Top Salon Winner Anna Osborne's Beauty to Bombshell Makeover

Time for a Transformation
Tallahassee Magazine’s Top Salon winning model, Anna Osborne

Photos by Scott Holstein

Anna wears a Nicole Miller emerald drape-neck gown with sequin skirt underlay from Narcissus. Ardan’s updated Anne’s hair to a warm honey hue and added extensions for volume and length. They decided to keep her makeup light, highlighting her natural beauty.

Just as the advent of the New Year means resolutions for self-improvement, the arrival of late spring and early summer means bona fide style transformation to show off the fruits of your hard work.

There is an art to a successful transformation, including the ability to incorporate trends, complement natural beauty with cutting-edge technique and create an end result that will work over time.

This ideal blend came together magically for Tallahassee Magazine’s Top Salon winning model, Anna Osborne. Working with Ardan’s Salon, Osborne underwent a complete transformation for the event that included teeth whitening by Dr. Russell Rainey, shopping trips to Narcissus and a dramatic change in hair color. Osborne strolled the catwalk wearing a formal green goddess dress and a tall up-do featuring a loose braid over her shoulder. “I was a little nervous but really excited and curious about what the outcome would be,” she said.

Osborne’s transformation was about as complex as her schedule. She works two jobs, averaging about 70 to 80 hours weekly. Even as she pursues an interior design license, she also volunteers at the Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center. Additionally, Osborne assists a sibling in getting through veterinary school.

Ardan’s owners, Laura Donaven and Lindsey Carpenter-Young, chose Osborne as the salon’s model because of her selfless nature, citing her willingness to give back despite her packed schedule. The duo spearheaded an effort that saw Osborne go from brunette to blonde using Scruples Blazing Hi-Lites and Low-Lites. The salon added caramel, honey, pale vanilla and cool light tones to her locks using foils and a graduated highlighting technique called balayage that made her hair look sun kissed. For the winning look, the salon added extensions for volume and length; however, the color and cut is a transformation Osborne says she is all too happy to maintain.

“I indeed plan on maintaining the transformation,” she said. “I am receiving rave reviews from everyone, and strangers actually think my hair is naturally blonde! I am making a lot of changes and embarking on some new journeys, so the new look complements my new start. I love it.”

Anna wears a white dress by Tibi’s new brand, 4 Collective, brushed gold disc necklace and mint green and gold beaded bracelet, all from Narcissus. Ardan’s gave Anna an Old Hollywood look with soft curls and natural makeup.

Anna wears David Khan’s splash print denim pants and white button down BCBG top with Susan Shaw gold earrings. Ardan’s Salon gave her a tousled faux bob and fresh spring makeup.

View more photos of Top Salon winner Anna Osborne during her Ardan’s transformation and at the Narcissus photo shoot by clicking here.
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