Kristine’s Mommy Makeover Recap and Giveaway!! {Closed}

Kristine Makeover Before and After

Meet Kristine, the lovely winner of our Mommy Makeover contest!! This lucky mama won a whole new look: amazing cut and color by Katie Donahue, stylist at Michael Tschantz Salon, and make-up by the fabulous Arica Ohloff, 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, AND had a chance to see the amazingly funny Spamalot, courtesy of City Circle Acting Company! Kristine had just cut off her hair and donated it to Locks of Love right before winning this makeover, and we were so happy to be able to provide some pampering for this deserving mom!


By Katie Donahue, Michael Tschantz Salon.

It was my great pleasure to have given Kristine a “Mommy Makeover”.  What a sweet girl!

In our consultation, we discussed the options and the limitations of our makeover.  Kristine had recently chopped off her hair for ‘Locks of Love’, leaving behind a very blunt, shapeless haircut.  As a result of just having lost several inches of hair, losing more was not in the cards.  We discussed adding layers (to which there was none) and framing her face a bit with more layers to give her some shape and movement.  The end result had to fit into somewhat of a pony-tail option.  We achieved that go-to, pull-it-up hair while giving her a youthful new ‘do!

As for the color, Kristine was on board with pretty much anything, however she made it clear that maintenance was not something she was interested in.  We did a three-color foil.  A rich low-light for depth, a warm copper for some brightness and intensity and a few light pieces to brighten her up.  It turned out beautifully, yet subtle!  It added an incredible amount of shine and really warmed up her skin tone and eyes.

She was an incredibly deserving candidate of your amazing makeover opportunity!


Kristine and her husband had a chance to enjoy dinner out at Kyodai Japanese Grill and to see Spamalot, put on by City Circle Acting Company. What a great way to get out and enjoy one another, as well as Kristine’s new look!! A big thanks to all of our sponsors for helping us pamper this special mama and for giving her a chance to feel extra beautiful!!

Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…YOUR chance to win a makeover, just in time for the holidays!!

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Cut and Color.

Just like Kristine, the winner will receive cut and color services from the fabulous Michael Tschantz Salon. Did you know that Michael Tschantz Salon was just voted one of the area’s best salons in a Press Citizen poll? Here’s your chance to experience their fantastic services yourself! 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 gift certificate to Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro!! This is the perfect restaurant for a date night with the hubby or a girls’ night out with your best friends!

A Show.

Get a sitter and make a night of it because we’re not done yet!! This lucky mama is also going to win 2 tickets to A Christmas Carol, 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” Share Wine Lounge on Facebook. Go HERE to like their page. Leave a comment letting us know you’ve done that!

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

4. “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!

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

6. Retweet. Retweet this to your followers: “@ICMomsBlog is giving away a mommy makeover and night out from @MTschantzSalon , @CityCircle & @ShareIC!  Enter here: ”

You have until THIS THURSDAYat 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. I would love a makeover! I’m in a rut and would love some ideas for wardrobe, not to mention red highlights in my hair. That and a date with my hubby, what could be better? We don’t get to do it very often.

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