Monthly Makeover Mania: Janice Ison

Monthly Makeover Mania: Janice Ison

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In addition to her full-time job, local lady Janice Ison looks after two farms, so day break is really the only "break" she gets in her day. "Heaven knows that most days the last thing on the agenda is having time to do anything beyond basic hygiene for myself," Ison says.


Ison’s daughter Stacey recognized her mom’s hard work and nominated her for a makeover from Cincy Chic, and when Ison won, her immediate surprise quickly turned into excitement as she started to think about what new experiences she wanted to try. So she headed to Tuscany Spa-Salon for a day of transformation.


Her most drastic new experience fell in the hands of hair stylist Lora Mein. "I did partial highlights with 020810MAKEOVER2.jpgan all-over color … because Janice was 100 percent gray," Mein says. So Ison’s makeover took her from gray to a medium brown with caramel highlights.


Beyond the coloring, Mein kept Ison’s length so that she still could pull back her hair in a pony tail, but she added layers to provide more shape but easy maintenance. "There was a definite difference seeing myself in ‘color,’ with a fun hair style that will work great with both work and leisure times," Ison says.


To add ease to Ison’s look after she was away from stylist expertise, Mein gave Ison some blow-drying tips. "I’m using the tips the hair stylist gave me for blow drying my hair each day and already contemplating my next color refresher," Ison says.


020810MAKEOVER3.jpg Besides a hair transformation, Ison went to Lynsey Morrison for a Jane Iredale makeup application and Emma Benkirane for some highbrow treatment. Benkirane used the increasingly popular threading technique to give more shape to Ison’s brows and to clean up a little above her lip. "It was fun to try new things. I never heard of the ‘threads’ before for hair removal," Ison says.


For more information or to schedule a day ofrelaxationfor yourself, head to, call (513) 489-8872 or head to 11355 Montgomery Road in Loveland, Ohio. Or nominate yourself or someone you know by e-mailing with a picture and a small explanation for why your nominee is deserving of a complete makeover. One winner will be chosen each month.




Photographer: Amy Scalia

Salon/Spa services courtesy of: Tuscany Spa-Salon