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Bride-To-Be’s 7-Hour Makeover Wins Award For “Transformation Of The Year”

October 20th, 2020

It’s natural for women to want to feel good about themselves when they walk out the door.

One Florida resident named Holly used to believe she needed long hair to even be considered pretty. But thanks to some talented stylists from Avantgarde Salon – she discovered that was far from the truth.

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Her hair wasn’t just long. It was really, really long.

While some women struggle to grow their hair at all, others can grow theirs to unbelievable lengths. Holly’s hair was Rapunzel-like, extending past her waist. It was also two-toned and in need of some TLC.

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There was a BIG reason why Holly wanted to make a change. She was getting married!

As we know, brides want to feel gorgeous and like the belle of the ball on their special day. So Holly decided to make an appointment at the Avantgarde Salon in Destin for a complete beauty transformation. And oh boy, did she ever get one.

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Say goodbye to the old Holly.

Hairstylist Sara Pestella joined up with her colleague, Jeremy Hartfield, to tackle the major makeover. It all started with Hartfield taking a hold of Holly’s long hair, and chopping it off. Understandably, the moment caused some excited reactions in the salon!

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You could tell that she’d be turning heads.

Holly spent a long time under the impression that a female needed long hair to be pretty. In an interview with Modern Salon, Pestella explained that this idea went back to something her dad used to say. Yet, Holly was beginning to see that she could be beautiful with or without long hair.

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After the cut was complete, Pestella dyed their client’s hair a stunning blonde.

The whole coloring process took multiple steps, not to mention seven hours. Holly also had her makeup done that night by a different stylist, which was like a cherry on top. Check out her photo below… She’s practically unrecognizable!

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Pestella shared with Modern Salon that the owners kindly gave Holly a year of free maintenance to upkeep her look. It’s easy to see that she felt like a million bucks.

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It’s a dramatic transformation that lit up the internet.

Hartfield shared the before and after photos on Instagram, which gathered tons of positive comments like:

“OMG, wonderful job, I love the style color, everything, she looks great”

Another person said:

“She looks absolutely stunning, WOW😮😮😮”

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The bride-to-be’s incredible makeover was nominated for an award.

Holly and the team from Avantgarde Salon went to the One Shot Hair Awards. She even had a chance to show off her new look on the runway like a supermodel.

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But did they take home the prize?

Yes, they did! Avantgarde Salon Florida wrote on their Instagram account that they won “Transformation of the Year,” pointing out that it’s “the biggest hair award show GLOBALLY.”

Hairstylist Pestella had the honor of accepting the award, but she felt it was a team effort.

“A very proud Sara Pestella accepting the award 🏆for Transformation of the Year from BehindTheChair.com. Sara had a “Mean Girl” moment saying she wants to break pieces of the award off to go to everyone who made this happen…”

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Be sure to flip through the Instagram post below to see the photos and a video of the big haircut!

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Source: Instagram/jeremyhartfield, Modern Salon, Allure, Instagram/avantgardesalonflorida

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