Meet 27-year-old Dana, the winner of our Sexy Makeover contest! The lucky gal received a complete makeover from celebrity colorist Rita Hazan and the amazing team at her salon in NYC. Dana was ecstatic to get rid of her self-described "bl-orange" hair color (thanks to an at-home dye job gone bad), not to mention her grown-out roots. With a positive attitude Dana left it up to the pros at the salon to give her a whole new look.
Dana said she was up for anything when it came to her hairstyle allowing pro stylist Christine Healey to work her magic and chop off a whopping six inches! Christine added in long choppy layers for a versatile cut with plenty of movement. "It'll look good straight and piece-y and it'll look good with bend and body--you'll have a lot of options," she said.
Next up it was time to get rid of that "bl-orange" color, which Rita agreed needed to go. "I like it blonde, but the color is matching her skin tone and the tone of her hair is a little dull," she said. Rita started by lightening Dana's base color so she could then add in multi-dimensional golden highlights.
After the cut and color, it was off to get her makeup done to match the new 'do. Dana told makeup artist, Natalie DiStefano, that she loved Angelina Jolie's smoky bronze look in The Tourist. Natalie agreed that copper and espresso colors would work great with Dana's new, honey-blonde hair and make her hazel eyes pop.
Natalie started with Dana's eyes, using thin layers of shadow and liner to create a long-lasting makeup look. One of Natalie's beauty secrets is to use a regular eyeliner pencil (in Dana's case, a chocolate brown) and contour the eyelid crease with it. After blending it in and swiping a dark shadow over it, Natalie said that it'll add tons of extra staying time and ensure that the look stays put. She also added individual faux lashes to make Dana's eyes really standout.
Anxiety was high when it came time for the big revealing to see how the new hair color, cut and makeup worked together. Not surprisingly though, Dana was in shock and all smiles after seeing the final transformation!
After the makeover Dana was literally glowing! Gushing with confidence, she said she absolutely "LOVED!" her new look, with the multi-dimensional blonde crop and sultry bronzed look bringing out her best!