Win a Mother’s Day Makeover from Adore de Salon! (Plus, my own makeover story)

by Melanie Edwards on April 13, 2009 · 18 comments

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I’m so excited about this contest! You guys are going to LOVE me after this one. And, it’s just in time for Mother’s Day!

But, first let me tell you all about my new look and how it came to be. I LOVE IT! Really, you’ll want to read it through. I promise.

Some of you might have seen my new look already. I went and got highlights in my hair this weekend. This will be the second time in my life that I’ve ever gotten highlights…and I’ve NEVER colored my hair besides that.

So, why the sudden change in look?

Well, I was offered a full service (hair cut, blow dry, hair coloring) by a brand new salon in town. My first thought was “Oh what a great offer!” But, then it was more like, “Hmmm, someone else doing my hair? Someone new?” Any woman knows what I mean. You have to trust your hairdresser. And I’ve had the same hairdresser for oh about 20 years now. We’re talking since I was in elementary school folks. The woman knows my hair and knows what I like.

I also had a bad experience when I was a bridesmaid for my brother’s wedding. In a strange town and trying to do the bridesmaid bonding thing with the bride, I got my hair blow-dried and styled by the bride’s hairdresser. Simple enough, no? My hair was friiiiizzy! She did a horrible job of blow-drying it straight.

So yeah, after that, I’m extra hesitant to have other people touch my hair. But, after thinking it over and over, I decided what the hell. Let’s go for it. The worst that can happen is I’ll have to go to my own hairdresser for it to be fixed. So go I did.

When I met Lisa of Adore de Salon, I was immediately at ease. She is super cool and very down to earth. She heard me out, asked the right questions, and worked with me to be sure I was happy.

Here’s a before shot:

A few more pics…

Separating the hair

Separating the hair

Applying the highlight color

Applying the highlight color

Yup, I started to yawn...I was tired.

Yup, I started to yawn...I was tired.

The whole process took about 4 hours, which isn’t bad considering I can be at my regular hairdresser for 3 hours without getting any color. So that means that Lisa and I had a lot of time to talk. She loves being a hairdresser; you can tell. She recommended some products for me to use and even told me where I can get them cheaper. She didn’t try to sell me any of her own. Love that! I also got an eyebrow wax and it didn’t hurt as much as it normally does!

The place is very nicely decorated; sleek and modern. A very relaxed feeling. You can see some photos on their site.

The only drawback for me is that it’s completely on the other side of town from where I live. But, it is near major highways and in all honesty, it only took me 20-25 minutes to get there. Again, that’s just a personal thing that won’t matter much to you.

All in all, I LOVE my new look and am very happy with the service I received. I took my mom with me and she said the same. She agrees that Lisa did a great job.


Here’s the after shot:

No, I'm not shiny; it was the eyebrow lotion thing after the wax.

And, from the back. - Look how pretty!

And, from the back. - Look how pretty!

And one more from after I got home.

Now on to the contest, which is why you’re really here.

Win a complete makeover! (up to $300 value)

Let’s call it a Mother’s Day makeover since Mother’s Day is nearing. But, by no means do you have to be a mom to enter or win. All women can enter.

What will one of you get?

A complete makeover includes:

  1. Hair cut and style
  2. Color and/or Highlights
  3. Blow-dry
  4. Eyebrow and/or lip wax
  5. Free hair products

Can I just say that you’re getting a better deal than I did? AWESOME!

How to enter:

  1. Write a blog post with your before shot. Make sure to include a link to and to this contest post. Leave a comment on this post with the link to your entry post. This will count as 5 entries.
  2. For an extra entry, tweet a message on twitter with a link back to this post.
    Sample text to use: Win a Mother’s Day makeover from @adoredesalon via @modernmami! Enter contest at
    You’ll need to leave a second comment with the link to your tweet, not your profile, so I can verify. You have to leave a separate comment so that it will count.


You have until 11:59 pm EST on Monday, April 27 to enter. The winner will be chosen by Adore de Salon on Friday, May 1 and will be contacted by email. So, be sure to include an email address when you leave your comment so I can provide to them. The winner, and only the winner, will have her before and after picture posted on the Adore de Salon website.

I’m so excited for whoever wins! Good luck! Of course, I’ll want to see pics and hear about your experience and makeover!

Update (4/14/09): I have just been informed that if you win, you are free to provide the prize to your mom instead of taking it for yourself. This means that if you don’t live in the area, but your mother does, you can enter the contest and give her the prize!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Moms At Work April 13, 2009 at 6:15 am

It’s not just the highlights … the cut is FABULOUS! Love it, Melanie!



Melanie (Modern Mami) April 13, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I’ve gotten lots of great comments on it. Thanks! Now if I can just keep it looking nice…


Miss Britt April 13, 2009 at 6:44 am

The highlights are amazing on you!


Melanie (Modern Mami) April 13, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I’m being called Tony the Tiger by the huz…but in a good way. 😉 Thanks.


Kelly April 13, 2009 at 9:22 am

Your hair looks great! (Not that it didn’t before!) 🙂 I’ve never had highlights professionally done, but it looks like she did an amazing job. And the cut is wonderful. (Yep, I’m jealous…)

Here’s my tweet

And you better believe a blog post will soon be in the works. My hair is in dire need!


Melanie (Modern Mami) April 24, 2009 at 10:33 am

@Kelly, :ahem: I just wanted to remind you about that blog post. 😉


Jenna Papakalos April 24, 2009 at 10:17 am

Lisa is fantastic! I loved me experience as well. I highly recommend Adore De Salon.

Your hair looks great.

I’m not entering the content since I already got my consultation free of charge from Lisa, but here is my blog post about my Adore De Salon experience.


Melanie (Modern Mami) April 24, 2009 at 10:33 am

@Jenna Papakalos, Thanks so much Jenna. Your hair turned out great also. 🙂


Kelly April 24, 2009 at 11:47 am

After being subtly reminded that I hadn’t completed my blog post..


jenni williams April 27, 2009 at 9:20 am

Your hair looks awesome!
I tweeted about it.
blog to come shortly!


Melanie (Modern Mami) April 28, 2009 at 6:54 am

@jenni williams, Thanks so much! Good luck to you.


jenni williams April 27, 2009 at 9:38 am

I would be the happiest mom ever if I won this!!! I blogged about it!


jenni williams April 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

Er sorry I didnt include an email addy with either comment


Melanie (Modern Mami) April 28, 2009 at 6:56 am

Update (4/28/09): I was going to close comments on this post due to the contest having ended, but I decided to leave them open in case anyone wants to come back and comment on their experience at Adore de Salon. Or maybe the winner will come by and share their makeover with us!

Anyway, the contest has ended and no more entries will be accepted from this point on. 🙂


Kelly May 4, 2009 at 9:12 am

Woohoo! Tomorrow is the day!! I’m way too excited to have my hair cut. 🙂


Melanie (Modern Mami) May 4, 2009 at 9:17 am

@Kelly, Yay! So glad you got an appointment so quick. Can’t wait to see the pics! 😀


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