winners! professional photo and makeover

We have selected our winners for the makeover contest!

Winners will receive personal styling and makeup by Marian Rothschild, Look Good Now, hairstyling from Stephen Schaller of Salon Salon, and a professional portrait by yours truly.

Please meet our four remarkable women.

After retiring from IBM, Jolene has started a new company helping independent business owners implement systems to increase their bottom line.

“Sometimes my professional image can intimidate those who have not been in the Corporate World and I think I come across as very serious and controlled. I would like to create a calm, confident, fun and approachable image.”


Colette is a professional organizer who is focusing her business to help people get their kitchens in order.

“To be truthful, fashion and makeup have never been in my repertoire of business experiences, let alone my life. My entire life has been dictated by the motto ‘comfortable trumps everything else.’ I’m starting to realize how important my professional image is as I step further into my business and profession.”

Emma is new to Boulder and is starting a career coaching business for socially and environmentally conscious individuals.

“My education is in psychology so I know how important first impressions are. I am very successful in my work with clients over the phone but am anxious about meeting clients in person because I worry they’ll think, ‘This person looks like a child! What could she possibly have to offer me?'”

Jerrie is a prolific fine-art photographer and author.

“I am going out soon with two new book proposals. I know the agent/editor will Google my name. My blogs and will come up with the current headshot which is both out of date and not flattering. I know that, but in the push to finish the proposals, I often neglect myself.”

Thank you to the many, many women who submitted their photos and stories. It was a joy to read them! I am inspired by all the wonderful women out there doing terrific things. We wished it had been possible to choose more.

Some have asked about the criteria we used in selecting the winners. In general, we were seeking women who covered a range of ages, showed a great willingness for change, and whose photos needed an update.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!


This entry was posted in boulder, inspiration.


  1. Tamara G. Suttle March 26, 2011 at 1:23 am #

    Oh, darn, darn, darn! I missed the contest!!!!!! What a great idea, Dana! Those lucky gals!

  2. Laurel Kallenbach March 26, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    What fun! And what a great idea to do a professional makeover as a blog!!

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