Althea’s Mommy Makeover Recap and Giveaway!

Althea Mommy MakeoverMeet Althea, the lovely winner of our Mommy Makeover contest!! This lucky mama won a whole new look: amazing cut and color by Michael Tschantz, owner of the Michael Tschantz Salon, and make-up by the fabulous Gina Melchiorri, Independent Mary Kay Consultant! To top it off, she and her husband were able to celebrate her new look with dinner (CHILD-FREE) at Kyodai Japanese Grill!


By Michael Tschantz, Michael Tschantz Salon

When I first saw Althea’s hair, it was long with a soft wave and short eyebrow- length bangs. We discussed the options of change for her including a dramatic color change. Althea didn’t want her hair to be shorter than her shoulders, and I agreed with her that shoulder length would be the best for her facial shape.

Using the existing bang length I designed a medium- length swing bob with long hidden layers and a simple, but geometric, eyebrow bang. Althea’s dramatic makeover change was a new color; however, we had a small challenge to overcome. She came to us with an existing box color on her hair, which kept me from a simple color change.  I decided to highlight her hair first to break up some of the over- the-counter color that was present using bleach. Once the bleach-foiled highlights reached my desired lift, we washed and dried her hair before re-applying a new tone to the entire head using a cool-based burgundy. The result was an overall rich burgundy tone with intense burgundy highlights that complimented her complexion and brought out her eyes.

Althea’s new look still gives her the option to wear it wavy, straight or back in a high or low pony, perfect for the mother on the go. 

My product choices for Althea’s look were by Unite Hair Products: Unite Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, Unite 7 Seconds Leave-in Conditioner, and Unite Luxury Oil, all found exclusively at Michael Tschantz Salon.


SAMSUNGMy mommy makeover experience was so wonderful!  I really enjoyed my time with Michael Tschantz! I relied on his expertise for deciding color and he was spot on. Everywhere I went people exclaimed about my hair. It seemed people couldn’t stop ooohing and aaahing about the beautiful job he did. Gina Melchiorri was awesome as well!  I enjoy makeup but had gotten in a routine of the same thing every day. Gina showed me a few simple ways to make my looks “pop” in just a minute or two extra. She was so generous and I am in love with the Mary Kay Lash Love mascara.  It is so amazing that I have been asked twice if my eyelashes are real. Finishing the day with a date night at Kyodai Japanese Grill was perfect.  My hubby enjoyed his steak and my sushi was absolutely delicious!  Thank you so much ICMB for such a special day that made this mommy feel beautiful and pampered!



Althea looks gorgeous, if we do say so ourselves!! It was such a fun experience getting to see this beautiful mama enjoy some pampering and get a whole new look! In fact, it was so fun that we’re going to do it again!! So listen up, mamas, here is a chance for YOU to win your very own mommy makeover!!

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Cut and Color. 

Just like Althea, the winner will receive cut and color services from the fabulous Michael Tschantz Salon. One of the salon’s knowledgeable stylists will schedule a personal consultation with the winner to determine the best look for her unique features, personality, and lifestyle! Let the transformation begin!!


In addition to a whole new hairstyle, the winner will also have their makeup done by Gina Melchiorri, Independent Mary Kay consultant! Gina will personalize your makeup to fit your specific skin type and preferences, and leave you looking AMAZING!  She’ll also share her tips and tricks to help you achieve the same look once you get home!


What’s the best part of a makeover? Getting to show off how amazing you look!! So we’re also giving you a $25 gift certificate to Kyodai Japanese Grill!! Get a sitter and go out with your hubby for a date night, or have a girls’ night out with your best friends! If you were at our Moms Night Out in June, you know what an awesome restaurant Kyodai is! Here’s your chance to go back! Or, if you weren’t able to make it to our Moms Night Out, here’s your chance to try it for the first time!

A Show.

We are excited to announce that the winner of this Mommy Makeover is also going to win 2 tickets to Monty Python’s Spamalot, courtesy of City Circle Acting Company! If you haven’t been to one of City Circle’s productions yet, you are in for a treat! City Circle Acting Company is a community theater organization committed to the production of high-quality dramatic, musical, and performing art pieces for the enjoyment of the public. They put on several popular productions each year; be sure to check out their website for a list of upcoming shows!!


You are definitely going to want to take advantage of all the ways to enter!! Make sure to leave a comment for EACH way you enter (1 comment for Facebook, 1 comment for Twitter, etc.) in order to receive all your entries!!

1. Leave a comment. Comment on this post letting us know why you want to win the makeover!

2. “Like” City Circle Acting Company on Facebook.  Go HERE to like their page. Leave a comment letting us know you’ve done that!

3. “Like” Michael Tschantz Salon on Facebook.  Go HERE to like their page. If you’ve “liked” them before, that still counts. Leave a comment letting us know you’ve done that!

4. Pinterest. Pin Althea’s makeover on Pinterest.  Leave a comment letting us know you’ve pinned!

5. Retweet. Retweet this to your followers: “@ICMomsBlog is giving away a mommy makeover and night out from @MTschantzSalon and @CityCircle! ”

You have until THIS WEDNESDAY at NOON to enter!! We’ll notify the winner by email and announce the winner on our Facebook Page!! Good luck!!


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  1. We moved here a year ago and I am too scared to find a new hair stylist. I also had my fourth boy 7 weeks ago. I am ready for a makeover and feel like a woman again.

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