“I feel like Cinderella” – Cindy’s Capital Style Makeover

When you first meet Cindy Mansfield, she will bet you wouldn’t label her a “fashionista.” Her everyday style is simple and comfortable. So when Cindy learned Capital Style magazine picked her for a fashion makeover, the always chatty grandmother of five was shocked and speechless.

Before + AfterCindy’s fashion makeover included shopping, a massage and facial, make-up and a haircut with color and style. Cindy says the entire experience was wonderful and she learned many great tips from the professionals.

“I was a little nervous the day of the makeover since I had never had an experience like this,” said Cindy. “But by the end of the day, I was totally enjoying all of the attention!”

A makeover can be stressful for some, but for Cindy, the entire process from beginning to end was a beautiful journey. When she first stepped into J. Bentley Studio & Spa in Powell, she gave the stylists complete control to transform her “every day” look to something spectacular.

“I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new haircut!” said Cindy, “and I wish Amber at Thread could be my stylist. Every outfit she picked for me was amazing.”

One person who Cindy thought was going to be very surprised with her new look is her husband Stan. The two are high school sweethearts and have been married for 34 years, welcoming three daughters and now five grandchildren.

“They were so excited and I kept calling them throughout the day to let them know what was happening. They could hardly wait until I got home!”

When Stan finally laid eyes on the love of his life, Cindy says he absolutely loved it.

Aside from the fashion and make up, Cindy says this experience reminded her that most women don’t stop to make themselves a priority whether it’s scheduling a haircut or doctor’s appointment.Cindy

“While it is important to take some time to recharge and relax, I encourage women to pay attention to their body, know your normal,” said the eight year breast cancer survivor.

“You are the best advocate for your health. Please schedule your mammogram, talk with your doctor if you notice anything different, and ask questions,” said Cindy.

Before Cindy started working for Susan G. Komen Columbus, she participated in many Races but now as a survivor, the event is now very personal and has a deeper meaning for her. She even has a goal of running the 5K when she celebrates 10 years of survivorship. When that day comes, Cindy, and other survivors who participate in the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure, will be met with a very big cheering section at the finish line.

Learn more about Cindy and her involvement with Komen Columbus.

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