The annual fashion show brings out the best in all involved, but three lucky women had a chance to show a new side of themselves. Jeanette Hajjar (Matthew, Gr. 3; Grace, Gr. 2), Tina Najibi (Alexander, Gr. 10; Mary, Gr. 6) and Noela Nakos (Melina, Gr. 6) volunteered as models and were selected for a pre-show makeover for the committee photo shoot in October.
Hair and make-up were done by James Craig Hair Color & Design in Saratoga, supporters of the fashion show since its inception; owner Robert James personally did the hair styling.
“I was very happy with the hairstyle,” said Najibi. “It looks great and is low maintenance. Robert did a wonderful job creating a style that looks good, is within my comfort zone and is easy to take care of. I took my daughter to the shop and she enjoyed the salon so much she couldn’t stop talking about it!”
Beverly Zeiss, who has produced the fashion show for the last four years and is producing this year’s show, “Outside the Box,” styled their clothes, which are courtesy of Macy’s, another long-time supporter of the fashion show. The “after” photos were taken by this year’s official photographer, Lori Rose.
Nakos noted the best part of the makeover was, “getting an opportunity to spend time with Tina, Jeanette, Christine (Davis, fashion show business chair) and of course, Beverly. They were all fantastic. I was overwhelmed by the amount of attention. It was a lot of fun.”
Nakos noted she did not change her daily look following the makeover, “except my hair. I think Robert did a fantastic job.” She went on to praise the whole fashion show effort. “I love the team spirit that has been so prevalent in every event, meeting and activity,” Nakos said. “Being a new parent at Harker, I felt quickly integrated into the wonderful Harker community.”