Image Enhancement

Ultimately, if one wants to be accepted as female, appearance plays a much larger role than as a male.   Absence of a beard and female dress is important.  Other factors such as poor hair either natural or artificial, cosmetics, and voice are dead giveaways for someone early in transitioning.  Proper clothing for ones age and deportment are also important. Eventually, a professionally done picture sent to friends, relatives and employers will alleviate much of the fear of the unknown that grips individuals who find they must relate to a newly revealed transsexual woman.

I think it is worthwhile to get help on these issues.  I have listed some resources in Portland


Dermablend foundation usually in the sand or Chromagen 2 will cover most heavy beards for 6 hours and look natural.  It is available at Pennys and  Meier & Frank Department Stores.  You have to ask for it. A little goes a long way.

Beauty Consulting:

Christina's Creations by:
  Christina Liczbinski  
7038 N. Vincent Ave.
Portland. Oregon 97217

Hair and Makeup Consulting. She is very skilled in instructing the neophyte in how to do it all and look professional and feminine.

Delicate Touch Esthetics &
Skin care and makeup, Jane
Iredale Cosmetics, Microderma-
braision treatments
Wendy Dillon, 503-253-6698


Women talk different then men. In most cases, it is not necessary to change much if one does not have a deep voice:

B. J. Seymour    
  1405 SW Park Ave  #34 Portland, Oregon 97201503-228-2472


Melanie Phillips--has an online site for voice
Melanie's Home page


"A Life of Her Own" 
A Transgendered Program of 
Deep Tending and Service 
providing support to guide the
transgendered individual to their
feminine self --free initial
consultation. Call Mary Claire

EB Design
Eby Caldwell
Superb European and 
American Tailoring

Cosmetic Tatooing
Willow Rurak
612 Molalla Ave.
Oregon City, OR 97045



Holmgrem Photography
11954 SE 34th Ave
Milwaukie, Oregon  97222

I found that these photographers do a very credible job at producing professional photos that can be sent to family, friends, and employers

"Its Me!" 
A Specialty Shop for Women specializing in
 wigs, and large or hard
to fit bras.
2041NE Burnside
Gresham, OR 97030
Susan Johnson, Owner