Announcing Five Winners of the #GetWhipped Makeover in Support of Lounsbury House

Lounsbury House and Whip Salon are pleased to reveal the five finalists chosen to participate in an exciting new fundraising event called the #GetWhipped Makeover in support of Lounsbury House.

The five lucky ladies were selected from dozens of heartfelt, worthy nominations. Each participant will receive a complete makeover leading up to the big unveiling at the event. The winners will receive a regimen from fitness to food to fashion, all in the spirit of raising funds and excitement around the community’s beloved Lounsbury House.

The winners are Ridgefield Academy’s marketing and communications team member, Andrea Grady; local volunteer and St. Mary’s School mom, Kristy Pylypshyn; Sloan-Kettering oncology nurse, Marie Valentino; longtime volunteer for SPHERE and Ridgefield Fire Department and well-loved bus driver, Sharon Scott; and Madeline Blake, mother of beautiful Brooke Blake who has been fighting (and winning) a battle against childhood cancer.

The makeover includes hair and makeup from Whip Salon, a workout plan from Fit Club, a healthy menu from Salt Sugar Spice and outfitting from one of five local ladies’ retailers including Audrey Road, Bahr & Co, Lucy’s, Olley Court and Underground Co.

The #GetWhipped Makeover event will be held at Lounsbury House on Thursday, April 16th from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets are $30 and available at:

“There were so many worthy entries it was difficult to narrow it down to just five,” said Suzanne Brennan, Director of Lounsbury. “We are looking forward to sharing their journey, back stories and of course the new looks at the #GetWhipped Makeover event on April 16th. These fabulous, giving and remarkable women are truly deserving of this unique experience.”

The Event & Tickets

Come celebrate the victory of these five lucky ladies as their new looks are unveiled live at the Lounsbury House on Thursday, April 16th in a festive cocktail party. Together we’ll discover and support the new looks of the #GetWhipped makeovers, learn more about their journey and the local businesses that supported them.

To purchase tickets online visit: https://lounsburyhouse.org/event/makeover-madness/


Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Lounsbury House, 316 Main Street from 6pm to 8pm.

Advanced tickets $30 through April 1st. Tickets $40 after April 1st.

The Panel of Experts

The five lucky winners will receive a head to toe makeover: Hair, makeup, wardrobe, fitness and healthy eating are all included.

Hair and Makeup by Whip Salon. The nominees will start with the team of experts at Whip Salon who will treat her to a whole new updated look that she’ll love that fits her lifestyle including an in-depth consultation. Haircut, hair color and makeup are all included.

Fitness by Fit Club Ridgefield. A six week fitness membership at Fit Club including a fitness assessment by one of their highly qualified trainers. A program will be designed and tailored with her personal needs and goals in mind, and she’ll be guided and supported by the incredible staff at Fit Club who will help her learn life changing habits while having fun.

Healthy Menus by Salt Sugar Spice. Food blogger, Brenda Lanzilli, will provide nominees with healthy recipes to promote balanced nutrition each week leading up to the big day. Focus will include plenty of whole grains, proteins, and fresh produce. Total body health and wellness is the goal for our nominees.

Wardrobe by Local Retailers. Each of the five participants will be assigned to a retailer including Audrey Road, Bahr & Co, Olley Court, Lucy’s and Underground Co. She will have two looks fashioned around her lifestyle, to be worn to the unveiling event on April 16th.

About Whip Salon

Whip Salon is committed to offering top quality salon services such as cuts, color, blowouts, makeup and spa services for women, men and children. Whip Salon is focused on ease, excellence, edge and “extras.” Clients are able to easily book online or through a downloadable app called Whip Salon for last minute bookings. Whip Salon has locations in Ridgefield, Westport and Newtown Connecticut.



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