About Us

About Makeovers That Matter

Makeovers That Matter was founded in 2012 by Michael John (MJ) Derricott. The focus of this organization is to help female veterans and economically challenged women to get back to work.

MTM not only offers these women free hair, makeup and wardrobe counseling services to help them look interview ready, but the women have access to free counseling with an employment specialist who will help them to write resumes, teach them how to successfully interview for a potential position and learn about long term career opportunities as well as empowerment counseling to help instill the confidence they need to get back on their feet because we believe makeovers work from the inside out.

Our Volunteers

Our volunteers at Makeovers that Matter serve a great purpose to the overall goal of our organization. With their help, Makeovers That Matter is able to makeover these women inside and out. Our volunteers are such a valuable resource to this cause because of their ability to work willingly together for the betterment of the female veteran community and themselves. 

In the News

Since its beginning in 2012, Makeovers that Matter is propelled into the public eye. Because MtM is the only charity of its kind, by providing hair, make-up and fashion styling, counseling and training, to help women get back into the workforce, Makeovers that Matter has received coverage from news sources such as ABC and networks like Style and Hallmark. 


Makeovers That Matter thanks all of those who have endorsed our organization and supported our cause. MtM has received products and services from a number of well-known companies. MtM is honored to have these businesses’ support in our journey to help female veterans and economically disadvantaged women prepare to find their careers.