Rach's Personal Glam Squad Gives Beloved First Grade Teacher a Head-to-Toe Makeover

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There’s nothing quite like surprising a loyal, unsuspecting viewer with a trip to the Big Apple and a head-to-toe makeover … with Rach’s personal glam squad, at that!

Well, when we heard about Sara -- a beloved first grade teacher at Pea Ridge Primary School in Arkansas (and a major Rachael Ray fan!) -- we had to do just that.

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"She has such a big heart for her students," Principal Tracy says. "She just deserves to be pampered."

After all, Sara says she only treats herself to a haircut once a year.

So, when she was called to a staff meeting on what she thought was a typical day at work, she was greeted with a video message from Rach, telling her all about her big trip and surprise!

"I’ve followed her for years," Sara says of Rach. "Everything I’ve learned about cooking is from her!"

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Upon landing in NYC, the first grade teacher met up with Rach’s makeup artist, Joe Simon, her hairstylist, Patty Mocarski, and her stylist, Cara Apotheker Jammet -- and they worked their magic!

Watch the video above to see the big reveal! (Spoiler: Patty cut EIGHT inches off Sara’s hair.)

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