About a month or two ago, a friend approached me at the gym. Angela Way, who is a local cosmetologist and gym buddy, wanted to treat me to a makeover at her salon, Apparenza Salon. She was so inspired by my story and journey that she wanted me to have the Hollywood experience of getting a head to toe new look. I put it off for a while, not expecting her generousity to come to fruition, and it seemed to good to be true.
Well a few days ago she had a cancellation and wanted to do my makeover before the New Year. I had NO idea what I was in store for. I agreed to let her make all the decisions and just go with it. I tend to over control my life and I knew this would be difficult for me but an awesome experience. So I decided to let go and sit in the chair!
I have been growing my hair for a long time and had gotten to the point where I didn’t really care about it anymore. If I can put it in a pony tail, I’m good. I’ve never been a girly girl and find it easy to not care about things like hair and makeup. She told me the colors she was thinking any why. I said, “Sounds great!” and then she made the first cut.
I’m panicking a little at this point because my hair has been so long for so long but I go with it! Now it’s time for color. Wow. I have only had my hair colored at the salon once or twice. Some of you ladies put a lot of work into this! I had no idea how much time was necessary! I got two colors of highlights:
And then dye all over. Not a speck of my old hair left!
At this point I’m excited for it to be done! The whole process took four hours! I couldn’t believe that Angela took four hours of her own time when she could have been doing other clients, to spend with me. We talked about my journey and I was able to share a little with a few other clients in the salon.
The results! Before I post the picture, I first wanted to express my gratitude! The work that Angela did was TOP NOTCH and to have ‘earned it’ with my incredible story is unbelievable. I still can’t believe that this happened to me! I now feel like a movie star and everyone should know who I am. I’m SUPER excited to go out for New Year’s Eve tonight in my tiny little dress and new super hot hair.
Thank you Angela for your work, dedication and generosity. I promise to pay it forward ten-fold! Also, thank you to Apparenza Salon here in Denver for the incredible afternoon.
I feel like I haven’t known what I look like for the last year. Now I keep passing mirrors and have NO idea who that person is. Again, no matter what I look like on the outside, I hope you can see how much I’ve changed on the inside because that is what really counts.
To the gym for a New Year’s Eve workout!
Tomorrow: New Year’s resolutions and pics of the tiny dress!