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Inspirational Makeovers for Cancer Survivors. A Touching Sunday Afternoon.

Written by Ashley

NYC Salon, De Berardinis, opens their hearts and their doors to a special group of women.

Image (clockwise starting at top left): Survivor Julie Mott after a fresh cut; Survivor Mona Schley being photographed by Katie Fischer; Julie Mott during makeup application by Viktorija Bowers; Survivors Eileen Cipollone & Edhild Schlender glowing post makeover.

Organized by namesake salon owner and celeb stylist Adrian De Berardinis, in collaboration with John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and NYC’s Gilda’s Club, a group of very special ladies added a little glamour to their normal Sunday routine.

On August 1st, a handful of gals who have battled and survived the trials of cancer, were treated to a pamper session fit for a star. And I mean STAR! Cuts and color by Adrian De Berardinis and his team; makeup applications by recognized makeup artists Lauren Cosenza assisted by Mariel Fuchs, and Viktorija Bowers, who has been featured in Brides and Seventeen; a photography session with Katie Fischer, a photographer who has shot for Elle; jewelry styling by Jamie Wolf; and manicures by CND nail professionals Kris Kiss and Claudine Morgan. These artists are at the top of the celeb client totem pole, and their time spent with these ladies was testament to the power or what a simple Sunday afternoon of fun could do for such a powerful message.

“We’ve been through the biggest fear, and it’s nice to be recognized for that,” says JTCC cancer survivor and event participant Lisa Bruchalski.

And at the end of it all, survivors like those pictured above, were treated to a bag of swag from generous sponsors worth over $500, including Completely Bare Spa, CND, Tawny Ong, Double Crown, Eight Body Moisture, Elizabeth Grant, Happy Socks, Peacekeeper, Thera Pearl and P&G Prestige.

About the author


a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.

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