Mother’s Day Ambush!

This past Monday marked our 7th Ambush! We wanted to honor Mother’s Day and choose a special nominee for the occasion — so meet Carol Liska! What a fun and rewarding day it was from the very start when our team ambushed her at the Panera Bread that morning.  What she thought was going to be a quiet cup of coffee quickly turned into a day of hair, makeup and clothing — but hopefully lots of fun as well!  When we received the nomination from her daughters Melissa and Tina, we knew this beautiful mother was in need of a little pampering.  Carol has shown tremendous strength and perseverance through many difficult family times.  We were truly touched by what this amazing lady has been through in her life, but also by what she has accomplished.  After 45 years she just recently quit smoking and that is truly amazing and something to be so proud of! Since this was our Mother’s Day tribute makeover, it worked out so great because Tina and Melissa presented their mom with a gift card to JC Penny’s.  Below are just a few pictures taken that day by Jaianne Lowden who generoulsy volunteered as our Photographer.  Thank you so much to everyone who helped pull off a fantastic Ambush and special day for Carol.

A few tears were shed when she found out what was going on, awe I just love this part …

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The “before” picture taken at the salon for the day begins …

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Brooke gave Carol a fresh cut and a few hi-lights to her already pretty hair-color …

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Now for some finishing touches in the makeup department …

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Checking out the finished product …

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A quick pic before leaving the salon with her hair and makeup team, Brooke and Julie 🙂

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Off to Penny’s where we met up with Colleen, our Stylist who arrived early to select a few pieces for Carol that she could easily incorporate in her wardrobe.  Thanks Colleen, you did a great job!

As you can see we all jumped in, it was fun picking out clothes and accessories for her …

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A couple finished looks that she ended up with … green is her color!

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Just a few minor things done at the salon and she looks amazing …


 Our little team with Ms. Carol — Brooke Rockwell, Jaianne Lowden, Colleen Boyle and Julie Marckisotto

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All of us at Ambush Pittsburgh would like to dedicate this to Carol’s son Christopher who recently passed away from Small Cell Lung Cancer.

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