Fancy a new look for the new year?
Or do you know someone who always puts other first, and really deserves to be pampered, to have their confidence boosted?
Beauty salon Fab & Co, based at David Maria Hair Studio, Poulton, is running a competition to offer a very special Christmas present.
One lucky Gazette reader will win a £2,000 (minimum cost) make-over and two runners-up will scoop a £500 make-over. There will also be five £100 make-overs up for grabs.
The image transformation and make-over will take place in the relaxing surroundings at David Maria Hair Studio and Face and Body Clinic, on Highcross Road.
The make-over will involve the most advanced treatments in beauty, combining the latest hair-cutting and colouring techniques. No surgery or harsh treatments.
Winners of the competition will also receive a photo session with Michael John, renowned photographer. And Peacocks of Poulton and Blackpool will be supplying an outfit to the top prize winner.
The competition is open to women and men and aims to provide a treat for those who may have spent a long time caring for others and deserve something for themselves, or those being held back in life because of their image – perhaps struggling to get a job, or lacking in self-confidence.
David Woods, who owns and manages David Maria – which has been in business for 50 years – has always been interested in how the way a person looks may influence their life and interaction with others.
David, who has studied psychology and non-verbal communication, said: “Fab & Co are looking to give free, complete transformations and image make-overs to deserving people, perhaps to those who feel they are being held back in life by the way they look and therefore feel.
“An image make-over could transform a person’s life.
“The way you look totally influences the way other people think about you and act towards you.
“A recent study showed first impressions can completely ruin a candidate’s chance of being offered a job.
“We’re looking for nominations of those who have given a lot of themselves to others, perhaps without reward. It could be a mum, sister, wife or daughter who deserves something wonderful. People can nominate themselves too.
“We also hope by running the competition, we can raise funds for a good cause, as we are asking those who nominate or enter to donate to the Pink Ribbon Foundation charity.
“It’s not compulsory, but we really hope people might be prepared to make a small donation, in return for the chance of winning this fantastic prize.”
* To enter, mark your letter David Maria makeover and write to: Eve, Blackpool Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park, FY4 2DP or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your name, address and contact details, the name, age and details of the person you are nominating – if not yourself, and a brief reason of why you or the person being nominated should win.
The closing date for entries will be December 18, with winners announced in Eve the following week. Please make a donation to www.pinkribbonfoundation.org.uk.