Monthly Mitchell's Makeover: Jody Harsley PDF Print E-mail
Written by Amy Scalia   
Monday, 09 January 2012 00:00

Monthly Mitchell's Makeover: Jody Harsley
This stay-at-home mom gets a makeover that makes her feel like one hot mama. See the transformation and learn techniques - including an "everyday smoky eye" - from the experts who made it happen!


Jody Harsley, a 37-year-old stay-at-home mom from Hamilton, is ready to take on a new adventure in life: Nursing School. But before she begins as a full-time student and embarks on this life-transforming endeavor, she wants to first transform her looks.

"My hair has no style and is usually up in a ponytail," Harsley lamented. "I need something that is fashionable yet easy. I don't want to look like boring anymore."

Well, Harsley can say buh-bye to the boring and hello to beautiful because
she won this month's Monthly Makeover from Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa. This Monthly Makeover program randomly selects one lucky lady to win a complimentary hair and makeup makeover. Click here to learn more about the makeover program and enter to win!

Harsley visited the Kenwood Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa and met with stylist Michelle Miller. "Jody came in with both her hair and color very grown out," says Miller. "I love her natural color but we wanted to add some dimension and create an illusion of lots of hair."

Miller says Harsley has the skin tone and brow color for blonde hair. "Plus, she has a great jawline and long neck to show off," she adds. So, Miller enhanced her hair color with two shades of blonde, and gave Harsley a partial foil highlight. 110711makeover_after1.jpg

Miller says Harsley's hair is fine, so the short hair will make her hair look fuller short. "Plus I think it'll make her look young and modern," Miller says.

Using a medium round brush and wide tooth comb, Miller detangled and distributed product such as the Oribe Styling Creme ($32), Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($43) at the roots, and Oribe Apres Beach Spray ($38.50) on the ends.

For makeup, Harsley visited Kennedy Coppage. "Jody was interested in learning how to create the perfect 'smoky eye' that she could wear everyday," says Coppage. 

So, using all Jane Iredale products, she started with a bronze powder product as her eye shadow base. "This product glides on the lids like a cream, but then dries like a powder," says Coppage. "I kept the majority of the color toward the outer edges of her eyes to make them appear wider."

She then used a light colored shadow on the inner corners of her eyes and then gradually used darker shades toward the outer edges. Coppage lined her entire eye, applying a thinner line on the inner edges and gradually getting thicker toward the outer edge. After that, she blended the liner to create that "smoky" effect.

"Although lining the inner skin of the eye lid can be more dramatic, we skipped doing that on Jody because it can also make the eyes appear smaller," explains Coppage. "We finished her eyes with several coats of black mascara and kept everything else on her face very simple."

Because Coppage played up Harsley's eyes so much, she just applied a sheer apricot lipgloss ($22) to put the final touch on the look.

When Harsley saw her new look for the first time, she couldn't believe her eyes. She said it was exactly what she was looking for and added that the new look was the perfect way to start this new chapter in her life!


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Amy Scalia, a Cincinnati native, is the editor in chief and publisher of Cincy Chic. Send her an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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