Two Amazing Hello Gorgeous! Stories


Talking about our partnership with the Hello Gorgeous! nonprofit organization always makes us happy! This relationship allows us to provide makeovers and cosmetics lessons to women who are fighting cancer. We’re constantly inspired by these women’s courage, positivity and determination.

Jennifer Blackledge

Jennifer Blackledge was nominated for Hello! Gorgeous by her loving daughter Allison Dubbs. As she’s currently finishing up radiation therapy for breast and lymph node cancer, Allison thought her mother deserved to feel beautiful and appreciated now more than ever. “The past year has been so hard for us all,” she says. “My mom put her whole life on hold for my sister and me and has never gotten a break in life. I want her to feel immensely appreciated.”

Jennifer was a young mother who was constantly working to give them a safe, happy life. She put herself through college to receive her LPN certification and then waited to receive her RN license until Allison and her sister had graduated high school. Everything about her life has been about serving others. We’re so happy that we were able to give such a loving, compassionate and hardworking woman a chance to treat herself for once!

Margaret Doane

Margaret Doane was nominated for the Hello! Gorgeous experience by her close friend Laure Frechette. She just finished undergoing chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer, which she’s fought with grace, dignity, and positive. “She and her husband Shawn have six young children,” says Laure. “They have done everything possible to keep their home life as “normal” as possible throughout this difficult time. Margaret has inspired so many people in her community with her courage and strength throughout this past year.”

Laure has taught three of Margaret’s children, so she knows what a wonderful, caring, and giving family they come from. Between caring for her children and going through cancer treatments, Margaret deserves to take time for herself. The team at Douglas J Salons is thrilled to have been able to spend time with her and provide a few hours of well-deserved pampering!

Have a Hello Gorgeous! Nominee?

We’re always looking for more inspiring women for Hello Gorgeous! Every time we have a chance to do a makeover, we get to learn about someone’s unique story. If you’d like to nominate a woman who’s battling cancer for this experience, click here! We would love to treat them to a special day.

We’d like to offer a special thank you to Maurice’s and Van Attas for providing the clothing and flowers for these makeovers!

Want to read more about Hello Gorgeous! experiences? Check out these blog posts!

Read: “5 Incredible Hello Gorgeous! Stories”

Read: “Eva’s Story”

Read: “Deena’s Story”

Read: “Ally’s Story”

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