Monthly Makeover Mania: Jennifer Van Horn

Monthly Makeover Mania: Jennifer Van Horn

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Sometimes only having 24 hours in the day is just not enough! A professional woman’s to-do list eventually gets so long that something has got to be cut, and unfortunately "me time" is the first to go. This is just what happened with this month’s Cincy Chic makeover winner.


Cincinnati native Jennifer Van Horn spends her days working full-time at a law firm downtown and the rest of her waking hours with her husband and two children, leaving no time for her personal beauty routine. After finding a thread on Facebook that directed her to the Cincy Chic makeover page, Van Horn sent in an e-mail pleading her case. 


"I hadn’t had a haircut in a long time, and with money so tight and work and kids, I couldn’t have done it without Cincy Chic," Van Horn says.


On the day of her makeover Van Horn met with her personal glam squad at Tuscany Spa-Salon and had a cut-and-color conference with her stylist.


"[Van Horn] came in with long hair, past the middle of her back. She had quite a bit of regrowth, showing her natural color. The lower part of her hair was previously highlighted blonde. Jennifer and her husband wanted to maintain her length as much as possible," Tuscany General Manager Liz Reaney says. 


After cutting four inches from her locks and adding light long layers, Van Horn’s hair stylist added a full head of heavy blonde highlights to balance her hair color from root to tip.


"[The stylist] did a really 092809MAKEOVER3.jpggood job on the highlights," Van Horn says. "I was really happy with the results."


Also added to her long layers was a soft side bang and face framing layers. Van Horn’s completed coif was achieved by using a round brush and dryer for a smooth look.


Aside from her new and improved blonde tresses, Van Horn had her eyebrows shaped by the threading process. (Eyebrow threading is an alternative to waxing for those who are sensitive to wax or just want to try something new!) She also received a makeup application using Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup. Van Horn’s overall look was not changed drastically but she left the salon looking younger and fresh with a more up-to-date look.


To learn more or to set up an appointment, check out the Tuscany Web site.


Nominate yourself or someone you know for a complete makeover with Tuscany! Send an e-mail to 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: Breanna Gaddie

Salon and spa services courtesy of Tuscany Spa-Salon