The week prior to our renovation, I had the pleasure of meeting Angela Whitamore. Angela is a nurse at the family practice where our beloved Richard Peterson belongs. Several weeks ago Richard went to the doctor for his annual check up and to his surprise was in awe of Angela. In the past six months Angela has lost over 60 pounds. Can you imagine that? Richard claims he almost did not recognize her when she walked in the room. Upon returning to work, Richard felt inspired. In our profession, we understand the power of feeling beautiful and we have skills to cultivate an individuals beauty, it calls to us. Richard expressed to me how he felt Angela needed to see herself through new eyes. She needed to see how beautiful she truly is, and she needed to celebrate her accomplishments.
So we brought Angela in for an extreme make over! Naturally of course we started with the hair. Angela is a low maintenance gal, she wanted a hair cut that did not require a lot of styling and that she could wear up at work. We decided to take over six inches off the length and added some longer layers to give her curls some pretty movement when she wears it naturally. Small balayage highlights were added to give her hair a little dimension and some glow. While her color processed we started the make up application. Again, Angela did not want to commit to a large routine, so we kept it simple. We used the Glo Minerals Lux concealer under the eyes and to cover any redness, then applied Glo Minerals’ light mineral powder foundation, a dash of the rosebud blush by Glo minerals paired with the Glo Minerals’ orchid eyeshadow and some mascara.
Lastly, Nina from Boho Blu came to help Angela find something that showed off her new figure. We looked through several different outfit choices however, the decision was finally made by Angela’s loving husband. While we waited for Angela to come out and model the final outfit, her husband thanked Nina, Richard and myself for all we had done that day for his wife. He went on to say how proud he was for how much healthier she was after losing the weight, and of course how beautiful she was. He could tell that she didn't see herself as any different, he said he felt she looked in the mirror and still saw her self with no progress.
When Angela came out she was glowing. Every person in the room was teary eyed. As she looked in the mirror we watched the disbelief dissolved and we watched Angela see herself for the first time in a year. We decided to gift Angela all of her services and Boho Blu also surprised Angela by gifting her all of the pieces of her favorite outfit. Her husband, with his eyes full of tears, offered to buy the rest of the clothing Boho Blu had brought for her to try. Going home with a new wardrobe and a new look, Angela took my hand and thanked me at the end. She felt beautiful, strong and confident. That is why we are in this industry. Helping her view herself as the rest of the world does, helping her understand her beauty, that is what we do at Orrell Design.
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