makeover with studio montage

When my brother and sister-in-law asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I requested a pedicure or  haircut or something just for me. I had no intention of them going all out. But let me tell you, I was spoiled and it felt nice!

They teamed up with Studio Montage, who after hearing a little bit about Matilda, were very generous and excited to give me a complete day at the spa. Yep, you heard me, a complete MAKEOVER DAY at the spa!

My sister-in-law Aubrey and my two nieces picked me up with coffee in hand the morning after we arrived in Montana. It felt so emotional to see them after two years - when I left my nieces were girls, now they are clearly young women.

First off was a facial. It was 80 minutes long and the most relaxing event of my life. Taking care of my skin has fallen off my radar, but after this appointment I was feeling invigorated and ready to reconnect with a new appreciation for my skin. I was glowing to say the least.

The owner DeeAnna (who radiates goodness) has been doing my hair on and off for the past 15 years. So I gave her full rein and told her to do whatever she wanted with my broken locks - six inches came off and lots of fun layers were added. And, as she did her thing, I got to sit and talk with family. I got to catch up with my beautiful nieces and reconnect with their now more mature selves. I could not help but tear up. To feel so much love, to be back home, to be this spoiled - it felt so magical.

Once my hair was cut, they sent me back to the spa for a pedicure! I was smiling from ear to ear in disbelief that everyone was fussing over me and treating me like a queen.

My hair processed while we ate lunch, then it was dried and styled. My hair has never been this light in color, and I have to admit that I really love it. Some pieces are really blonde!

Just when I thought the day was over, they pulled me aside, waxed my brows, and did my makeup to finish the look. My mother had made her way down to the salon and stood in front of me holding back her tears. She looked at me as if I were the most beautiful thing she had ever seen. But, I felt the opposite, looking back at my family standing around in arms reach was beautiful. Being home was beautiful. And yes, being this spoiled was also very beautiful.

I never would have expected such a wonderful day, full of so much kindness and love. Studio Montage went above and beyond and undid those two years of self neglect. I can honestly say that I have never felt so fresh, so renewed, and so beautiful. It really was an opportunity of a lifetime and made me truly feel like a million bucks.

Although I was spoiled beyond measure, Studio Montage did not ask me to write about my experience nor did they pay me to tell you how wonderful they are. But if you are in Great Falls, Montana, I highly recommend you make an appointment with them! All opinions are my own.

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