Each year for PEOPLE’s annual Half Their Size issue, our weight loss superstars are flown out to New York City for two days of photo shoots and wardrobe, hair and makeup styling. To celebrate their incredible weight loss accomplishments, we took the women — Katie Bolden, Sara Cloutier, Robin Janes, Morgan Root and Bonnie Wiles — to SoHo’s Cutler Salon for total hair makeovers.
Six different colorists and stylists from Cutler, who have worked with celebs like Hailey Baldwin, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, gave our stars brand-new looks for the photo shoot. See their before and after photos below!
BEFORE: Sara Cloutier, 36
Sara’s hair was past her shoulders before stylist Breno Miranda got to work. She gave her a shorter cut and plenty of layers to give lightness to Sara’s thick hair. Then colorist Elena Tavarez added in a few darker sections within Sara’s blond hair for extra dimension.
BEFORE: Bonnie Wiles, 58
Bonnie already had a cute bob, but stylist Breno Miranda added more layering and an angled cut around her face for better bounce. Then colorist Carly Militello thinned out Bonnie’s highlights and added darker tones.
BEFORE: Morgan Root, 35
Morgan’s makeover was the talk of the salon. She already had a short cut, but stylist Rodney Cutler — the salon owner — took it even shorter, with choppy layering that Morgan loved for its “edginess.” To take the look even further, colorist Carly Militello gave Morgan an icy-cold blond color.
BEFORE: Robin Janes, 28
BEFORE: Katie Bolden, 32
Katie’s hair had great color already, so she just got a fresh cut from stylist Jocelyn Marrero.