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Two Faribault County women get makeover

By Staff | Oct 28, 2012
Deann Wallace
Tarra Hedlland

Two women will reveal an all new look at the Women’s Expo again this year.
The Women of Worth Expo, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Blue Earth Area High School, will host vendors and events leading up to the makeover reveal.
The two categories for makeovers are candidates under the age of 50 and 50 and older.
The selection committee chooses candidates based on their submitted photos and stories behind why they were nominated.
Tarra Hedland, who was nominated by her mother, was selected for the 50 and under category.
Hedland lives in Blue Earth with her three children; Jake, Hailey and Marianna. She is a single mother, so is juggling her time between her children, her job at St. Luke’s and after-school activities.
“She has such a bubbly personality and her mother felt she deserved a day of pampering,” says Linda Steinhauer of Thrivent Financial and one of the Women of Worth committee members.
Deann Wallace was selected for the 50 and older category, and she nominated herself.
She wrote a poem titled “The Makeover Contest,” which caught the selection committee’s attention.
Wallace lives with her husband, Lloyd, in Delavan and is retired.
“She will tell you she is a professional volunteer,” Steinhauer says. “She’s always busy volunteering.”
Hedland and Wallace received a color analysis and personality assessment, both processes that helped with their clothing portion of the makeover.
“We want them to have clothes that they love and enjoy and that they will wear again and again,”?Steinhauer says.
The makeovers are co-sponsored by Enderson’s Clothing of Fairmont, which is where the women spend their day of shopping.
“We want these women to try on clothes without even looking at the price tags,”?Steinhauer says.
The women have one step left of their makeover with their color analysis, personality test and day of shopping complete.
The final step is the hairstyle which will be done Nov. 2, the day before the reveal.
“The goal of this makeover is to make these women feel like women of worth,”?Steinhauer says. “We want everyone at the expo to feel like women of worth.”
The completed makeovers will be revealed at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the Expo.
The event runs from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and there will be other entertainment leading up to the reveal.
Wendy Nickel will be presenting a cooking demo at 10:30 a.m. called ‘Fashionable Foods.’
At noon, Troy Timmerman will present a women’s self-defense demonstration.
There will also be more than 50 vendors set up displaying their products.
“There is plenty to do,” Steinhauer says. “People can come spend an hour or the whole day.”
The cost is $5 at the door, and all the money that is raised will be donated to the Faribault County Domestic Violence Program.