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Ceblle wins Mother’s Day makeover after helping to raise siblings before having her own children

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Ceblle Dawson (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

A mother who selflessly helped to raise her siblings before she had children of her own has won a beauty makeover as part of a Mother’s Day competition.

Ceblle Dawson was nominated to win the contest by her daughter, Jai-La Wade, and her sister, Tianna Saltus.

Impressions Hair and Nail Artistry in Pembroke organised the competition and will treat Ms Dawson to a full makeover including hair services – a shampoo, cut or trim and style – as well as a luxury manicure and pedicure.

Ms Dawson said: “I was excited to hear I had won, for one it wasn’t expected. I work hard and take little time out or myself and I guess people realise that.

“I’m getting my hair and nails done. It’s been a while since I have had anything like that. I don’t take time out to do girlie things. I will probably go out after I have had the makeover and at least I can look better than I do now.”

Ceblle Dawson, right, with her daughter Jai-La Wade (Photograph supplied)

Ms Dawson’s daughter said that despite going through times of not having much, her mother has always managed to give. Ms Wade said: “For the last four years I’ve lived away in England and she has worked so hard to support me and my oldest brother.

“We haven’t always been well off but she has always made a way. I aspire to be a flight attendant and one day I hope to be able to give her more than a makeover, she deserves so much more.”

Ms Dawson’s sister, Tianna, added: “She is older than us and she was always there to support us when we were growing up. She got us ready for school. She cooked dinner. She did everything before she even had her own children.

“Even when she had her own children nothing changed, she continued to look after us into adulthood and she has same relationship with her nieces and nephews.

“She works extremely hard. She is very determined. She is one of the strongest and most independent women I know.

“She also raised her own two children who are both college educated. She is always positive, there is no negative energy. She is always doing things for other people but she seldom does anything for herself. She definitely deserves it.”.

Vivian Millings, the owner and chief executive of Impressions Hair and Nail Artistry, which opened a second store last year, said she was inspired by the write-up Ms Dawson’s family members submitted.

She said: “She was the older sibling who cared for her siblings selflessly without reservation and continues to do it with her siblings’ children and own children.

“It is testimony to the fact that mothers can be so selfless and think nothing about it. We thought she deserved it because of her selflessness.”

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Published May 16, 2022 at 7:49 am (Updated May 16, 2022 at 7:49 am)

Ceblle wins Mother’s Day makeover after helping to raise siblings before having her own children

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