A KIRKCALDY mum enjoyed a special day of pampering on after being crowned the winner of the Fife Free Press Mother’s Day Makeover competition.
Debra Wilkie (53), was treated to a hair re-style from Ronnie Marshall, owner of award-winning hairdressers Byron, skincare and make-up by Christine from Bliss Beauty, clothing to wear from boutique Rouge and a once-in-a-lifetime photoshoot with the man who first shot Kate Middleton, Press photographer Walter Neilson.
Debra, who works as an early years officer at Carlton Nursery, was nominated for the competition - run with Byron Hairdressing - by her son, Jason.
Debra and her husband George adopted Jason in 2006, after he had come to the couple from respite care.
She said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day from beginning to end. I went along with Jason to Byron’s in the morning and was treated to Bucks Fizz, pastries and muffins while Ronnie started to curl my hair. I haven’t had my hair curled for years!
“Ronnie also gave me a bouquet of flowers and wine. Christine came in a short time later to do my make-up and she did an amazing job. I was so pleased with it.
“I tried on about seven or eight dresses at Rouge but ended up chosing the first one, it was a lovely red dress which has a lot of detail in the neckline.”
Walter took some photographs of Debra at the salon and also arranged for pictures to be shot at Glebe Neighbourhood Centre (thanks to Julie Dickson who opened the centre on the day).
Walter said Jason, made an excellent assistant.
Debra added: “I ended up buying the dress because it would remind me of Jason putting me forward for this competition - it was too special to hand back.
“I want to thank everyone for giving up their time on a Sunday for me.”