Saturday, July 20, 2013
Makeover Magic - Rita Loft
Rita Loft is the mother of two and although she works at Walmart, right now she is coordinating two weeks of Cub Scout day camp at Camp Hinds in Raymond. Hair and makeup take a back seat to everything else in her life, so when invited to do a makeover, she agreed to give it a try.
“I’ve never done that before. I was walking in fearful. You never know what they’re going to do,” Loft said. She walked into Voila Salon and Day Spa in Westbrook and was immediately put at ease by stylist Megan Maley.
“I went in with the ‘do whatever’ thought,” Loft said. She was greeted with “You have beautiful eyes.” Loft left the styling up to Maley.
“I was very happy with the outcome,” Loft said.
Maley did Loft’s hair, cut and color. Maley added some layers, brought it to her shoulders for more movement, and darkened her hair to give it depth and shine. Amber Morin did her makeup to enhance Loft’s natural beauty. She also added some false lashes for fun.
Loft’s husband, Jeremiah, was speechless all day long, Loft said. “I called him at work and asked if he wanted me to come see him at work or wait until he got home,” Loft said. She went to his office and walked in the front door. “They didn’t have a clue who I was,” she said. “I’ve never worn makeup and my hair is normally in a ponytail.”
It took her two sons a while to get used to the new look.
“It was a great experience. They make you feel comfortable and lift your spirits up,” Loft said. “I don’t even think I felt that way on my wedding day.”
“I went back to my regular hairdresser who said, ‘wow, they did awesome.’ I always tell her ‘just to trim it’,” Loft said.
She’s now happy she took the chance.
Thank you to Voila Salon and Day Spa and to Dentist Leslie A. Elston for teeth whitening services.