April Ambush!

What an amazing day we had Ambushing our 4th person for a free day of beauty.  Meet Marilyn – we surprised her early this morning at Pamela’s Restaurant in the Strip District where she was enjoying a quiet breakfast with her husband and two children.  With the restaurant pretty packed we had to look around but then spotted Paige waving for us with a big smile on her face.  After introducing ourselves we informed Marilyn that she was nominated for a deserving day of pampering and that she was coming with us after breakfast for a full day of fun!  Needless to say she was a little surprised! Her daughter even said that on the way to Pamela’s she was talking about how much she needed her hair done ~ we couldn’t have planned it better if we tried…LOVE IT.

“I’d like to nominate the most deserving and selfless person in the Steel City: My mom! My mom has been an amazing mother to eight (that’s right eight!!) kids and one grandson for many years! She never does ANYTHING for herself and would SO enjoy getting a make-over. She gave up her career as a special education art teacher after I was born to be a mom! She thought she was done having kids, but six kids later she learned differently! 🙂 In order to give us all the opportunity for private schooling, my mom has taught PRO BONO at a school where she exchanges her teaching gifts for tuition. All eight of us kids are EXTREMELY blessed by her sacrifice.” ~from her daughter, Jaime

The surprise 🙂

Marilyn with one of her EIGHT kids, Paige…she helped us coordinate this and it turned out perfectly, thanks Paige!

Makeover Madness ~

With a complete haircut, color, wax and makeup … we think Marilyn looked great! It was now time to go shopping 🙂

Marilyn was able to get two complete outfits at Target … her kids came together and got her a pre-Mother’s Day gift card for a little shopping spree.

The team of the day (Brooke Rockwell & Julie Marckisotto) with Marilyn ~ Thanks to everyone who made this day go so smooth.  Even the strange man behind the desk at the fitting room – you were memorable!

If you know someone who deserves to be our next AMBUSH PITTSBURGH makeover, please email us.  We can’t do this without you, so keep them coming!

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2 thoughts on “April Ambush!

  1. Tammy says:

    I’m one of Marilyn’s eight children! I would have been there, but I’m overseas. I just want to thank the entire team for doing this for her! We’ve(me and my siblings) talked about doing something like this for a long long time and I’m sooo glad that we finally did!!
    ~Tammy Carter

  2. Dana Rankin says:

    So beautiful…. And yes, so deserving of this treat!

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