It’s not every day that a friend and co-worker becomes a contest finalist and wins a trip to New York, a hair transformation with celebrity stylist Mark Townsend, and a chance to star in a Dove® TV ad. But that’s exactly what’s happening to our dear Mandy Wolvert, a sales activation specialist here at Creative Memories.
Mandy’s trip to New York and hair transformation are happening this week. And just that part would be great. But – with help from all of us – there can be so much more. It’s a contest. Mandy’s one of three finalists and she needs your vote.
The three finalists’ entry videos are posted on dove.us (The Dove® Make Friends with Your Hair Contest) and you can vote for Mandy, once each day, through Nov. 28. So go vote right now before you even bother reading the rest of this post. We’ll wait. (You may win some free products when you vote. My friend Liz just voted and won a free bath robe and Dove product. What fun!)
Bad hair daze
Mandy’s a sweetheart. We all love her. But – and we mean this in the nicest possible way – she’s got some crazy hair. (Now, to some of us, that’s one of her most endearing qualities.) So when Mandy first told us she was a finalist for a spot in a shampoo commercial, we all responded with lots of enthusiastic (but slightly confused) congratulations. “Too funny, everyone,” she quipped. “I’m a finalist because of my BAD hair.”
Actually, Mandy, it wasn’t just your hair that made the difference. According to the contest’s official rules, finalists were picked based on likability and personality (50 percent); creativity and originality (30 percent); and eloquence and articulation (20 percent). Looking at the judging criteria, you were born to be a winner!
Before Mandy left for New York, she told us this trip was a dream come true. “Some girls dream of a fairytale wedding,” Mandy said. “My dream has been to have my hair done by a celebrity hairstylist.”
And it wasn’t just any stylist that did Mandy’s hair. It was the talented and experienced Mark Townsend, who works on hair for folks like Reese Witherspoon and Penelope Cruz (not to drop names). Now he gets to add Mandy Wolvert to his portfolio. And we can’t wait to hear all about it!
Mandy’s story is one for the books – Creative Memories StoryBooks, that is. We’re excited to see all her pictures from the trip, and we’re excited to see the album or StoryBook she ends up creating (which MIGHT look a little something like what we’ve started for her below). But mostly we’re excited that, in all this year’s Wolvert family holiday photos, Mandy’s going to see the beautiful woman we’ve always seen!