Hairdresser Breanne Milyo colored, cut and styled Theresa Lungarini's thick head of blonde hair on Tuesday afternoon, and also applied her makeup in a free makeover at Salon DARIN, 435 Main Street.
Lungarini has been working out at H.E.A.R. Fitness Studio, 887 Main Street, for 12 weeks as a participant in its fifth annual Monroe's Biggest Loser Contest. She not only exceeded her goal in lost body fat, she won the contest outright. The grand prize is $450 and a free makeover at Salon DARIN.
Theresa and Jason, her husband of 12 years, have two children. As Milyo colored Theresa's hair, Jason surprised her by showing up with a bouqet of roses (See the video).
"Theresa was very dedicated," said Vania Isaac, owner of H.E.A.R. Fitness. "She knew what she wanted when she started. Every week she had a focus."
Of training Lungarini, Isaac said, "She not only made it easy, she made it fun. I don't think she ever missed a class."
Isaac expressed her gratitude toward Darren Reitberg, owner and master stylist at Salon DARIN, for his support of the contest. For the third year, the salon has given away weekly gifts and the grand prize of a free makeover.
Among some of the gifts Salon DARIN has given away were free haircuts, shampoos and keratin quick blow dry treatments.
"Darren has been very supportive and my clients love him and speak highly of him," said Isaac. "It's a good partnership."
She also thanked Olympia Sports in Newtown for giving away a free T-shirt and Kelly Plunkett of Arbonne for being a sponsor.