"I don't know" and "Just do something" are two phrases that beauty industry workers have mixed feelings about. On one hand, they push you into a minefield—what if you and the client have very different tastes?— but on the other, they provide a golden opportunity to try something new.

Russian makeup artist Oksana Trunova has heard women telling her these words so many times that eventually she joined forces with hairstylist Olga Tarasova and they started freestyling these makeovers together.

After the work is done, Oksana shares before-and-after photos of the transformations on her Instagram account, and the images serve as perfect reminders that it's never too late to experiment with your appearance.

Continue scrolling to check out Oksana's latest uploads and if you also want to see the earlier ones, fire up Bored Panda's earlier articles on her and Olga here, here, and here.

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blobby_grrl
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2 months ago

wow! that shade of lipstick looks amaze on her!

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Tenacious Squirrel
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2 months ago

She’s got great eyes 👀

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Oksana calls this project 'Blind Makeovers' and it has been going on for about 7 years now.

"I came up with this concept after I worked in a beauty salon and saw women coming in and telling me to 'do something,' but not knowing what they wanted," the makeup artist said in a previous Bored Panda interview.

Oksana then started observing women on the street, trying to imagine the things she would change in the passer-bys' appearance. This allowed Oksana to constantly keep brainstorming new ideas which she and Olga could later implement when someone uncertain would ask for their services again.

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blobby_grrl
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2 months ago

i love her hair

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Auntriarch
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2 months ago

From a good cut to an even better cut!

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say lalisa,love me lalisa
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2 months ago

so pretty!

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Lisa T
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2 months ago

Love the hair in this one

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A typical 'blind' makeover consists of a haircut, hair coloring, makeup, and a photo. "Girls and women visit us from different corners of the country," Oksana said.

"We talk, me and Olga always find out about their hobbies and other things that could give us an idea about their likes and dislikes when it comes to looks. Then, we cover the mirrors and start creating." The clients can only see themselves after the work is done.

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Who Panda 420
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2 months ago

The one on the right looks more youthful. Sometimes a great haircut is all you need to feel a lot better about yourself

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Who Panda 420
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2 months ago

Again both lovely but the one on the right with the great haircut just looks so much happier.

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Purple3262
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2 months ago

The eyebrows shape her face perfectly. Lovely eyes

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Daria Z
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2 months ago

Amazing 👍

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You might dismiss all this female primping as vanity or silliness. Still, an interesting paper from two sociologists suggests that women have good reason to spend so much time and money on their appearance. If they don't, they risk losing a substantial amount of money.

The research by Jacyln Wong of the University of Chicago and Andrew Penner of the University of California at Irvine, used data from a long-running national study of more than 14,000 people to look at the association between attractiveness and income. In the surveys, the interviewers asked people a variety of questions about their income, job, education, personality, and other attributes. Interviewers also rated their interviewees on how attractive and how well-groomed they appeared.

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Jenny Michelle
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2 months ago

Wow .. she looks a hell of a lot younger in the 'now' picture!

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Purple3262
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2 months ago

Gorgeous....now put those glasses on!

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Mistiekim
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2 months ago (edited)

I’d have like to see her with the glasses in the after.

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Who Panda 420
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2 months ago

Both fun looks

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The study found that attractive people tended to earn higher salaries. But that wasn't all. It also suggested that grooming – practices such as applying makeup and styling hair and clothing – was actually what accounted for nearly all of the salary differences for women of varying attractiveness. (For men, it didn't make as much of a difference.)

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Dan Padgett
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2 months ago

Everyone with glasses always has no glasses in the after pic. Wtaf

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R D
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2 months ago

Woooow now that's a change!

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Who Panda 420
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2 months ago

Pretty color on the right and it takes ages off her face.

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Artemis302
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2 months ago

What a great cut!

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Research shows attractive people are more likely to be hired and promoted in the workplace, and end up with higher earnings.

Academics and researchers have various explanations for this. Some say it's discrimination against people who are seen as unattractive, but others think there is a subconscious bias, a halo effect, in which we assume that ,because people are beautiful, they have other positive personality traits, too.

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Artemis302
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2 months ago

Beautiful hair style!

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Jennifer Hawkins
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2 months ago

Her eyes and smile are stunning

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Mistiekim
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2 months ago (edited)

I know I hate my dark spots, so the fact that the makeup was able to cover them was great - just hope it’s not too heavy feeling. She looks very refreshed in the after!

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Blackheart
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2 months ago

She looks great either way. Again, the darker color contrasts the eyes and makes them stand out. I do like the haircut in the second one. Bit more "sass."

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Wong and Penner's study supports some of these ideas; they discovered that, controlling for other differences such as age, race, class, and education, individuals who were rated as more attractive by an interviewer earned about 20 percent more than people who were rated as having just average attractiveness.

Who knows, maybe some of these ladies went into Oksana's salon just before an important meeting. If so, let's hope they nailed it!

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Purple3262
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2 months ago

Yes

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Fembot
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2 months ago

Make-up doesn’t magically cure eyesight, you know?

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Leslie Smith
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2 months ago

I love this one your beautiful ❤️

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say lalisa,love me lalisa
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2 months ago

again! where the heck are her glasses!

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Teampandas GF
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2 months ago

Well... Same necklace, same shirt... Wow, would have thought, that's rather her mom in the first pic than herself 🤩

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Linda Simpson Abare
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2 months ago

She looks ten years younger!

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Purple3262
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2 months ago

Maybe sweep the fringe over?

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Mistiekim
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2 months ago

I like her when she had more color in her face. The makeup makes her too pale. The hair in the after is very eh.

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