Clients come into NUVO Salon & Spa receiving their usual beauty services but something that makes our salon unique to the Frederick area is that we are Hello Gorgeous! certified. Hello Gorgeous! is a non-profit organization founded by Kim and Mike Becker in 2005 with the mission to empower women battling all types of cancer through a day of beauty to bring back some of the femininity that cancer has taken away. NUVO is the 30th salon in the country to be certified in order to provide local Frederick women this unique beauty experience. After employees went through a three hour certification class, NUVO has the privilege to provide one local woman each month with a Gorgeous experience.
We select women from nominations sent in by family or friends and arrange for a day to surprise the selected woman with a facial, manicure, pedicure, make-up, hair services, a new outfit and a reveal party at a local restaurant with all of her loved ones.
On Saturday, June 7, 2014 we rolled out the red carpet to surprise Hagerstown school teacher, Krista Sterrett, with a NUVO Gorgeous experience after being nominated by her husband. We greeted Krista, her husband and son with flowers and chocolates as they entered the salon. With the tears rolling, we explained to Krista that through Hello Gorgeous! NUVO will be providing her with a day off to relax and be pampered. As a mother of a one-year-old and school teacher going through cancer treatment, Krista has been working everyday with only taking a day off here and there for her appointments. Inspiring stories like Krista’s are the reason why we are part of this mission in helping women battling cancer show off their inner beauty during these hard times. Our make-over team team provided Krista with a 45-minute facial, manicure, pedicure, highlights, haircut and full make-up. After being beauty-fied, Anne Taylor donated a new outfit for Krista. To end the day of pampering, Krista was surprised with a reveal party lunch donated by Macaroni Grill with her loved ones.
It is an extremely rewarding experience to see women, such as Krista, able to take a day to herself and forget she is battling a deadly disease. We are lucky to have the opportunity to take our passion of beauty and provide it to those who may not be able to take the time to themselves as a treat for their hard work.
A thank you note from Krista to the NUVO staff:
I can’t begin to thank you enough for my amazing day and gorgeous makeover. Everyone made me feel so welcomed and special from the moment I walked in the door. This past year has certainly been a challenge for me and my family, but through this journey I have met some wonderful and helpful people. I have had so many people I don’t know reach out to help me and my family. I will always remember your staff for making me feel relaxed and at ease that day. I can never thank you enough. God bless you all.