taken this beautiful girl !!!!!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

This girl has lovely features, the hair was the best improvement, as for makeup, it's an individual and personal choice, in many cases, too much makeup which is the case in all that we have seen before, perhaps next time, less makeup to see a more natural look !!!

Kikka io
Community Member
1 year ago

I suppose the message is that if you care for yourself, whether you want to use the trick you don't want to use, we can look our best. while if you let yourself go, we look a lot worse than we are

Nayeli Ortiz
Community Member
1 year ago

HER EYE MAKEUP IS SO GOOD IN THE SECOND PIC. I WANNA LEARN TO DO THAT

Andrej Ševčík
Community Member
1 year ago

wau

Andrej Ševčík
Community Member
1 year ago

amazying ;)

Kala Subramaniam
Community Member
1 year ago

She looks beautiful!

Ana M
Community Member
1 year ago

Her eyes are beautiful!!!

Laura Roberts
Community Member
1 year ago

I like that the makeover makeup is bold without being A LOT. Lots of purple is fine, (I wear purple on golds on my eyes 💜) but this is cool with the neutral on top and green liner on bottom. It is edgy but still a bit sweet!

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
1 year ago

HUGE improvement

Carole Strawn
Community Member
1 year ago

She's gone from scary looking to cute. And the women all look so much happier with their transformations.

Linda Finnegan
Community Member
1 year ago

Gorgeous

miaow
Community Member
1 year ago

I like both, the 1st picture looks earthy, grown into its own, and the makeup seems to be applied carefreely. The second pic looks picture-perfect and fairylike. BOTH looks are enchanting.

Bruno Cunha
Community Member
1 year ago

The makeup also does a big difference

Borednana
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! So pretty after losing the dreads!!!

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 year ago

These women, and all the rest of us, have the right to feel beautiful if they are willing to pursue it. I gotta tell ya, being told "but you're really beautiful on the inside" never comforted anyone.

Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Her hair looks much cleaner and healthier

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 year ago

Much better!

Johnnee
Community Member
1 year ago

10 layers of makeup later

Community Member
1 year ago

Nice filter!

Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
1 year ago

When older people in my country talks about someone who looks like ´russian woman´, they have in mind person with many layers of vulgar make-up and truly penetrating perfume. They were obviously not far from the truth.

Terry T.
Community Member
1 year ago

I think locs look horrible on white people. Just my opinion.....

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

I think a lot of whites can pull it off actually. But I still upvoted because it offends them lol.

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Peter Dylan
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1 year ago

her eyes in the "after" pic.. wowza

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Danish Dynomummy
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1 year ago

Also beautiful before

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Llamadrama
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1 year ago

Where did the mole on her neck go?

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Paris Flowers
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1 year ago

I like tht she still looks like herself and not like a totally different person.

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Jenny Hackney
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1 year ago

ooh she's been robbed of all personality here, she looks all sweet and country in the first, a total internet bot in the second.

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Rodney W Bidmade
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1 year ago

What a gorgeous girl in both styles

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Mina Molnar
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1 year ago

Wow a new hairstyle can make boobs look bigger xD

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Meow
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1 year ago

what? no! keep the freckles...

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Sill Marien
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1 year ago

this one is first I see so far with great improvement by underlining her features and not ridding of them totally

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RaroaRaroa
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1 year ago

The snow white look wasn't really working for her anymore. She looks more modern now.

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RaroaRaroa
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1 year ago

I wish they were smiling in the before photos. I think the difference wouldn't be as great then and you'd be comparing the same face.

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Catherine Hankinson
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1 year ago

This is annoying. Take your glasses off and suddenly you're beautiful. They do it in films all the time.

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Galaxies Dawn
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1 year ago

I love her new hair color

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Himanshu Raj
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1 year ago

Brunette Elsa

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Paris Flowers
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1 year ago

Her eyes are beautiful

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

Hot no matter what.

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Peggy Hamilton
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1 year ago

Apparently she fixes teeth too

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Sue Prewitt
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1 year ago

still looks like her

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Jenny Hackney
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1 year ago

has let her keep her personality here at least.

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LaDonna Hulcy
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1 year ago

Obliviously none of you have ever watched a YouTube tutorial on makeup and contouring. It's her with makeup! it's amazing what you can do with it.

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Rodney W Bidmade
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1 year ago

Holy smokes, she didn't need any makeover whatsoever....

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zerobleeps
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1 year ago

Emilia Clarke???

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Isabella kratosisy
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1 year ago

Where did the boobs come from?

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Paris Flowers
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1 year ago

She went from the Evil Step-Sister to Cinderella.

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Bluebell Rizzi
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1 year ago

I prefer before

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Jenny Hackney
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1 year ago

nah, should have made the most of her curl.

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RaroaRaroa
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1 year ago

That's a very soft focus after pic.

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A E
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1 year ago

the after haircut is not good on her..

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Josey Griffin
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1 year ago

Helena Rubinstein said, no such thing as an ugly woman, only a lazy one. I truly beleive that. These make overs are fantastic.

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