Newsday picked three lucky Long Island teachers and gave them a whole new look so they could head back to school looking their best.

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After her makeover, Carol Copper says she'll wear eyeliner, brow pencil and mascara to school this year. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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Carol Copper roars into the new school year with a feisty animal print dress, $34.99 at H&M; Eileen Fisher jacket with leather trim, $378 at Bloomingdale's; olive suede strappy stacked heels, $110 at Vince Camuto; and earrings, $18, and oxblood satchel bag, $99, by Simply Vera Wang at Kohl's. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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Michelle Crennan works the military trend: Anorak, $118; stretch denim capris, $69; coral tech top, $59; all at Athleta. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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Linda Beyer gets computer savvy with a graphic digital print frock by Clover Canyon, $278, at The Gibbons, Manhasset; Simply Vera Wang pumps, $74.99, at Kohl's; and enamel bracelet, $180, at Swarovski stores. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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Our teachers get on trend for fall in striking black and white: On Carol Copper, left, lace print top, $69, at Ann Taylor; ankle-crop slim pants, $89, at Banana Republic; Theory peplum leather jacket, $1,299, at Bloomingdale's. On Michelle Crennan, center, Theory 38 tech pants, $150, and Splendid baseball jacket, $168, both at Bloomingdale's; PINK tank top, $19.50 at Victoria's Secret. On Linda Beyer, a giant houndstooth sheath, Torn by Romny Kobo, $290, at The Gibbons, Manhasset; and moto jacket, Elizabeth and James, $484, at Gallery Couture, Manhasset. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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Teacher Linda Beyer gets a consultation with nuBest stylist Jamie Mazzei as he prepares to cut her waist-length hair, which Beyer has had since 7th grade. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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Stylist Jamie Mazzei prepares to give Linda Beyer a cut. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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A stylist applies dye to Linda Beyer's hair. (Aug 3, 2013)

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Teacher Carol Copper has a consultation with stylist Maya Minguez at Nubest Salon in Manhassett. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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Teacher Michelle Crennan gets highlights done at Nubest Salon in Manhassett. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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Michelle Crennan gets a cut. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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Linda Beyer has her makeup done for her post-makeover photoshoot. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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Carol Copper has her makeup done for her post-makeover photoshoot. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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Long Island teachers Carol Cooper, Michelle Crennan and Linda Beyer show off their makeovers. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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Long Island teachers Carol Cooper, Michelle Crennan and Linda Beyer show off their back-to-school makeovers. (Aug. 8, 2013)

Three Long Island teachers, from left, Michelle Crennan, Linda Beyer and Carol Copper got makeovers at nuBest Salon in Manhasset, prior to their photography session at the Newsday studios for a back-to-school fashion story. (August 8, 2013)

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Three Long Island teachers, Carol Copper, Michelle Crennan and Linda Beyer, show off their back-to-school makeovers. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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The teachers show off their new shoes. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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Carol Copper is ready for school with a new look. (Aug. 8, 2013)

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Carol Copper shows off her look in the classroom. (Aug. 8, 2013)