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Extreme Makeover: Mom Edition

We treated three Family Circle readers to confidence-boosting transformations with fresh haircuts and color -- gorgeous makeup too. Then we dressed them in body-flattering clothes. We swear they look 10 pounds thinner. Talk about a happy Mother's Day!

Christine Burda, 42, Date Night Chic
"Over the past few years, I had lost all confidence in myself. Now, with this new look, I feel it's the year for me to make a big change."

About Christine: A single mother of two about to embark on a new career, Christine is stuck in a style rut. She likes her everyday clothing, but wants to kick things up a notch for date nights.

Style Solution: Emerald is the color of the year, and Christine rocks it! The shade flatters her skin tone, and the cut of this bright sheath complements her curves. Add ankle-strap pumps and she's set for an evening out.

Clothing: Dress, Muse Apparel, $136. Shoes, Chinese Laundry, $70. Cuff, Towne & Reese, $35.

Her Beauty Boost: Christine was ready for a dramatic new look. Tricomi shaped her fine locks into a classic bob, which gives her hair fullness. To add movement, he left it slightly longer in the front. Subtle honey highlights soften Christine's dark hue, and peach-colored blush accentuates her chiseled cheeks.