I started repaint the dolls that I got initially for myself, I was not crazy about the factory face painting, or side glancing eyes.
It took a while to develop my technique, and lot of mistakes were made, but thanks to acetone, all can be removed and start from the beginning.
I remove the dolls original painting, and use liquid acrylic paints and sealers, I also glue eyelashes, which by now became my trade mark, sort of, all my dolls get eyelashes.
I do the hair styles by twisting the hair in different configurations, fasten with rubber bands and pins, and add whatever seems necessary to get the 'look' for that specific doll. I usually do not cut the dolls hair, in case I wanted to change the hair style.