Join #HipNJ as we follow one reader’s hair transformation, compliments of Millburn‘s José Eber Salon!
Through our “Mane Makeover” social media contest, we were sent many letters as to why our followers or their loved ones deserved the celebrity hair treatment by the Vanguard of Beauty, José Eber and his esteemed staff. While many worthy entries were submitted, one in particular tugged at our heartstrings.
We were introduced to Melissa Burt of Howell by her best friend, Teresa. Here is a portion of what she wrote:
Melissa Burt lost her 15-year-old son, Andrew, to Bilinear Leukemia, which is a rare form of both ALM and MLL leukemia. He battled the disease for eight months before it stole him away from this Earth.
Since the day Andrew was diagnosed, Melissa made it her full time job to help him fight this horrible disease. Melissa, who is a single mother, also continued being a devoted mother to Andrew’s 10-year-old sister, Olivia.
So why does Melissa deserve this make-over? Because she has lived through the worst kind of hell that any mother can go through.
In the time since Andrew’s passing, she has half-heartedly cracked jokes about the weight she has gained, and about her many gray hairs that she has, and how she doesn’t have the energy or the extra money to take care herself.
If you select her, and you are able to spend time with her at the salon, I’m sure you will feel something special just by being in her presence.
Needless to say, Melissa unanimously won the free consultation, cut and color.
On December 10th, Melissa journeyed to José Eber Salon. She was greeted by the salon’s super friendly staff, all of whom were personally invested in giving Melissa an amazing experience.
José Eber gave Melissa a complete hair consultation, and ordered her hair be decolorized of her box hair dye. He also mapped out a sexy, manageable cut.
Yoav Tauber, the salon’s Creative Director, got right to work. He took 5 inches off Melissa’s hair. Due to her extremely thick hair, he kept the length past her collarbone and gave her a versatile, sexy ‘do!
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After her cut, color director Michael Dapuzzo tirelessly worked for nearly three hours to give Melissa a warm honey hue.
The end result was nothing short of perfection.
#HipNJ and José Eber Salon were so happy to have made this very deserving Hipper’s hair dreams a reality! For more information on José Eber Salon or to book an appointment, visit JoseEberNJ.com.