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.
"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!"
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.)