Win a Mini Makeover from Simonson’s

Write an essay telling us why you deserve a haircut, facial and wardrobe consult.
Why do you want a hair style and facial, as well as a wardrobe consult? Send us an essay and you might be selected as the shining star of an upcoming feature.

Regardless of what the groundhog might say, winter is coming to an end and, with it, our excuses for hiding out indoors wrapped in snuggies and sweatpants. It’s time to refresh that look! But what to do, and when? Personal upkeep can sometimes seem as much a chore as a treat when life gets in the way.

Well, Plymouth Magazine to the rescue. This year we’ve asked Simonson’s and Lillian’s to donate services for one lucky reader to receive a mini makeover—for free!

What you do: In 300 words or fewer, convince us as to why you need a spa day/makeover from Simonson’s and a wardrobe consult from Lillian’s at Urban Market. Fun fact: We ran a similar contest in 2005, and the essays we received at the time were tear-jerkers, to be sure. One in particular rang true: It was written by a 30-something young father of two who had a rare and aggressive form of cancer. At the time, his prognosis was uncertain, but he’d been battling for more than two years, and he was writing to nominate his wife for the treat, stating “she’s not only taken care of our kids, but me, these past two years, and she deserves one day to herself.” But that didn’t guarantee the win: The funny, ironic and poetic entries this essay was up against equally caught our attention and made the finalist list at the time, so dust off those writing chops today!

What you get: First, relax with a HydraFacial from Simonson’s; the state-of-the-art resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and hydration. Then, a haircut and style with one of Simonson’s elite professional stylists is in order. “The hair cut/style and a HydraFacial would be a good makeover combo,” says Melissa Matthews, marketing and media coordinator for Simonson’s. “The HydraFacial is very sought after and can provide immediate results.” After that, have the fine folks at Urban Market help you with an outfit for a photo shoot with our magazine staff and a fun night out. Located in Urban Market, Lillian’s owner and Plymouth resident Cindy Deuser will style and donate a portion of the outfit to our winner. All told, this is no less than a $250 value.

Deadline: Submit your essay and “before” photo to plymouthmag@ by March 30. Our winner will be announced by the end of April, at which time we’ll work to schedule the mini-makeover and photo shoot. Finalists and the winner will be featured in print at the beginning of November.

Did You Know?
Simonson’s just developed a partnership with Dr. Harrington and Associates, and now offers Botox/Dysport, fillers, Latisse, HCG diet and phentermine diet. “Together, our goal is to continue making the world a more beautiful place by providing the safest, most effective appearance-enhancing procedures and treatments,” Simonson’s Melissa Matthews says. To schedule an appointment, call Simonson’s Plymouth location: 763.550.1121. Matthews notes: If you’re unsure as to what type of appointment you should schedule, call Dr. Harrington’s office at 651.290.7600 before coming in to the salon.