By Aly Walansky


Jodi Martin is a wife, mother and nurse who was ready for a change. After undergoing severe doses of steroids due to an exacerbation of multiple sclerosis, her hair was damaged and thinning. Approaching the big 4-0, she was ripe for some well-timed pampering – and that’s exactly what she received!

“I have always loved my long hair but I was getting to a point that all I did was put it up in a ponytail. When I saw this unique opportunity I knew I had to take it!” says Jodi.

The Hair
“The first step was looking at her face shape,” says Nunzio Saviano, who performed Jodi’s BELLA in You makeover at his new salon on 65th Street between Park & Lexington in New York City.

Jodi has a round face, so Nunzio decided to leave the front a little longer so the bangs can be pushed away and left a lot of height on top by cutting the hair around the head, leaving length around the ears. This allows her to tuck it behind her ears and style it different ways if she needs to.

“Her hair texture is thick with a natural wave, so I added layers. The most important rule with a pixie is to work with the layers. Since her hair has a lot of body, this worked for the sides but not the top. I cut it shorter on top to reduce puffiness,” says Nunzio. “This look is edgy and fashionable. I think she looks amazing!”

Jodi’s look was given dimension by master colorist, Stephanie Brown, who lightened her base color before following with a full head of highlights and lowlights.
“I had to tone the back portion of her hair to correct the previous color that was done,” explains Stephanie, whose goal was to warm up Jodi’s hair to better suit her skin tone. The wrong highlights can wash out your skin, but this new hair color and style is young and fresh without looking over processed.

“This hair cut is huge for me,” says Jodi.  “It’s so easy and so fun, I love it.  I can leave it wet and it still looks fabulous!”

The Face
e.l.f. makeup artist, Achelle Dunaway taught Jodi how to banish her under eye dark circles – a common plight of busy moms – with a lighter shade of concealer under the eyes for an awakened look and then filled in her lines with the e.l.f. HD Powder all over the face. Another aspect of the brightening included contouring and sculpting with bronzer and applying a more natural shade on the lid up to the brow bone paired with added depth and definition with a nice neutral brown in the crease and outer corner of the eye.

“Jodi is a naturally beautiful woman, so I focused on just enhancing her natural beauty by making her makeup showcase her gorgeousness,” says Achelle. “Her overall makeover was such a transformation, it’s amazing how when you look good you feel good. Her confidence radiated and she looked like her daughter’s sister. A true ageless beauty!”

“I love my new look!” says Jodi. “I wanted to feel feminine and also wanted a change!  Added bonus is it takes max 10 minutes to get ready in the AM!”

Nunzio Saviano Salon
30 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

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