Ready for A MOTHER of a Makeover? Meet Julie, the amazing winner of our Mother’s Day competition–and check out the difference a bit of pampering can make!

Five of Newtown’s best beauty businesses, Dolce Vita Beaute, A Loft Story, Jen Bazzi Makeup, Lady Lash and Brow Game, recently collaborated to make over a very special mother over two packed days. Choosing a winner for A MOTHER of a Makeover was a long process, full of smiles (and a few tears!) as we read the stories of many inspiring women. Julie Cumming’s winning entry, written by her best friend Mitzi, told us about her selfless attitude at home and work. Julie is a mother of three biological children and three more foster children, and spends her days as a respite carer for those with special needs. Mitzi described her as ‘the sweetest, most caring human who always cares for everyone before herself’–well, we decided that was going to change. We organised a two-day beauty crawl down Newtown’s famous King Street, where the hard working Julie was treated like a queen!

Julie’s first stop was at King Street’s Dolce Vita Beaute, where she met head aesthetician Kate and her talented team. Julie enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating hydration facial and a shellac mani-pedi, two of the salon’s signature treatments. With glowing skin and red-hot nails, it was time to continue on to Lady Lash.

At the Lady Lash salon, both Julie and her nominee Mitzi were treated to sets of hybrid eyelash extensions, a mixture of classic and volume lashes completely customised to their eye shapes and lifestyle. Brow Game’s Monika then took the reins, as she designed a fresh brow look for Julie using the microblading cosmetic tattoo technique. New brows means new confidence, a fantastic end to day one!

Day two saw Julie in the experienced hands of Jane at A Loft Story, where a hair treatment, cut, colour and style restored a natural shine to her blonde locks. Jen Bazzi completed the beauty bonanza with a personalised makeup application and lesson, using the latest products and techniques to highlight Julie’s natural beauty. Julie’s total treatments were valued at over $2000, a fitting prize for such a wonderful mum.

Julie was thrilled with her new makeover, posing for her photoshoot like a pro. We hope that she thoroughly enjoyed her beauty adventure, and we’re so excited to keep following her inspiring story.

Newtown's Mother of a Makeover Competition Winner

‘Thankyou so much to everyone involved in this fantastic competition,’ says Julie. ‘I’m feeling very blessed and lucky to be not only nominated, but to have won this amazing prize! Thankyou to my bestie Mitzi for nominating me, you