People can often give us advice about how we look and wind up hurting our feelings in the process, even if they didn’t mean to. That’s exactly what happened to a woman in Destin, FL who got some fatherly advice she didn’t need, and wound up going to a salon that made her look and feel like a million bucks.
When Holly’s father told her that women needed to have long hair in order to look beautiful, his words hurt like a fist, but she decided to follow his advice anyway and allowed her hair to grow before her wedding.
RAPUNZEL, LET DOWN YOUR HAIR
The Destin, FL resident’s hair was so long that it actually reached her hips, but the thing is, that she was getting married and she needed a makeover that would make her look oh-so beautiful.
THAT’S SO AVANT GARDE
Before walking down the aisle, Holly decided that she would walk into an Avant Garde Salon and ask the stylists there to do something about her long strands of hair, and they were more than happy to take on the challenge.
CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
The makeover Holly got at the salon had rendered her virtually unrecognizable to her former self. The first thing the stylists did was to convince her that her long hair had to go. After all, women don’t “have” to have long hair, it’s just a retro stereotype. Beauty comes in all shapes and forms, (and hairstyles!)
SNIP, SNIP, SNIP
Hairstylist Jeremy Hartfield was in charge of hacking away at Holly’s blonde locks, which was extremely time consuming, but in the end, also extremely worth it. But there was still a lot of work to do.
THAT LOOK IS SO GOLDEN
Holly had two tones in her hair, brown and blonde, and that needed some serious fixing. So after Jeremy chopped off over two feet of hair, colorist Sara Pestella turned Holly’s hair into beautiful golden tresses.
Pestella started the coloring at 7 p.m. and finished at 2 a.m. So essentially, this transformation was an overnight and overtime job that was well worth all the hard work and effort.
IT’S OH SO LENGTHY
The entire hair coloring process was extremely lengthy, according to Pestella who used a four step multi-shade coloring process that took seven hours to give the gorgeous bride a look that was to die for.
SHE LOOKS AMAZE-BALLS
Holly now feels beautiful in her own skin now that her inner beauty also matches how amazing she looks on the outside. Hey, good for her for feeling good about herself. We think she looks remarkable, and we’re sure the groom agreed.
SHE’S AGED IN REVERSE
When the salon shaved her locks and changed her hair, it felt like they also took 15 years off her look and added a whole lot of confidence. But best of all, the owners of the salon, Deke and Joseph, offered to maintain her look for a whole year free of charge! Simply marvelous!