HOW TO STYLE: Rachel Summers

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Rachel Summers loves helping others, one aspect of her current nearly two-year position as a Jefferson Bank teller. However, the 20-year-old from Holts Summit has decided to go back to school in the near future.

Looking to first get her general education and then focus on an area of study in the medical field, Summers decided to pursue college to better herself.

“I love helping people and always had a particular interest in the medical field and how it’s operated. I’m excited to get my life started, be able to get out on my own, and see what life has in store for me,” she said.

In honor of this big step, Summers recently received a makeover through the help of Sydney Broderick Salon and Fine Mess Boutique. Summers described her personal style as laid back, often wearing jeans, leggings, T-shirts and hoodies. However, she was thrilled to receive the opportunity to step out of her comfort zone.


“Seeing myself dressed up, the side of me that doesn’t come out, is what I’m most excited about with the makeover,” she said prior to the experience.

After receiving a gorgeous new hair style and color with beautiful clothing and accessories, Summers found the makeover experience “amazing” with everyone making her feel “right at home.” Summers felt amazed about her new hair and loved the dress and turquoise accents in her outfit.

“The makeover was amazing! I had desired that hair for awhile and they nailed it,” Rachel said. “The salon and boutique taught me how to dress and feel beautiful while still being comfortable.”

Meet the Gurus

Alyssa Thoenen

Licensed cosmetologist/stylist

Sydney Broderick Salon & Spa

Alyssa Thoenen has worked in the industry for four years and is the newest member of the Sydney Broderick team. In addition to earning her cosmetology license in 2013 from Merrell University, she has also been educated in the Keratin Complex Smoothing System, Jane Iredale makeup, Hot Heads hair extensions and Jan Marini skincare. In Alyssa’s free time she enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with her family and watching movies. “Life isn’t perfect but your hair can be, so call today,” she said.

Victoria Langley 

Makeup specialist/cosmetologist

Sydney Broderick Salon & Spa

Victoria Langley graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in Columbia in 2015 and started at Sydney Broderick Salon & Spa the next day. Victoria loves doing full glam makeup sessions and playing with bold colors and eye shapes to get different looks. She is also a full-time hair stylist, so she can transform someone’s image in all aspects. “Nothing beats watching someone look in the mirror after I’ve done their makeup or done their hair, and they get to see themselves in a new light,” Victoria said. “It shows in their eyes.”

Nikki Payne 

Owner, Fine Mess Boutique 

Nikki Payne is the owner of Fine Mess Boutique and The Snob Shop Exchange. She dreamed of one day opening a boutique and fulfilled that dream in 2014. Nikki opened her first shop, The Snob Shop Exchange, in November 2011. Both stores are conveniently located right across the street from each other in downtown Jefferson City. Fine Mess Boutique is the source for contemporary ladies apparel and accessories. Nikki seeks out the latest fashion trends and offers them to customers at a friendly price for sizes small to 3x.

The Style

Hair – Alyssa used Paul Mitchell The Color XG to deepen Rachel’s base with a red violet, lightened her ends with Pravana Pure Light Balayage Lightener and mixed in Brazilian Bond Builder to help protect the integrity of her hair during her transformation. After she finished processing, Alyssa shampooed with Kevin Murphy Hair Repair, blow-dried and coated Rachel’s hair in a Demi peach glaze formula. While styling Rachel, Alyssa used Kevin Murphy Anti.Gravity (oil free volumizer) at her base and Body.Mass (leave-in plumping conditioning treatment) on her mids to ends. Using Hair.Resort Spray, she curled Rachel’s ends and finished her style with Kevin Murphy Doo.Over Spray to achieve a relaxed every day look.

Makeup – Victoria used Jane Iredale’s BB cream and concealer topped with their pressed powder to give a full coverage base and even out Rachel’s skin tone, prepping her face before the makeover. To really complement her cheek bones, Victoria used a shade of Jane Iredale’s pressed powder a few shades darker than her skin tone to define her face shape. She kept the look bronzy to compliment Rachel’s new hair and used a burnt peachy blush and soft peach highlighter to draw attention to the high points of her face. Victoria also used a coppery warm eyeshadow with a pop teal in the lower lash line to both emphasize Rachel’s green eyes and the flecks of blue in them. A smoky black liner using shadow and black mascara, fluttery strip lashes and a glossy warm pink lip finished off Rachel’s new look.

Rachel Before
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