Glamming it up: 3 female Army vets win day of pampering at Plainville spa

Plainville -- There were plenty of highlights to go around at Studio 466 Salon and Spa in Plainville on Monday -- styles and make up as well.

The salon treated three female Army veterans to a "Glam Up" day, where the salon staff donated their time and talents for a pampering mission. The women wrote essays about the challenges they've faced transitioning back to civilian life for a chance to win the spa day.

"Everyone was excited to do it," said Donna Theriault, the owner of Studio 466. The salon teamed up with Danbury-based Save-A-Suit, which organizes events throughout the year to benefits veterans nationwide.

Krystale Rayner, an Army veteran from New Haven, said while sitting in a stylists chair, "I actually feel like a queen at the moment."

Two chairs down, Army vet Elnora Cochran said of her full makeover, "This builds confidence, it gives you a different outlook."

In addition to new hairstyles, color and blow drys, all of the women received a new outfit courtesy of Save-A-Suit.

Cochran said she was homeless for a time due to the tough transition from military life to civilian life. Raynor experienced similar strife, saying she divorced, was homeless and became a "hermit"

Rayner added, "I can't even describe how I feel and how thankful I am."

Mary Clark, the third Army vet, was also very thankful for the treat day. "Thank you for paying us back, because the thanks in gratitude never gets old."

To find out more about Save-A-Suit click here.