Live! New You in New York Makeover: Carolyn Hilleshiem From Iowa
The last mom to get a makeover during Live!’s New You in New York Makeover week was Carolyn Hilleshiem, a mother from Iowa who hasn’t cut her hair in 40 years. She told Michael Strahan she hadn’t cut her hair in so long because her sister once snuck in her room and cut her hair was she was sleeping and she vowed never to cut it again.
Even after that trauma though, it wasn’t Carolyn who wanted the makeover. Her son was the person who nominated her. He wrote in to Kelly and Michael saying his mother recently lost 45 pounds and is about to be a new grandma who needs a new look. As for her clothes, he didn’t even want to talk about them since she only seems to wear sweatshirts.
Carolyn Hilleshiem Makeover On Live!
After learning all about Carolyn, Kelly said she could relate with her about not wanting to cut her hair. Kelly cries every time she has her hair cut. She couldn’t even imagine how much Carolyn was going to cry when she had her waist length hair cut off.
When Carolyn came out from backstage with stylist Lawrence Zarian, Kelly couldn’t believe Carolyn would hide such a slim body behind all her hair. Zarian said Carolyn did a lot of crying during their makeover but in the end Carolyn said she felt wonderful and she couldn’t even believe she was the one being pampered.
How did Zarian make her look so beautiful? First he started by cutting off 23 inches of her hair (all of which she is donating to Locks of Love) and then he colored her hair with a warm cinnamon color for her base along with some highlights. For the makeup, Zarian said at a certain age, less is more. So he gave her cheek a little shimmer to make her features pop and left everything else alone. He then waxed her eyebrows, a first for Carolyn, gave her a manicure, another first, and a pedicure, one more first. Next he dressed her in a slimmer and put her in a coral-colored matte jersey dress.
Finally, to finish off the look, Zarian sent Carolyn to have her teeth whitened. Because Kelly and Michael know Carolyn is the type of mother who does everything for her family and nothing for herself, they sent her, along with her son and husband, on a private sightseeing tour of New York City. Hopefully they sent her on a sightseeing tour with Tim “Speed” Levitch. If you don’t know who that is, watch the documentary The Cruise.