Growing up, Holly was always told by her father that a woman had to have long hair or she wouldn’t be pretty. The Destin, FL resident took that sad opinion to heart as a child and carried the insecurity with her into adulthood. Eventually, it was what led her to the most epic haircut of her life.
Holly had been growing out her hair for years, and in her effort to conform to her father’s idea of “pretty”, she lost much of her confidence.
Fast forward to 2017. Holly has met someone special and is getting married to them later this year, but there was one problem looming over their special day: she didn’t feel beautiful. And every bride should feel beautiful for their wedding.
In preparation for the event, Holly decided to take matters into her own hands. She knew her hair had gotten way out of control and she wasn’t going to let it slide for one of the most incredible days of her life. So she visited hairstylist Sara Pestella at Avant Garde Salon for a complete transformation.
It was pretty clear that Holly didn’t feel beautiful or comfortable in her own skin, and it seems apparent why. She had kept her hair long for all the wrong reasons and now she was hiding behind it, losing her lovely self in the process.
Sara Pestella was bent on fixing that.
But the salon didn’t stop there. They helped Holly play around with makeup, giving her look that was both natural and glamorous on her. By the time every aspect of the makeover was done, Holly looked like a completely different person. Best of all, she felt like herself again.
Pestella spoke with Modern Salon about the incredible makeover, saying that because of this epic change, “Holly feels beautiful in her own skin.”
It may have taken years of not feeling pretty, but we couldn’t be more inspired by Holly deciding to do something for herself and make a change. We’re sure she’s going to look gorgeous for her wedding, but we hope she keeps up with whatever beauty routine makes her happy long after her big day!
What do you think of this mind-blowing makeover? Share your thoughts on Holly’s story and her new look in the comments section below.