French Connection dress, $98, Bloomingdale’s, NYC, 800-232-1854. Pono by Joan Goodman bangles, $120 each, 866-336-PONO for stores. Isabel Toledo for Payless ballerina flats, $40, and mesh tote, $45, select Payless ShoeSource stores.
ADULT ED TEACHER: 36
Long Island City, NY
What was your favorite part of the experience?
The clothes were fabulous. They were pieces that I would never have thought to put together, but once I put them on, accessories and all, they really worked for me.
Have you changed since you’ve gotten your new look?
The new haircut is much edgier than my normal style. These reddish highlights make me feel a bit more like a rebel.
ZARA polka-dot blouse, $80, and leather miniskirt, $90, zara.com for stores. Mark Collected Treasures necklace, $18, meetmark.com. Club Monaco Tanya beaded draw-string bag, $150, Club Monaco, NYC, 212-459-9863. United Nude Haiku wedges, $290, unitednude.com.
ZARA blouse, $60, and cigarette pants, $70, zara.com for stores. H&M belt, $13, hm.com for stores. Sequin resin horn cuff, $58, 212-398-7363. Merona for Target faux-python tote, $25, select Target stores. Plenty by Tracy Reese Zuri heels, $149, bloomingdales.com. Ring, stylist’s own.
Sapphire De-silva (right) loved helping Yasmeen become more daring.
Tiffany sports her daily casual attire.
READING TEACHER, 36
What was it like seeing yourself in these photos for the first time?
I didn’t think that I was going to enjoy the pictures as much. I didn’t want to seem like a fake contestant on America’s Next Top Model, but posing was hard. It was fun though.
Have you kept up the look?
I’ve kept the hairstyle. I was afraid to wash it because the stylist wasn’t there. As for the clothes, I’ve matched every day since the photo shoot. My loved ones are glad that my Punky Brewster personality is on reserve mode.
TRINA TURK multicolor dress, $338, Bloomingdale’s, NYC, 800-232-1854. Nashelle Jewelry wire earrings, $175, nashelle.com. Colin Stuart for Victoria’s Secret Catalogue caged heels, $118, victoriassecret.com.
ANN TAYLOR cardigan, $68, anntaylor.com. Tory Burch blouse, $250, and Jones New York skirt, $99, both Bloomingdale’s, NYC, 800-232-1854. Martine Wester stud earrings, $16, martinewester.com. ASOS satchel, $54, asos.com. Lauren by Ralph Lauren pumps, $98, ralphlauren.com.
Friend Kellye Hickman (left) wanted Tiffan to shine.
HIV/AIDS PREVENTION SPECIALIST, 33
Mount Vernon, NY
What was your favorite part of the makeover?
I loved my hair and makeup; I feel much more confident about myself. I never looked so good or felt so beautiful!
Were you anxious the day of the photo shoot?
I was so nervous on set. I had no clue what to expect. But everyone was very nice and welcoming. And I’ve been trying hard to keep up the look. I’m not doing as well as the hair and makeup team, but I’m trying.
ALI RO ruched dress, $206, Lord & Taylor stores. Guy and Eva Mikayla earrings, $25, guyandeva.com. Steve Madden Caryssa pumps, $90, stevemadden.com.
BCBGENERATION silk anorak, $178, Lord & Taylor stores. T Tahari draped blouse, $40, Lord & Taylor stores. BCBG MaxAzria slacks, $158, Lord & Taylor stores. Vieta Veronique bag, $105, vietafashion.com. Steve Madden Caryssa pumps, $90, stevemadden.com.
Sheron, with friend Andrea Bracey, wears her typical night-out uniform.