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Beauty gives back: Over 65 women get pampered for Veterans Day

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Style for heroes

Fashion and beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson showed support for the troops in her own unique way last Wednesday.
Veterans Day
Mary Alice Stephenson gives Veterans Day makeovers

The fashion and style guru helped beauty give back by providing over 65 makeovers to the mothers, sisters and wives of our veterans. SheKnows joins Mary Alice in saying thank you for always being loyal to those who are loyal to our country.

These makeovers were about more than just hair accessories and fashionable things — they were about making these women feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. The two-day pamper initiative led up to the annual Stand Up for Heroes event at Beacon Theater on Nov. 8.

The first day started with racks of donated clothes (Thanks to Nine West and The Limited!) at The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers and Mary Alice's team of top stylists. The 65 plus women picked through racks and tried on pretty things. Shoes and accessories decorated the room, waiting to adorn the women who deserved to sparkle.

The women who care for our Veteran's get makeovers
Mary Alice Stephenson pampers women before Stand up for Heroes event

On the second day, it was time for hair and makeup. Mary Alice's chosen glam squad came prepared to complete their looks and get the women red carpet ready for Stand Up for Heroes 2012, the event that brought these women and their husbands, brothers and fathers together for an honorary Veterans Day celebration.

As a longtime supporter of The Bob Woodruff Foundation, Mary Alice found a beautiful way to support Veterans and their families. We're crossing our fingers for 65 successful makeovers next year, too! In the meantime follow more of Mary Alice's beauty and style updates on her Facebook page here.

Mary Alice Stephenson and her glam squad
Thank you for supporting our military families Mary and glam squad!

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