Reflections Hair Salon and Alfred's of Philadelphia, a florist are making dreams come true this Friday for five lucky Interboro students. The salon and the florist are located in the Briarcliffe Shopping Center in Glenolden.
Christine Thomas, owner of the salon wanted to promote positive self image and good self esteem for teens. She has been at the salon for over 20 years. Thomas felt anything she could do to help young women feel good about themselves would be fantastic. She had the idea in February and contacted Interboro High School. Interboro High picked five girls who they felt deserved a chance to have a head to toe makeover.
"It's small. This is the first time doing this. I want to make it bigger next year. .. get a dress shop involved and a limo service. Students could write essays,there would be a contest." said Thomas.
The makeover is free to the girls. The flowers, too.
If they had to pay for this the cost to each girl would be over $200. Add the flowers you are up to $250.
The young women will get a spray tan, makeup, an up-do and jewelry for their hair.
The boys picked out the flowers. The girls and boys met with the florist making sure the flowers would match the dress they will wear.
"My daughter Cartier is ten. When I told her I would like to make this happen every year, she said you can call yourself the Fairy Prom Mother, " said Thomas.
Reflections Hair Salon is located1052 Ashland Avenue in Glenolden. You can contact the salon by calling 610-389-3203