My friend (and co-worker) Melissa and I produced this segment for Mother’s Day and I have to say that it was one of the most touching segments I’ve had the chance to work on. The audio on the web version is a little wonky (something that had to do with encoding apparently) but you’ll get the idea- these families were really, really special.
We brought them to New York under the guise that a family member had won a contest — and then surprised the mothers on-air, telling them their families thought they deserved a day of pampering. We then spent all of Saturday with them, styling them up with Bobbie Thomas and getting their hair done at Louis Licari salon. We got to know them and they were all such sweet women. On Sunday we revealed their new looks — but the best part was seeing the smiles on everyones’ faces and tears in everyones’ eyes as they embraced their family on air.
I think we often dismiss things like “makeovers” — we think fashion and beauty are only skin deep. But there’s something to be said for helping someone you love feel as good about what’s on the outside as you feel about what they share from the inside. This weekend reminded me about how we should physically and emotionally take care of the people we love… and about how to appreciate the family that we’ve been blessed to have.