Amazed And Astonished
She got up from the chair and went to the mirror, but what she saw she couldn’t believe. Nothing seemed real. Her hairstylist Theodore just stood in silence.
Theodore was no newbie to the world of hairstyling. He had 15 years behind him and had even worked on people like Jennifer Aniston and Mariah Carey. But what he did to Sarah was completely unexpected. Sarah didn’t know what to think, what was everyone else thinking?
A Sheltered Life
Sarah had lived quite a sheltered life. All her life she had been born and raised Amish. But the 21-year-old girl could never have expected what was going to happen next.
Sarah was a part of the Amish community and as such lived by many strict codes. But the day she decided to rebel against them meant that a big change was coming.
The Amish Community
The Amish originated in Switzerland and are a very religious and faithful group that can be traced all the way back to the 1500s.
Amish was originally a word used in the 1700s for shame. Because the Amish became outsiders from normal communities. They have strict rules that everyone must abide by, except Sarah.
The Amish value God and order above all else. It’s why their codes are very strict and unforgiving. One such example is that they have to adhere to a strict wardrobe.
This means that woman may not style their hair or use makeup of any kind. They are shunned as being selfish. But Sarah had had enough.
Not Your Average 21 Year Old
Sarah had been Amish her whole life which meant she didn’t live the life of a normal teenager. Her hair had never been cut or styled in any way.
Hair care is important to most young adults. But this was unheard of in Sarah’s eyes. But soon someone would arrive in her community that would change everything.
Man On A Mission
In 2014 just as Sarah turned 21, Glamour magazine sent out Theodore Leaf, a highly renowned hairy stylist, to give Sarah a makeover.
Theodore had worked with huge celebrities such as Mariah Carey and Jennifer Anniston, so he was excited about this next project: a makeover on Amish girl. Sounds easy right? Well, when Theodore arrived at Sarah’s Amish home, he was lost for words at what he saw.
A Fashion Disaster
Theodore had never seen anything like this before. It was a fashion nightmare! He opened the door to Sarah’s home, and his mouth dropped when he saw the 21-year old’s outfit. She was wearing a long brown dress with a high neckline, and a skirt that fell way past her knees.
If modesty was an outfit, this for sure would be it! Theodore watched Sarah tidy up her house and saw her brown hair tucked up under her traditional Amish cap. But Theodore couldn’t help but think why now? Why did this Amish girl wait 21 years for a makeover?
Time To Let Her Hair Down
You see Sarah admitted she wanted to explore other options. She felt now was the time to let loose and do whatever felt right for her. After all, it was her life and she was in charge of her destiny.
“Change is good, right?” Sarah kept asking herself, hundreds of times while she waited for her makeover. She had to stay positive, she couldn’t think of what others would say. Little did she know she should have.
Getting Ready For The Makeover
Theodore had been a hairy stylist for 15 years now and he had never met anybody like Sarah. He could tell she was nervous, he watched as she tapped her feet and bit her lip, soaked in anxiety and conflict.
He didn’t want to ask her what others would think, instead, he picked up a pair of scissors and began to work his magic. But nobody was expecting what would happen next.
Blondes Have More Fun
As Theodore went to work on Sarah’s hair, he felt like she had to either go big or go home. After all its good to experiment, right? He suggests that she should go blonde.
As soon as Theodore suggested a change of hair color, Sarah felt sick to her stomach. But she had to do this. She had to take risks. She quietly replied, “sure,” and smiled at Theodore. But keeping her new hairstyle would prove difficult for Sarah.
While Theodore colored Sarah’s hair she explained that there was no electricity at home, which means she wouldn’t be able to blow dry her new luscious locks.
However, Theodore recommended Sarah to set her hair in braids to add some texture and to also use conditioning products to give her hair some boost and volume. Finally, it was time for the big reveal.
The Finished Look
Theodore finishes snipping and cutting away at Sarah’s hair and steps back to take a peek at the finished look, and he’s utterly lost for words. He had been cutting and styling hair for 15 years now and he had never been a transformation like this before!
She looked completely different. Sarah could see the look of shock on Theodore’s face and she started to panic. Had she made a bad decision? It was too late now. She had to take a look for herself.
Too Late To Back Out
Sarah gets up and slowly walks across to the mirror on the other side of the room. Regret, anxiety, and fear creep up her spine as she realizes she’s seconds away from looking at her the ‘new her.’
Will she regret it? Had she made a stupid mistake? Will everybody hate her for this? It was too late to ask questions now. It was time for the big reveal. And big it was!
Looking In The Mirror
Sarah opens her eyes, looks at the mirror and is astonished by what she sees. The dull and lifeless brown hair of a conservative Amish 21-year-old? Gone. Instead, bright and cheerful highlights with a fun bounce are in its place.
She’s lost for words but is over the moon with her new hairdo. She loved everything: the color, the style, and the shape. But how would everybody else feel about her new look?
A Very Happy Ending
Many of Sarah’s friends loved her new makeover. Laura, Sarah’s best friend, described her new look as being very “Sarah” – carefree and happy.
Sarah was pleased that everybody else loved her makeover as much as she did. And she thoroughly thanked Theodore for everything he did. For the first time, Sarah finally felt happy. It just goes to show how much a makeover can change your life!