Meet Sarah Grafner, a marketing professional who recently lost weight and transformed her body, developing a passion for fitness.

Capital Style is teaming with several local style experts to transform one deserving woman in each issue this year. Meet Sarah Grafner, a marketing professional who recently lost weight and transformed her body, developing a passion for fitness.

Meet Sarah Grafner

Age: 32

Neighborhood: Upper Arlington

Her story
Sarah started working out with local personal trainer Amy Crandall a year ago, and the results paid off. Last December, she won a contest at her gym to see who could lose the largest percentage of body fat. Sarah, who works in marketing and communications at OhioHealth, shed 20 pounds and 10 percent of her body fat. She continues to keep up with her workouts, citing Pilates on a reformer as her favorite. "It's a great overall total body workout," Sarah says. She loves her fresh spring look, and is excited about how it turned out: "It's fun to do all this girly stuff!"

Hair at J.Bentley
Premier Artist Brit Beswick touched up Sarah's hair color with a chocolate brown and added caramel highlights. "We're neutralizing and refreshing, which will be great to carry into spring," she says.

Facial at Canvas Salon & Skin Bar
Master Esthetician Cara King gave Sarah an Aveda Perfecting Plant Peel using Aveda's Tourmaline line, which focuses on radiance in the skin.

Makeup at Canvas Salon & Skin Bar
King also did Sarah's makeup. "I want her to feel comfortable," King says, "but also different and special."

Tan from Bliss Tans
Owner Abby Bowman gave Sarah a spray tan that created a natural, subtle glow. The tan lasts anywhere from five to 10 days.

Nails at Canvas Salon & Skin Bar
The shade Snap My Dragon from the line China Glaze added a pop of color to Sarah's nails.

Outfit from Thread on Grandview
Miranda Boyle, co-owner of Thread, gave Sarah a head-to-toe spring look. Sarah wore a Mara Hoffman dress ($180), Current/Elliott vest ($348) and Loeffler Randall shoes ($295). Accessories included Rebecca Minkoff earrings ($78), Pluma Jewelry necklace ($258), CC SKYE bracelets ($58 and $128), Asha bangles ($88 each), NYST bangle ($38) and a Giles & Brother cuff ($88).