Back-to-school . . . it’s almost here.
Traditionally, the fashion focus is on kids. But truth be told, teachers want to start the year looking their best, too, a point underscored when nearly a hundred LI teachers wrote in to participate in Newsday’s annual teacher makeover. Classroom veterans wanted an update, freshly minted teachers wanted to enter the workplace looking professional, some needed a quick fix, others a serious confidence boost. And while we wanted to provide every applicant with a special day, we could choose only three.
This year, the makeover process began at nuBest salon and spa in Manhasset, where our teachers spent h-o-u-r-s. For all, it was a little scary as creative director Jamie Mazzei made some big decisions about their hair: lop it off, embrace the curls, layer to the max. Then it was on to the color department, where Christian Fleres gave each a serious — and in one case, dramatic — color fix.
Onward to Newsday’s photo studio, where the teachers were greeted by a glam squad of nuBest hair dressers and makeup artists, along with a fashion stylist who had rolled in some of fall’s best looks.
When it comes to the classroom, you always hear about model students. In this case, it was all about model teachers, quite literally, as they posed for our photographer feeling great and looking fabulous. As for grades? We give them a “G” . . . for gorgeous.
2016 teacher makeovers
Mary Beth Palazzolo
Embrace the curls
A serious trim
A new 'do