She’s your girl. She’s been with you through thick and thin. You love everything about her — except her clothes! Sound familiar? If you have a friend that deserves — or just plain needs — a head-to-toe makeover, here’s your chance to get her year off to a stylish start. Enter her for a chance to win the ESSENCE FASHION AMBUSH where, if she wins, our team of stylists and fashion experts will give her the look that will turn heads and pull her out of her fashion rut.

Plus, she could get to show off her new look in an upcoming issue of ESSENCE magazine. Just send us a recent full-length picture of your friend along with why she deserves (or needs) a makeover and what you think are her top five fashion faux pas. But don’t wait! Our submission deadline is Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Email you entries to Please put FASHION AMBUSH in the subject line. Good luck! Click here for the rules.

Instructions: Simply copy and paste the form below into your email, fill out all the necessary info on you and your friend, attach a recent full-length image of her, and email your entry to with “FASHION AMBUSH” in the subject line. ACT NOW!   


1. Name:
2. Mailing address:
3. Phone number:
4. Email address:
5. My friend deserves (or needs) a makeover because:
6. Your friend’s 5 fashion and beauty faux pas:

1. Name:
2. Age:
3. Mailing Address:
4. Phone Number:
5. Email Address: