Veterans and their caretakers are given a day of pampering

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Most of us like to get pampered every now and then. One salon in Huntsville closed their doors to honor veterans and the caretakers of veterans.

On Saturday, getting dolled up was in order for 18 women--2 veterans and 16 caretakers of a veteran.

The Salon Professional Academy closed their doors to make it a special day for them.

"We want them to remember how beautiful they really are and if you're the wounded hero, you forget how to take care of yourself sometimes," said veteran, Lori Martin.

Martin says she knows from personal experience.

"I did 11 years in the Marine Corp, my husband did 25," said Martin. "When this group started up, Semper Fi Community Task Force, I believed in their mission and I wanted to join."

In this case, a curling iron and some hairspray creates more in common than meets the eye.

"They're starting to talk to each other and they're starting to bond and they look at each other and say 'Oh my god you look beautiful!' and 'I do? Yes, you do.'"

To celebrate the 241st birthday of the Marine Corp, the women plan to attend the Marine Corp Ball Saturday night.