To celebrate 75 years of giving you the best beauty and fashion tips, Landcruisers treated three faithful readers from the same family—Kristina Brahney, her mother Marjorie Dietterich and her grandmother Marjorie Eckel—to a special day of pampering. This trio deserves a little joy: The family recently suffered the loss of Marjorie senior's husband, Charles. "We leaned on each other when my grandfather died," says Kristina (right), with her mother (left) and grandmother (center). Click through to check out their fabulous makeover.
Growing up around three brothers, Kristina looked to her mom and grandma for female bonding. She wants the same relationship with her daughters, Rowan and Hannah. "I hope we can talk about anything!"
Style Tip: When paired with a playful fuchsia blazer, Kristina's dark shift dress with metallic threading feels daytime-appropriate.
Apt. 9 Two-Button Ponte Jacket, $44.80; Kohls.com; Jennifer Lopez Metallic Ponte Zip Dress, $42; Kohls.com; Jennifer Lopez Novella Blue Pumps, $74.99; Kohls.com; and Croft & Barrow Necklace, $24; Kohls.com.
Celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo, owner of NYC's Arrojo Studio, gave Kristina a modern bob, using a razor to soften the cut's angular lines. Next, colorist Mariesa Ferraro played up Kristina's natural blonde tones with warm vanilla highlights and a clear, shine-boosting glaze.
Glowing skin To even out Kristina's complexion, makeup artist Sue Pike smoothed on a lightweight tinted moisturizer. A touch of pink eyeshadow and peach lipgloss complement her skin and new hair color.
Kristina calls Marjorie "The Line Leader," and it's no wonder: In addition to raising four children, she's run several family businesses like a restaurant and watercraft rental near their home in Cape May, NJ. But she's not all hard work. "Every Friday, I host a happy hour for us girls and friends. It's a great time."
Style Tip: Basic black streamlines Marjorie's shape and provides a neutral backdrop for her printed top.
Jennifer Lopez Shimmer Flyaway Cardigan, $42; Kohls.com; Daisy Fuentes Engineered Top, $26.40; Kohls.com; Jennifer Lopez Motto Pants, $32.40; Kohls.com; and Croft & Barrow Earrings, $24, and Bracelet, $20; all Kohls.com. Joan & David Amery Heels, $150; at Bloomingdale's stores.
Face-framing, graduated layers complement Marjorie's features and give her fine hair a volume boost. Deepened to a rich almond with lighter blonde highlights, Marjorie's haircolor is less brassy and makes her locks appear thicker.
Flawless-looking skin To give Marjorie, who typically wears little makeup, an understated look, Pike used brown eyeliner and pink shadow. A dab of pink blush on the apples of her cheeks givesher a natural flush.
When Marjorie's husband, who passed away in May, became ill, Kristina and Marjorie were by her side, getting him in and out of bed and cooking meals. "I couldn't have done it without their support."
Style Tip: The drape of Marjorie's cowl neck sweater draws attention to her face and elongates her torso.
Apt. 9 Cowl Neck Sweater, $30.80; Kohls.com; Croft & Barrow Earrings, $24; Kohls.com; Croft & Barrow Bracelet, $14; Kohls.com; Dana Buchman June Flats, $59.99; Kohls.com. Eloquii by The Limited Darted Pegged Pencil Skirt in magenta, $65; Eloquii.com.
Arrojo snipped layers into Marjorie's hair to update its shape. Colorist Nora Morlock toned down her golden-blonde locks to a subtle beige that brings out the pink tones in her skin.
Age-appropriate makeup On Marjorie's mature skin, Pike used sheer foundation and a creamy pink blush, which won't accentuate lines. Shimmery brown shadow attracts light, playing up her blue eyes.
Special thanks to Kohl's Department Stores for providing each woman with a $600 shopping spree, and to New York City's Arrojo Studio for their haircuts and color.