Women’s Center offers makeovers through “Work Your Image”

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By Danielle St. Marie
Lansing Star Staff Writer

Job interviews are stressful, and the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing helps women prepare – inside and outside.

The VivEsta Salon in Lansing on Monday April 14, 2014, women from the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing participated in the “Work Your Image” event.

Before the makeovers began, each women participating went to the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing’s professional clothes closet and picked out a new outfit complete with accessories.

Each outfit was brought to Vivesta Salon in Lansing, where the women received their makeovers.

“It’s one of my favorite days here (at the center),”said Cindie Alwood, co-founder of the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing.

“We help them with the inside work at the center and we find the salon stylists to help with the outside.”

VivEsta Salon owner Dawn Beyers donated her time for the makeovers purely to see the joy on their faces for their upcoming interviews.


Beyers runs the program “Cut It Out” that teaches the stylists how to communicate with a woman they feel is experiencing domestic abuse. Brochures are in the salon to spread awareness and to provide a contact number for women to call to get to a safe place away from the abuse.


“The salon owner knows what it feels like to be where these women have been,” said Alwood.

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