Retired mom couldn’t find confidence to take care of herself—but dramatic makeover brings her to tears

September 11, 2017 5:05 pm Last Updated: September 27, 2017 10:01 am

After having to take an early retirement for health reasons, Belita Edwards couldn’t find the will to take care of her looks. Over time, Edwards felt this started to take a toll on her confidence and self-esteem. She felt insecure about her appearance—and therefore too insecure to do something about it.

Something like a complete hairdo felt like it would be a luxury, but then the organization Makeovers That Matter got in touch with her and partnered with Paul Mitchell salons to give Edwards a new look.

Edwards was touched, because though retired, she felt she had more to give back to the world and that she could do so if she only had the confidence.

“My hair right now makes me feel really insecure; my self-esteem as well because I don’t take care of my hair. And I want to look good,” Edwards said.

See, Edwards was in the US military for three years, and helping veterans is a cause close to her heart. She wanted to get involved in programs that would reach out and provide help to female veterans the way Makeovers That Matter was doing for her.

Edwards also wanted to show her children that she was taking care of herself.

“To me, now beauty means that my outside looks as good as my inside,” Edwards said. “I know I’m a good person. But I haven’t shown that on the outside.”

After completely recoloring her hair, styling and cutting it, Edwards’s new look was revealed.

She started to tear up, seeing the dramatic transformation.

“In 12 months, I see myself just taking the world by storm,” she said.