"I knew I was in a rut and was looking to have a change," said 39-year-old Crystal Gates, a mom of three and Marine wife who works as a Family Readiness Officer at Camp Pendleton. Gates, who has been through seven deployments with her husband, says while it has been a privilege to be married to a Marine for 20 years, they've spent nearly half of that time apart.
"I have learned to be mom and dad at times, deal with electrical issues, water main breaks, gas leaks and mice," says Gates.
When Gates was first contacted by mom.me for a makeover, she said it could not have come at a more perfect time. "When the opportunity for the makeover came, I knew my prayers had been answered. It's the chance of a lifetime!"
Mom.me teamed up with makeover stylist Diane Goldenberg of Style-Over to give Crystal a completely new look (as well as the ultimate 'me time' escape). Watch the video to see how it all unfolded!
Click here to see more photos from Crystal's makeover.
Special thanks to makeover stylist Diane Goldenberg of Style-Over, Azure Salon, and The Viceroy in Santa Monica, Calif.