Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

A Free Haircut Transforms A Homeless Man’s Entire Life.

A Brand-New Look

A Brand-New Look

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He couldn't believe what he was seeing as his chair was turned and he took a look in the mirror that was right in front of him. The man in the reflection was virtually unrecognizable to the man he had been over the last couple of years. It was difficult to accept, but there he was. He had a whole new different look, and he knew it was bound to impress others. But would it be able to change his life completely?

The Dark Times

The Dark Times

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In his youth, Jose Antonio never imagined that he would wind up homeless. He used to reside in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and he made a living as an electrician. But his life changed completely when he turned 30. An accident at work left him without the ability to continue doing his job. Eventually, his financial problems got out of control, and he became terribly depressed. That's when things got really bad for Jose.

The Steep Descent

The Steep Descent

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Jose's life as a homeless man didn't happen right away. “It’s a long process,” he explained. “A depression starts. In a depressed state, your mood is not the most regular. And then you go out onto the streets.” Jose was out on the streets after he couldn't pay his bills. He told himself that his situation was only temporary. He earned money by parking cars in public areas like town squares. He assumed he could earn enough money to get himself a new place, but sadly, that never happened.

Life As A Homeless Person

Life As A Homeless Person

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Jose accepted his fate and adjusted to life on the streets. He earned enough money to buy food and survive by doing odd jobs and parking cars. Over time, he became part of Plaza España, and any business owner who needed a handyman knew that this is where they needed to go to find Jose. These owners didn't just provide him with work, they also became his friends. They even nicknamed him "Josete." But then, Jose met a man who would help him in a different way, and it changed his life forever.

The Man Behind The Hair

The Man Behind The Hair

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For the past 25 years, Jose didn't know any other life other than being homeless. Then, a man named Salva Garcia approached him. Salva is the owner of a hair salon near Plaza España called La Salvajeria. “When we met, I had a studio in the square where he helped park cars,” recalled Salva. “I always joked with him telling him he had to cut off his mane, but he resisted.” But then, Jose had a change of heart.

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