The winners of this year’s Mother Daughter Look-a-Like Contest are Lisa Hall and her daughter Rion. Ever since Rion was a toddler, Lisa has been told she appears to be her mini-me. When she saw the contest on our Facebook page, she knew they should enter.
Lisa worked as a phlebotomist at the Hartford Hospital and on the EMS team for Neosho Fire Department until 2013, when she was diagnosed with B Cell Lymphoma. At the same time, Rion was diagnosed with a rare set of autoimmune disorders, including Scleroderma, Dermatomyositis, markers for Lupus, Calcinosis, Raynaud’s and Interstitial Lung Disease. The two are in stable condition now, with Lisa celebrating five years of remission and Rion having a monthly infusion to keep her diseases from spreading any further.
Because of this life filled with hospital stays, doctor visits, surgeries and infusions, the family (including husband Clay and 12-year-old Liam) started their own small beef farm in Neosho. They raise all their own meat and grow as much of everything they consume as possible, which is no small feat. In addition to food, Lisa makes her own goat milk soaps and advocates for using chemical-free products. This lifestyle created a new opportunity for Lisa, and she now runs a business: Handmade Soaps & Such From the Farm. Her products are sold at nine stores as well as her home and occasional local craft fairs. Shoppers can find Lisa’s Handmade Soaps & Such in stores around Dodge County, including Life Herb, Sackett Ranch, Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, The Mercantile, The Knitty Gritty Shoppe, The Local Collective, The Coop (Neosho CoOperative Co), the Bee’s Knees Homestead and The Shoppes of Port Washington.
Rion is currently attending Hustisford High School. She would like to be a fashion designer or a writer someday, but Lisa says her real passion is singing. She loves performing at local events and is active in the school choir.
“It has been a joy spending the last nine years in the community that I now consider home,” says Lisa. “I have lived many, many places including spending my childhood in the Cimarron Canyon in Taos, New Mexico. Neosho is a great little town with many small surrounding communities. The people are friendly and kind and we have met so may wonderful people and made some amazing friends here in Dodge County.”
Rion and Lisa Hall were the winners of the 2019 Mother Daughter Look-A-Like contest. The prize was a makeover by Angela Adkins of Trends Salon and Spa.
Lisa’s hair was cut in an asymmetrical A-line bob and her hair was colored in a rich chocolate brown balayage down to a beautiful caramel blonde.
Rion’s hair was cut in a Lob which is a long bob and colored with a neutral brown on her roots and blended to a honey blonde balayage.
Kenra Hot Spray was applied to their hair to protect it from the heat of a blow dryer and curling iron. Paul Mitchell Extreme Body Moose gave their hair some volume .
Nude beige foundation was used to match both Lisa and Rion’s skin tone. Pearl eye shadow with chocolate brown contouring, apricot blush and a very light but moisturizing pink lip gloss was applied. Mother and daughter loved their time of pampering!
Hair and Makeup
by Angela Adkins
Trends Salon and Spa
204 Parallel Street – Beaver Dam